Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mixed Emotions

I was so happy after the election. I was almost in a state of shock that we had finally gotten the candidate that I wanted in the White House after 8 years. I have so much hope for Obama and what this country can be.
But then the results for Prop 8 in California came in and I was so disappointed. It made me extremely sad and almost unable to celebrate Obama's victory. There was a proposition here in California to allow more walking room for farmed chickens and that was passed, but not the proposition to allow gays to marry. Plus, that awful law was passed in Arkansas that does not allow adoption by nonmarried people. That is just so ridiculous. There are so many children who need loving homes and instead there is a law passed that excludes from the adoptive parent pool potentially wonderful homes? Just awful.
We went for gelato the other night and there was an anti Prop 8 rally happening nearby and a gay couple with their two adopted sons came in with protest signs and you could see that they were clearly a loving, happy family. I almost started crying, I was so full of emotion.

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