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Calif couples tell of gay marriage ban's toll

Published 01/11/2010, The Jamestown Sun

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two same-sex couples gave intimate accounts of their private and public lives Monday during the opening day of a highly anticipated federal trial to decide the constitutionality of state bans on gay marriage, at times tearfully testifying about moments of awkwardness, disappointment and shame that they said resulted from their inability to legally wed.

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