Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:25 AM
Jamastiene (35,765 posts)
Future U.S. History Students: 'It's Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marri
Future U.S. History Students: 'It's Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marriage'
DECATUR, IL, THE YEAR 2083—According to students in Mr. Bernard's fourth-period U.S. history class, it's "really pathetic" how long it took for early-21st-century Americans to finally legalize gay marriage.
The class of 2086 said it was "laughable" that people against gay marriage were given a legitimate political voice in the early 21st century.
The classroom of 15-year-olds at MacArthur High School—all of whom were born in the late 2060s and grew up never questioning the obvious fact that homosexual couples deserve the right to get married—were reportedly "amazed" to learn in their Modern U.S. History: 2081 Edition textbooks that as late as the 2020s, gays and lesbians actually had to fight for the constitutional right to wed.
"Wow, that is nuts," said student Jeremy Golliver, who claimed he knew gay rights was a struggle "like, a hundred years ago" but didn't realize it lasted so long. "It's really embarrassing, when you think about it. Just the fact that people in this century were actually saying things like, 'No, gays should not be allowed to marry,' and were getting all up in arms about it, as if homosexuals weren't full citizens or something. It's insane."
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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:37 PM
stevenleser (30,605 posts)
4. I tell those people I know who are not pro-equality, look how those people who were against civil
rights in the 1950s and 1960s seem to you now. They seem that way to everybody, they seem like ridiculous bigots who have no place on the planet.
That is how those people against LGBT rights are going to seem in the very near future. It's getting that way already. Don't be among those people.