A group from Alabama prays in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, before the court's hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In the second of back-to-back gay marriage case, the Supreme Court is turning to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Supreme Court takes on gay marriage
America's top court took up the delicate and divisive issue of gay marriage on March 26. The nine Supreme Court justices are considering the legality of Prop 8, a California ballot initiative that limits marriage to opposite-sex couples.