Hope and fear in gay marriage cases at high court - Article Photos 3/3

FILE - This Nov. 17, 2011 file photo shows gay marriage supporters outside the California Supreme Court in San Francisco. The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)