Whee, my first post in the Debate Room! ~*~ *ahem* So, with Pennsylvania on its way to becoming the 19th state to accept gay marriage, according to Yahoo News (http://news.yahoo.com/pennsylvania-gay-marriage-ban-overturned-judge-183943622.html), it got me to thinking. When will America, as a whole, legalize gay marriage? It seems to be a state-by-state process, but I'm thinking, "Why doesn't the government itself just step in and make an amendment (an equality of marriage amendment?) that legalizes gay marriage throughout the entire country?" I would like for that to happen not only because it'll speed up the process and grant the same right all over the country all at once, but it'll be something that America, as a nation, could be proud of. I mean, we did that when eradicating slavery and giving voting rights to women, I think we could do that again with granting legal rights for gay couples. So, what do you think? Should it be done via federal law, or state-by-state? If it's going to be done state-by-state, then how long do you reckon it'll take for it to be legal all over the country?