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SCOTUS Hears Prop 8 Arguments

Lawyers present cases for against California's ban on same-sex marriage. (3/26/13)

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    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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    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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    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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    David Gilchrest holds a copy of the lawsuit being heard today by 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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    Opponents of same-sex marriage gather on the National Mall for 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A drag queen dances as opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage converge in front of the US Supreme Court as the March for Marriage arrives at the court in Washington,DC on March 26, 2013. The court is hearing arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A drag queen dances as opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage converge in front of the US Supreme Court as the March for Marriage arrives at the court in Washington,DC on March 26, 2013. The court is hearing arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.
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    A same-sex marriage supporter (L) and their opponent (R) scuffle during a demonstration 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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    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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    An anti same-sex marriage supporter (C) holds up a placard as gay supporters (back) demonstration 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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    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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    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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    A same-sex marriage supporter (C) holds up a flag among anti-gay protesters 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.