People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Feb. 2013 to listen to oral arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court is expected to take up the case on the greenhouse gas permits for large polluters early next year. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Lining up to be married: Adam Chandler, 33, left, and Ivan Chandler, 38, both of Citrus Heights, were among those waiting in line Saturday to get married at San Francisco City Hall. Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group/MCT/Landov hide caption

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U.S. Army Captain Michael Potoczniak (right) embraced his partner of 10 years Todd Saunders as they obtained their marriage license at City Hall in San Francisco on Saturday. Stephen Lam /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC waves a flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on Tuesday in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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