The movement to make gay marriage legal has seen a meteoric increase in the past few years. A decade ago, there were only a handful of states that recognized marriages between same-sex couples. Today, there are 36, in addition to the District of Columbia. But even though gay marriage is becoming much more commonplace, it’s still a very controversial issue, which you can see in the clip below from The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

In this segment, Larry and his panel of guests—which includes singer Lance Bass, Daily Beast writer and CNN contributor Sally Kohn, comedian Jessica Kirson, and Reverend Michael Faulkner—have a heated debate over marriage's long history and where it's likely headed in the future. Topics they tackle include: Is universal gay marriage inevitable, or could its current course be reversed? Can the pro-gay-rights movement fully co-exist with religion? And where do the powers of belief end and the guarantees of rights begin? As usual, Larry and his guests have quite a lot to say on the matter.

You can check out the entire panel segment by visiting here. And be sure to catch The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore weeknights at 11:30/10:30c on Comedy Central, or watch full episodes anytime in the Comedy Central App!