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YAY! Thank You, Voters!

I was so nervous last night watching the election results that I actually threw up. No lie. Thank goodness they declared President Obama the winner before I went to bed last night, or I wouldn't have slept a wink. I wanted to do a Snoopy-esque happy dance, but my husband and I have a tacit agreement not to exult too openly when the other's candidate loses.

But I did feel like dancing in the streets, waving a rainbow flag, when I heard that not only did President Obama beat Mittens, but four states, FOUR, either voted in favor of marriage equality or voted against an amendment banning it.*

To quote Debbie in Queer as Folk: “A word of advice, my sweet Emmett - mourn the losses because they are many. But celebrate the victories because they are few.”

For a complete roundup of significant votes, see this entry by gehayi.

*Minnesota voters defeated a ballot measure that would have made marriage discrimination part of their state constitution, and voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington voted to legalize marriage equality.


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Nov. 7th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
I'm very happy, too! I was working last night, but couldn't help compulsively checking election progress every five minutes. When my husband called to give me the news I jumped up and did a little dance in front of my desk! I missed Obama's victory speech, but somehow heard Mitt's concession speech several times.
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard the victory speech yet--I'll have to Google it.
Nov. 7th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
I got to vote NO for the marriage amendment in Minnesota! YAY!
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
You are awesome, and history thanks you!
Nov. 7th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
The victory speech is absolutely worth watching! I stayed up till 2 to do so (and paid for it at work today, ugh), and was left feeling inspired, possibly for the first time in this whole campaign.
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