(CNN) -- Publicly expressing deeply held emotions is not always easy. When attending a rally, displaying a clever sign can attract more attention than even the most powerful chant.
Tuesday's protests in front of the U.S. Supreme Court attracted outspoken crowds on both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage. The arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act drew similar crowds.
Here are 16 signs that mixed bravery and humor with a strong point of view.
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