- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 26, 2013

They don’t count as legal opinions, but signs supporting and opposing gay marriage were much in evidence in the competing demonstrations outside the Supreme Court on a sunny but cool Tuesday morning.

Banners and signs were held high as speakers addressed both sides, even as the high court was beginning a morning of oral arguments on California’s anti-gay marriage Proposition 8.

Based on a simple unscientific count, signs in support of gay marriage greatly outnumbered those in opposition, just as pro-gay marriage crowds clearly outnumbered those opposing same-sex marriage.

Among the pro-gay marriage signs: “Protect our children from hate;” “We all deserve freedom to marry;” “It’s time for marriage equality;” and “Did we vote on your marriage?”

Marching down the street in front of the Supreme Court building, traditional marriage backers waved their own signs, including “Honk for traditional marriage;” “Stop judicial tyranny;” and “Kids do best with a Mom and a Dad” — a sign that was popular in both an English and Spanish-language version.

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