I’m not as pessimistic as my title suggests, just a bit disappointed, that’s all. Our country did a good thing on November 4th in electing Barak Obama as #44. We did what just 40 years ago wouldn’t even have been thought possible. We made a giant sized step in the right direction. But, we’ve still got a long long way to go, and at the same time, on the same day, we took a few big ole steps backwards too.
As millions accross the world rejoice in this historical election, we have to also look at the states of California, Arizona, and Florida who, as of late last night had approved amendments to their state constitutions to ban same-sex marriage. Proposition 8 in California was approved by 52%, and is a proposition that actually overrides a state Supreme Court rueling that legalized same-sex marriage just six months ago.
So, as a country we’re not done jumping hurdles yet, and maybe that’s the beauty of it, because I don’t doubt that we’ll get there. Thanks to what happened on Tuesday, at least now I know that we’re capable of it.