succumbing to peer pressure

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Bah. Just caught some local news person claiming that the horrible proposed GA constitutional amendment to strip any hope of civil rights from same sex couples is going to pass with ease. Can't find this reported anywhere else, so perhaps it was just wishful thinking on the part of some bigoted reporter. But from what I've heard, it's expected to pass. Bah.

That aside, today has felt really good. Spent part of this morning reading people's stories about voting at Everyone is so excited about the simple act of voting. Everyday people know their voting rights. Every evening news tidbit I've seen for weeks has included information about provisional ballots and numbers to call if you need help voting. I guess it's sad that we're so worried something bad may happen, but I just can't help but feel uplifted and inspired by how involved everyone seems to be. Yay for democracy!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 out of 11 states with a similar proposal passed it, including Ohio by nearly a million votes. Been chatting with a law friend of mine, and they might be a moot point-- apparently there's an argument about a clause of the constitution requiring states to honor the judicial acts of others, so a gay marriage from MA might HAVE to be honored in other states, regardless of their individual laws unless a constitutional amendment occurs.

Ironically, this clause of the constitution was put in to ensure that northern states would return runaway southern slaves or something...

---Vicious Sid

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