SAN FRANCISCO &

The California Supreme Court overturned a gay marriage ban in a ruling that would make the nation's largest state the second one to allow gay and lesbian weddings.




The justices' 4-3 decision today says domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage. Chief Justice Ron George wrote the opinion.




The city of San Francisco, two dozen gay and lesbian couples and gay rights groups sued in March 2004 after the court halted San Francisco's monthlong same-sex wedding march.