Proposition 8, the Californian ban on gay marriage, passed last night 52% to 48%.
A slim margin, no doubt. But in a state where the Dems came out en masse for Obama (67% versus McCain's 33%), one has to wonder just how "embracing" those in the Democratic party really are when it comes to gay issues. If ever there was an argument to be made that the left has no right in claiming gays for their own (and vice versa), last night was it.
But what's even more disturbing is looking at the exit polling to see who actually voted for the ban.
A pretty overwhelming percentage of other minority groups voted in favor of banning gay marriage. Gay rights activists need to take a long and serious look at our community's standing in relation to the rest of the population.
If any amount of long-term, permanent advancement of gay rights is to be achieved, we need to spend more time changing minds instead of hunting down lawyers and camping out in front of court houses with home made signs.
If one of the most liberal states in the union doesn't see it....