Forty-seven percent of Americans woke up disappointed this morning.
I woke up disappointed, not because of the national election, but because of the passage of Amendment 2 here in Florida. It says:
“Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.”
If people were really so concerned about the “sanctity” of marriage, they’d work to restrict/abolish divorce, and I say that as a divorced person. This country faces many challenges right now, and it seems silly to spend so much legislative energy worrying about people who want to create stable long-term relationships. I am especially disheartened by those voters in California and Florida who voted solidly for “change” in the form of Obama, yet rejected “change” in the form of gay and lesbian families.
As Jason and I move forward in creating our family, I am humbled by how easy it will be for us – no one will question the rightness or quality of our relationship when we apply for a marriage license. No one will call our family unnatural. No one will tease our kids (well, not for that, at least).