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Nicola Simmersbach, left, holds up a marriage license (Credit: AP )

Nicola Simmersbach, left, holds up a marriage license as she kisses Diana Luiz, outside the Sacramento County Recorder's office after they got married. (June 28, 2013)

California gay marriages resume

Same-sex marriages that were outlawed in California over 4 years ago resumed in a rush after a federal appeals court took the "unusual, but not unprecedented," step of allowing couples to obtain marriage licenses.

Nicola Simmersbach, left, holds up a marriage license
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Nicola Simmersbach, left, holds up a marriage license as she kisses Diana Luiz, outside the Sacramento County Recorder's office after they got married. (June 28, 2013)

Abby Maurer, left, and Kim Kearsing kiss as
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Abby Maurer, left, and Kim Kearsing kiss as they wait to get their marriage license at the Sacramento County Recorder's office in Sacramento, Calif. (June 28, 2013)

Diana Luiz, left, and Nicola Simmersbach, take their
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Diana Luiz, left, and Nicola Simmersbach, take their marriage vows at the Sacramento County Recorder's office in Sacramento, Calif. (June 28, 2013)

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Cristina Segatto, left, kisses Cathy Sutton as they
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Cristina Segatto, left, kisses Cathy Sutton as they are married in a ceremony officiated by deputy Marriage Commissioner Robin Wirthlin at City Hall in San Francisco. (June 28, 2013)

Marriage commissioner Jared Scherer, left, officiates as Pam
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Marriage commissioner Jared Scherer, left, officiates as Pam Shaheen, center, marries Mary Beth Gabriel at City Hall in San Francisco. (June 28, 2013)

Craig Stein, left, holds hands with Bobby Meadows
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Craig Stein, left, holds hands with Bobby Meadows as they get married, officiated by marriage commissioner Jared Scherer, at City Hall in San Francisco. (June 28, 2013)

Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, right, laughs as Jen, left,
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Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, right, laughs as Jen, left, and Frances Rainin's dog Punum climbs on the counter as they fill out paper work for their marriage certificate after they were married at City Hall in San Francisco. (June 28, 2013)

Paul Katami, left, and Jeff Karrillo, kissed after
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Paul Katami, left, and Jeff Karrillo, kissed after they are married by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at city hall. Katami, Zarrillo and the other two plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban were married June 28, after a federal appeals court allowed gay couples to obtain marriage licenses in the state for the first time in over 4 years. (June 28, 2013)

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Paul Katami, left, and Jeff Karrillo are married
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Paul Katami, left, and Jeff Karrillo are married by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, at Los Angeles City Hall. (June 28, 2013)

A witness signs the marriage certificate after Cosgrove
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A witness signs the marriage certificate after Cosgrove Norstadt and his spouse Jeff Foote, of San Francisco, marry at City Hall in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus cheer for
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The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus cheer for same-sex couples as they get married, one couple after another at San Francisco's City Hall in California. (June 28, 2013)

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