While I did NOT want Palin anywhere near the White House, I cannot really say that I am the biggest fan of Obama either, so while I am relieved at the results of the presidential election, I am not very excited either.
On to the measures... I think my mother in law is having a bittersweet day today.
This piece of garbage would have made it necessary for a physician to notify the parents of any unemancipated minor prior to providing an abortion. It is amazing how much the religious right opposes abortion AND comprehensive sexual education.
So it looks like we are going to have a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. Hooray for biggotry. I am truly amazed at how big of a moral dilemma people really think the idea of gay marriage is. Ugh.
Prop 48 (Colorado):
...And defeated by a landslide. This would have superseded Roe v. Wade by declaring that a human life starts at the moment of conception, thus making abortion into murder. This would have done the same for embryonic stem cell research. A victory for women and for science!
It is too bad about Prop 8, but I am confident that this is just a temporary hurdle, as the gay community here is very tenacious and will not give up easily.