Day after

We did it! Anyone really can be president.
I am so incredibly proud to have been a part of the campaign in my own small way.
It’s looking like prop 8 will pass, which make me incredibly aggravated at my state. I am starting to think we need a Loving v. Virginia sort of ruling on the subject.
But you know what?
If we can elect a black man president, anything is possible. Gay rights will come, it is only a matter of time. We just have to keep fighting.
Volunteering for Obama kind of kicked my ass, but knowing I helped make a difference makes it all worthwhile. I look forward to volunteering for the Equality for All campaign or its equivalent in the next election cycle.
I am so hopeful for the nation today, I think I might have sprained my cynicism.

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2 Responses to Day after

  1. Fester says:

    I haven’t felt this good about my nationality in my entire life. How weird is that? Though… I kinda wish he hadn’t attended our college. How the hell is one supposed to live up to that alumni expectation? :)
    Major props for the work that you did.

  2. Alex Summers says:

    You’re right, of course, that we need a Loving v. Virginia. The thing is, it’s going to be a long time coming. If someone brings this issue up to the SCOTUS today, we’re much more likely to get a Bowers v. Hardwick.
    Even putting aside the current makeup of the court (and, BTW, thank goodness Obama was elected, or else McCain would’ve gotten to choose replacements for Ginsburg, Stevens, and maybe Breyer, and then we’d be totally hosed), the Supremes are very reluctant to find rights that haven’t had sufficient time to work through the states. Loving was decided in 1967, almost twenty years after the first state court (California’s) outlawed anti-miscegenation laws.
    No, it’s going to be a long, slow road, and today I have no stomach for it. Maybe tomorrow.