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>Proposition 8 ruins my election fun

>Yes, we are all happy that Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Such a day should come everywhere in the world, in every country where the marginalized are able to to find their rightful voice. This win is not a magic wand, but without it, America would truly be sorry.

Now I hate to be a party-pooper, but this morning I read the news item “California voters approve Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages – Los Angeles Times” and was sorely disappointed.

Gay-rights advocates, after this debacle (52% yay-48% nay), filed a legal challenge in California Supreme Court to Proposition 8. The supporters of gay-marriage ban call it an attempt to “subvert the will of voters”.

According to LA Times, lawyers for same-sex couples said they will argue that the anti-gay-marriage measure was an illegal constitutional revision — not a more limited amendment.

Guess, there is still a steep hill to climb then, as Obama (watch video) said in his thank you speech.

Incidentally, I noted that Proposition 8 was the “most expensive proposition on any ballot in the nation this year, with more than $74 million spent by both sides.” Talk about fervor and nastiness.


3 comments on “>Proposition 8 ruins my election fun

  1. Moonflower
    November 5, 2008

    >Go Obama! Fleuve, where’s my beer?

  2. anu
    November 5, 2008

    >must have issues…. otherwise what are we going to rant no, write about?

  3. fleuve-souterrain
    November 5, 2008

    >I’ll drown myself in beer if this Proposition is overturned! You can join me then.

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This entry was posted on November 5, 2008 by in america, elections, gays, Obama, proposition 8, same-sex.
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