"The more I see of man, the more I like dogs."Madame de Staël
That is horrible news..
Yes, it really is. I am incredibly disappointed by the residents of CA.
I am shocked and appalled. It really killled my buzz last night. Unbelievable!
So disappointing. We got a huge victory with Obama but so many defeats with propositions in CA and other states, including especially the gay adoption ban in Arkansas.
I'm disgusted and depressed. Let's hope our new president will do something about all this discrimination.
I am so sad at the result of this prop.So disappointed.
In the immortal words of Paula Abdul, 2 steps forward... and 2 steps back.This is a very bittersweet day for America. I am so disappointed about Prop 8.
I was so excited last night when Obama won so we didn't have to move to Canada. But it looks like I'm gonna have to leave CA. Stupid, homophobic state.
Major disappointment here in Minnesota... it was a horrible election for people supporting the rights of same-sex couples.
I am ashamed and appalled by our state right now. :(
:( I'm so disappointed :(
It's a very sad day for CA.I'm most suprised by the results in LA County. :-(
I am so sad. Not only for California but for the other states that passed bans as well. So, so sad.
Ditto. Fuck. :(Please excuse the profanity, but this situations calls for it.I used the same graphic in my post about Prop 8. Great minds think alike, I guess.
You have the uninformed religious zealots to thank for this one. When will people wake the fuck up?
Why people choose hate over love I will never understand. A sad day it is. I am especially shocked by LA County. Who are you people who voted yes on 8?
this is the first time I've ever been ashamed to be a californian.remember this hurt. use it. don't give up - never, ever give up.'if you're going through hell, keep going...' - Winston Churchill
one barrier broken, another one still so far off. Mr. D said it in law school, the fight for gay rights will be the civil rights movement of our lifetime. so much mixed emotion,D
[stunned silence]. that is much more disgusting than the fact that both my states (TX and OK) voted for McCain.
Agreed on all fronts. Thank you weemo for your unending support. It's blogs and people like you that honestly make me feel that not all has been lost.
*sigh*I have always loved the Bay Area. Now I know why.
Ditto all above comments. I feel sick and disgusted. I'm ashamed to be Californian. I thought Los Angeles County would be more reasonable. Shame! Shame! Shame!
Ugh. My heart hurts today.
this just makes me so upset. ugh.
i am incredulous that this passed in california, of all places.
I share your sadness and outrage.We spent the weekend at "No on 8" rallies and the amount of hatred and profanity hurled our way (often in the name of religion) was shocking. I just can't believe how many of my fellow Californians voted to strip this fundamental human right from anyone. This is a frightening and slippery slope; which "deviant" group will we legislate into second-class citizenship next?
I'm so sad and feel utterly sickened and disgusted. I couldn't sleep last nite, and cried first thing in the morning. What a sad day for CA, a state that is supposed to stand for diversity.Here is a satirical article about Prop 8 and Prop 2:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/green/detail?&entry_id=32339&tsp=1
I know I just don't get it, but this kind of stuff shocks me. I guess I just subscribe to the live and let live policy....everyone should have equal rights. It isn't weird to want equal rights and to love someone of your choosing!!! I'm so sorry. We had a couple bad elections here, too, so I was relieved about Obama, but very sad about the senate/congress stuff here.
This is so sick it's pretty much unbelievable. It's almost like it's not real. It doesn't make me want to leave California, but it does make me consider drastic action - but I'll email you more on that later tonight.
I cry every time I think about it. I am so stunned and so disgusted.
Sorry, I'm not creative right now, but I am going to copy what I wrote on FGD's blog because it's just as pertinent here.********I heard that Prop H8 was winning last night before I went to bed and I kept thinking positive thoughts, hoping that those ballots from larger, more progressive counties hadn't yet been read. I woke up this morning and wanted to cry when I heard the reality. I can't even express how disappointed and heartbroken I am. In fact, I'm starting to tear up as I type this. I feel embarrassed to be a Californian and I know I'm going to have a hard time looking people in the face and saying that this is a liberal state that protects people's rights. As I said before, I truly believe that one day, future generations will judge us as harshly as we judge the racists from the civil rights movement. And it will be well deserved. I am now looking forward to the legal challenges being presented by various constituents and the ACLU. I am keeping the hope and faith that those cases will gain some traction.Also, WTF is up with LA County? When I tell people how much I love the Bay Area and how much I miss it there and how much better it is than LA, I'm glad I now have proof.