Plantiffs in the federal suit over Virginia's ban on gay marriage, Mary Townley, left, Emily Schall-Townley, center, and Carol Schall, right, react to comments during a news conference after a hearing on Virginia's same sex-marriage ban in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on a judge's ruling that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The case is one of a handful that could ultimately make it to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Traditional marriage supporter Barbara Kerns, of Midlothain, Va., prays outside the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is taking up the issue of gay marriage, with arguments scheduled on a ruling that the state's ban on such unions is unconstitutional.
A full moon is seen behind a Buddha statue lit up on the eve of Buddha Jayanti festival at a monastery in Bhopal, India, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The festival marks Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
The entrance to Brody Mine No.1 in Wharton, W.Va., is closed on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Two workers died after they were trapped as the ground failed at the West Virginia coal mine. The ground failure occurred just about 8:45 p.m. Monday, trapping the workers, safety agency officials said. The miners' bodies were recovered, and safety personnel were on the site of Brody Mine No. 1 in Boone County, about 50 miles south of Charleston. Preliminary indications show that a coal burst was responsible, according to state officials and mine owner Patriot Coal.
Phillip Metcalfe of Plano, Texas, screams as he lifts a log during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges for freshman midshipmen, known as plebes, that caps off their first year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
The Danish warship "Esbern Snare," escorting the cargo ships transporting Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, is photographed, from a boat, docked outside of Larnaca port, Cyrpus, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Denmark's Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard is urging Syria to give up the last of its chemical weapons agents in the next few days in order to meet a June 30 deadline for completely ridding the war-torn country of its lethal stockpile. A Danish-Norwegian flotilla consisting of two warships and two cargo vessels has been moving the chemicals out of Syria for eventual destruction since January.