I awoke the other day to the news that the American Supreme Court had ruled that same-sex marriage could be legal all across America. It's also been legal here in the UK for a while now too. As a straight man, this change in the law has made absolutely no difference to my life... except it has in one major way; it made me pleased for the happiness of others who have finally gained the equality they deserved.
Of course, if my Tom Thug character was still around today he'd have hated it. I nicknamed him the 'Brainless Bully' and one of the most loathsome types of bully is the bigot. Tom would have kicked and screamed and had a tantrum and made himself look a right pillock with his impotent rage. So I thought I'd draw him doing that in the picture above, with him furious at the very thought of this act of equality.
Happiness is far too elusive in this world, and finding a soulmate is even harder. I was never fortunate enough to find true love, and I've come to terms with the likelihood that I never will now, but I'm happy for those that have. If two consenting adults want to celebrate their love with the ceremony of marriage, good luck to them, whatever their gender or orientation. Life's too short to resent people's happiness.