Gay blues

November 5, 2008

Proposition 8 succeeded here, so it appears my marriage is dissolving before my eyes. Yes, it’s not clear what the future holds for the 18,000 lesbian and gay couples that got married this year, but still, I’m really saddened by it. It’s hard to be angry at 5 million California voters. It was really close, but not close enough. I hope that the whole issue comes back as legal civil unions without the religious stickiness of the word “marriage.” Until then, Daniel and I will return to being domestic partners. We still have tremendous benefits in California, and being employed by the University of California is even better. So, we’ve lost nothing but the word.

I look at the statistics and see that people from age 18 – 29 were largely supportive of gay marriage, while people over 30s are against it. So, it looks like we just have to be patient.



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