Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Election Day: The good and the bad

THE GOOD: We have an inclusive president. In Obama’s acceptance speech, he stated:

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

“It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America.”
MORE GOOD: Dozens of openly GLBT candidates were elected to public offices across the country on Tuesday, according to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. The group, which endorsed a record-breaking 111 candidates in 2008, said more than 70 percent of its endorsed candidates had won their races by early Wednesday. Details at GayPolitics.com.

THE BAD: Anti-gay marriage propositions all passed in Florida, Arizona, and California. Arkansas made same-sex adoption illegal. What a major disappointment. Here in California, I feel like the voters have more concern and compassion for the rights for chickens and farm animals then for their fellow gay and lesbian citizens. Proposition 2 had a big win for protection and humane treatment of farm animals.

The Mormon Church must be doing “high fives” over their marriage win. For a mere $20 million dollars, they got to slap down the marriages of gays and lesbians in California. Glad to know they are doing “god’s work”.

link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28UwAyzUkE

My friends, Jon Stewart has a marvelous take on it all:

link: http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=189782&title=i-now-denounce-you-chucklarry

1 comment:

suburban dyke said...

We should try to fight Proposition 8 which takes away rights already granted.
Please consider a boycott of Sundance, Utah and Mormons
http://www.americablog.com/2008/11/why-is-sundance-film-festival-taking.html
or donating money to the Northern California ACLU
http://www.aclunc.org/ .
I am not affiliated with either. I am just trying to make a difference. Thanks.

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