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SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Justices rule on the constitutionality of Prop. 8 and DOMA. (6/26/13)

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    Defense of Marriage Act plantiff Edith 'Edie' Windsor Edith (L) and her attorney Roberta Kaplan attend a press conference at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York on June 26, 2013.
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    Supporters of same-sex marriage stand in front of San Francisco City Hall after the announcement of the results of the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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    A supporter of same-sex marriage waves a pride flag in front of San Francisco City Hall before the announcement of the results of the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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    Defense of Marriage Act plantiff Edith 'Edie' Windsor Edith (L) arrives with her attorney Roberta Kaplan for a press conference at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York on June 26, 2013.
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    Michael Knaapen (L) and his husband John Becker kiss outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington ,DC on June 26, 2013. The US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a controversial federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, in a major victory for supporters of same-sex marriage.
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    Gay rights activists react outside the US Supreme Court in Washington DC on June 26, 2013.
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    Gay rights activists react outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013.
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    Defense of Marriage Act plantiff Edith 'Edie' Windsor (C) kisses the hand of her friend Donna Aceto as he she arrives at a news conference at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York on June 26, 2013.
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    Gay rights activists react outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013.
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    Gay rights activists react outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013.
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    People celebrate at a street corner after the Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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    People celebrate at a street corner after the Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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    Michael Knaapen (L) and his husband John Becker react outside the US Supreme Court in Washington DC on June 26, 2013.
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    Phyllis Lyon (C), half of the first same-sex couple to be married in San Francisco's 2008 gay marriages, is escorted by California Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom (L) and San Francisco mayor Ed Lee during a rally after hearing results from the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    Brandon Benoit (C) hugs Martha Acevedo (L), 25, and Briana Castaneda, 23, as they celebrate the Supreme Court ruling at a watch party at Equality California, a non-profit civil rights organization that advocates for the rights of LGBT people in California, on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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    Martha Acevedo (C), 25, holds her head as she reacts reacts to the Supreme Court ruling at a watch party at Equality California, a non-profit civil rights organization that advocates for the rights of LGBT people in California, on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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    Erica Ikeda (C), 26, and her friends react to the Supreme Court ruling at a watch party at Equality California, a non-profit civil rights organization that advocates for the rights of LGBT people in California, on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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    Brandon Benoit (C) hugs Martha Acevedo (L), 25, and Briana Castaneda, 23, as they celebrate the Supreme Court ruling at a watch party at Equality California, a non-profit civil rights organization that advocates for the rights of LGBT people in California, on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (C) looks on during a rally after hearing results from the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States. The high court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.
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    Same-sex couple Sue Rochman (L) and Robin Romdalvik (R) stand with their son Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik as they await the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    Same-sex couple Sue Rochman (2R) and Robin Romdalvik (R) with their son Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik celebrate upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    Supporters of same-sex marriage cheer as they learn results of the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States. The high court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.
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    Same-sex couple Jewelle Gomez (R) and Diane Sabin celebrate upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a rally after hearing results from the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    Erica Ikeda (C), 26, and Jessica Parral (R), 24, react to the Supreme Court ruling at a watch party at Equality California, a non-profit civil rights organization that advocates for the rights of LGBT people in California, on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
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    A couple celebrates upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    Plaintiff couples Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry (2nd L), and Paul Katami (R), and Jeff Zarillo (2nd R) arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC.
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    Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC.
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    Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC.
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    Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC.
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    Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC.
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    Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    Gay rights supporter Jay Norris, of New York City, holds a U.S. flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    Gay rights supporters Brian Sprague (L) and Charlie Ferrusi, from Albany, New York, hold a Human Rights flag outside U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
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    Plaintiff couple Sandy Stier (C) and Kris Perry (L) arrive for their Proposition 8 case before the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    A gay rights supporter waves a flag at City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    Gay rights supporters await the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions at City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
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    Glennda Testone (C) Executive Director of the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center June 26, 2013 celebrates with staff after the US Supreme Court case challenging the 'Defense of Marriage Act' that prohibits federal recognition of gay marriage.