And the bad news for the LGBT community


Proposition 8 in California: Passed. Anti-gay marriage..

Amendment 2 in Florida: Passed. Anti-gay marriage. 

Proposition 102 in Arizona: Passed. Anti-gay marriage.

Act 1 in Arkansas: Passed. Now gay couples are unable to adopt or foster-parent children. (Arkansas has 3700 children in the foster-care system, and only 1000 foster homes. )

Thanks to ctrlltdelete for the reminder and to feministing for the material.  There’s more on their site about pro-choice, affirmative action and immigration measures, some of it more cheery.

What do you think?

Why did Obama win?  The NY Times has this take:

His triumph was decisive and sweeping, because he saw what is wrong with this country: the utter failure of government to protect its citizens.

I’m relieved someone has named this problem!

What do you think?  What does his election mean to you, if anything?  Does the States look different to those of you who are not citizens of the country?

Let us know your reflections, please.