Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court

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Same-sex marriage supporters and same-sex marriage opponents argue their points in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization pray in front of the US Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
John Lewis (L) and Stuart Gaffney demonstrate during a rally in favor of equal marriage rights in front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman.
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act
Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, partner Maggie George, and their daughter Shannon Voelkel take part in a demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman.
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act
Equal rights supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman.
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act
Supporters of Proposition 8 demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Pro gay marriage activists, stand in front of the US Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
An anti-gay marriage activist holds up a Bible and placard as he marches in front of the US Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Same-sex marriage supporters wave a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Anti same-sex marriage supporters march in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Opponents of same-sex marriage participate in the March for Marriage in Washington,DC on March 26, 2013 as the US Supreme Court hears arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier (back) and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo (front) preapre to leave for the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Supporters of same-sex marriage gather in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.
(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Supporters of same-sex marriage gather in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
A pro Gay marriage protester stands in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court, for the first time, takes up the delicate and divisive issue of gay marriage when the nine justices consider the legality of a California ballot initiative that limits marriage to opposite-sex couples.Tuesday will be the first of two days of oral arguments on the issue. On Wednesday, the court will consider the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which limits the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples.
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Gay Marriage Demonstrations At U.S. Supreme Court
Members of the public line up to enter the Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
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