The Daily Show goes to Alabama and Mississippi in order to find out which is the most anti-gay state in the union.
And they find that both places aren’t as bad as you might think.
Now, granted, this is the Daily Show. So I always wonder to what degree these segments are set up in advance. But they had these guys walk down the street, holding hands in both states, and they didn’t get much notice. And then had them propose to each inside restaurants, and they even got a smattering of applause.
Having said that, it’s not like people weren’t obviously uncomfortable with what was going on, especially with the proposal – though they knew well enough not to say anything about it, which is in itself progress:
Now, they could have gone to large cities that are perhaps more gay-friendly, who knows. I’d be curious if folks from Alabama and Mississippi could weigh in and let us know exactly how tolerance is progressing in those states. I’d be honestly curious.