President Obama’s announcement in support of marriage equality was hailed by gay rights groups as a huge step in the right direction, as gay and lesbian couples were fully validated by a sitting president for the first time in history. But as we saw with the vote in North Carolina on Tuesday that banned same-sex marriage in the state, there is a lot of work yet to be done in order to achieve equal rights for the gay community.
The following infographic courtesy of the Guardian in America interactive team has been making this rounds this week, demonstrating the varying levels of gay rights by state.
You can find an interactive version of the infographic by clicking on the image. Also, click here for our series on same-sex marriages on FORA.tv.