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LDS, Catholic and other religious leaders react to DOMA, Prop 8 Supreme Court rulings (46 photos)

By Joseph Walker, Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, June 26 2013 12:20 p.m. MDT

This June 24, 2013 file photo shows people waiting outside the Supreme Court in Washington.

This June 24, 2013 file photo shows people waiting outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

Arriving at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, on a final day for decisions in two gay marriage cases are plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case. From left are, Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, plaintiffs Paul Katami, his partner Jeff Zarrillo, Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry, and Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign

Arriving at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, on a final day for decisions in two gay marriage cases are plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case. From left are, Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, plaintiffs Paul Katami, his partner Jeff Zarrillo, Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry, and Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

Arriving at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, on a final day for decisions in two gay marriage cases are plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, from left, Paul Katami, his partner Jeff Zarrillo, and Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry.

Arriving at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, on a final day for decisions in two gay marriage cases are plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, from left, Paul Katami, his partner Jeff Zarrillo, and Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs Sandy Steir, center, holds hands with her partner Kris Perry, right, as they and Jeff Zarrillo, and Paul Katami, left, walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break.

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs Sandy Steir, center, holds hands with her partner Kris Perry, right, as they and Jeff Zarrillo, and Paul Katami, left, walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. (Cliff Owen, Associated Press)

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 gay marriage case Paul Katami, center, and his partner Jeff Zarrillo, greet former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 gay marriage case Paul Katami, center, and his partner Jeff Zarrillo, greet former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, left, and Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights arrive at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, left, and Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights arrive at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (Cliff Owen, Associated Press)

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court at sun up in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Justices are expected to hand down major rulings on two gay marriage cases that could impact same-sex couples across the country. One is a challenge to California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage. The other is a challenge to a provision of federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and pension benefits.

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court at sun up in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Justices are expected to hand down major rulings on two gay marriage cases that could impact same-sex couples across the country. One is a challenge to California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage. The other is a challenge to a provision of federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and pension benefits. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

Gay rights activist Bryce Romero, who works for the Human Rights Campaign, offers an enthusiastic high-five to visitors getting in line to enter the Supreme Court on a day when justices are expected to hand down major rulings on two gay marriage cases that could impact same-sex couples across the country, in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Gay rights activist Bryce Romero, who works for the Human Rights Campaign, offers an enthusiastic high-five to visitors getting in line to enter the Supreme Court on a day when justices are expected to hand down major rulings on two gay marriage cases that could impact same-sex couples across the country, in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

Vin Testa of Washington waves a rainbow flag in support of gay rights outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced. The Supreme Court resolved five cases, including affirmative action, on Monday. That leaves disputes about gay marriage and voting rights among the six remaining cases. The justices are meeting again Tuesday to issue some opinions and will convene at least one more time.

Vin Testa of Washington waves a rainbow flag in support of gay rights outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced. The Supreme Court resolved five cases, including affirmative action, on Monday. That leaves disputes about gay marriage and voting rights among the six remaining cases. The justices are meeting again Tuesday to issue some opinions and will convene at least one more time. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

After delivering coffee to visitors to waiting to enter the Supreme Court, SCOTUS Blog interns check their smartphones for updates on the latest news as outside the court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, as the justices are expected to hand down major rulings on two gay marriage cases that could impact same-sex couples across the country. From left to right are Dan Stein, Max Mallory, and Andrew Hamm.

After delivering coffee to visitors to waiting to enter the Supreme Court, SCOTUS Blog interns check their smartphones for updates on the latest news as outside the court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, as the justices are expected to hand down major rulings on two gay marriage cases that could impact same-sex couples across the country. From left to right are Dan Stein, Max Mallory, and Andrew Hamm. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

Vin Testa from Washington, waves the rainbow flag in support of gay marriage in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. The court is meeting Monday for its last scheduled session, but will add days until all the cases are disposed of.

Vin Testa from Washington, waves the rainbow flag in support of gay marriage in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. The court is meeting Monday for its last scheduled session, but will add days until all the cases are disposed of. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break.

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. (Cliff Owen, Associated Press)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break.

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. (Cliff Owen, Associated Press)

Vin Testa of Washington waves a rainbow flag in support of gay rights outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced. The Supreme Court resolved five cases, including affirmative action, on Monday. That leaves disputes about gay marriage and voting rights among the six remaining cases. The justices are meeting again Tuesday to issue some opinions and will convene at least one more time.

