[I]t makes sense for us to take a leadership role in ensuring that people are treated the same. —President Barack Obama, January 28, 2010
So, if a state’s laws say it is legal, and a couple’s church says it’s moral, and a same-sex couple gets married, why isn’t their marriage recognized by the federal government? And why aren’t you working to change that?
Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President George W. Bush, whose wife Cathy has been friends with the Roves for 20 years, said: “It’s always sad to see a marriage end. These are two very good people, who came to a not-easy decision. But they care a lot about each other, and they love their son. And they’ll work through it.”
No, working through it usually refers to what you do in order to stay married.
via Karl Rove granted divorce in Texas — — POLITICO.com.
The big gay shrug / Sorry, enemies of gay marriage. Prop 8 or no, you’ve already lost
Let us hereby be reminded, before sadness and frustration overwhelm once more: Proposition 8 and its ilk are merely the last, fitful gasps of a long-dying ideology, markers of a certain kind of sad, conservative desperation. They are the final clawings and scrapings of a reactionary worldview that attempts to outlaw and punish all it cannot, will not understand. Same as it ever was, really.
If you’d like to let Jim Douglas, governor of Vermont, know what you think of his act, he has a contact page on his website.
I can’t be at the protest today (I’m having muscle spasms in my back, but even if I were well, I would be celebrating my friends Chris and John’s wedding instead). So this small contribution to visibility will have to do.
The election of Barack Obama was such a wonderful thing. But on the same day, four states approved anti-gay measures. It fills me with sadness and anger.
California Propostion 8 Election Results. (Edit 12pm: The link went to an interactive map that seems to have gone away. If I find another one, I’ll replace the link later.)