A recent poll conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post showed that increasing numbers of Americans are supportive of same-sex marriage, and that is certainly cause for hope that it will, indeed, be legalized nationwide someday.
However, political experts are saying that polls aren't always an indication of what's going to happen come election time, when Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota will be voting on this issue, the article stated.
It's a case of "Say one thing, do another."
People still seem to have conflicting emotions regarding this issue and it seems like some folks change their minds on the way to the voting booth, the article noted.
These people need to slow down and think for a second. People have murdered most of the world's rainforests, global climate change is advancing rapidly, and the world's economy is on a frightening downward spiral.
Yet these people are bothered when two people of the same sex fall in love and want to get married. Seriously?
In a word: Goofy.
Fortunately, lots of people are wising up.
In California, Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage back in 2008 would definitely be overturned now, if a state referendum were held, according to Mark DeCamillo, in the link cited above.
DeCamillo is the director of California's Field Poll.
Support for gay marriage garnered a 59 percent approval rating in a February Field poll conducted among California registered voters. Only 34 percent of those polled disapproved of the issue.
That's the highest rating support for same-sex marriage has received in 35 years of polling voters on the issue, according to the article.
In 1977, 59 percent of California's registered voters were against legalizing it, the poll showed. Only 28 percent were in favor.
Support for gay marriage is increasing among African Americans, and President Obama deserves much of the credit for that.
Prior to Obama's announcement, 41 percent of African Americans supported same-sex marriage, according to the Washington Post-ABC News Poll, in this article.
The number rose to 59 percent after Obama's announcement.
In Maryland, voters will decide whether to uphold a law that legalized gay marriage in the state this November, according to the site.
In a poll conducted prior to the President's statement by Public Policy Polling, 56 percent of African Americans said they would vote against the measure.
Afterwards, 55 percent of black respondents said they would vote to uphold the law, the site reported.
Most likely the path towards all 50 states legalizing gay marriage will be a long and arduous process. It already has been.
But if President Obama can change his thinking, perhaps some of the closed minds out there will open up.
It would be a good start.