The Top 5 Upworthiest Celebrations Of Gay Marriage From 2012

Marriage equality has come a long way in eight years. Today, nine states and counting have laws maintaining marriage equality. In honor of those people campaigning for the other 41, here are the best celebrations of gay rights from 2012.
1. If this video makes you uncomfortable, then you make me uncomfortable.

2. Mitt Romney accidentally confronts a gay veteran; awesomeness ensues.

3. What heroic thing did JC Penney do after being targeted by an anti-gay group?.
The copy reads: "What makes Dad so cool? He's the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver — all rolled into one. Or two." Real-life dads, Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children Claire and Mason. You can almost hear the sound of one million bigoted moms cringing in unison.

4. The top 5 ways to be 'traditionally married' according to the bible.

5. Election night: a bunch of pictures of Americans finding out they can now legally marry.

As the election results start to become clear, reactions start at the Mainers United For Marriage party. (Zwickerhill Photography)



And then there was the celebrating.

In Minnesota there were cheers and kick lines. (pennyflanagan & aubreyjdub)

And in Maine there were more of said cheers and jubilant families.



Then the marriage proposals commenced.

This Maryland couple got engaged in Chicago at Obama's headquarters upon hearing the news. (Buzzfeed)



And then our friends at Freedom to Marry celebrated too.

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