The Long Path to Victory

The people and milestones that made marriage equality possible

In living memory, same-sex marriage has gone from a distant dream to a lived reality. A video from Freedom to Marry maps this incredible progress.

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June 2015 that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide, it was not a singular event. The freedom to marry victory is instead the latest step on a long path toward greater equality for gays and lesbians, and for all Americans.

This moving video from Freedom to Marry charts this path: the ups and downs along the way, and the many individuals that made this victory possible. It reminds us that this moment was not inevitable; it happened because of people who chose to be brave, and to stand up for love and equality.

Watch the video on Freedom to Marry's website.