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Qween Amar (left) from Orlando, Fla., dances March 26, 2013, by Margie Phelps (right), a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, outside the Supreme Court in Washington,where the court will hear arguments on California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. (Associated Press)

LATEST UPDATES: From the scene at the Supreme Court

The first openly gay politician ever elected to the Senate said Tuesday the Supreme Court has a chance to "reflect the progress" that had been made on rights for same-sex couples and decide "whether gay American citizens can continue to be discriminated against simply because of who they love."

President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LATEST UPDATES: Presidential Inauguration 2013

President Obama's inaugural address was well received by the hundreds of thousands of people who trekked downtown to watch the ceremony and began making for the exits as soon as the speech concluded.