Oct 10, 2016

A Memory From 2015

Remember that one week in late June last year, where all of those progressive things kept happening and it was really incredible?



One of those incredible things happened to be the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in every state throughout the country. I remember being on Twitter that morning and seeing so many happy tweets. Yes, there were some tweets from hateful people that were not so nice (many people were unfollowed), but many more happy tweets.

But this story isn't about a tweet. It's about something more physical, and as terrible as it is, it's hilarious and I can't believe that I've never blogged about it until now.

So basically there was this woman, and for whatever reason I was engaged in an interaction with her. The decision had just come out a couple of hours before this story takes place, so a conversation about same-sex marriage was topical at the moment. Her daughter mentioned that same-sex marriage had been legalized nationwide. Knowing that things like this was something that I was interested in, she asked me for an explanation. So I explained.

She took a deep breath and placed her hands on her hips.

"So that's what they're doing in Washington," she sighed. "Doesn't Obama have something better to be doing, like fighting ISIS?"

OH MY GOSH

1. President Obama did not legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, the Supreme Court did. Yes, maybe he played a role in this by nominating justices that were more likely to do this, but nominating justices is part of his job as president. He's doing his job.

2. So is she saying that as long as ISIS exists, all domestic issues need to be put on the backburner? Injustices such as refusing to recognize the legitimacy of love between two individuals of the same sex should just be ignored until we diminish the threat of terrorism? Yikes.

3. I won't even get into why it's ridiculous to support LGBT issues...

Thanks for reading, just wanted to get this off my chest.

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