Photos From Outside the Supreme Court on DOMA, Prop 8 Decision Day

From daguerreotypes to digital.
June 26 2013 2:16 PM

A Rally for Equality

Photos of the scene outside the Supreme Court.

Gay rights activists reacts outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington DC on June 26, 2013, after the court ruling on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Gay rights activists reacts outside the Supreme Court building in Washington on June 26, 2013, after the court ruling on California's Proposition 8.

Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

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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A gay marriage supporter celebrates the Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA outside the court on June 26, 2013.

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

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A gay marriage supporter and a child outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

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Gay marriage supporters celebrate the end of DOMA outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013.

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

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Gay marriage supporters outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

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Gay marriage supporters await the Supreme Court's ruling on California's Proposition 8 outside the court on June 26, 2013.

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

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Gay marraige supporters outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

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Gay marriage supporters outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

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A gay marriage supporter waits outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013, for the court's DOMA and Prop 8 rulings.

Photo by Megan Wiegand/Slate

Hundreds of people gather outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013 in anticipation of the ruling on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Hundreds of people gather outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013, in anticipation of the court's decisions on DOMA and Prop 8.

Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

A couple celebrates upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, United States.
A couple celebrates upon hearing the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall on June 26, 2013, in San Francisco.

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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