1. Arkansas Now Slightly More Tolerable Place To Live — First Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued

A day after Arkansas's ban on gay marriage was  ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional by a federal judge, the state began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, making it the first Bible Belt state to step into the 21st Century. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has vowed to fight the ruling and keep Arkansas as awful as possible for as long as possible.