A rainbow flag joins Old Glory and the city's flag at City Hall. The city ordered the rainbow flag — a symbol of gay rights — flown to remind Alamedans that the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a 2009 lawsuit seeking to overturn both Proposition 8 — California's voter-approved ban on samesex marriage — and the Defense of Marriage Act, which only recognizes marriages between a man and a woman. Gay-rights activist Karry Kelley Cahill, who lives in Alameda, supplied the rainbow flag.


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