Photos: Supreme Court Hears Arguments On DOMA

  • Supporters wave American and gay rights flags outside the Supreme Court during the Defense of Marriage Act case hearings on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
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    Supporters wave American and gay rights flags outside the Supreme Court during the Defense of Marriage Act case hearings on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
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  • Cd Kirven from Dallas, Texas, shouts pro-gay marriage slogans outside the Supreme Court.
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    Cd Kirven from Dallas, Texas, shouts pro-gay marriage slogans outside the Supreme Court.
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  • Edie Windsor (left), who was ordered to pay federal inheritance tax of $363,000 after the death of her partner of more than 40 years in 2009 (United States v. Windsor), arrives with her lawyer Roberta Kaplan at the Supreme Court.
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    Edie Windsor (left), who was ordered to pay federal inheritance tax of $363,000 after the death of her partner of more than 40 years in 2009 (United States v. Windsor), arrives with her lawyer Roberta Kaplan at the Supreme Court.
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  • Same-sex marriage supporters march at the Supreme Court.
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    Same-sex marriage supporters march at the Supreme Court.
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  • An opponent of same-sex marriage rallies in front of the Supreme Court. The atmosphere appears to be calmer today than on Tuesday, when more anti-gay marriage protesters were present.
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    An opponent of same-sex marriage rallies in front of the Supreme Court. The atmosphere appears to be calmer today than on Tuesday, when more anti-gay marriage protesters were present.
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  • Hundreds of people wait in line outside the Supreme Court, where oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act will take place.
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    Hundreds of people wait in line outside the Supreme Court, where oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act will take place.
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