Gay Marriage Trial

June 5, 2012 - 3:42 PM
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012, file photo, supporters of gay marriage react outside the James R. Browning United States Courthouse after a federal appeals court declared California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional in San Francisco. A federal appeals court refused Tuesday, June 5, 2012, to reconsider a landmark ruling by two of its member judges that struck down California's ban on same-sex marriages. Backers of the ban, known as Proposition 8, petitioned the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in February to review the decision instead of appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lea Suzuki, File) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTOG & CHRONICLE; MAGS OUT; NO SALES