On Friday's Real Time, host Bill Maher's opening monologue addressed the Supreme Court's decision to set aside two and a half hours of oral arguments for the four gay marriage cases (you probably get where that joke is going to go) while on the "Overtime" segment, Maher and the panel were asked whether they think the gay rights movement is entering into some sort of "final frontier" phase.
MSNBC contributor Josh Barro said the "final frontier" in gay rights will take place "inside peoples' homes and communities." He also pointed out that there is still a great deal of "state discrimination" against the LGBT community and that many individuals continue to face discrimination from their families, churches, and workplaces.
Actor Josh Gad, meanwhile, drew comparisons between gay rights and the fight over abortion and how the Supreme Court might overturn the progress made in the movement.
Of course, to easily answer the question one only needs to look at Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Law" or trans teen Leelah Alcorn to realize we still have a long, long way to go before we can say we've entered some sort of "final" stage in the movement for LGBT equality.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP…