June 26, 2016, is a big day. It marks the one-year anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.
On that day in 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ended the marriage equality ban across all 50 states. This was thanks to the work of LGBTQ activists, everyday people, and politicians pushing for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
Illustrator Carol Lay created a comic to celebrate marriage equality this year, and she looked to same-sex couples in her own life first.
She wanted to show how they dealt with anti-LGBTQ legislation before 2015.