March 11, 2013
They are in their mid-60s now — about the average age of a Supreme Court justice. But in 1969, at a seedy Greenwich Village bar called the Stonewall Inn, they were rebellious gays and lesbians who lit a fuse that has burned ever since — and is about to reach the nation's highest court. Then, it was a battle for basic human dignity – the right to gather in public without being harassed. Today, it's a battle for perhaps the last major right still denied: marriage.