Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bittersweet

I am elated That Obama will be our president! I am so thankful that Americans came together and said yes to change! I am so hopeful and optimistic of our future.

At the same time, my heart is broken. Proposition 8 was passed 52% to 48%. I have been in tears all day long. I honestly believed that I lived in a progressive state that was above this bigoted shit. From what I understand there are already lawsuits in place that they predict will ultimately go to the California Supreme Court and the amendment will be overturned. Why is this even up for vote?! I don't get it, I just don't!

I don't understand why people are afraid of equality.

I am in a loss for words.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

I agree with you completely.

(F)redddy said...

Because for our society to exist there has to be a battle between good and evil. If we eliminate the "evil" there's nothing left to fight. So "we" are, for the time being, the evil.

Without Smearing My Eyeline said...

I honestly think that treating gays and fat people (I am one so I can say it) poorly are the last true ways to discriminate someone and have it be okay. It's sad, and it's pathetic and it needs to stop. Eventually - it will. It's just a question of when...