I’ve made it no secret that I supported Barak Obama for president. I was very excited when it was announced he won. This truly is a momentous occasion. Even those who didn’t support him should feel proud that a black man can finally be president in the U.S.
Unfortunately, nearer and dearer to my heart, proposition 8 passed in California. Proposition 8 declared that marriage is between a man and a woman. Four months ago the state supreme court declared that I am an equal citizen. I could legally marry the man I loved. That all changed yesterday. The citizens of the state voted to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision.
I don’t really know what to say about all this. I’ve shed a few tears. I’m ready, without hesitation, to move to Canada, but I don’t think Maurice is open to the idea. Many have already told me they would perceive that as cowardly. I, however, consider it just voting with my feet. If Americans want to consider me a second class citizen, then fine, I’ll just go where they feel differently about that.
Three separate states added to their constitutions last night that marriage is only between a man and a woman. So yes, we finally have reached the point that a black man is in office, but there’s still plenty of hate to go around.
Anger and sadness are ripping my guts out right now. Fuck you to all the haters out there.