Thursday, November 6, 2008

this is sad

Poor Ellen. :(

Seriously, she was SO excited to get married over the summer to her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi, and she fought SO hard to get everyone to vote no on Proposition 8..

But yesterday she learned that it had been passed. Voters voted to approve it 52.5% to 47.5%. It overturns the Supreme Court decision that allowed gay marriage in the state of California. 

 the marriages of some 18,000 couples will in a sense be canceled or annulled.. At the drop of a hat.. Just 4 and a half months after it was legalized. 

"Watching the returns on election night was an amazing experience. Barack Obama is our new president. Change is here. I, like millions of Americans, felt like we had taken a giant step towards equality. We were watching history. This morning, when it was clear that Proposition 8 had passed in California, I can’t explain the feeling I had. I was saddened beyond belief. Here we just had a giant step towards equality and then on the very next day, we took a giant step away. I believe one day a 'ban on gay marriage' will sound totally ridiculous. In the meantime, I will continue to speak out for equality for all of us."
--Ellen DeGeneres' reaction on the election results

I'm with her.. It kind of makes me not be as excited about the "change" we're about to face. I think it's great that we have someone not white going to the White House... But is there really change on the way if people can't even let others get married? 

Marriage doesn't affect other people.. It affects the people getting married, and that's it. And if they have kids, it certainly affects the ability to PROTECT THEIR KIDS IF they're married! Gay couples don't have the rights that heterosexual couples do, and that's STUPID if you ask me. Who cares what people do in the privacy of their homes? You shouldn't.

Don't get me wrong.. I think change is coming. But there is clearly a lot more change that needs to happen, and I can only hope that Obama can help out people like Ellen. 

How dare you people give someone a right, only to take it back. Didn't your mom ever tell you that indian-giving is wrong?!


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