I don't want to use this space to speculate about the future, or even to celebrate; others who are much better writers than I am will do that today, and I encourage you to read their blogs.
What I do want to talk about, though, is the nation continuing to legalize discrimination against me and others like me...using the law to congratulate themselves on their backward thinking. Don't know what I mean? Here, have a look:
Trouble in Arkansas
Here's why this makes me furious: Not just is this fucking ignorance being made into law...into LAW, mind you...but with the system filling up with children who need homes to grow up in rather than group shelters, who need parents, this group of voters decided that what is important isn't the children, but their own fucking sense of peace of mind based on ignorance. Way to go, Arkansas; way to think about your next generation.
Prop 8 problems
Prop 8 problems
Again, ignorance being made into law, though thankfully in at least the California case, this isn't decided completely yet. I want to scream right now. Using the law...USING THE LAW...to try to self-congratulate backwardness and fear-thinking.
My heart goes out to J T Tepnapa and Adam B. Tepnapa, To George Takei and his husband, and also to Tommy Roddy, to Brian Andersen...to all of the amazing people who live and work in California and who happen to be gay or lesbian or bisexual across the country.
Make no mistake: while we celebrate the huge strides that America has made, right now? People are using the law to now legally discriminate. And who loses out in the end? The children that could have had good homes, but instead will be shuffled around their whole lives in foster homes, the children who could have been raised in loving marriages.
What gives me hope, though, is that for me? We now have the right team assembling to begin fixing the problems.