Thousands Turn Out for Supreme Court Cases on Same-Sex Marriage

See more photos from today’s demonstrations by visiting the location page of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States takes up the first of two high-profile cases on the issue of same-sex marriage, and thousands of people have turned out on the courthouse steps to make their opinions heard.

Today’s case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, involves a challenge to Proposition 8, a referendum passed in 2008 outlawing same-sex marriage in California. Tomorrow, the court will hear a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage for a host of federal purposes, including Social Security benefits, immigration and taxes.