Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

  • Mood:

While everyone else is watching the end of the presidential race...

...I am finally getting to see the exit polls from California, withheld until the polls close.

This was a nailbiter, but if those polls hold true in the count, CA Proposition 8 will fall to a narrow defeat. What's so sad to me is that there are obviously a large number of people willing to vote for Barack Obama simultaneously willing to vote to write discrimination into California's constitution.

I'm going to stay up long enough to see the precinct counts start to come in.

owenthomas and gregorsf I hope my meager contribution to Equality California and the small number of e-mails I was able to write helped. The presidential election is for the next few years. I can only hope that Proposition 8 does go down to defeat and that legacy lasts for generations.

Nationally, there is still a battle yet to fight...across the country other referenda against marriage equality appear to have won in their states, as did a hateful measure against allowing same-sex couples to adopt.

One hard-fought victory at a time, we will get there.
Tags: equality, marriage

  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

  • My tweets

    Tue, 11:00: Pulling a full 250 KW and over 1,000 miles per hour charge rate at the new Reston teslamotors #SuperCharger. @ Wieh……

  • My tweets

    Fri, 19:57: Mixed meat meatballs, sauteed vegetables, loaded mashed potatoes with da_valentine and friends @ Corolla, North Car……

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.