November 6, 2008

Election Successes and Losses

Filed under: Politics — maryparadox @ 4:41 pm
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Me with my "I Voted!" and "Vote NO on PROP 8, UNFAIR & WRONG" stickers.

Just a quick note about the US and California elections. First of, woohoo OBAMA!!! His speech was amazing, and even McCain had a really nice concession speech.

But, in California, we had a huge disappointment. A constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage passed, and this makes me profoundly depressed and angry. California also passed a ballot measure requiring girls to notify their parents before having an abortion :(

Here is an inflammatory article about Prop 8 (Vote no on 8, no to hate!) the ‘California Marriage Protection Act’ that pretty much sums up how I feel:

“Here’s a good diagnostic test for whether a proposed law is bigoted: if it applies to a group of people, replace the subject group in question with “Jews” or “Blacks”, and see how it reads. . . In the case of Proposition 8, how would you vote if it read, “Only marriage between Christians is recognized in California”? Or “Only marriage between white-skinned people is recognized in California”?”


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