Thursday, November 05, 2009

Election Day Results

The results in Maine felt like a kick in the stomach. The fact that people are able to take away my rights, let alone actually do so when given the chance, makes me angry and lowers my general opinion of my fellow Americans.

Here are the races I mentioned that I thought were worth watching:

• Proposition 1 in Maine: Passed. Same-sex marriage repealed. When does the lobster boycott begin?

• Referendum 71 in Washington: Passed. Same-sex couples get all state's rights except word "marriage." A victory, but still separate but equal.

• Repeal of ENDA-ish Ordinance 1856 in Kalamazoo, MI: Defeated. Kalamazoo affirms that LGBT people are worthy of equal rights and protections under the law.

• New York's 23rd Congressional District: Democrat Bill Owens won. Sarah Palin backed Conservative and admitted Glenn Beckian Doug Hoffman lost in the traditionally Republican district. Far right politics doesn't play in New York.

• Governors in New Jersey and Virginia: Republican Chris Christie defeated Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine in New Jersey. Far right Republican Bob McDonnell defeated weak Democratic candidate R. Creigh Deeds in Virginia.

• Mayor in Houston: Openly Lesbian City Controller Annise Parker, one of the top two vote getters, will face a run off against former city attorney Gene Locke.

• Mayor in Chapel Hill: Openly Gay Mark Kleinschmidt won.

1 comment:

ArichNY said...

Add to the list: Steve Kornell won his race to become the first openly gay person to win a seat on the St. Petersburg (FL) City Council.