When I wrote the last post on election night, I did not know of California’s passing of proposition 8. It’s so ironic that the state whose electoral votes put Obama’s presidency into certainty, simultaneously voted in favor of open discrimination and inequality.
“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*…” – from Obama’s speech 11/4/08
(*I like to title this last group the temporarily abled).