The majority of Californians just granted rights to chickens (which I agree with), but took them away from gay and lesbians.
That's the world we live in.
But I don't want to just wallow in this. I'm trying to figure out what to do to turn this sadness into hope and into something productive.
Maybe one day you and I will be standing in a huge crowd somewhere in America celebrating the election of a lesbian or a gay man as president. And maybe this defeat, and the defeat in Arizona and Florida are part of the history that had to take place in order for something huge like that to happen in our lifetime.
All I know is that I won't walk down the street the same way again after today. I'm proud of the people in this country for electing Obama (more on that later!) and at the same time SO incredibly saddened by the 5 million people in the state I live in who think its perfectly fine to discriminate against me and most of my friends.
I'm sure the majority of those people are citing their *faith* and belief in God as the reasoning behind voting YES. For the first time in my life, I'm grateful that I've never been properly introduced to whoever this "God" dude is. Thought I was missing out, but this dude is a total buzzkill.
p.s. as of 12:30pm Wednesday, there are still 3mill+ absentee ballots to count and only a 400k margin between YES and NO on PROP 8. However, most are already calling it. There will be a rally tonight at 7pm in West Hollywood. Please join me there...