Hope Mingled with Despair

So, Obama won the Presidential race, making me proud to be a citizen of the USA and hopeful that we can turn things around here.

But Proposition 8, the hateful law banning gay marriage and writing bigotry into the California state constitution, looks like it will pass.

Thousands of perfectly legal marriages between same-sex couples will be in legal limbo, not officially dissolved but suddenly not recognized, either. The thought that such an evil law could pass in what is supposed to be the most progressive state in the Union makes me fear for the ability of the U.S. to grow up into a modern nation.

For those of you who voted for Proposition 8, I hope you live long enough to see your vote as shameful, just as voting for a law banning interracial marriage is shameful today.

Ron Toland @mindbat