Melting under the sweltering Washington sun, hundreds of gay marriage supporters (and swarms of journliasts) gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning to hear the court's rulings on the Defense of Marraige Act and California's Proposition 8. Same-sex marriage proponents chanted and sang, made bets with one another on the court's decisions, and lamented slow cellphone service while searching for updates before and during the announcements. Opponents to same-sex marriage were almost entirely absent.
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