Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Bittersweet Day

Proposition 8, the law taking away a fundamental right from some of our citizens, passed. I take some comfort in the fact that it passed by a smaller percentage than a similar measure, Prop 22, did last time, so more people are waking up to this injustice. And I know that the Supreme Court will not be amused that they have to visit this again, so it will be struck down. And then another Proposition will make the ballot, and possibly pass again, but each time with a narrower margin, until ultimately same sex marriage will have been the law of this land so long that most people will realize that the only people it truly affects are same sex couples who wish to marry. A core of vicious people will keep fighting the bad fight, but like white supremacists, they will be a small fringe of dangerous, but ultimately ineffective, evil.

Between now and then though, the haters are gloating. The message they're trying to send is "Give Up, Don't Even Try." Civil rights battles are never easy. One setback isn't going to make anyone give up. As for me and my house, we will fight to the end for Love.

1 comment:

Amanda Earl said...

or come to another CA, Canada :)