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Arguments continue in San Francisco same-sex marriage case

[JURIST] Arguments in the San Francisco same-sex marriage case continue for a second day Thursday in front of San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer. The two sides sparred Wednesday, with gay rights advocates arguing that the state no longer had a legitimate reason for limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples, and a state attorney arguing that the state retained an interest in defining marriage as it has traditionally. The state also argued that it had made sufficient advances in ensuring equality for same-sex couples that its ban on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional. Judge Kramer has said that he will rule on the consolidated cases sometime after mid-January. JURIST's Paper Chase has ongoing coverage of same-sex marriage legal issues. AP has more.

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