Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Three Things to Make You Cry

Two happy. One so very, very sad.

Daring to Dream of a Black President: Some of America's leading black voices, including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Spike Lee and Tiger Woods share what it means to them on Alternet.org via Jack & Jill Politics

Dancing in the Streets at Daily Kos

California voters approve Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages in the L.A. Times

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4 comments:

Rebecca said...

There was a huge celebration in Richmond as well. About 2000 people (mostly VCU college students) collected in the street and walked down to the capital cheering for Obama. Apparently it was a very boisterous but well behaved mob.

Thalia said...

The small part of Baltimore we drove through at 1 am was joyous. It was amazing.

The downside of the night was, surrounded by gay friends, we found out about Prop. 8 passing in CA. Now two of them, who were recently married there, are wondering what will happen.

Bob said...

In reply to thalia:

Your friends should check out The Citizens, where they report that the CA Attorney General says that no one's going to be retroactively un-married in the eyes of the state, thank God.

Earlier, one of the Citizens expressed his legal opinion, predicting that outcome. So they know what they're talking about.
:)

I'm upset about Prop. 8, but I hope it's just a bump in the road, and that this will quickly be corrected as the recognition of all committed couples is established as a basic human right.

Thalia said...

Bob:

Excellent. At least a few inroads that were gained won't be lost... I'm hoping Prop 8 is overturned soon.