Images of past covers from the magazine about same-sex unions show how attitudes have changed over time.

The New Yorker has marked the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act with a new illustrated cover and a look back at previous covers about same-sex unions.

This week's cover, titled ‘Moment of Joy', snapshots a new attitude towards gay couples. It shows Sesame Street‘s iconic and much-loved characters Bert and Ernie cuddling in front of a television showing footage of the Supreme Court. It was illustrated by artist Jack Hunter, who originally submitted it, unsolicited, to a Tumblr blog. He said:

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