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Gay Marriage Wins at SCOTUS, Summer Sun Tries to Kill Everyone

Gay marriage won big at the Supreme Court today, but Washington, D.C.’s summer heat took second. Little more than an hour after the court released two landmark gay rights opinions, there were arguably more reporters trolling the plaza outside for interviews than demonstrators left to talk to. We got asked for comment three times before we even got across 1st Street. Yes, given the heat, we were dressed like Midwestern tourists, but still… you know it’s bad when the Repent or Perish guy is getting most of the action.

You can’t blame people for bailing pretty quickly, though—the blazing sun and stifling humidity made it feel close to 105, according to some reports. You can call them wimps, however. Or maybe just naive. This is DC, afterall. “Overheard at #scotus: ‘Oh my god it’s so much hotter than I expected!’ Oh honey,” tweeted National Review’s Betsy Woodruff. In a retweet, Washington Examiner’s Justin Green added, “Oh honey indeed.”

The smartest in the crowd, though, weren’t even on the plaza but across the street and under the shade of the trees by the Capitol, sipping cool drinks and laughing at us fools melting on the Court’s steps. Like, say, CNN’s Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin:

Well played Jeffrey, well played.

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