Alabama Bound

This here’s Stretch Coyote talkin’ at ya.

Looks like some of them Alabamian heterosexuals are gonna make a Custer’s Last Stand against lettin’ people in love tie the knot--people who just happen to be of the same sex.

I do believe it’s a kind of Custer’s Last Stand, cause despite their convictions that this world is only about 6,000 years old, Fred Flintstone had a pet dinosaur and the Apocalypse is right around the corner, I can’t see much future in it.

I don’t reckon it’ll take much more than a few years from now for the rights of guys and gals and gays to marry gays and gals and guys to be pretty much the law of the land. Hell, anybody semiconscious can see which way the wind’s blowin’.

I suspect them Alabamian probate judges know good and well they’re fightin’ a losin’ battle. But as long as they’re holdin’ elected office, elected by dinosaur-ridin’, science-denyin’ creationists, they will no doubt put up a fuss-and-feathers fight, cause after all, election time is always right around the corner.

Yup, those anti-gay-marriage Alabamians will likely hold their ground, just like their hero, the late Governor George Wallace did back in 1963 when he stood in front of the entrance to the University of Alabama tryin’ to keep out black kids. Yeah, they’ll hang on just long enough to get re-elected. Then they can always change their minds should the prevailing winds change direction.

Or maybe just like Custer, some will fight on no matter how doomed their cause. I suppose that’s what last stands are all about.

~ Stretch Illustration by John Sherffius
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