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November 4th, 2008
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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.

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From:browngirl
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
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Amidst everything, I'm still watching for this news; thank you for this update.

One hard-fought victory at a time, we will get there.

Yes, yes we will.
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From:happypete
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)

What an agonizing process, though.

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I hope we'll get there.
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From:flyingwolf
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
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"a hateful measure against allowing same-sex couples to adopt."

what state?
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From:happypete
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)

Arkansas Initiative 1

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Here's a link to the CNN Coverage.
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From:flyingwolf
Date:November 5th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)

Re: Arkansas Initiative 1

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thanks. Interesting stats. if we only allow women and/or people under 30 to vote it would have been defeated.
From:manatee_x
Date:November 5th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)

In Florida....

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I voted both for Barack Obama and against Amendment 2 (Marrage = man + woman)

*sarcasm mode on*
My view is that the misery of marriage should be shared with everyone, not just heterosexual people ;)

Unfortunately, it looks like Amendment 2 will pass, thus sparing gay people the problems associated with being married to one another.

*sarcasm mode off*

-Chris
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From:owenthomas
Date:November 5th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
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If Proposition 8 passes, it won't stop me. I intend to keep marrying that darn man until it takes.
From:mtn_hermit
Date:November 5th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
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I intend to keep marrying that darn man until it takes.

That comment is made of 100% awesome!
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