Holding colorful signs and waving rainbow flags, supporters of same-sex marriage gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court before the announcement of rulings on cases concerning California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
American flags and rainbow flags dot the crowd that included many supporters of same-sex marriage outside the Supreme Court building in advance of the court's gay marriage rulings Wednesday morning. Many advocates applauded the decisions as a victory for the BGLTQ community.
Harvard students were among the crowd that gathered outside the Supreme Court building before the Court announced rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
The gathered crowd reacts as the Proposition 8 legal team walks out of the U.S. Supreme Court building. The Court issued rulings on the California proposition and the Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday morning.
Reporters and photographers donning umbrellas join flag-waving supporters of same-sex marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Wednesday morning prior to the announcement of the much-anticipated rulings on two major gay marriage cases.