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These 15 hypothetical couples never got to have wedding memories. Here's what they could've been.

Think of the photo albums and home videos that could've existed.

Think of the old photo albums that you or your parents might own — those books of memories and moments that you never want to forget.

A newborn baby. A child losing their first tooth. Prom. College graduation. And, of course, the weddings.


Weddings are usually such big celebrations, people often fill up whole albums with the photos. Pictures of the cake. The couple walking down the aisle (or the field of daisies!). The vows. The kiss. The bouquet toss to a lucky single person in the crowd. The couple dancing to their favorite song.

Now imagine the couples who didn't get to make that wedding album, even though they desperately wanted to.

They could have looked like this:

Or this:

Or this:

Do you feel the tears welling up a bit? Are you saying, "Awww"?

These missed memories are good reminders that the fight for marriage equality isn't just a legal one.

On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about marriage equality. There were arguments in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation and arguments in favor of states' right to ban marriage equality.

But the real struggle isn't just in the courts. It's about creating a society where same-sex love — and those gorgeous wedding memories — are as celebrated and socially accepted as much as opposite-sex love.

Not convinced? Check out this heart-melting video from PFLAG Canada that shows all the beauty and joy that a loving, accepting, and equal society could have celebrated over the years:

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Remember: The battle is is about people — and love.

Love must win.

Chime in on the conversation if you agree: Check out the hashtags #LoveMustWin and #LoveMadeLegal.

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