I share many people's relief that Obama was elected and their disgust that Proposition 8 succeeded in banning same sex marriage in California.
I won't say the two are connected, but I also don't see queer rights near the top of Obama's agenda. Check out his nifty new website.
If you go to the bottom, you will see a nice list of Agenda items:
- Civil Rights
- Energy & Environment
- Foreign Policy
- Homeland Security
- Seniors & Social Security
- Urban Policy
- Additional Issues
If you click on any of them (on the choice.gov site, not from my blog), you will see that there are no results for the word "gay." Nor for "homosexual," "lesbian," or "queer," or for the phrase "same sex."
Well, that's my contribution to beating the Christmas rush on criticizing Obama.
btw For a strong reaction to Prop 8, see Raybie's post on Bitch. Do Eric and I get a pass because we deliberately got married in a country that allows same sex marriage? I didn't think so.