U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn Ellie Pretsch celebrates after the Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, at the Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2013 in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. The Stonewall Inn became historically important in the Lesbian-Gay-Bigender-Transgender community after playing a key role during the Gay-rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn Rachel Howald celebrates after the Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, at the Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2013 in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. The Stonewall Inn became historically important in the Lesbian-Gay-Bigender-Transgender community after playing a key role during the Gay-rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn Virginia Sin (L) and Gretchen Menter smile after the Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, at the Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2013 in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. The Stonewall Inn became historically important in the Lesbian-Gay-Bigender-Transgender community after playing a key role during the Gay-rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The high court ruled to strike down DOMA and determined the California's proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage was not properly before them, declining to overturn the lower court's striking down of the law. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn A bottle of champagne is used to celebrate after the Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, at the Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2013 in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. The Stonewall Inn became historically important in the Lesbian-Gay-Bigender-Transgender community after playing a key role during the Gay-rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated At Historic Stonewall Inn Rachel Howald, Kate Lummus, Virginia Sin and Gretchen Menter celebrate after the Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, at the Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2013 in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. The Stonewall Inn became historically important in the Lesbian-Gay-Bigender-Transgender community after playing a key role during the Gay-rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village Crowds rally in celebration near the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. (Credit: Jeffrey Kelly)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the case against the Defense of Marriage Act, speaks to the crowd near the Stonewall Inn Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled key portions of the act unconstitutional. (Credit: Jeffrey Kelly)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village Crowds rally in celebration near the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. (Credit: Jeffrey Kelly)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village Crowds rally in celebration near the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. (Credit: (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village City Council Speaker Christine Quinn embraces Defense of Marriage Act plaintiff Edie Windsor near the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled key portions of the act unconstitutional. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village Crowds rally in celebration near the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. (Credit: (Credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village A couple celebrates near the Stonewall Inn in the West Village. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. (Credit: (Credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)
Gay rights supporter Jay Norris, of New York City, holds a U.S. flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Gay rights supporter Jay Norris, of New York City, holds a U.S. flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Plaintiff couples Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry (2nd L), and Paul Katami (R), and Jeff Zarillo (2nd R) arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Plaintiff couples Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry (2nd L), and Paul Katami (R), and Jeff Zarillo (2nd R) arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Gay rights supporters Brian Sprague (L) and Charlie Ferrusi, from Albany, New York, hold a Human Rights flag outside U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Gay rights supporters Brian Sprague (L) and Charlie Ferrusi, from Albany, New York, hold a Human Rights flag outside U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Plaintiff couple Sandy Stier (C) and Kris Perry (L) arrive for their Proposition 8 case before the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Plaintiff couple Sandy Stier (C) and Kris Perry (L) arrive for their Proposition 8 case before the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. Today the high court is expected to rule on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. Today the high court is expected to rule on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. Today the high court is expected to rule on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. Today the high court is expected to rule on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC, waves a flag  in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. Today the high court is expected to rule on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC, waves a flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. Today the high court is expected to rule on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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