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TIMELINE: The path to today's historic decision on same-sex marriage

Jun 26, 2015

Michigan's April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse were at the center of the Supreme Court case.
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In a 5-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court changed the lives of millions of gay Americans, allowing them to have the same legal rights of marriage as heterosexual couples.

The state of Michigan played a big part in the case, as April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse challenged Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage in federal court – a case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This timeline shows the path of how we got here. If you don't see the timeline below, you can view it in full here.