36 Inspiring Images That Capture The Year In Marriage Equality

Its been a really awesome year. posted on

For the past couple of years, people in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland, and Washington have been working tirelessly for equality.

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People young…

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having one-on-one conversations,

This is from Washington.

holding their own fund-raisers,

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…and basically teaching people what equality is all about.

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Families in Maryland,

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and Washington all advocated for their gay friends and family.

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Catholics in Maryland,

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Lutherans in Washington,

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even churches…

…and preachers joined the fight.

The moms in Montgomery County, Maryland,

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the unions in Baltimore,

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the canvassers in Sanford, Maine,

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and this guy in Minnesota all made a difference.

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Then Election Day happened.

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Families united.

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And everything passed.

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and Washington acknowledged the fact that they could finally get married in their home states.

Then everyone celebrated.

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Mainers Lauren Snead and her partner embraced in Portland, Maine.

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Marylanders Keesha Patterson and Rowan Ha got engaged.

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Some people partied…

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…while others looked on amazement.

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In Seattle, hands were raised,

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bubbly was popped,

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and kisses shared.

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Rick Sturgiol and his partner of 34 years cheered…

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…while other people dressed up as gay bacon.

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And of course, the Castro in San Francisco went wild.

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To sum everything up in three tweets:

Oh, yeah, Wynn finally got to wear his lobster shirt too. Everyone wins.

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