Top court elevates same-sex marriage ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images A group of supporters outside the Supreme Court building celebrated after justices struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of people were part of the celebration outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A couple celebrated in San Francisco upon hearing the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Michael Knaapen (left) and his husband, John Becker, embraced outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A gay rights supporter waved a flag in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty images Gay rights supporters awaited the Supreme Court's decisions at San Francisco City Hall. Win McNamee/Getty images Gay rights supporters Brian Sprague (left) and Charlie Ferrusi, from Albany, N.Y., held a flag outside the US Supreme Court building. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA Many people waited in line to enter the Supreme Court to hear rulings on two gay rights issues. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA The Supreme Court ruled on California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act. Win McNamee/Getty Images Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waved a rainbow flag outside the US Supreme Court building.