ok i know all people–and not all Christians, either–don’t believe this. apparently only 51.7% of the voters in CA believe that not all of us have the same rights as others of us.
am i disappointed? heck yes. but perhaps melancholy is a better word. i am so so so thrilled that we as a nation have grown up (to paraphrase Maya Angelou last night) and have elected someone based not on his skin color but on his character (to paraphrase some other important person).
but voters in three of our nation’s states (2 of which voted for Change, one overwhelmingly) chose to halt progress as far as it comes to the rights of same-sex couples to enjoy the same benefits hetero couples possess. and as a consequence, my heart breaks not only for our rights, but also for families like this:
i know change did not come quickly–or easily–for african-americans who have struggled greatly to see this day. donna brazile tearfully noted last night,
when Barack Obama takes the oath of office at the top of the Capitol steps, it should not be lost that those steps were built by slaves, slaves who never dreamed that someone who looked like them would stand atop those steps to become President.
so, at the end of the day, i remain heartened that change will eventually come for us too.