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The Last 40 Years Of Marriage Equality In GIF Form

History being made state by state in a GIF!

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It's no secret that today was absolutely historic, and "about damn time."

OMG! What a beautiful freaking day! Same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states... ABOUT DAMN TIME! #Equality ❤️💛💚💙💜

In fact, it kind of makes you wonder what took everyone so long...

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Luckily, the folks at the Daily Dot made a GIF showing the progression of marriage equality over the last 40 years in the United States.

Illustration by Max Fleishman / Via dailydot.com

They used this timeline to create the GIF, which highlights everything from a county clerk in Colorado issuing marriage licenses to six same-sex couples in 1975...

To the steps taken by California and Vermont to give certain allowances to domestic partnerships and legal unions...

To the marriage equality victory of today.

It took time, but RBG really says it all...

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Thanks again to the Daily Dot for making this awesome GIF.

Whoops! An earlier version of this post listed the number of years as 30 instead of 40. Math, right?

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