Reed Saxon/Associated Press
February 7, 2012
Robin Tyler, right, who was part of the first same-sex couple to wed in Los Angeles County in 2008, embraces her attorney Gloria Allred after hearing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the validity of gay marriage in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The federal appeals court declared California's same-sex marriage ban, passed as Proposition 8 in 2008, to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.