On the same day Obama was elected, a vote was held in California to change its constitution to specify that a marriage is a union between a man and a woman, effectively banning any possibility of allowing gay marriage in that state. Known as Proposition 8, the vote unfortunately passed but activists haven’t lost hope yet as it’s now being challenged at the California Supreme Court. Courage Campaign has same-sex couples to send them a picture with the simple words “Don’t divorce us” and made this touching video, entitled Fidelity:
This upsets me so much I can’t really write dispassionately about it. I’m just glad that Canada passed the Marriage Act in 2005, making same-sex marriage legal across the country and that PM Harper’s attempt to revisit the issue in 2006 was soundly defeated in Parliament.