The faces of #msnbcpride
Join us in celebrating the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key components of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). From June 9 to the anniversary on June 26, msnbc featured couples and individuals reflecting on the impact the decision had on their lives.
Thirteen states allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry when the sun set on DOMA on June 26, 2013. What followed was an unprecedented wave of advancements for LGBT equality, based almost entirely on the justices’ legal reasoning.
Even in the short time since this project was originally published, legalized marriage for same-sex couples has jumped from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, to 33. Four federal appeals courts have ruled that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. And with the 6th Circuit’s recent decision to buck that trend, marriage equality now stands a good chance of winding up before the Supreme Court once again this term.
If that happens, there could be a chance that nationwide marriage equality will be a reality by June 26, 2015.
Take a look at the vibrant faces of #msnbcpride in the gallery and please submit your own stories: here!