I think gay marriage is still in the minority. But the ******* ACLU keeps pushing it on us just like they do with so much other BS.
I'm not sure what you mean by the south looking different today, but I'm sure it would look quite different if the europeans who came to America had not decided to go to Africa and kidnap people and make them slaves. In fact, many people of African origin wouldn't even exist today (or if they did, they'd live in Africa). So yeah that would have changed things - not sure if that's what you mean.