My heart is in turmoil this morning. I’m thrilled that Barack Obama was elected but honestly I never seriously considered the possibilty that he’d lose. The alternative was just too unthinkable.

But I’m heartbroken about the passage of anti-gay marriage propositions in California, Florida, and Arizona. I’m tired of hearing that letting gay people marry is going to be the end of civilization. I’m tired of hearing that marriage is all about making babies. I’m tired of hearing about having to “protect the children.”. It is not about the children. Want proof? Arkansas passed a proposition that bans single cohabitating people from fostering or adopting. Single people are ok as long as they don’t live with anyone. In other words, the people of Arkansas would rather leave children in abusive households because of a lack of foster homes than to let them possibly live with gay people or those type of people who “live in sin.” How is that “for the children”?

One Reply to “Good but not enough”

  1. There is hope. The ACLU is fighting back on the passage of prop 8. If they succeed it will be a great precedent that seems likely to really change things in our country.

    http://aclu.org/lgbt/relationships/37706prs20081105.html

    Plus, there is hope from Obama, too:

    http://cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?Rsrcid=37932

    Here is a quote from that last article:

    “We also have to do more to support and strengthen LGBT families,” Obama told this council. “And that’s why we have to extend equal treatment in our family and adoption laws.”

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