Equal rights are the bedrock of The United States. Yet from racial equality to gender and LGBT equality, so many Americans have spent their lives fighting for the freedom to live without discrimination. While we still have a long way to go, this country has made progress toward real, unconditional equality that's worth celebrating.
Today, as the NYC Pride March takes place, we want to acknowledge the milestones in equal rights that we've reached since last year's march, and express our gratitude and appreciation for everyone who fought to make them happen. So here's a timeline of the biggest victories in the war on discrimination in the past year.