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Marriage equality's 10-year journey, in one stunning GIF

With same-sex marriages taking effect statewide in Illinois this week, a majority of America's same-sex couples can now get married in their state of residence.

It's been a very long journey for LGBT rights in the US. An analysis by David Mendoza, based on survey data from the Census Bureau, covers the nation's 10-year journey toward marriage equality in GIF form.

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This, of course, isn't the end of the line. Some LGBT advocates now believe full marriage equality across the entire country could be a year away, with a Supreme Court showdown looking more and more inevitable.