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Hollywood's road to marriage equality, from The Golden Girls to Modern Family

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(CW) Fernando Ruiz/Archie Comics; Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank; Peter "Hopper" Stone/ABC; Suzanne Tenner

Americans rejoiced last week when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. But while Hollywood elite took to Twitter and Instagram to express their excitement on the historic day, pop culture has actually been exploring marriage equality for decades.

Here are some key moments that helped shape America’s opinion:

With Cristina Everett