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History in the high court

Public braves snow for a chance to witness historic gay marriage cases

Monday, March 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — People waiting to attend to gay marriage cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court have been undeterred by snow falling in the nation’s capital.

More than three dozen people were waiting Monday to get tickets to the cases, which will be heard Tuesday and Wednesday. Many of them were holding umbrellas or had tarps over their belongings as snow fell, and one woman was wearing a trash bag from the waist down. People standing in line included college students, a substitute teacher and an Army veteran.

Taylor, Talla and Vincent Carter cover themselves from the snow as they wait in line outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday.
Photo: Jose Luis Magana, AP

Wally Suphap from Calif., waits in line to enter Supreme Court in Washington on Monday.
Photo: Jose Luis Magana, AP

Joey Williamson and Gary Brown form New York City cover themselves from the snow as they wait in line outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday.
Photo: Jose Luis Magana, AP

The first people got in line for the cases on Thursday, and some people are being paid to hold places for others.

Lines frequently form in advance for the free tickets to high-profile arguments, but five days before a case is particularly early.

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4 more reader comments:

  1. Stay warm everyone and try to keep healthy!!

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:09am
  2. History!

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:11am
  3. WOW

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:28am
  4. This is after all a Historic moment in history.

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:37am