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Thousands of protesters on both sides of the marriage equality debate gathered around the Supreme Court building on Tuesday, as justices heard arguments regarding Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Many protesters held signs aimed to attract attention either to their causes or themselves, using humor, introspection and good-old-fashioned shock and awe.

HuffPost compiled a few of the most thought-provoking signs below.

Some protesters warned that one shouldn’t mess with everyone’s favorite gay wizard, Dumbledore:

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(Photo by HuffPost reporter Jen Bendery)

One protester made a subtle allusion to religion:

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(Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Other protesters used rather interesting graphics to get their point across:

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(Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Others donned signs that emphasized that marriage is strictly between a man and a woman:

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(Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Some people just wanted to marry Rachel Maddow:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Chelsea Kiene)

And some people proposed an alternative:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Chelsea Kiene)

Certain protesters emphasized “holy matrimony”:

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(Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Others offered another definition of what they considered “holy”:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Chelsea Kiene)

Some protesters displayed signs aimed at scaring people:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Preston Maddock)

Some people didn’t have time for that:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern William Wrigley)

Some people expressed a limited view on what they believed a “real” family looked like:

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(Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Some people expressed their view of what a family shouldn’t look like:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Chelsea Kiene)

Other protesters displayed signs aimed at reminding people of the facts:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Preston Maddock)

Some protesters wanted to remind people some more:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Chelsea Kiene)

And once more:

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(Photo by HuffPost intern Chelsea Kiene )

Read the Rest of this Article ->: Comedy on HuffingtonPost.com on 26 March 2013






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