Permission ≠ Validation

It's always been legal to be an asshole. 

Turns out, it's still legal to be an asshole, and a growing number of states want you to know it. They've given permission. They've said, "You want to be an asshole? That's fine. You didn't need us to tell you you can be an asshole, but if you want us to, we will. Go ahead. Be free. We're right there with you. You have our permission."

And now all the assholes have been validated.

But all the non-assholes know validation means little if it's coming from other assholes.