Westboro Baptist Church Pickets Supreme Court, Protests Gay Marriage

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With gay marriage in the Supreme Court's hands during historic arguments this week, people from all sides of the spectrum have descended upon D.C.

That includes the Westboro Baptist Church.

The anti-gay activists from Kansas are at it again, this time picketing the SCOTUS and facing off with numerous citizens who couldn't disagree with them more.

Journalism student Trey Yingst went down to experience for himself the scene outside the nation's highest court as it debates the issue of gay marriage.

He spoke to both sides, pro- and anti-gay marriage, including the controversial WBC, which recently saw someone buy and paint an "equality house" next door.

"There was a lot of energy because of the many groups on both sides there. You could tell it was an historic moment," he said of the atmosphere in Washington.

"Both sides have very strong opinions and stuck to them, and as someone learning journalism it's great to get two sides of the story and take the viewer on a journey."

If nothing else, the WBC contingent is dedicated. "I got the sense they really believed what they were saying, there was not a lot of compromise," he said.

The main takeaway from the capitol?

Whether you're picketing and claiming God hates America or putting a red equal sign on Facebook as your icon, emotions are running high this week.

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Just like arguing for interracial marriage, only more heated. Same arguements for God's sake! Just pass it already, no one should be a second class citizen.

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As far as I'm concerned, gay marriage should be legal/legalized in A-L-L states. I mean...come on...this is 2013, not 1320. More and more, times change. Case closed.

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Voters shot down same sex marriages, but these annoying perverts are like mosquitos on the lake What's next, legalize marriage between a pervert and his/her pet? Legalize sexual abuse of children?

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@ allsaints45

Judging by your incredibly stupid point of view, I'm going to deduce that you're not terribly intelligent. I'll explain anyway, and I'll be sure to use small words so you'll understand. If you were capable of putting any thought into your arguments, rather than just parroting back what you've heard, you'd realize that point is not only offensive, but also spectacularly invalid! The reason pedophilia is illegal is because sex is damaging to children. They do not understand the consequences that can come from it, and so they can't consent. Gay marriage happens between two consenting adults. You know what will happen if gay marriage is legalized? Will all babies spontaneously combust? Will you suddenly be unable to stop thinking about penis? No. Shocking I know, but... Bear with me here... People who are in love will get married. God. Fucking. Forbid.

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Toally Rubbish , Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Obama

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yep, these people know the meaning of life............