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California High Court Voids S.F. Gay Marriages

The California Supreme Court rules that San Francisco's mayor overstepped his authority last February when he led the city in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. The ruling invalidates the unions of more than 4,000 same-sex couples who got married before the court shut down ceremonies in March. Hear NPR's Michele Norris and NPR's Richard Gonzales

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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco. Along with covering the daily news of region, Gonzales' reporting has included medical marijuana, gay marriage, drive-by shootings, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, the U.S. Ninth Circuit, the California State Supreme Court and any other legal, political, or social development occurring in Northern California relevant to the rest of the country.