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Millions march in US to hail Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage

New Yorkers watch the pride parade pass. Photo: NYT

Dancing, cheering and toting placards, gay rights supporters took to the streets in huge numbers at annual gay pride parades across the United States, with attendance boosted by recent Supreme Court rulings in support of same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 3:34am

Street party rages as US high court debates gay marriage

Protesters face off in front of the Supreme Court. Photo: AFP

As the justices and lawyers laid out the arguments for and against same-sex marriage inside the US Supreme Court, the atmosphere outside was more celebratory. With music pumping from a makeshift stage and warm spring sunshine beating down, supporters of marriage equality, who had been gathered in the US capital since before 8am, were determined to make the day a party.

28 Mar 2013 - 4:59am

US Supreme Court to hear second gay marriage case

A man carries flags at a rally in support of same-sex marriage at the State of California Supreme Court in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters

The US Supreme Court trod cautiously on Tuesday as it considered gay marriage, with justices appearing hesitant to deliver a sweeping historic verdict on the emotionally charged issue.

27 Mar 2013 - 7:58pm

Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court

Justin Kenny of Akron Ohio holds a modified Stars and Stripes flag in front of the US Supreme Court, on Tuesday in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP

Same-sex marriage takes centre stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.

27 Mar 2013 - 1:21am

US Supreme Court urged to support gay marriage limits

John Boehner. Photo: AP

The US Supreme Court was urged on Tuesday to uphold the constitutionality of two laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, as it prepares to hear arguments in the historic same-sex marriage cases two months from now.

23 Jan 2013 - 10:47am

US Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage issue

Plaintiff Kristin Perry (right) and her partner Sandy Stier. Photo: MCT

Advocates and opponents of gay marriage yesterday welcomed a decision by the US Supreme Court to take up the sensitive issue, saying a ruling by the justices could help settle one of America's thorniest disputes.

The Supreme Court announced it would hear a pair of cases challenging state and federal laws that define marriage to include only unions of a man and a woman.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:56am

US Supreme Court to take up issue of gay marriage

Participants carry a large flag as they take part in a Gay Pride procession in Hong Kong on November 10, 2012.Photo: AFP

The US Supreme Court on Friday decided to take up the sensitive issue of gay marriage, hearing challenges to a federal law denying benefits to same-sex couples and California’s ban on such unions.

8 Dec 2012 - 9:41am

US Supreme Court to decide if human genes can be patented

US Supreme Court to decide if human genes can be patented

The US Supreme Court agreed to consider whether human genes can be patented in an issue that has split the medical community and will shape the future of personalised health care and the biotechnology industry.

2 Dec 2012 - 7:04am