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Leading LGBT groups were planning for all contingencies that could have come out of Friday's Supreme Court gay marriage decision. But just because the high court granted them a win doesn't mean their work is over.

“There we will be a lot of work by a lot of different people to enforce a Supreme Court victory,” Camilla Taylor, Lambda Legal’s Marriage Project Director, told TPM earlier this week before the decision.

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Chief Justice John Roberts does not "begrudge" people for celebrating Friday's Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But, he warned, the decision was also actually a loss for gay rights advocates.

"Indeed, however heartened the proponents of same-sex marriage might be on this day, it is worth acknowledging what they have lost, and lost forever: the opportunity to win the true acceptance that comes from persuading their fellow citizens of the justice of their cause," Roberts wrote in his dissent. "And they lose this just when the winds of change were freshening at their backs."

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In his dissent to Friday's monumental Supreme Court ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia accused the five-justice majority of "constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine."

"So it is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me," Scalia wrote. "Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court."

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Justice Antonin Scalia strongly objected to Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, so it was amusing to see Chief Justice John Roberts use Scalia's own dissent in the last major Obamacare case against him.

It was buried in a footnote and amounted to a small dart lobbed Scalia's way, especially when compared to Scalia's blistering dissent that ripped Roberts' legal reasoning.

To defend making the subsidies available to consumers everywhere, Roberts cited a line the dissent to the 2012 decision in favor of Obamacare, in which Scalia said, "Without the federal subsidies . . . the exchanges would not operate as Congress intended and may not operate at all."

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Chief Justice John Roberts may have upheld a crucial part of Obamacare in King v. Burwell, but not without a few choice words for Congress, accusing it of "inartful drafting" in crafting the law.

"The Affordable Care Act contains more than a few examples of inartful drafting," Roberts wrote in his majority opinion for King v. Burwell. "Several features of the Act’s passage contributed to that unfortunate reality. Congress wrote key parts of the Act behind closed doors, rather than through 'the traditional legislative process.'"

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Wednesday's attack at a South Carolina church that left nine black people dead quickly triggered a bipartisan outpouring of emotional responses and prayers from the likely 2016 presidential candidates.

While most said their prayers were with the victims and their families, some went out of their way to denounce what they saw as the root cause of the violence.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the fatal attack was a "tragic reminder of the ugly stain of racism." Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said the incident was proof that "there’s a sickness in our country." And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said there weren't "words strong enough to describe how evil this is."

The mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. rocked the nation.

The suspected gunman, a white man identified by authorities as Dylann Roof, was captured Thursday. The shooting was reportedly being investigated as a hate crime and one woman, whom the gunman allowed to live so that she could recount the killings, said he had made racial comments.

According to a relative of one of the victims, the woman who'd survived the attack said the gunman couldn't be talked down and had said: "I have to do it. ... You rape our women and you’re taking over our country and you have to go."

Among those killed in the tragedy was South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D), a reverend at the church.

Below are emotional and colorful responses to the shooting in Charleston.

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The leading opponents of same-sex marriage have been attempting to re-write recent American history, where decades of sneering public attacks on gays and lesbians, condemnations of their "lifestyle," and blaming them for a decline of America's moral virtue are quietly forgotten.

Their argument, made in front of the Supreme Court, no less, is that gay marriage bans are not motivated by prejudice toward gays and lesbians, but by a more noble if newfound purpose. In the days to come, the justices will reveal whether they subscribe to this new version of history in a decision that could decide whether gay couples have the right to marry nationwide.

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