April DeBoer (second from left) sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne (left) and partner, Jayne Rowse (fourth from left), and her adopted sons Jacob (middle) and Nolan (right) at their home in Hazel Park, Mich. The lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially ground-breaking challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Former President Bill Clinton (and then-Vice President Al Gore) in 1996, the year Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act. Stephen Jaffe /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Edith Windsor, whose case led to an appeals court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. Shannon Stapleton /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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