After President Obama became the first-ever sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage last week, the subject of gay marriage has reached the forefront of the national discourse. And like any major hot-button issue, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have weighed in at nearly every stage of the highly-charged debate.
With that in mind, we decided to dig through the archives and find our favorite clips from "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" on the subject. Check out nearly 30 of the funniest ways that Stewart and Colbert (as well as "Daily Show" correspondents such as Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver and Jason Jones) have put various issues regarding same-sex marriage in perspective over the years below and vote for your favorite segment.
After Obama endorses same-sex marriage, Stewart examines the progression of Fox's arguments against it.
Obama's Gay Marriage Blasphemy
Obama brings evolution into the debate over gay marriage.
Gay Marriage Legalized In New York
Married couple and "Daily Show" correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones talk to newly married same-sex couples about the joys of married life.
North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage
North Carolina begins to equally discriminate against same and opposite-sex marriages.
Joe Biden's Same-Sex Marriage Gaffe
Joe Biden provides Stephen with some comic relief to President Obama.
The Vice President's stance on gay marriage is the same as President Obama's has always been evolving toward.
With the influx of gay characters in television, Stephen debuts his heterosexual sitcom with the help of Eric McCormack.
Gay Pride Parade
Josh Gad explores the implications of same-sex marriage during New York City's Gay Pride Parade.
"Don't Say Gay" Law
Tennessee tries to push through a law stopping teachers from even discussing sexual orientation other than heterosexuality. As Stewart points out, "Being gay isn't like 'Beetlejuice.'"
After same-sex marriage is legalized in New York, Stephen retreats to his hetero bunker.
Santorum Explains Gay Marriage
Rick Santorum puts the issue of gay marriage into terms everyday people can understand.
Despite Bill O'Reilly's warnings about interspecies marriage, New York legalizes same-sex marriage.
Jason Jones explores whether same-sex couples should be able to get a divorce.
Can't Get Queer From Here
Maine voters want to be tolerant of gays, they just can't.
Threat Level: Rainbow
Same-sex marriage is just as risky as second-hand smoke.
Radical Gay Agenda
Jon Oliver explores the radical gay agenda and shows how terrifying it really is.
Barack Obama hits the rainbow button and finally launches gay-mageddon, causing Stephen to almost marry another man.
The former chairman of the RNC comes out as gay, which sort of contradicts the things he has said in the past when running George W. Bush's reelection campaign.
Larry Wilmore discusses African-Americans' support of Proposition 8.
Ruining Same-Sex Marriage
Stephen provides a game-plan to ruin same-sex marriages to strike back at gay people ruining traditional marriages.
Iowa's Gay Marriage Ban Overturned
Iowa is officially more progressive than California.
Prop. 8 Challenge
Someone has to step up for Americans' constitutional right to take away other Americans' constitutional rights.
Marriage Equality In New Jersey
Wyatt Cenac talks to opponents of gay marriage as they embark on Trenton, much like George Washington's army during the Revolutionary War.
Canada and Mexico allow same-sex marriage, making America the meat in a big gay sandwich.
The Colbert Coalition's Anti-Gay Marriage Ad
Stephen debuts his own highly-charged commercial to fight gay marriage.
Prop. 8 Overturned
Jon Stewart defers to CNN's coverage on the decision to overturn Prop. 8 in California.
The Word: Thanks Gays!
New Jersey allows homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual married couples, paving the way for man-on-man weddings everywhere.
Christie Vetoes Gay Marriage In NJ
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie might not feel so adamant about a gay marriage ban if the issue changed to fat marriage.
Heterosexual Accountability Buddy
Stephen examines Dr. Marcus Bachmann's attempt to convert gay men to heterosexuality.