On June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court, in a 5 – 4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, determined that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to legally marry, striking down bans in 13 states and Puerto Rico.
2015 was a banner year for LGBT equality and visibility. Let's take a look back on what made it so.
Here’s a look at just how far we’ve come since 1981.
Some feared that in a post-Obergefell world, the money that funded LGBT organizations could dry up. Instead, marriage equality spurred typically apolitical philanthropic foundations to give more.
Cottrell's lifelong goal was empathetically reflecting and documenting the lives and sexualities of the lesbian and gay community.
The Sisters star hopes you still quote her at brunch.
Though it’s the first year of marriage equality across America, the U.S. is not the first to reach this milestone.