How much do you know about gay rights in America? Take the quiz!

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Participants carry a large rainbow flag towards the US Capitol during a gay rights demonstration in 2009.

Throughout much of the 20th century, an admission of homosexuality could result in a felony conviction and a lengthy prison sentence. Even as recently as 1970, Connecticut denied a driver's license to a gay man on the basis of his sexual orientation. In recent years, however, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement has won new rights and protections under state and federal laws.

Perhaps the most significant milestone for the LGBT community came in June 2015, when the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right for all Americans. Despite those gains, however, LGBT people are still fighting for legal protection against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

LGBT Americans continue to be subject to violence because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. In 2014, LGBT people were the most likely target of hate crimes of all minority groups, and the worst mass shooting in American history apparently targeted gay men at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Fla.

How much do you know about the history of gay rights in America? Take our quiz to find out!

1. In 2001, a Pew Research Center poll found 35 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 2016, what level of support did the same poll find?

55 percent

70 percent

37 percent

78 percent

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