05 November 2008

Post-election

Okay, first off, I'm thankful for a few things. The damn election is over. Yay! I am, of course, pleased about Obama, and even more pleased that there are only 75 days left of President Stupidhead. I'm also happy about a couple of the ballot measures.

On the other hand, I'm deeply disappointed that Prop 8, the anti-gay marriage measure, passed. Whatever people's own views might be on the issue, why on earth should they care so much about other people's marriages? After all, I can think of lots of straight couples that I don't think should be married, but then that's really none of my frigging business. I'm also appalled at how much time, energy, and money the Yes on 8 people put into this, especially the local churches. If you think gay marriage is a bad idea, fine, but aren't there much more pressing issues? Things like poverty, abuse, war, and inequality?

I'm officially off my soapbox now on this issue.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is it odd that people put a lot of money into fighting an issue close to their hearts?

Obama spent plenty of money to make sure they got people registered & out to the polls to help vote in his favor.

I don't see the difference.

dephal said...

I don't think it's odd that people put a lot into an issue close to their hearts. In fact, I think that's admirable. I'm just disappointed that *this* is the issue that seems so close to so many people's hearts.

For instance, California also had a ballot issue for a bond issue for children's hospitals. I never saw a single Yes on 3 sign, or received a single Yes on 3 phone call, or saw a single Prop 3 supporter with a sign. Seems to me, children's health is more important to than who other people marry. (Incidentally, Prop 3 did win, although it did not get a majority in my county.)

Knatolee said...

Gay marriage, totally legal in Canada, and no longer an issue! (Well, there are still people against it, of course, but even the right-wing prime minister has thrown in the towel in overtunring it.) I am very glad that my gay friends have as much right as anyone else to choose marriage, or not!