while the whole country is basking in the glow of an amazing and historic election night, my gay daughter and thousands and thousands of others just like her are faced with the fact that while barak obama has shattered the color barrier by attaining the white house, homosexuals in california are being denied their most basic rights.
among the propositions that californians were confronted with this election was one that rescinded the right of homosexuals to marry. a second proposition dealt with the living conditions of chickens. i hate to say it but the chickens won while my beautiful daughter lost. just when it looked like gender discrimination in california was a thing of the past, the recently gained right was snatched away.
what are people so afraid of? how would one person's marriage possible threaten anyone else? do these citizens, who voted against my child, actually think that her happiness would or could in any way diminish their own? has anyone's child ever become a homosexual just by talking to one or hearing about them in school? i just wish the california voters who were so quick to strip my daughter of her rights would stop for a minute and give her the same respect they are apparently willing to grant to california's chickens.