5 Inspiring Photos From the DOMA Hearing

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com March 27 2013 11:06 AM ET

Plaintiff Edie Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who was ordered to pay federal inheritance tax of $363,000 following the death of her partner of more than 40 years in 2009, arrives at the Supreme Court arm in arm with lawyer Roberta Kaplan. It was a triumphant moment because there was some worry her health would prevent Windsor from attending.

Michael Sabatino (left) and Robert Voorheis of Yonkers, New York, join hundreds of other people outside the Supreme Court before oral arguments in the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

We noticed a phenomenon. Couples paused to kiss in front of the antigay Westboro Church protest signs.

Will the country wake up?