Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Rain in Maine

Just a few quick thoughts on the outcome of the vote against gay equality in Maine:

First, it is hard to fight lies in a political campaign -- just consider the successes Karl Rove was able to rack up by lying about opponents.

Second, even confronted with the "works every time" lies of gays-want-your-children, the best the Old Testamentarians of the christian Right can do is just over 50 percent of the vote (see California) in any state that has indoor plumbing.

Third, the default position for guilt-ridden bigots is now domestic partnerships (see Washington State).

And finally, the trends are all in favor of eventual equality for gays and lesbians. That is cold comfort for those of us in the back of the civil rights bus, but at least it's something.

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