Progress Of Marriage Equality In The United States As Told By One GIF

Witness some serious history being made from 1970 to present day.

1. This gif says it all:

Same-sex couples are currently able to marry in 11 states, with several others recognizing civil unions. The map displays legal bans, constitutional bans, civil unions, gay marriage, and pending states. We have a long way to go, but look how far we have come.

Stay updated on the current status of marriage equality in different states at Marriage Equality USA.


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Sarah Karlan is the associate LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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