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Gay marriage supporters marched at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday.
It marked the second day of Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage.
Alan Eckert of Albany, Calif., protested against the Defense of Marriage Act in front of the US Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The court on Wednesday will hear a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
"To me, today is the big one. This is about discrimination written into federal law," said J. Mary Sorrell of Massachusetts.
Marcos Garcia held flags on the steps of the US Supreme Court.
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Michael Sabatino (left) and Robert Voorheis of Yonkers, N.Y., joined hundreds of others outside the Supreme Court.
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It marked the second day of Supreme Court hearings over whether gay and lesbian couples have a Constitutional right to marry.
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Plaintiff Edith Windsor (left) was ordered to pay $363,000 in estate taxes following the death of her partner of more than 40 years.
Massachusetts, which became the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2003, also was the first state to challenge the law in 2009.
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