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10 states voted to ban same-sex marriage tonight.

Arkansas
Georgia
Kentucky
Michigan
Mississippi
Montana
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Utah

Still waiting for results from Oregon, as of 11:45 PM EST. The scale, according to CNN, is 52% in favor of banning, 48% against, with 44% of precincts reporting.

What an amazing country we live in, where basic civil liberties are denied to normal human beings.

Pathetic.

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spike
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
Horrible and unsurprising; people are stupid and bad.
thanophile
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm so dissapointed in this country right now, I can't even express it.
kaylaraine
Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
Ya know, it really just pisses me off that this is even an issue! Two people love each other, why the fuck does it matter what sex they are? ARGH!
haptotrope
Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
time to post to "canadianhotties.com"and get m'self a visa... because this country sucks.
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qnetter
Nov. 2nd, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you how it feels to have my marriage and the community of nations invalidated in one night.
boymeat
Nov. 3rd, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry... you are right, that feeling must be so hard to communicate. And for the life of me, no matter how hard I try, I will never truly be able to feel what you are probably going through.

It sucks.
blackgard
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:05 pm (UTC)
If the conservatives really wanted to "protect marriage", they'd make divorce illegal, not gay marriage.
katestine
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
And do you want to know why?

Voter turnout for 18-29yos was 17% (i.e. same as 2000). Good job MTV and P. Diddy.

Voters 45 and older (read: not yo' momma, everyone else's) were 54% of the actual voters.

Gay marriage probably lost Kerry OH. I'd feel bad about that if Kerry had supported gay marriage.
boymeat
Nov. 3rd, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
The republicans who most probably won Bush this election were not folks like you. The republicans who won this election across the bible belt are people like this genius from the conservative perves community:

"We're both conservative republicans and Protestants. I'm against gay marriage/sex, I'm against pro-choice, and I'm against interaccial marriage/sex."

This election, I truly believe, came down to the cultural war that is happening in this country. Not foreign policy, not the economy. This was God's country coming in to support "a good Christian man."

And that really, really, really frightens me.
katestine
Nov. 3rd, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
No party has a monopoly on rampant stupidity
You missed my point completely: if young people stay home and old people vote, we're going to get politicians that pander to old people, or at the very least, old people-chosen policies. And old people don't support gay marriage as much as young people.
boymeat
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: No party has a monopoly on rampant stupidity
No, I think you repeated my response, just phrased differently. We're basically saying the same thing. The difference being I make a distinction between "old people" in the Bible Belt, and "old people" elsewhere. There is a measurable difference, I am certain.
professorbird
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:59 am (UTC)
Will you visit me Canada?
redhead_sue
Nov. 3rd, 2004 07:42 am (UTC)
Actually, this post gave me a shred of optimism in a strange way. It reminded me that even as those 11 states banned gay marriage, that does not mean that every single person voted against it. These states are divided just the way the country is divided, and the majority ruled. But it's very helpful, for me at least, to remember that 48% who voted against the ban.
kahoki
Nov. 4th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)
It is a disapointment that so many in the country choose to react negatively to giving people the opportunity to have their personal lives official recognition while the country has so many more significant and long term problems to resolve.

Unbelievable that the election hinged on an internal affection for propigating homophobia rather than any of the more pressing international issues we have yet to resolve.
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