Friday, November 6, 2009

2009’s Proposition 8, or First Wednesdays in November

First Wednesdays in November are starting to become something of a tradition in split personalities for me – I wake up feeling relieved as a progressive, and troubled as a gay man. This year was no different, with Maine’s voters repealing the state legislature’s gay marriage act, yanking the right to marry from waiting couples for whom it finally seemed close. This rebuke came amidst a wash of other special elections results that, while not good, were probably the best Democrats could reasonably expect during a heavy recession and after two landslide cycles.