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Gay rights supporters Brian Sprague, left, and Charlie Ferrusi, from Albany, hold a Human Rights flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. (June 26, 2013)(Credit: Getty Images)

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Supreme Court gay marriage hearings spur protests

Protesters on both sides of the gay marriage debate gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington while the justices deliberated the issue. On June 26, 2013, the court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.