With the conclusion of my research on same-sex marriage legislation, I wanted to look back to where it all started--New York. Even though same-sex marriage legalization was highly approved by the New Yorkers, there still was hesitation to pass the bill way back in June 2011. “The pivotal decision with national consequences looked more and more likely to rest in the hands of just two Republican Catholics from conservative upstate areas.”
With all those factors riding on the bill, it may just be a miracle that anything got passed. It seems as if today, politicians take a stand on something and stubbornly refuse to acknowledge any other view. Very little has been passed in the Obama administration because Congress is not willing to compromise.
This nation was founded on compromise, and if we choose to ignore what works best for this diverse country, then we will get nowhere. Obviously New York took a step ahead of this stationary nation and decided to make a change. Even though the process was difficult, in the end, I feel as if they made the right decision.