That's Alabama Governor Kay Ivey smiling proudly after signing into law a bill that allows religious adoption agencies to refuse gay couples. Because according to the supporters, who unanimously voted for the bill 87-0, there is no holier institution in need of vigorous religious protection than child adoption services.
The reason I brought up Tom Hardy's photo (other than it being glorious) is that it spells a warning for all those living in today's civilization: The internet never forgets. We are in a new era of unforgiving permanent records, one that even our politicians are not immune to. So I have a really simple question for Gov. Ivey and the many people who supported this bill: How do you suppose this moment is going to be remembered? Years from today, will the day a rich straight lady prevented a chunk of the population from having equal rights be praised as a victory for America? Will the words "No gay couples allowed" be etched in granite in front of a city hall?
It's the South ... so maybe, I guess?
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