Thursday, November 6, 2008

(not so) well played, America

Tuesday night, I passed out early. I wasn't up to see the election results. Sid was. He woke me up and asked, "Guess who's President?" and I said "John McCain". Looks like I was wrong.

Well played, America. It's nice to be pleasantly surprised for once, so thank you for finally getting your head out of your ass. I was beginning to suspect that you never would.

The anti-choice initiatives that were put on the ballots in many states were shot down. Again, well played, America. Wimminz is people. Fertilized eggies is not. Good call. Pats on the back all round.

But, America, what the fuck were you thinking when you voted for every bit of gay-discriminating bullshit that was put on the ballot? Seriously, what the fuck were you thinking? Can you give me one good reason, one solid, irrefutable reason why gay couples cannot marry or adopt children? One that doesn't come from the bible? Because if you can't, if your whole argument boils down to "the bible says gays are icky", that's unconstitutional, innit? That blows the bit about the separation of church and state right out the fucking window, doesn't it?

I do think we're moving the right direction, though. Things like this are horribly discouraging, and sometimes it's hard to hang onto hope. But change happens slowly. Even 50 years ago, no one would have imagined that a man of African-American descent would win the presidental election. 50 years ago, gays outing themselves to their families would not expect love and acceptance, or even just tolerance. We have come a long way in that respect. But we still have such a long way to go.

1 comment:

Queermo said...

I knew it would be Obama.