A photo gallery of the events around the Supreme Court as oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act take place.
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Edie Windsor (left), who was ordered to pay federal inheritance tax of $363,000 after the death of her partner of more than 40 years in 2009 (United States v. Windsor), arrives with her lawyer Roberta Kaplan at the Supreme Court.
Same-sex marriage supporters march at the Supreme Court.
An opponent of same-sex marriage rallies in front of the Supreme Court. The atmosphere appears to be calmer today than on Tuesday, when more anti-gay marriage protesters were present.
Supporters wave American and gay rights flags outside the Supreme Court during the Defense of Marriage Act case hearings on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Cd Kirven from Dallas, Texas, shouts pro-gay marriage slogans outside the Supreme Court.
Hundreds of people line up outside the Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.