Rainbow Flag to Replace Confederate Flag on General Lee
It was announced earlier this week that, following the tragic, race-fueled shooting in South Carolina that left nine human beings dead in a church, the Confederate flag would be removed from a whole lot of stuff, including merchandise sold via Amazon, Walmart, Sears, and eBay. On top of that, Warner Bros. announced that it will be removing the Confederate flag from all General Lee merchandise, the famous Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard.
And given today’s landmark ruling on marriage equality, it seemed only fitting that the flag on the General Lee would be replaced with this one.
Okay, so not really, but it’s funny, eh? As someone who has spent the last quarter of a century watching this nation fight to establish rights for the LGBT community—for me, my husband, and for real living humans with love in their hearts—today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality in all 50 US states has just got me too excited not to share this awesome photo.
I want to thank all those who have fought for this moment, all those who have challenged unfair traditions, who have given a voice to our plight, who have been mocked, ridiculed, killed for their bravery. I cannot express how grateful I am for your tenacity, your hope, your courage, and your love.
My husband and I were married in New York last year and have faced a mountain of hurdles here in our home state of Ohio. We even thought that one day, we might have to leave our home, our jobs, and our families just to live in a state that didn’t deny the true status of our love. Now, we can give ourselves roots in this place that we call home, should we choose, without fear of having our marriage be ridiculed instead of recognized. This truly is a wonderful day.
And, because I’m paid to write about cars and not my personal life, here’s a picture of a Kia Sedona.
- Timothy MooreManaging Editor
Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.