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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.


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.

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