Yesterday Alabamians overwhelmingly voted not to recognize same-sex marriage by adding a discriminatory law that would forbid same-sex couples from ever having their unions sanctioned by the state. Having grown up in Montgomery, Alabama and witnessed first hand the homophobia and racism that exists there I am not the least bit surprised. This just reminds me that I did the right thing by leaving Alabama at 18 and only returning to visit my family, and if they were not there I’m sure I would never go back.
Joseph Rembert Jr. told the Press- Register he didn't go to the polls solely because of the amendment, but he was glad it was on the ballot. I am all man, so I ain't got nothing to do with that, said Rembert, 32, of Montgomery. I go by what the Bible says—man and woman. (courtesy of Advocate.com) This statement is very typical where I am from and I think unapologetically shameful.
I am just curious to know how my parents voted on this issue. The bigger question is whether or not I will actually have the courage to ask them.