YES, WE DID! And, no, we didn’t.
This election has turned out to be very bittersweet for me. When I wanted pure sweet victory, it seems that our country still has a long way to go as constitutional amendments filled with hate, intolerance and total ignorance were passed to ban gay marriage in California, Arizona and Florida.
In California, 61% of the people voted for Barack Obama while only 48% voted against Proposition 8. I’m at a loss for what those 13% were thinking. How can you vote for Barack – his kindness, his background, his message, his mission, his vision, his words, his action – and then vote for an amendment that is homophobic, non-inclusive and strips good, loving people of their civil rights.
This country has some healing to do. I know that Barack Obama is going to help us on this journey, and that we’ll have to work hard to do our part. We’ll overturn these amendments in time. Just like goodness overwhelmed and prevailed in Barack’s election, it will eventually overwhelm and prevail in the hearts of all Americans, in all people.
I can only educate people, live as an example for what is right…and hope.