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Court Grounds Packed on First Day of Gay Marriage Cases

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WASHINGTON - Supporters and opponents of gay marriage rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday as the justices began day one of two days of arguments in gay marriage cases.

By the time the court began the sidewalk outside the court was packed, and supporters spilled on to the other side of the roadway.

The crowd chanted "gay, straight, black, white, marriage is a civil right," followed by "we honor this moment with love."

Many of those supporting gay marriage came with signs including ones that read "a more perfect union," "I do!" and "love is love."

Opponents walked down the road in front of the court carrying signs including "Every child deserves a mom & dad" and "vote for holy matrimony."

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