Photos: Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Prop 8

  • Lead attorneys David Boies (center left) and Theodore Olson (center right) talk to reporters outside the Supreme Court after arguing their case against California's Proposition 8 on Tuesday.
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    Lead attorneys David Boies (center left) and Theodore Olson (center right) talk to reporters outside the Supreme Court after arguing their case against California's Proposition 8 on Tuesday.
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  • Plaintiff Paul Katami, from Burbank, Calif., waves to supporters as he leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, after the court heard arguments on California's ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8.
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    Plaintiff Paul Katami, from Burbank, Calif., waves to supporters as he leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, after the court heard arguments on California's ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8.
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  • Crowds swarm outside the Supreme Court. Same-sex marriage takes center stage today as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally charged issue that has split the nation.
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    Crowds swarm outside the Supreme Court. Same-sex marriage takes center stage today as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally charged issue that has split the nation.
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  • A same-sex marriage supporter holds up a flag among anti-gay protesters in front of the Supreme Court.
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    A same-sex marriage supporter holds up a flag among anti-gay protesters in front of the Supreme Court.
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  • Anti-gay marriage protesters (left) try to convince same-sex marriage supporters to get out of the way of their march in front of the Supreme Court.
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    Anti-gay marriage protesters (left) try to convince same-sex marriage supporters to get out of the way of their march in front of the Supreme Court.
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  • Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the Supreme Court. Hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the Supreme Court. Hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents.
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  • Protestors both for and against same-sex marriage march towards the Supreme Court.
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    Protestors both for and against same-sex marriage march towards the Supreme Court.
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  • Hollingsworth v. Perry plaintiffs Sandy Stier (left) and Kristin Perry head for the Supreme Court. They are challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.
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    Hollingsworth v. Perry plaintiffs Sandy Stier (left) and Kristin Perry head for the Supreme Court. They are challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.
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  • Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization shout anti-gay marriage slogans outside the Supreme Court.
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    Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization shout anti-gay marriage slogans outside the Supreme Court.
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  • Supporters of same-sex marriage gather in front of the Supreme Court.
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    Supporters of same-sex marriage gather in front of the Supreme Court.
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  • Outside the court this morning, the crowd was so large "you can't even move through it," NPR's Craig Windham said. People have camped for days outside the court to try to ensure a spot inside to hear oral arguments.
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    Outside the court this morning, the crowd was so large "you can't even move through it," NPR's Craig Windham said. People have camped for days outside the court to try to ensure a spot inside to hear oral arguments.
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