I’m both extremely excited and somewhat disappointed regarding the era we are living in. On one hand, it’s great that things like gay marriage and legalizing marijuana are becoming more and more accepted. But on the other hand, it disturbs me how long it takes just to get the ball rolling with so many social issues in this country. Women still couldn’t vote less than 100 years ago and segregation laws existed until 1964 — let that sink in for a minute.
Now, if you asked me when I was in high school (late ’90s) if we would progress as far as we have in such a short time regarding gay marriage — or even legalizing weed — I would have answered with a resounding “no way.” So I suppose I should just shut up about the past and embrace the fact that the country I live in is slowly gaining its social pragmatism. For far too long, our culture has concerned itself with other people’s affairs — ones that do not affect them in any way whatsoever.
This is a sweet little video compilation put together by The New York Times showcasing the recent marriages that took place in ‘Bama after legalization — last place in the U.S. I thought would vote yes on the matter. I guess this just shows my ignorance towards the South being a stuck-up Northerner. Although, I did live in Florida for a spell, but that place is on a whole different level of WTF?! Reddit’s popular sub, r/FloridaMan, exists for a reason…
Source: The New York Times