States like California & New York may be embracing gay marriage, but it’s still a fantasy in the south. Lauren Martin, 17, and Chelsea Overstreet, 18, are high school sweethearts in Alabama that have exchanged promise rings in front of their families. “If I could get married tomorrow, I would,” Overstreet says. In Alabama, a stunning 87% are against gay marriage and 53% oppose equal rights for gays. This is exactly why states like Alabama need more laws on the books protecting gays – the scary majority.