Maine voters repealed their gay marriage law yesterday. Reading about it is opening a fresh wound. A wound called Prop 8. I watched the news yesterday and the twitter-verse, everyone was so optimistic. The initial results were so close, when I went to bed the No votes were ahead by a slight lead. I'm so disappointed to find this morning that it passed 53% to 47%.
Laura and I were talking about this yesterday morning and Sophie wanted to know if we could get out our No on Prop 8 signs and go protest on the street again. "No, it's too late for that honey," I said. I feel defeated. Again.
“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.” - Thomas Jefferson
"Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority." - Albert Camus