The Election

I should be really happy with the election results. Elliot Spitzer won for governor of New York. Democrats took a large lead in the House and are one vote up in the Senate (two if you count the Socialist from Vermont). Polls show voters are interested in cleaning up corruption and getting out of Iraq. Donald Rumsfeld resigned.

I should be pretty pleased. I’m not.

CO, SC, SD, TN, VA, and WI (at least) passed amendments to their respective state constitutions to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. I’d like to take this opportunity to note that none of these amendments actually changes the status of gay marriage in those states. None of them have ever allowed gay marriage, and DOMA protects them from having to recognize unions from other states. This is a preemptive attack by conservatives against the possibility of change. You know, Virginia was starting to grow on me. I was beginning to think I might be able to settle down here someday. So much for that idea.

Hey Virginia, you might want to update your slogan.

2 thoughts on “The Election

  1. I feel the same way…. I really like Colorado but damn the elections shot down domestic partnerships in the form of referendum i and passed amendment 43 ie: marriage is between one man and one women… damn them all!

  2. Bad luck, Dave. At least we (in the UK) have ”civil partnerships”. A particularly sad example of newspeak for the morally fastidious, but they make life more bearable nonetheless.