Monday, June 24, 2013

It's about time

Unlike most people my age, I never really liked Archie, Veronica, Betty, and the rest of the gang from Riverdale High. But there's one recent storyline that grabbed my attention—a gay wedding! Who would've thunk it?!

I know that this particular story came out last year, but I had a very difficult time finding that specific issue. When I saw a compilation last week with the awesome story about two guys finally tying the knot, I just knew I had to get it. I think this one's a keeper.

All this recent tide of goodwill about marriage equality has got me thinking of what the next generation would probably say. "What's the big deal with two guys (or girls) getting married? They love each other, yes? How come people years ago would be opposed to this? You old people are so weird."

Equality is something I feel passionately about. I find it odd that so-called modern-thinking folks would be all for equality and yet have these conditions. Equality is treating everyone fairly—it's as simple as that. Everything else is irrelevant: be it gender, sexual orientation, race, social status, and what have you.

But I know, baby steps. If it takes a popular comic to show to the young generation that marriage between two guys is perfectly fine and that there's no big deal about it, then I'm happy. Yes, baby steps.  Before we take that giant leap for equality.

The uber-romantic back cover