Mostly, I go local.
After one day of celebrating, I am already worried about the cohesiveness of the Obama coalition. Here in California, Prop 8 passed 52% to 48%, eliminating marriage rights for LGBT people. The elephant in the room is that LGBT Americans voted overwhelmingly for Obama, yet African Americans voted overwhelmingly for Prop 8. I look forward to the day when "In Our Lifetime" also applies to gay Americans.http://ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/11/more_on_prop_8_1.php
I think the passage of Prop 8 is a travesty, but I also don't believe it's necessarily related to the Obama coalition. There is no doubt that LGBT deserves full and equal rights, but I believe this is a separate issue from the practical questions of an Obama government and subsequent elections.
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