A critique of the United States acceptance of same-sex marriage law.
“[…] at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married” (Obama).
With those resounding words, Barack Obama’s 2012 publicized opinion signaled what some would consider the official political tipping point to support same-sex marriage. Amidst a forty-year debate, the United States Legislative Governments have slowly recognized the existence of needed policies surrounding the rights for same-sex partners. From complete evasion of acknowledgement to the most recent and progressive landmarks to date, many sub-culture societies within the US are beginning to genuinely recognize the equal rights of gay and lesbian people in the broader United States. And while some newly fashioned laws don’t necessarily favor same-sex marriage, the fact that they address any position on the matter is still progress in itself. The current state of the issue is unresolved and progress begs the ever-present question: When and how will same-sex marriage be fully recognized by all levels of US Government? Attempting to answer this question will require consideration of past historical milestones, present legal allowances and future implications of this issue. However, this analysis will reveal that the laws attempting to ban same-sex marriage, actually segregate homosexual couples. This delineation of regional recognition of same-sex marriage is confusing, overly complex and non-beneficial to the overall constitution that exists to uphold a commonly national equal right for every US citizen.