This week, the US Supreme Court took up marriage equality for the first time. Citizens from both sides of the issue gathered outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday while the hearings were going on. A group of activists from NYC and DC, who are in support of marriage equality, secured an area right in front of the US Supreme Court around 3am on Monday, and held the space until others came on Tuesday when the Supreme Court hearings began. Because we secured that space, citizens who support marriage equality were able to be in front of the Supreme Court to rally once the hearings began. Others were camped out in line in order to get a seat in the courtroom:

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On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court took up Proposition 8, which was a referendum in the state of California that amended the state Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Citizens who are against marriage equality marched down the street as citizens supporting marriage equality were gathered in front of the building for a rally with numbers so big that they also filled the sidewalk across the street:

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On Tuesday night, some citizens projected this message onto the US Supreme Court building:

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Today, the Supreme Court took up the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996 and defined marriage as heterosexual and prevented gay couples from receiving federal marriage benefits. Very few citizens who are against marriage equality showed up, but supporters of marriage equality showed up in force again:

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