Scenes from outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. as the court handed down two decisions on same-sex marriage.
American University students Sharon Burk, left, and Molly Wagner, embrace after the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. (Charles Dharapak/ AP)
Supporters of gay marriage embrace outside the Supreme Court. (Charles Dharapak/ AP)
Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court. (Charles Dharapak/ AP)
Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case. From left are, Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, plaintiffs Paul Katami, his partner Jeff Zarrillo, Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry, and Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign. (J. Scott Applewhite/ AP)
Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court at sun up on Wednesday (J. Scott Applewhite/ AP)