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Photos: Thousands demonstrate on gay marriage outside Supreme Court

As two couples challenged the ban, known as Proposition 8, thousands of supporters and opponents rallied outside the Supreme Court – from students, to activists, to religious groups.
/ Source: hardball

As two couples challenged the ban, known as Proposition 8, thousands of supporters and opponents rallied outside the Supreme Court – from students, to activists, to religious groups.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing arguments in a challenge to California’s same-sex marriage ban.

As two couples challenged the ban, known as Proposition 8, thousands of supporters and opponents rallied outside the Supreme Court – from students, to activists, to religious groups.

More demonstraters will likely gather on Wednesday, when the court will hears oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to married, gay couples. Here’s a look at what’s going on outside the Supreme Court in what could be a potentially historic week:

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