So, the election was won by Barack Obama…I am so happy! And even in Canada we waited by our TV sets for the news. I had written a lot about the election so I was kind of invested in the result.
The only really sad thing is that Prop 8 was passed. This means that all marriages in the state of California would be limited to men and women only. Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi just got married in August and because of this their marriage will become null and void.
I have to admit that a year ago if I would have heard this I would have cheered. I didn’t agree with lesbians and gays being able to be married. I thought it was gross really. Why can’t only men and women get married and the gays and lesbians just forget it.
But a funny thing happened. I got to know a couple of lesbians and gays through their blogs. And now even one of my best blogging friends is gay. He really showed me that they are human like anyone else. Why can’t he have the right to marry his partner? They love each other and they want to be able to show each other that love.
For a country that has gone so far in being open-minded and electing a black President, why can’t they be open-minded and let people get married to the people they love?
I know I am just asking for it, but I’ve been in a heated discussion on my own blog about this exact topic. So would you vote yes or no on Prop 8 if you had a chance? (Yes being that you don’t agree with same sex marriages, and no that you do agree with same sex marriages.)