My kids were born in the 1980s. When we taught them that up until the 1960s, blacks had to use different bathrooms, sit in the backs of buses, and go to different schools, they were incredulous.
“What? How did we get away with that? It makes no sense. All that’s different about blacks is the color of their skins.”
That was 25 years ago.
Let’s turn the clock 25 years forward. It’s 2037.
My kids tell their kids that in the 2000s, gays didn’t have the same rights as the rest of us, simply because they had different sexual orientations.
“What the heck? What business of anyone is it who people sleep with?”
People will be incredulous, wondering what was wrong with us.