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Day in pictures: Marriage supporters rally as high court hears DOMA challenge

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In the second of back-to-back same-sex marriage cases, the U.S. Supreme Court turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.

Outside the court, supporters of marriage equality rallied for what they hope will eventually be a decision in their favor:

Supporters of same-sex marriage carry signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington.
Photo: Brody Levesque, LGBTQ Nation

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, supporters of gay marriage carry signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP

Gabriela Fore, 6, of Upper Darby Pa., holds a sign with her moms in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP

Wyatt Tan, left and Mark Nomadiou, both of New York City, kiss in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP

Rebecca Winchell of Columbia, Md. sings in front of the Supreme Court in Washington.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP

A woman holds up a sign that reads “REPEAL DOMA,” the Defense of Marriage Act, as a group from Alabama prays in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP

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Photos fro outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday are here and here.

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