[JURIST] A CA judge will hear arguments Wednesday in San Francisco's challenge to a state law banning same-sex marriage. San Francisco drew the national spotlight when it issued about 4,000 same-sex marriage licenses in February and March, but the CA Supreme Court halted the practice, although it did not rule on the constitutionality of the state law. The hearing before San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer will be the first on whether the state ban on same-sex marriage violates couples' constitutional rights. Defending the law is Attorney General Bill Lockyer and two The San Francisco Chronicle has more on the case. JURIST's Paper Chase has more on same-sex marriage. Bloomberg has more.