Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during an event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Riot police guard gay rights activists who were beaten by anti-gay protesters during an authorized gay rights rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday. While a march there was allowed to go ahead, gay rights activists in Moscow turned to the Web on Sunday to celebrate gay pride. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Edith Windsor is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, when the court heard oral arguments in the case that challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Abigail Noel Fisher, who challenged a racial component to University of Texas at Austin's admissions policy, speaks to the media outside the U.S. Supreme Court building during oral in the case in October. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Election Day volunteer Vicki Groff places a sign to direct voters to a polling station at Kenilworth School in Phoenix in 2012. Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images hide caption

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