There's a phenomenon called "last place aversion" which basically says that people need someone to look down upon, and the closer they are to the bottom themselves, the more desperately they need to do so.
This explains a lot of the festering racism in this country, and I think also explains a lot of animosity against LGBT people.
THOSE people. The ones not like us. Someone to look down upon.
What else to say about the "Christians" in Alabama who are resisting federal court orders regarding marriage equality? Now the Alabama Supreme Court has stepped in with lots of scare-quotes about marriage, and essentially said the federal court has no jurisdiction.
Because there is no ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether bans on same-sex couples’ marriages are constitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court stated that it is free to reach its own conclusion about the constitutionality of Alabama’s bans.What is it about the South? Last place aversion, indeed.