Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I could scarcely be more pleased - nay, ecstatic - about Barack Obama's decisive victory in the presidential election last night. The upswell of emotion not only around the country but, in fact, around the world inspired tears, champagne toasts, and a spate of text messaging with my family to end all spates of text messaging, ever.

How's THAT for historical.

However, I'm deeply saddened by what looks like a victory for Prop 8 in California, which endangers the thousands of recent marriages between gay couples in that state. Marriages which were beautiful, joyous, and long-awaited.

And so I would like to say, for the record, that I think that a ban on gay marriage weakens the sanctity of heterosexual marriage, or perhaps I should say: of marriage generally.

What a damn shame.


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