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    Posted March 27, 2013 by
    Washington, District of Columbia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Same-sex marriage hearings: Your thoughts

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Journalism student TreyYingst went down to the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Tuesday to experience for himself the atmosphere as the court debates the issue of gay marriage. He spoke to both sides, pro- and anti-gay marriage, including the controversial Westboro Baptist Church. "There was a lot of energy because of the many groups on both sides there," he said. "You could tell it was an historic moment." Despite the tensions and frequent verbal sparring, the sizeable police presence kept things from boiling over, he said. "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," he said. "I got the sense they really believed what they were saying, there was not a lot of compromise."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    The Westboro Baptist Churchis at it again, this time picketing the Supreme Court. They faced a number of people who disagreed with their views, such as Queen Amor as well as John and Stuart, a previously married couple from California. John explains,
    "We are not just Californians, we are Americans."

    Reporter: @Treyyingst
    Cinematographer: @Madelineturrini
    Camera operator: @Rachmjacobs
    Photographer: @Mimisdaby
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