FROM Jennifer Rothman
Gay Marriage Legal in California A sharply divided California State Supreme Court today legalized same-sex marriage in the biggest state in the Union. The 4-to-3 majority opinion was written by Chief Justice Ron George, a Republican appointed by a Republican governor, Pete Wilson, in 1991. Jennifer Rothman is an associate professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
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