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Constitution Center explores long, complicated struggle for gay rights

Beginning Friday, visitors to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia can take in a new exhibit dedicated to the storied history of the LGBT community’s struggle for equal rights.

The “Speaking Out For Equality” installment chronicles 50 years of abuse, protest, significant court decisions and pop culture moments decade by decade — starting with the 1960s, when homosexuality was considered a mental illness, and ending with a display about the landmark marriage equality case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

“It’s a long complicated story,” said Bob Skiba, who curated the exhibit. “I hope we’re able to tell it here in a way that’s clear, personal and moving.”

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