Wednesday, November 4, 2009

News

Sight-fights, voting for equality, and other decisions. November 4, 2009 Posted by Mookie
The last time Dominic and Chief Thuen Gor met like this they got into a sight-fight, and the orc chief was just as pissed at Dominic as he is now. He may be more pissed now. I'm not sure. He's very mysterious.

At the time of this writing the results of the vote on Question 1 in Maine and Referendum 71 in Washington state had not been announced. Both, in some way, threatened to ban or repeal or take away the rights of same-sex couples to form a legal union. Needless to say I am all about the protection of love and equality everywhere, so later in the day today you may see another news post from me regarding the results of these votes. I'm crossing my fingers that it'll be good news and that the cause of love, equality and tolerance moves further ahead.

In regards to Maine's same-sex marriage vote, I have to thank my friend Allison Beal who, through her seemingly tireless efforts in the "No On 1" campaign, kept me abreast of the situation and inspired me to raise awareness on this issue in the form of my crazed Twittering to get voters in Maine to vote. Her dedication to this cause was really something I looked up to. It's one thing to talk about something you believe in, but it's another thing to get off your ass and do something about it. However the vote turned out, I salute you, Alli.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.

EDIT: The results just came in... and to say that I am disappointed and disgusted with the outcome is a tremendous understatement.