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Wednesday, November 5 2008

Yes and No

While we celebrate the Obama victory (and celebrate we did), we still don’t know what will happen in California (with Prop 8, the results are still so wobbly but the latest report from The Bay Area Reporter said it passed, which is a very bad thing for same sex marriages) and we’ve seen both good, bad and ugly things happen in the rest of the country.

It’s pretty amazing what’s happening. Colorado and South Dakota agree that it’s a woman’s right to choose. In Massachusetts they decided to decriminalize weed.  In Michigan they said yes to human stem cell research and medical marijuana. Nebraska voted against discrimination.

On the other side of things, like Prop 8 in California, it’s pretty bleak.

In Arkansas they decided it would be better for the state’s 9,000 children in foster care to stay there then to be adopted by an unmarried heterosexual couple or by gay or lesbian couple. These same couples can’t even serve as foster parents. This is insane, and then in Florida, gays and lesbians not only can’t marry, but domestic partnerships and civil unions will not be recognized. Arizona decided against gay marriage too.

At this moment, I’m not sure what’s happening with Prop K in San Francisco.

It’s amazing how far we’ve come, and how far we’ve yet to go. Perhaps that’s the yin and yang of the universe.  Mike Riggs wrote an easy to read op-ed on the subject today at the Washington City Paper.

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