“It’s important to not lose sight of the fact that it’s not time that’s made the difference, although time has made the real opportunity possible. It’s the coalition of allies that this time has allowed gay men and women to muster. Forty years of coming out, of getting in arguments, of shocking, of convincing, of cajoling, of marrying, of parenting, and of merely being around—that’s what led us to where we are today. Forty years of living and dying and loving and fighting.”

V.F. digital editor Chris Rovzar the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings.

In honor of today’s Supreme Court decision, we present “The POTUS with the Mostess” from our March 2009 cover.

In honor of today’s Supreme Court decision, we present “The POTUS with the Mostess” from our March 2009 cover.