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tumultuous legal times for the american queer community

"Obama Pride" campaign logo.

Wow, it’s been a little while.  I’m really not sure where the time goes…  But the fact that it’s November is just surreal.  In any case, I thought I’d take this time to post a quick update about a few things.  We are just a few days past the anniversary of the election of Barrack Obama, the United States’ first African American president.  Obama ran on a campaign of “hope”, with a view to a new future for a struggling America.  I’m sure we all remember how he openly courted the LGBTQ vote with promises of change.

One year later, what has changed for the LGBTQ population?  On the same day that Obama won the election, residents of California voted on Proposition 8, a heavily religiously funded campaign to strip away the rights of lesbian and gay people to marry.  Running on the old fallback campaign of “protecting the sanctity of marriage”, the measure passed.  It left a bitter aftertaste in the mouths of many who had, only hours before, been filled with hope when Obama’s win was officially announced.

The American states where …

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