I am waiting for challenges to begin on the Constitutional amendments passed in the past ten years to see what happens. My thought is that somewhere down the line, a number of amendments will be removed or struck down, but some states may hold on to them for a while. By 2050, I expect much of this to be largely forgotten.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
I'd be very surprised to see gay marriage not legal anywhere in the USA by 2050. Based on the current youth approval rating of gay marriage right now, I think even Mississippi and Utah would go for it by then.
There should be Instant Runoff Voting
All I can think of when I see 2050 is that holy crap I'll be 60!!!
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
It will be legal all over the US and very uncontroversial, for the most part. There will likely be parts of the South and Midwest (and possibly some Mountain states) that will see disapproval, like we see now over interracial marriage, but most people, especially younger people, won't understand what the problem is.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.