A 10-year timeline of the court battles and cultural moments that made same-sex marriage a reality
Rallying against same-sex unions used to be a mandatory battle cry for politicians. Today, gay marriage isn’t just legal in all 50 states, it’s normal. How did we reach mass acceptance in 10 years? Here, we’ve mapped out the series of lawsuits and referendums that took place alongside concerted efforts to reframe gay people everywhere—from soldiers to beloved celebrities—as ordinary Americans who deserve basic human rights.