By Sunnivie Brydum
Originally published on Advocate.com December 23 2012 1:26 PM ET
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization, has a lot to be proud of this year, and the myriad steps toward progress are all documented in a new video.
HRC was involved in the marriage equality victories in Maryland, Maine, and Washington, as well as defeating a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage in Minnesota. For the first time in American history, a majority voters in all four locations voted in favor of equality.
The video also highlights a record number of out LGB elected officials, including the nation's first out Senator, Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin. Of course, the video also highlights president Barack Obama's endorsement of marriage equality, a statement that made him the first sitting U.S. President to support the freedom to marry.
Watch the video below, and join us in congratulating all the indivduals and organizations who helped move equality forward for LGBT Americans this year.