Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court Defense of Marriage Act case, discussed her hopes for the legalization of gay marriage across all 50 states on HuffPost Live Thursday.
Windsor called a commenter "gorgeously hopeful" for thinking that marriage equality would be realized in the United States by 2016.
She then referred to FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver's prediction that by 2024 gay marriage would be fully legal, saying, "I'd like to think he's right."
"I think the more people have come out, the more parents have said, 'Oh my God, it's my kid. It's my sister. In rotten cases, it's my husband. But when you see they're human beings -- their kids go to school with your kids, they play with your kids, they live and love like we do -- it ultimately moves people, but it takes time."
Watch Windsor's prediction above.