Vin Testa of Washington waves a rainbow flag in support of gay rights outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced. The Supreme Court resolved five cases, including affirmative action, on Monday. That leaves disputes about gay marriage and voting rights among the six remaining cases. The justices are meeting again Tuesday to issue some opinions and will convene at least one more time. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

Tina Reynolds celebrates the Supreme Court decision at the LGBT Sacramento Community Center on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.

Tina Reynolds celebrates the Supreme Court decision at the LGBT Sacramento Community Center on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. (The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)

Supporters of gay marriage embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.

Supporters of gay marriage embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Chad Griffin, right, president of the Human Rights Campaign, leaves the Supreme Court, with Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami, second from left, the plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, and their attorney Ted Olson, center, in Washington. Proposition 8 is the California measure that banned same sex marriages. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling that will determine the fate of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday morning, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Chad Griffin, right, president of the Human Rights Campaign, leaves the Supreme Court, with Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami, second from left, the plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, and their attorney Ted Olson, center, in Washington. Proposition 8 is the California measure that banned same sex marriages. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling that will determine the fate of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday morning, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

Renata Moreira, right, and partner Lori Bilella cheer after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California, at San Francisco's City Hall on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.  The couple plans to marry. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Renata Moreira, right, and partner Lori Bilella cheer after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California, at San Francisco's City Hall on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. The couple plans to marry. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) (Noah Berger, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

A rainbow flag hangs from the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a U.S. law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in the state of California. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A rainbow flag hangs from the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a U.S. law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in the state of California. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu, AP)

Phyllis Lyon, facing, hugs attorney Kate Kendall after the Supreme Court decision clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California, at the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Lyon and her late partner Del Martin became the first officially married same sex couple in California after the state's Supreme Court declared gay marriage legal in 2008.

Phyllis Lyon, facing, hugs attorney Kate Kendall after the Supreme Court decision clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California, at the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Lyon and her late partner Del Martin became the first officially married same sex couple in California after the state's Supreme Court declared gay marriage legal in 2008. (Jeff Chiu, Associated Press)

Proposition 8 case plaintiffs, Jeff Zarrillo, center, holds hands with his partner Paul Katami, right, as they leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, without a decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry, California Proposition 8 case. At far left is plaintiff Kris Perry.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Proposition 8 case plaintiffs, Jeff Zarrillo, center, holds hands with his partner Paul Katami, right, as they leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, without a decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry, California Proposition 8 case. At far left is plaintiff Kris Perry. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 gay marriage case Paul Katami, center, and his partner Jeff Zarrillo, greet former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 gay marriage case Paul Katami, center, and his partner Jeff Zarrillo, greet former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (Charles Dharapak, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Proposition 8 case plaintiffs, Jeff Zarrillo, center, holds hands with his partner Paul Katami, right, as they leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, without a decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry, California Proposition 8 case. At far left is plaintiff Kris Perry.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Proposition 8 case plaintiffs, Jeff Zarrillo, center, holds hands with his partner Paul Katami, right, as they leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, without a decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry, California Proposition 8 case. At far left is plaintiff Kris Perry. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

From second from left: Attorney Ted Olson; Proposition 8 plaintiffs Jeffrey Zarrillo and Paul Katami; attorney David Boies, co-lead counsel of the legal team challenging California's same-sex marriage ban; and plaintiffs Sandy Stier and Kris Perry walk out of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

From second from left: Attorney Ted Olson; Proposition 8 plaintiffs Jeffrey Zarrillo and Paul Katami; attorney David Boies, co-lead counsel of the legal team challenging California's same-sex marriage ban; and plaintiffs Sandy Stier and Kris Perry walk out of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (Charles Dharapak, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, Kris Perry, center, from Berkeley, Calif., with Jeff Zarrillo, far left, and Paul Katami, second from left, arrive at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced.  At far right is Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign.

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, Kris Perry, center, from Berkeley, Calif., with Jeff Zarrillo, far left, and Paul Katami, second from left, arrive at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced. At far right is Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign. (J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press)

Nikolas Lemos waves a rainbow flag outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before a Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Nikolas Lemos waves a rainbow flag outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before a Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) (Noah Berger, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, Kris Perry, center, and her partner Sandy Stier, left, both from Berkeley, Calif., arrive at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced. Other plaintiffs in the case are Jeff Zarrillo, far left. At far right is Chad Griffin,  president of the Human Rights Campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, Kris Perry, center, and her partner Sandy Stier, left, both from Berkeley, Calif., arrive at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced. Other plaintiffs in the case are Jeff Zarrillo, far left. At far right is Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Gay rights supporters react to the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act at the offices of Equity California, the state's largest gay rights group, in West Hollywood, Calif., Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.  (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

