Making History

SCOTUS Marriage Equality Rallies (PHOTOS)

Hundreds both for and against gay marriage—and some arrived days in advance—outside the Supreme Court as it heard the first day of arguments tackling gay marriage. Plus, read David Frum’s speech in support of gay marriage from the steps of the Supreme Court.

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Heather Davidson and Julie Berger, both of Shelbyville, Indiana, hold up a pride flag while standing in line with hundreds of others outside the Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments on Wednesday.

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Plaintiff Edie Windsor (R) greets supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Forced to pay over $600,000 in estate taxes after the death of her partner of over 40 years, Thea, Ms. Windsor is leading an argument against DOMA centered on how marriage inequality leads to unfair tax enforcement.

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Supporters of marriage equality demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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Two male partners kiss in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters, near the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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A supporter of marriage equaility holds a placard amidst a rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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Demonstrators rally in support of marriage equality outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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From left, attorney David Boies, plaintiffs Sandy Stier, with partner Kris Perry, and Jeff Zarrillo, with partner Paul Katami, and their attorney Theodore Olson leave the Supreme Court on Tuesday after the Supreme Court heard arguments on California's Proposition 8, a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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David Frum speaks in favor of marriage equality on the steps of the Supreme Court, Tuesday.

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David Gilchrest holds a copy of the lawsuit being heard Tuesday.

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A supporter of marriage equality (L) and their opponent (R) scuffle during simultaneous demonstrations in front of the US Supreme Court.

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Opponents of same-sex marriage participate in the 'March for Marriage' along the National Mall.

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Andrea Grill (R) and Lee Ann Hopkins (L), from Alexandria, Virginia, embrace after becoming engaged during a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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Marcus, left, and Daniel German-Dominguez stand outside the Supreme Court before the court hears arguments on gay marriage.