Wednesday, November 3, 2010

US Election

If I'm following the results right, Hawaii, Maryland, and California all elected Governors who support giving same-sex couples the freedom to marry. That can make a positive difference in each of those states, and with California, it can make a positive difference in the current federal case that could result in the nationwide freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Elsewhere, some of the antigay candidates for Senate (Delaware comes to mind) and Governor (New York) lost. Overall, the House of Representatives will probably be much less friendly to marriage equality, and the Senate slightly less friendly than it is now, but that can be changed two years from now. Or, President Obama or a court could act before then. Judges in Iowa who gave same-sex couples the freedom to marry were recalled, but I doubt that's going to mean that things will actually move backwards in Iowa.

Am I missing anything important?

Each election is a chance to advance marriage equality. It isn't too early to think about 2012 or any state races that will happen before then.
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