There is no doubt that public support for marriage equality has improved dramatically over the last few years. But to see just how much the politics of the issue has changed, look no further than those human weather vanes, our duly elected U.S. senators. Regardless of how the court cases get decided, the future for marriage equality looks bright, indeed.
*So, I'm glad to report that this chart is actually inaccurate. Since the creation of this chart, five more senators have announced their support, bringing the total to 54. All but three Democratic senators have publicly expressed their support.
I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to point you toward their Twitter handles, where you can gently remind them that backbones are among the most important things that separate us from jellyfish: