Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Change on the Horizon...

Here we are.

After what seems like the longest election process ever, we are finally done.

I am extremly overjoyed at Barack Obama's tremendous win over John McCain, and can not wait to have him in office.

Of course, like probably much of you, I'm also saddened by the news of Prop 8's passage in California.

What this means exactly for Kelby and I and our future is unclear. We did promise ourselves that we would work on our own time table and not try to rush anything. We wanted to do things right. Despite my fears, I was pretty sure that it was going to pass. Most of Kelby and I's prelimary plans revolved around a California wedding and New York reception. And now... Here we are.

An engaged couple with no hope of a wedding, or a legal one at least. Even though we told ourselves that it didn't matter if it was "real" or not, and we would work on our own schedule, it's a big set back and I can't help but feel ripped off.

I hope that this battle isn't done in California or elsewhere. I pray that New York (or NYC at least) can push something thru sometime soon. But with all these "almosts" I'm starting to be a person who says "I'll believe it when I see it."

But we are not alone. There are plenty of people who support gay rights. Facebook status' just in the past couple hours show the shock and disappointment in yesterdays historic election.

Jesse is SO excited about our country's President Elect!!! OBAMA!!!!! However, saddened by the surprising amount of fear & ignorance in CA, AZ, & FL.

Zach is reminding you to make sure and vote- yesterday!! Go back in time. Do it. Especially if you're in California and voting NO on Prop. 8

Jennifer is wishing her vote could have gone toward prop 8. C'mon, California--what the hell???
Carla hopes that all who voted Yes on 8 at least wear their bigotry and discrimination with pride.

Kenneth is confused that in the midst of change, California has proven itself to not acknowledge basic civil rights!

And they go on and on... While change is coming (thank God), some of us seem to standing still.


It's A Jaime Thing said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news...I was really hoping for different results. This sucks - but keep your love strong and no matter what, hang in there. Last night, when Obama won, history was made...and it will be made again, I truly believe it. Don't give up, keep the hope - and no matter what people vote or say, live happily ever after in love. :)

Jaime @ "It's A Jaime Thing"

Anonymous said...

Im a random married straight girl from NH who stumbled upon your blog and I want you to know that Prop 8 passing was so extremely disappointing for me! I was so excited when Obama won, I went to bed feeling happy and optomistic about the future of our country. When I woke up in the morning and found out that Prop 8 passed in California (as well as some other anti-gay legistalture in other states) it almost overshadowed the entire election for me. No matter where you choose to get married, it WILL be real and LEGAL in the hearts of those who love and support you. I just wanted you to know that even random chicks from NH believe in your right to get married to whomever you want. Good luck and congratulations! I hope your wedding is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This is just total crapola. I can't believe prop 8 passed. Ugh. Frustration.