Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Bitter Sweet

I'm not sure exactly what I want to say here. And I only have about 5 minutes before work to say it... I'm thrilled to see Obama elected and I'm elated that a handful of measures I was supporting went the way I wanted them (No on 4 - for example). But. Y'all. On what should be a happy celebratory morning all I can do is constantly refresh SFgate.com and watch the tallies of Prop 8. 52% percent in favor with 95% of precincts reporting.

I can't believe that 52% of the people I live around, work with (no scratch that all the women at my company are fabulous), people who shop at the same stores as me, ride the same public transit and walk their dogs on the same streets I go on my morning run down... I can't believe that more than half of these people are so bigoted and close-minded as to have let us approve legislation on one of the most personal moments of a couple's life. Last time I checked no one voted for or against MY marriage just because I happen to have met and fallen in love with a man.

I know that I might be alienating some readers by what I just wrote but the truth is I'm not sure I even WANT those types of people as readers. So I can't bring myself to care. I'm off to get ready for work and am praying for a miracle in that last 5% of precincts. I feel like I might vomit.

2 comments:

KT said...

i was so disappointed to hear that ca banned gay marriage. it's awful. i have mixed feelings about homesexuality, as i was raised in a very religious greek family. but i am a libertarian and a strong believer that the government does not have the right to interfere in our personal lives. if joe schmoe wants to marry larry the cab driver that is their damn business. if they want to adopt a kid that is in the system and in desperate need of a family then more power to them! the government should focus on solving real issues and leave people to handle their own lives.

Liz said...

I agree with you, the election was bittersweet. I am elated that Obama is going to be our president but horrified that I live in such a bigoted state. I can not believe we have come to deny a human being their rights. Its a very dark day....