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 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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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...


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