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16 brave and humorous signs on same-sex marriage

Supporters of same-sex marriage wave flags and signs as they rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 27, in Washington. The justices heard two cases this week related to state and federal laws restricting same-sex marriage. Supporters of same-sex marriage wave flags and signs as they rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 27, in Washington. The justices heard two cases this week related to state and federal laws restricting same-sex marriage.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rallies on same-sex marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court have drawn large crowds
  • Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage have waved signs
  • The creative signs display plenty of personality

(CNN) -- Publicly expressing deeply held emotions is not always easy. When attending a rally, displaying a clever sign can attract more attention than even the most powerful chant.

Tuesday's protests in front of the U.S. Supreme Court attracted outspoken crowds on both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage. The arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act drew similar crowds.

Here are 16 signs that mixed bravery and humor with a strong point of view.

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