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Same-Sex Marriage Decision Documented on Instagram

To see more photos and videos from today’s demonstrations, visit the location page for the Supreme Court of the United States, and browse the #DOMA and #SCOTUS hashtags.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act, a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage.

The historic occasion is being documented on Instagram by the thousands of people who turned out in front of the Supreme Court—some even camping through the night—to hear the decision, which was announced shortly after 10 a.m. ET.

See photos and videos as they happen by visiting the Supreme Court location page.

Supreme Court Rules on Health Care

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Read full coverage of the decision at the New York Times, or visit the SCOTUSblog for live Q&A with legal scholars.

In a historic 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld most of President Barack Obama’s signature health care bill. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion, which mandates health care coverage for most Americans by expanding access to the private insurance market and loosening eligibility for Medicaid.

Protesters from both sides awaited the ruling outside the court today and Instagrammers on the scene are sharing images taken at the Supreme Court of the United States