America is a constantly changing nation. By definition, this country defends the rights of the downtrodden and the weak; however, our history shows that getting there is never easy.
Today, our most prominent social injustice is relegated to the homosexual community as they face discrimination from many right wing conservatives and religious groups. As much inequality as there may be, the denial of marital rights certainly being the most hotly contested, we have made strides of improvement in the face of this issue.
In the recent election, four new states legalized gay marriage by popular vote, including Washington, Maine, Iowa, and Maryland, which leaves the grand total at nine states with marriage equality legislation. This would seem like the beginning of a promising future for the homosexual community in the United States.
Of course, nine out of 50 states is far from a majority, and gay rights group won’t stop fighting for equality until that number totals 50.