The Power of Story: Obergefell v. Hodges and the Transformation of a Country

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Lisa Linsky wrote this bylined article giving the human stories of LGBT Americans whose fight for legal rights led to the Supreme Court Obergefell decision supporting legal same-sex marriage. That fight “is a story that dates back to 1970 … [but] it would take another 43 years, until 2015, for marriage equality for same-sex couples to be declared the law of the land,” Ms. Linsky wrote. “While much had changed during that time in terms of social acceptance of LGBT people, it was the human stories of gay and lesbian Americans and their families that ultimately shifted the collective mindset.” Read the full article.