Gay rights supporters react to the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act at the offices of Equity California, the state's largest gay rights group, in West Hollywood, Calif., Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond) (Jason Redmond, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Proposition 8 paintiffs Sandy Stier, second from left, and Kris Perry, third from left, of Berkeley, Calif., who are at the center of the fight for same-sex marriage in California, wait outside for a car as they leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. The court is meeting Monday for its last scheduled session, but will add days until all the cases are disposed of. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Proposition 8 paintiffs Sandy Stier, second from left, and Kris Perry, third from left, of Berkeley, Calif., who are at the center of the fight for same-sex marriage in California, wait outside for a car as they leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. The court is meeting Monday for its last scheduled session, but will add days until all the cases are disposed of. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Domestic partners Alicia Guajardo, left, and Isabella Restrepo, both 24 of Los Angeles, react to the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act at the offices of Equity California, the state's largest gay rights group, in West Hollywood, Calif., Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.  (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

Domestic partners Alicia Guajardo, left, and Isabella Restrepo, both 24 of Los Angeles, react to the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act at the offices of Equity California, the state's largest gay rights group, in West Hollywood, Calif., Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond) (Jason Redmond, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Linda Ellis, executive director of The Phillip Rush Center, from left, Rush Center coordinator Amy Burke and Wes Sanders, field organizer and development associate for Georgia Equality, react to the Supreme Court's ruling of the Defense of Marriage ActWednesday, June 26, 2013, in Atlanta.

Linda Ellis, executive director of The Phillip Rush Center, from left, Rush Center coordinator Amy Burke and Wes Sanders, field organizer and development associate for Georgia Equality, react to the Supreme Court's ruling of the Defense of Marriage ActWednesday, June 26, 2013, in Atlanta. (Jaime Henry-White, Associated Press)

Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.

Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, from left, Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013.

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, from left, Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Same sex couple Lisa Kirk, left, and Lena Brancatelli, right, cry while reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at their home in San Jose, Calif.  The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Same sex couple Lisa Kirk, left, and Lena Brancatelli, right, cry while reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at their home in San Jose, Calif. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Eric Risberg, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

John Lewis, left, and his partner Stuart Gaffney embrace as they react next to Andrea Shorter after the Supreme Court decision at the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

John Lewis, left, and his partner Stuart Gaffney embrace as they react next to Andrea Shorter after the Supreme Court decision at the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (Jeff Chiu, Associated Press)

Plaintiffs in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the California Proposition 8 case, react to the 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, outside the court in Washington. From left are, attorney Ted Boutrous, Jeff Zarrillo, and his partner Paul Katami, David Boies, and Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry. In two separate and significant victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Plaintiffs in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the California Proposition 8 case, react to the 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, outside the court in Washington. From left are, attorney Ted Boutrous, Jeff Zarrillo, and his partner Paul Katami, David Boies, and Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry. In two separate and significant victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after the court struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples.

Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after the court struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (Cliff Owen, AP)

American University students Sharon Burk, left, and Molly Wagner, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.

American University students Sharon Burk, left, and Molly Wagner, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (Cliff Owen, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Attendees at a watch party in Miami celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Attendees at a watch party in Miami celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee, AP)

Arriving at the Supreme Court on a final day for decisions in two gay marriage cases are, from left, plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, Kris Perry, her partner Sandy Stier, Jeff Zarrillo, and his partner Paul Katami, in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Arriving at the Supreme Court on a final day for decisions in two gay marriage cases are, from left, plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, Kris Perry, her partner Sandy Stier, Jeff Zarrillo, and his partner Paul Katami, in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, from left, Kris Perry, Sandy Steir, Jeff Zarrillo, and Paul Katami walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. Hours before the court was to issue its rulings, crowds began lining up outside the Supreme Court building in hopes of getting a seat inside the courtroom.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, from left, Kris Perry, Sandy Steir, Jeff Zarrillo, and Paul Katami walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. Hours before the court was to issue its rulings, crowds began lining up outside the Supreme Court building in hopes of getting a seat inside the courtroom. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (Cliff Owen, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Carrie Martin, right, hugs her girlfriend, Jovi Radtke, after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif.  The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Carrie Martin, right, hugs her girlfriend, Jovi Radtke, after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) (Rich Pedroncelli, AP)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, from left, Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013.

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, from left, Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir walk into the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay marriage Wednesday in their last session before the court's summer break. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (Cliff Owen, ASSOCIATED PRESS)