The Daily Show's Al Madrigal learned during an interview with Nate Silver that statistically-speaking Alabama and Mississippi are most likely going to be the last two states in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.
Madrigal then conducted an experiment with actors posing as a gay couple in both states.
But in Alabama, this happened:
And in Mississippi, they got this lovely keepsake made with no problem at all:
Watch the whole video here, and just try not to tear up when a Waffle House bursts into applause for a gay marriage proposal.
Yeah. It really happens.