Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Streak Is Over

In addition to seeing history being made with the reelection of President Barack Obama and the election of the first openly gay senator in Tammy Baldwin, there was another positive political development last night.

The losing streak for marriage equality ballot initiatives is halted at 32 straight losses.

For the first time ever, a ballot measure against same-sex marriage in Minnesota) was defeated and voters said yes to marriage-equality measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington state.

As Sharon Lettman-Hicks, the executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition said in a Washington Post interview, “It is clear that marriage-equality opponents are fighting a losing battle and our movement for full equality is at a tipping point.  More and more Americans are realizing that LGBT people deserve the same protections to care for the people they love.”

Damn skippy they do.   We also need to dispense with this played out conservative bull feces of putting people's human rights up for a majority vote and their political gain.

It's a tactic that the Forces of Intolerance may have used one time too many.

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