Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Weren't we supposed to be the cool kids?

I live in California. I am embarrassed today. For a state that is supposed to be so liberal and open minded when it comes to letting people do what they want to, to see Proposition 8 go down in flames is a disgrace.

I am a heterosexual man, the vote doesn't affect me personally, per se. But we all have friends who are affected. To think that on the day we elect a black President we can still be so discriminatory to another group of people is tragic. As a friend of mine said "I guess gay is the new black". Now, I don't mean to even insinuate that the travails of gays and blacks are the same, as I would probably be attacked from both sides as the big dumb white guy who has never seen a day of discrimination in his life. But I can still feel bad about the events and it is my right to ask WTF? How did this happen? A lot of people are citing the Bradley effect, but over 5 million people are saying that gays don't have the same standing that "normal" people should and I don't understand it.

I don't want to go anymore into the details about it today. Shame on us here in the State of California for this. You think we'd have known better by now.

1 comment:

tashikitten said...

Favorite protest sign: "You have two wives; why can't I have one husband?" Anyway, I am fucking heartbroken over prop 8.