Wednesday, November 5, 2008

am i a second class citizen? the results don't look good.


i'm not quite sure what to write today.  so i'll keep it short.  i'm feeling so much more disappointment, sadness and hatred (towards me) that i expected i would.  when we planned to get married, it was before the june supreme court decision...so we didn't even expect to have the "right" to marry.  but to have it for 5 short, sweet months & then have it ripped away is incredibly jarring.  i'm trying to "keep the faith" as geoff kors urged folks to do at the SF "victory" rally last night, but i'll admit, it's hard.  i'm feeling really dejected.  
i feel like a "debbie downer," not able to participate in the celebration.  when obama says, "america is a place where all things are possible," it's hard to feel included.  

i'm sure tomorrow i'll be feeling much more positive & ready to fight for the rights of all citizens, but right now i'll take my "personal day."

patty & i are still MARRIED and our love is stronger than ever...no one can take that away.  

i'll just stick to my mantra today:  steady happy, steady happy, steady happy...

geoff kors posted election results here

11 comments:

comfies said...

i just don't understand it. don't understand it at all....

Adam said...

it is a very weird day... I think we all need a personal day.

Rebecca said...

My thoughts are with you. I just keep thinking c'mon California! I'm just so sad about the whole thing. I hope the courts do the right thing--the civil rights thing.

Luis said...

I'm there with you. I think I might be done crying for the day, but no guarantees. My friend sent me an email about a rally in WeHo tonight at 6, but I don't hink I will make it because I have class, and I don't know how much better that will make me feel.

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I feel so saddened and sickened by the results today. I've been struggling to celebrate Obama's win when I am so shocked by the results on proposition 8. I just can't believe that such a revolting and abusive bill would pass, I really am shocked. Me and The Boy are thinking of you tonight and sending you the strength to keep fighting. I just wish you didn't have to.

christina said...

to all: thank you so much for your sweet words...

Lisa said...

The people who matter will always recognize your relationship with Patty for what it is. I'm so sorry about the outcome of this vote.

Luis said...

This protest is going to do more to make me fell better than anything else right now, so I am going! See you there! Or better yet I hope there are so many people that I won't!

Flora said...

I saw your beautiful wedding on the snippet and ink site and followed the link to your blog a couple of days ago. In my naievity I thought this would be a done deal,perhaps because it has so readily been accepted in the uk(where I live) so was totally shocked when I checked for the result.Am truly saddened/disgusted/maddened by it and can't quite believe through all the celebration of civil rights on this day such a travesty has occurred.Unbelievable...
I can only hope there will still be hope.

mimi said...

i wish i could say something profound but i am just so disappointed. puts a damper on obama winning. so sorry.

east side bride said...

Eff.