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SCOTUS Hears DOMA Arguments

Justices consider whether legally married same-sex couples should have the same benefits as legal couples. (3/27/13)

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    Two same sex couples kiss in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters, at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    Plaintiff Edie Windsor (C), an 83-year-old lesbian who was ordered to pay federal inheritance tax of $363,000 following the death of her partner of more than 40 years in 2009, arrives at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel.
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    Marcos German Domingues and his dogs, Sophia and Gerge, joins hundreds of other people outside the Supreme Court before oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    Michael Sabatino (L) and Robert Voorheis of Yonkers, New York, joins hundreds of other people outside the Supreme Court before oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    Demonstrators on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue rally outside the Supreme Court before oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    Hundreds of people line up outside the Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    Demonstrators on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue rally outside the Supreme Court before oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    People on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue, including (L-R) Anna Olsson and Michelle Bailey of Takoma Park, Maryland, near Sue Holland, Sam McWhorter and Patrick Wood of Gasden, Alabama, joining hundreds of other people outside the Supreme Court before oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel.
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    Cd Kirven (R) of Dallas, Texas, uses a pride flag to block demonstrators from the Westboro Baptist Church during rally outside the Supreme Court during oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    A sign depicting Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is hoisted during a rally outside the Supreme Court during oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    A sign depicting Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is hoisted during a rally outside the Supreme Court during oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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    A same sex couple kisses in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters, at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.