"Proposition 2: The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage."
Mostly tried to ignore the rage and sickening feeling in my stomach today. Last night was something of a blow.
Texans weighed in the vote to ban any marriages other than that of a single man and single woman, and the final results were against the ban on gay marriages 33 percent to 63 percent for the ban on gay marriages. (Overall Dallas voter turnout was 16 percent.) My Theory is that people who felt very strongly on either pro or con turned out to be heard. The rest who were ambivalent or unaware of the specifics of the election stayed home.
Whatever the ultimate impetus was, this still hurt quite a bit. I never really believed the ban would fail, but I WAS hoping for more of a neck and neck result. Why do I keep living here? Why don't I just pack the shit up and MOVE?!
The Religious Right does a fine job with the propaganda that homosexuality is a sick, deviant illness that can spread if not contained.
My life is not an agenda.
The sad truth is there are still many, many people who don't now (or know they know) gay people, and will continue to live in ignorance until our voices cannot be ignored anymore. And we won't be ignored. Every year we get stronger. Every year we fight harder. And every year that sick agenda that the conservatists cling to becomes more and more implausible.
Sorry, we ain't going anywhere. And ultimately we will defeat the attitudes they are desperately trying to spread. We will vanquish the lies they spread that hurt us, our families and friends and our children. We are strong in ways you cannot begin to imagine.
And we WILL prevail.