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Gay marriage advocates continue to fight for right to wed

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - In the wake of Monday's appeals court ruling temporarily blocking same-sex marriages in California, advocates of same-sex marriage say they will continue to wage their fight for the right to wed.

"It was disappointing for us personally not to be able to get married this Thursday, and for all the couples across California who can't get married," said Lisa Sanders, the daughter of Mayor Jerry Sanders, who had planned to marry her long-time partner, Meaghan Yaple, on Thursday at the County Administration Building. 

"We just want to be married legally in the state we live in," Lisa Sanders added. "We're looking forward to that day."

Earlier this month, federal Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage. Walker later issued a ruling that would have allowed gays and lesbians to tie the knot as early as Wednesday of this week. On Monday, however, a federal appeals court put that ruling on hold.

The court has promised to expedite this case, with opening arguments set for December 6th. A decision on whether same-sex couples can legally wed in California will not be decided until some time next year.

In the meantime, gay marriage advocates are planning a sit-in protest at the County Administration building in downtown San Diego on Thursday at 8am, the exact time that marriage licenses were originally supposed to be granted to same-sex couples.

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