Unfortunately, along with my excitement re Barack Obama’s historic victory, I am saddened with gay rights setback during this election night in the US.
Reports indicate that Voters in Florida and Arizona approved constitutional bans on same-sex marriage on Tuesday, while the electorate in Arkansas approved a ballot initiative to prevent gay and lesbian couples from adopting. Initial results from California indicate that majority of voters back Proposition 8 which would constitutionally ban historic same-sex marriage decision by the Supreme Court. I wonder, what is going to happen to already issued thousands of gay marriage certificates?
I know that Obama is against gay marriage but otherwise he is for same-sex civil unions and other equality issues. Here is hoping that CHANGE promised by Obama campaign will change bigoted mentality of middle America, and we will witness real changes, and for all, as president-elect Obama promised during his speech tonight.