U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders on DOMA and Prop 8

Plaintiff couples Kris Perry (L), Sandy Steier (2nd-L), Paul Katami (2nd-R) and Jeff Zarillo (R) arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. The high court ruled to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (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.
(June 25, 2013 - Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America)