The year 2014 saw enormous gains on LGBT rights as well as the pushback by the determined enemies of equality. Marriage equality moved at its fastest pace, but so did the mantra of "religious liberties" and the attempt to write laws against LGBT people in a host of other areas. More and more politicians supported LGBT rights, but the 2014 mid-term election saw wins by more anti-equality candidates than we've seen in a long time. Many LGBT activists, however, showed their determination and their collective power as well, demanding full civil rights and making it clear there is no turning back.
Below, relive some of the biggest political stories of 2014.