One of the interesting backstories concerns the lawyers who represented the plaintiffs in the case. Most of our US readers will know about them, but perhaps not everyone else.
They are quite exceptional attorneys, who are among the most talented in the US. Ted Olsen is apparently tops on constitutional law, while David Boies is said to be a wonderfully skilled trial lawyer. Perhaps particularly interesting is the fact that they were on opposite sides of the Bush-Gore election struggle, with Olsen representing Bush and Boies representing Gore.
There have been many conjectures about what they are trying to get for themselves from coming together over same-sex marriage. Have a look at the video and see what you think.