Wednesday, November 4, 2009

TBP--MOURN THE LOSSES... CELEBRATE THE VICTORIES

Check out my newest piece in Bilerico.com about our losses in Maine and our wins elsewhere in the nation: MOURN THE LOSSES... CELEBRATE THE VICTORIES

Today is not a day to be sad. Anger is a different story. churchill-victory.jpgWe have a lot to be angry about with our community's razor-thin defeat in Maine. Its a hard pill to swallow. I've given quite a bit of my cash and time to LGBT causes over the years, but I've never given as much cash to an organization as No On One Maine. I am proud to say that I think they spent every penny carefully and deliberately, and worked their butts off to avoid mistakes of the past.

However, despite all that we gave in Maine, all the time we all took, Maine went the other way. When our relationships are voted on, this is not a normal political loss. When losing elections before, I always felt as if it were something akin to losing a really important baseball game--like the time in High School when we were stopped at States by Blissfield (I'm still convinced those Umps were biased). There's a lot of cussing and throwing things, then you move past it. It generally doesn't rock you to the core of everything you are.

There's more to what happened last night, though, than Maine...

READ MORE AT MOURN THE LOSSES... CELEBRATE THE VICTORIES

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