The U.S. Supreme Court struck down states’ same-sex marriage bans on June 26, 2015, effectively bringing marriage equality to the entire U.S. In the video below, watch it sweep the United States over the last eleven years.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” Justice Anthony Kennedy, who joined the court’s liberals in the majority opinion, wrote. “[The challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”