Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Victory!

Four years ago...Hell, even a year ago, I would never have been happy for Obama to win a second term. However, he has largely followed through for LGBT Americans. I hope he will continue to fight for us.  Maryland and Maine have approved gay marriage, Minnesota has defeated a gay marriage ban, and Washington state is still too close to call.  Overall, I think it was a good day for LGBT Americans.

However, Alabama voters failed once again.  The right wing Christian nutcase Roy Moore won Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (he had been removed from that office once before for violating a federal court order), and the always idiotic Twinkle Cavanaugh defeated the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Alabama to become President of the Public Service Commission.  Also, the people of Alabama defeated a measure to desegregate Alabama school (thankfully, the US Supreme Court did that for us forty years ago.)

4 comments:

Coop said...

The victories in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota were, collectively, the best part.
All the chatter about how Gay marriage has never won at the ballot box, "a majority of the American people still believes". heehee.

Neither Obama nor Romney deserved my vote, so neither of 'em received it. :-)

gaygroom said...

It was a great night! And I'm not even American :)

Jay M. said...

Yay us! Yay US!

Peace <3
Jay

fan of casey said...

Joe: Finally a win at the ballot box, x3 for marriage. Whopee!