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Pride Marches From 1969 to Present in 15 Unearthed Images

Marches throughout the 2000s focused on the long and contentious battle for marriage equality. By June 2004, 4,000 same-sex marriage licenses were issued in San Francisco under orders from its mayor, now California’s governor, Gavin Newsom. The same licenses were voided by the California Supreme Court in August. Same-sex marriages were finally legalized across the state in 2013, after a long battle. 2004 also marked the beginning of legal same-sex marriages in Massachusetts, the first state to establish marriage equality.Pride 2015 was the most celebratory yet, and for good reason. The month began with a presidential proclamation stating, “All people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from fear and violence, and protected against discrimination, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.”
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex unions across the country and provided the perfect backdrop for New York Pride two days later.
Photo: Daniel Bendjy/iStock

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Shawn Waldron and Bob Ahern

My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 10 years, together for 24 and living with our partner of 1.5 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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