The Supreme Court heard arguments about the Constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California referendum banning same-sex marriage. Outside, activists in support of and against the measure made their opinions known.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, right, and retired Bishop Gene Robinson, both openly gay, have their picture taken outside the Supreme Court while waiting to do a TV interview.(Chet Susslin)
Joe and Frank Capley-Alfano hold their marriage certificate from the city and county of San Francisco. At the time in 2004, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom had made same-sex marriage legal in the city, but the California Supreme Court later voided the 4,000 some licenses issued.(Chet Susslin)
Opponents of the legalization of same-sex marriage hold signs across the street from the Supreme Court.(Chet Susslin)
A reveler identifying himself as Queen Amar dances with others in front of the Capitol Dome as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments for and against California's referendum, Proposition 8, which banned same sex marriage.(Chet Susslin)