Last Gay Standing

  • Aired:  10/29/13
  •  | Views: 356,239

Al Madrigal travels to Alabama and Mississippi to see which one of these backwoods, inbred, homophobic states will swim longest against the tide of history. (5:44)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

LISTEN TO THIS: GAY MARRIAGE ISNOW LEGAL IN PLACES LIKE NEW

YORK, MASSACHUSETTS, CALIFORNIA,YOU KNOW, THE GAY STATES.

[LAUGHTER]BUT HOW LONG UNTIL THE REST OF

THE NATION SEES THE LIGHT?

AL MADRIGAL FILED THIS REPORT.

>> STATE AFTER STATE IS RACINGTO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE BUT THE

REAL QUESTION IS NOT WHO WILL BENEXT IT'S WHO WILL BE LAST?

STATISTICIAN NATE SILVER.

STATES PROBABLY THE SLOWEST TOMOVE TOWARDS LEGALIZATION ARE

MOSTLY IN THE SOUTH, WHAT WECALL THE DEEP SOUTH, IN

PARTICULAR ALABAMA ANDMISSISSIPPI ARE MAYBE THE LAST

TWO.

>> WHEN YOU WENT TO MISSISSIPPI,WHAT DO YOU FIND?

>> I DIDN'T GO TO MISSISSIPPI.

>> WHAT ABOUT ALABAMA?

YOU WENT TO ALABAMA?

>> I'M NOT BEEN TO ALABAMA.

>> AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A STATISTICIAN. I THINK ANECDOTAL

EVIDENCE ISINTERESTING AND ADDS

COLOR TO A STORY.

>> OF COURSE, ALABAMA ANDMISSISSIPPI.

SO WHO IS IT GOING TO BE?

CLETUS OR BETUS.

IT WAS TIME TO SEE WHICH ONE OFTHESE BACKWOODS INBRED,

HOMOPHOBIC STATES WILL SWIMAGAINST THE TIDE OF HISTORY

LONGEST.

WE'LL SEE WHO HAS THEINTOLERANCE EDGE. IN THIS CORNER

FROM THE STATE THAT STILL HASSEGREGATED SORORITIES,

ALABAMA LAWYER DOUG JONES.

>> WITH REGARD TO SAME-SEXMARRIAGE, ALABAMA WILL BE THE

LAST STATE IF WE EVER RATIFY.

>> AND IN THE OTHER CORNER FROMA STATE WITH THE CONFEDERATE

FLAG INSIDE THEIR OWN STATE FLAGFLMISSISSIPPI COLUMNIST SLIMLAG

SMITH. >> MISSISSIPPI WILL BE LAST

GET THERE KICKING AND SCREAMINGALL THE WAY.

I WISH IT WEREN'T TRUE BUT ITIS.

>> TIME FOR A GOOD OLD FASHIONEDINTOLERANCE-OFF.

>> WE PASSED AN AMENDMENT SAYINGNOT ONLY CAN YOU NOT HAVE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE YOU CAN'T HAVEANY FORM OF CIVIL UNION THAT

LOOKS LIKE A MARRIAGE.

>> MISSISSIPPI WAS THE LAST TORATIFY THE 13TH AMENDMENT THAT

OUTLAWED SLAVERY.

>> ALABAMA'S CONSTITUTIONMANDATES

SEPARATE SCHOOLS FOR WHITE ANDCOLORED STUDENTS.

>> YOU SAID COLORED?

>> OH, YEAH.

>> IS THIS TOUGH?

>> IT'S TOUGH.

>> WHERE DOES ALABAMA STAND ONSODOMY?

>> IT'S A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR INTHIS STATE.

>> IN MISSISSIPPI IT'S A FELONY.

>> SERIOUS?

>> I'M SURPRISED A GAY COUPLECAN GET A FISHING LICENSE IN

MISSISSIPPI LET ALONE AMARRIAGE LICENSE.

>> DID YOU SAY FISTING?

>> FISHING LICENSE.

>> THAT MAKES SENSE.

PICKING A WINNER IS TOUGHER THANI THOUGHT.

I HIRED TWO STUNT PERFORMERSPLAYING REAL LIVE GAYS.

WE WOULD CAPTURE THE INTOLERANCEOF REDNECKS TO ACTS OF SIMULATED

GAYNESS.

THE STATE WITH THE LEASTTOLERANCE WINS.

ROUND ONE THE GAY PDA TEST.

OKAY.

NO ONE SEEMED TO NOTICE.

MAYBE WE WERE BEING TOO SUBTLEBUT THEN IN ALABAMA IT HAPPENED.

>> PUNK ROCK GAY COUPLE.

THAT'S COOL.

>> Y'ALL REALLY DIG EACH OTHER.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL, MAN.

>> (bleep) (bleep).

>> WHAT THE (bleep) WAS THAT.

MISSISSIPPI YOU HAVE A HUGEOPENING HERE.

LET'S SEE WHAT YOU GOT AT THIS STATE FAIR

PHOTO BOOTH.

>> ONE, TWO, THREE.

OKAY.

>> LOOK AT THAT.

>> THAT WILL BE MIGHTY NICE ONTHE WALL.

>> YEA.

>> COME ON, REALLY EVEN THESALTY OLD CARNEY WAS PRO-GAY.

SURELY TWO GAYS AT A LIVESTOCKSHOW WILL DO THE TRICK.

NOTHING?

THAT'S IT.

WE'LL SETTLE THIS THE OLDFASHIONED WAY IN A WAFFLE HOUSE.

Y'ALL WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW WEMET TWO YEARS AGO AT A

WAFFLE HOUSEAND I WANT TO SAY,

MICHAEL, WOULD YOU MARRY ME.

>> NO YOU ARE NOT.

>> IF YOU WOULD DO THISBECAUSE THIS IS SPECIAL TO ME.

>> YES!

[ APPLAUSE ]>> THAT'S CLAPPING?

OKAY MISSISSIPPI LAST CHANCE TOBRING SOME AUTHENTIC

ANT-GAY REDNECK VENOM.

>> WOULD YOU MARRY ME?

>> YES, YES!

[ APPLAUSE ]>> SERIOUSLY, THESE ARE THE TWO

GAYEST STATES IN THE UNION.

I WAS OWED AN EXPLANATION.

[LAUGHTER]HOW WAS YOUR TRIP, SIR?

>> UM, SUPER GAY.

>> EVEN IF THESE STATES 30% OFPEOPLE MIGHT SUPPORT GAY

MARRIAGE.

>> I WATCHED TWO MEN PROPOSE TOEACH OTHER IN A WAFFLE HOUSE,

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?

>> WHAT HAPPENED?

>> THERE WAS AN APPLAUSE BREAK.

>> ALABAMA MIGHT AS WELL BEBLOWING MISSISSIPPI RIGHT NOW.

HAVE YOU SEEN THEM ON THE MAP?

>> THEY ARE KIND OF BUTT TO BUTTTHERE ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI

THAT IS TRUE.

GLAD YOU SAID IT.

>> FOR ALL OF OUR ATTEMPTS TOSTEREOTYPE SOUTHERNERS FOR

STEREOTYPING GAY PEOPLE THEYSHOWED US THEY WON'T BE BE PUT

INTO A BOX UNLESS THAT'S WHATTHEY ARE INTO

Loading...