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Marcos German Domingues of Massachusetts stands with his dogs Sophia, left, and Georg, right, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (March 27, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Many gather outside of the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments from same-sex couples on the Defense of Marriage Act. (March 27, 2013)

Marcos German Domingues of Massachusetts stands with his
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Marcos German Domingues of Massachusetts stands with his dogs Sophia, left, and Georg, right, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (March 27, 2013)

People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington,
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People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. After the nine justices mulled arguments on a California law that outlawed gay marriage on Tuesday, they will take up a challenge to the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).(March 27, 2013)

People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington,
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People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel. (March 27, 2013)

People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington,
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People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel. (March 27, 2013)

People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington,
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People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel. (March 27, 2013)

Plaintiff Edie Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who was
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Plaintiff Edie Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who was ordered to pay federal inheritance tax of $363,000 following the death of her partner of more than 40 years in 2009, arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, for the US v. Windsor case challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).(March 27, 2013)

People wait outside the Supreme Court on March
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People wait outside the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel. (March 27, 2013)

Supporters of marriage equality gathered at the Supreme
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Supporters of marriage equality gathered at the Supreme Court as the justices heard the case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8, in Washington. (March 26, 2013)

Opponents of same-sex marriage participate in the March
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Opponents of same-sex marriage participate in the March for Marriage in Washington as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a challenge to California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. (March 26, 2013)

Supporters of marriage equality gather at the Supreme
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Supporters of marriage equality gather at the Supreme Court as the justices hear the case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8, in Washington. (March 26, 2013)

Jo Ann Whitehead, left, and Bette Jo Green
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Jo Ann Whitehead, left, and Bette Jo Green join other marriage equality supporters in Washington at the Supreme Court hears the case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8. (March 26, 2013)

A protester with Godhatesfags.com shouts anti-gay slogans in
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A protester with Godhatesfags.com shouts anti-gay slogans in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as the justices hear two cases related to same-sex marriages. (March 26, 2013)

A Member of the New York Hispanic Clergy
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A Member of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization waves a placard in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (March 26, 2013)

Plaintiff couple Kris Perry, center, and Sandy Steier,
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Plaintiff couple Kris Perry, center, and Sandy Steier, right, talk to the media with attorney David Boies, left, after oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The high court heard arguments in a challenge to California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. (March 26, 2013)

Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization
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Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization pray in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (march 26, 2013)

John Lewis, left, and Stuart Gaffney demonstrate during
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John Lewis, left, and Stuart Gaffney demonstrate during a rally in favor of equal marriage rights in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

Equal rights supporters demonstrate in front of the
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Equal rights supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

Partners Vivian Kinney, center, and Patricia Lilly, from
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Partners Vivian Kinney, center, and Patricia Lilly, from Akron, Ohio, watch a rally from across the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Cour in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

From left Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, partner Maggie George,
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From left Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, partner Maggie George, and their daughter Shannon Voelkel take part in a demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman. (March 26, 2013)

Equal rights supporters demonstrate in front of the
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Equal rights supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman. (March 26, 2013)

Equal rights supporters demonstrate in front of the
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Equal rights supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman. (March 26, 2013)

Capitol HIll police escort supporters of Proposition 8
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Capitol HIll police escort supporters of Proposition 8 as the march in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman. (March 26, 2013)

Equal rights supporters demonstratie in front of the
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Equal rights supporters demonstratie in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

Equal rights supporters dance while demonstrating in front
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Equal rights supporters dance while demonstrating in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

An equal rights supporter waves a flag during
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An equal rights supporter waves a flag during demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

Maggie George demostrates with picture of her family
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Maggie George demostrates with picture of her family stuck to her back during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman. (March 26, 2013)

Supporters of Proposition 8 demonstrate in front of
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Supporters of Proposition 8 demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization
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Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization shout anti gay marriage slogans in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation. (March 26, 2013)

Pro gay marriage activists, stand in front of
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Pro gay marriage activists, stand in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation. (March 26, 2013)

Plaintiff couple Sandy Steier (R) and Kris Perry
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Plaintiff couple Sandy Steier (R) and Kris Perry talk to reporters after oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

Plaintiff couple Sandy Steier (L) and Kris Perry
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Plaintiff couple Sandy Steier (L) and Kris Perry hold hands after attending oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments in Washington, DC.(March 26, 2013)

Protesters on both sides of the gay marriage
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Protesters on both sides of the gay marriage issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

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"Queen" a pro gay marriage activist, poses in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

A pro gay marriage activist, stands in front
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A pro gay marriage activist, stands in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

Protesters on both sides of the gay marriage
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Protesters on both sides of the gay marriage issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington. (March 26, 2013)

From left, attorney David Boies, plaintiffs, Sandy Stier,
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From left, attorney David Boies, plaintiffs, Sandy Stier, with partner Kris Perry, from Berkeley, Calif., Jeff Zarrillo, with partner Paul Katami from Burbank, Calif., and their attorney Theodore Olson leave the Supreme Court in Washington. (March 26, 2013)

Alex Wilson, of Los Angeles, California, watches a
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Alex Wilson, of Los Angeles, California, watches a rally from across the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (March 26, 2013)

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