Marine Corps General Joe Dunford speaks with an aide as he arrives before the Senate Armed Forces Committee to begin his confirmation hearing. Dunford is the Obama Administration’s nominee to be the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. (The Hill)
James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shakes hands with Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Comey was set to testify on the FBI’s efforts to prevent a future terrorist attack and the importance of continued cooperation between the bureau and Silicon Valley regarding cyber encryption. (The Hill)
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) arrives for the weekly press conference with members of his leadership team. (The Hill)
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks with Senate Armed Forces Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) before the secretary and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff testify before the committee regarding the ongoing fight against ISIS. (The Hill)
A television news station assistant sprints across the steps of the Supreme Court with the justices’ opinions in her hands, during an event known in popular culture as “the running of the interns.”
Those in the crowd outside the court are overcome with emotion as it is announced that the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4-majority decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case has effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, one of the openly-gay members of the House of Representatives, reacts to the court’s decision.
Rea Carey, the executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, celebrates upon learning that the justices ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Obergefell case.
Mary Bonauto, the lead lawyer on behalf of the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, emerges from the Supreme Court to cheers from the crowd.
Spencer Perry, left, embraces Chris Svoboda, the president of the Virginia Equality Bar Association. Perry is the son of Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier, the lead plaintiffs in the Perry v. Hollingsworth decision that invalidated Proposition 8 in California and re-legalized same-sex marriage within the state.
Bonauto approaches the news media gathered outside the Supreme Court as a woman on the barricades next to her calls out to Bonauto and thanks her for the work she has done.
Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court, addresses the media. Obergefell sued after his husband, John Arthur, died of ALS in 2013 and the state of Ohio refused to recognize their union on Arthur’s death certificate.
(Francis Rivera for The Hill.)
Emily Cowen celebrates the 6-to-3-majority decision upholding Affordable Care Act’s federal subsidies for participants in the federal health-care exchange.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act distribute stickers stating “still covered” upon the announcement that the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies challenged in the King v. Burwell case.
Sandy Patel learns the details of the justices’ decision in favor of the Obama Administration from social media on her phone.
Ron Pollack, center, the executive director of Families USA, a national organization for health care consumers, celebrates outside the Supreme Court Thursday.
(Francis Rivera for The Hill.)
The actress Jessica Alba walks through the Capitol for several meetings with various senators, including Minority Leader Harry Reid. Alba was lobbying legislators for stronger chemical protections in consumer products. (The Hill)