Also regarding Prop.8, I am just as disappointed as anyone else that it passed. To me it seems ridiculously unfair and such a setback to what we already started to achieve with getting rid of unnecessary discrimination. But this doesn't mean we can't still fight for it. Obviously there are so many things to be reformed and changed in this country, and sorry to say but I feel those are currently more important than the marriage issue. Our economy alone desperately needs to get cleaned up, so many factors about the people need to be addressed and concentrated on and once we get that going, then we'll try again. Though I think we should be grateful it's staying a proposition matter and not an amendment, that would be something to worry about.
An interesting little tidbit is during school yesterday and today we were having a little off-topic debate about Proposition 8 and it was interesting hearing people's different opinions, thoughts and viewpoints about it. I might not have agreed with some things said, but I respect their views and I like hearing how people think and their reasonings for why they believe what they believe. They aren't "hateful" as some people on here and elsewhere have claimed those who approved of the proposition, it's just how they see things which I understand and respect. It wouldn't be a democracy in this country if everyone had the same way of thinking. I found it intriguing and interesting, especially since having politics and religion in the same debate is guaranteed to have some fireballs being thrown by opposing sides. It didn't get heated thankfully, but it certainly did place into perspective of why such topics of discussion are avoided in a casual setting.
It's not over people, it's just not going to magically repair all the world's problems only two days after a historical election. Time and patience, plus determination. Continue to fight what you believe in and don't give up, and I guarantee that somewhere in our future this won't be an issue (at least a huge issue) as it currently is. I do believe in change and I do believe that we can make a difference. My optimism, let me show you it.
I have Supernatural to watch in about less than two hours so, less with the seriousness of politics and more with the squeeing later. I promise!