Photos: Same-sex marriage protests

Photos: Same-sex marriage protests

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Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 10:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a second day, demonstrators are outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear a case involving gay marriage.

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Today's crowd is somewhat smaller than yesterday's, and includes mostly gay marriage supporters holding American and rainbow flags.

Today's arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act focus on a provision that keeps married gay Americans from getting the same federal benefits that other married couples get. Lower federal courts have struck down the measure. The justices are hearing two hours of arguments today.

Yesterday's case involved California's voter-approved ban on gay marriage. The justices indicated they might avoid a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry. But even without a significant ruling, the court appears headed for a resolution that would mean gay marriages could resume in California.

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