The Pro-Gay Marriage Crowd at Least Won the Battle of the SCOTUS Signs

Connor Simpson

The Supreme Court justices may not have left too much for the tea-leaf readers Tuesday on what may or may not end up being a landmark decision, but taking up two gay marriage cases this week certainly brought out a party. And after days of waiting in rough weather, the people flooding the high court's steps on Day One made for a scene that was part gay-pride event, part protest, and full of characters. Looking at the images from Washington, D.C., it seems like the folks behind the striking down of Proposition 8 at least came away with an emotional victory on camera and on social media.

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One familiar face who showed up at the front of the line Tuesday morning was director Rob Reiner. He paid a guy to wait at the front of the line for him, but Reiner was also the one responsible for hiring liberal lawyer David Boies and conservative attorney Ted Olson — the two legends of the Supreme Court who squared off over the Bush v. Gore ruling but came together to argue against Prop. 8. 

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Anyway, here is Reiner hanging out early this morning: 

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And this guy wants the old fogey Supreme Court judges to get hip with the motto

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This supporter is so optimistic

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This guy easily won the day's costume contest

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His sign allegedly reads, "I bet hell is fabulous":

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This "gay agenda" got a lot of love on social media because, gay or straight, who in their right mind doesn't kind of still love Rachel Maddow?

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We support the matching bow ties on these two gay marriage supporters: 

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How could Scalia, or Alito, or Roberts, or any Supreme Court judges say no to this dog? Really, though? Look at the snout on this schnauzer:  

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Speaking of Maddow, this person has a request for the MSNBC host: 

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This is a two-for-one! You can choose which sign you like better: the impatient, rainbow painted California; or the one that's a collection of things the U.S. has gotten wrong over history: 

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Of course, the anti-gay marriage crowd had some signs out, too. We should make sure they're represented here. Marvel at the creativity these people showed. This must have taken them hours:

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This one, though, is almost unanimously the best sign of the day. Your counter-argument is now invalid: 

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You listening, SCOTUS? Be careful you don't incur the wrath of Dumbledore's army.