So, the courthouse in my hometown just started issues licenses for same sex marriage. My hometown, where they shut down every single after school club rather than allowing a gay-straight alliance student group. My town, where "queer bashing" was just part of the culture when I was a kid, where I'd get called "faggot" as they threw garbage from the pickup truck windows. Where, when I visit today, my gay friends have discussions over which bars are safe to visit. My fucking hometown.

Well, here's to progress.