Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday, November 14th

I have been less ecstatic about the election results than many. Most of the rest of the GLBT community has been as well. Mainly, because we have been told in no uncertain terms that we need to be satisfied with the back of the bus, at best and having to walk at worst. If nothing else, the success of Proposition 8 in California in particular, which rescinds previously court guaranteed equal rights, has been a bit of a galvanizing force. I think there's going to be a lot more activism and pushing and a lot less complacency from the community nationwide. And its a community that's a lot larger with a lot more political clout than most people think.

The following from the New York Times encapsulates the real issues a lot more eloquently than I ever could.

(Sorry, Blogger is not letting me create a direct link this morning for some reason...)