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.
Cd Kirven from Dallas, Texas, shouts pro-gay marriage slogans outside the Supreme Court.
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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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.
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.