San Francisco police line up and surround same-sex marriage protesters who blocked U.S. 101 in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday following news that the state Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved ban. Sirens wailed as news helicopters beat the air above City Hall in San Francisco on Tuesday.
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Mayor Gavin Newsom promised to work to overturn Prop. 8, and in a statement urged every Californian to "please talk to a lesbian or gay family member, neighbor or co-worker and ask them why equality in the eyes of the law is important to every Californian."
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a statement saying that while he believed "one day either the people or courts will recognize gay marriage," as governor he has to uphold the court's decision.
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