Supporters of gay marriage embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. (Associated Press)

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Supporters of gay marriage embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. (Associated Press)