November 5, 2008

Volunteering for Obama in Indiana

Filed by Annette Gross | November 05, 2008 | 10:45 PM | comments

I began campaigning for Obama in July. I had originally been a Hillary supporter, but once I got over my grief, I got on the Obama bandwagon. I first started making phone calls in the Broad Ripple campaign office, then...Read More


Now Comes the Hard Part

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 05, 2008 | 9:30 PM | comments

After 21 months of hard work by the Obama campaign, and anxiety by voters and supporters, it was a wonderful moment last night -- a moment that was shocking in its unexpectedness. The million people that spontaneously gathered in Grant...Read More


Bittersweet Victory

Filed by Brynn Craffey | November 05, 2008 | 8:30 PM | comments

For California's LGBT residents, last night's historic election victory is a bittersweet one. At the same time that Barack Obama's amazing victory was being proclaimed, it become clear that Proposition 8 was headed to victory. Bigotry went down to defeat...Read More


Why I'm a Debbie Downer during this surge of Obamamania

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 05, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

With the increasingly likely passage of Proposition 8 in California, which will strip the marriage rights of thousands of couples in California and across the nation, I'm just gonna call it: we lost in California. Some may say I'm jumping...Read More


Election Night Buenos Aires

Filed by Father Tony | November 05, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

We joined the liberal ex-pat community of Buenos Aires at Sacramento, a resto-bar in the fashionable Palermo Hollywood neighborhood, for an election night event organized by the local chapter of Democrats Abroad. The room was typical ex-pat: thoroughly mixed gay/straight...Read More


Unite Our Country Again: Put Up a Flag

Filed by Scott Kaiser | November 05, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last night in his acceptance speech, Obama said: "Americans ... sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."...Read More


Holding My Breath on Prop 8

Filed by Storm Bear | November 05, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

I am holding my breath on the outcome of Prop 8. The margin is narrow and there are a lot of absentee and provisional votes to be counted. More after the flip....Read More


Now the Work Begins

Filed by Bo Shuff | November 05, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

And I don't mean Obama and his team. I mean us. The United States of America now possesses a mandate for change. Obama's victory, coupled with the gains in the Senate and House, represents a sea change in Washington that...Read More


Today is the Day but I'm angry instead

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've sat here today flipping aimlessly from one blog to news sites to e-mail to Twitter and back again. I've watched 30 second bits of CNN until my eyes flit back to the computer screen. I've been restless and unsettled...Read More


Eric & Barney Celebrating in Times Square

Filed by Eric Marcus | November 05, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

After Obama's acceptance speech and way past our bedtime, we couldn't resist the lure of Times Square. From our bedroom overlooking West 20th Street we could hear the roar of the crowd a mile north and decided to share our...Read More


Hate and Bigotry Pass in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 05, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Florida's Amendment 2, the dangerous and deceptive "Marriage Protection" Amendment, has passed. A supermajority of Floridians, 62% (4,662,558) versus just 38% (2,851,598), has decided that our state needs to enshrine hate, bigotry, and homophobia in our state constitution. And my...Read More


Ireland hearts Obama

Filed by Brynn Craffey | November 05, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I laughed when I read this yesterday: One in six Irish workers will take tomorrow off work to follow the overnight voting in the US election, a survey claimed today. The study by employment law firm Peninsula Ireland also found...Read More


Results for ballot issues and progressive candidates

Filed by Nan Hunter | November 05, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Since you write the blog you want to read, I decided to concentrate last night on the ballot initiatives and down ballot races that I thought progressives would be most interested in. What strikes me the morning after is how...Read More


Local LGBT Victories in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 05, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Although we may have lost Amendment 2, our community did elect some strong leaders on a local level! - Kevin Beckner won a seat on the Hillsborough County Commission in Florida, unseating anti-gay incumbent Brian Blair and becoming the first...Read More


ENDA, marriage equality and moving the ball forward

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 05, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I am elated at President-elect Obama's (how I love saying that phrase) resounding electoral college win, slightly dismayed at the margin of the popular vote (although it is...Read More


Reproductive Choice Survives Election Night

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 05, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

With all the hubbub over the marriage initiatives, one of the major issues that has been overlooked in this election is reproductive choice. South Dakota put an abortion ban on the ballot for a second time. Californians were considering a...Read More


Why I'm not celebrating an Obama victory

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | November 05, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'm pretty sure that I've never watched a Presidential candidate's concession speech, and definitely not from Canada where I deliberately scheduled my book tour to wander during this election time. Here I am sobbing while listening to John McCain, who...Read More


California's Prop 8, election night blogging

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2008 | 9:50 AM | comments

BIL - 9:49am (11/5) Prop 8 will pass. From CNN's results: Yes - 5,125,752 - 52% No - 4,725,313 - 48% 95% of precincts reporting We'd need 400k votes to win. Only 500k votes are still outstanding. Alex - 1:18...Read More


Obama Wins! Miley Cyrus Sex Talk!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. Who did you vote for?! (optional LOL) 2. Are you glad the election is over or will you miss the banter? 3. Is it tacky Miley's boyfriend dressed like...Read More


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So our children can fly

Filed by Ed Team | November 05, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Rosa sat so Martin could stand. Martin stood so Barack could run. Barack ran so our children could fly." -- Seen on my Twitter feed on Election Day...Read More


Obama's victory speech

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch An awe inspiring video - President-Elect Barack Obama claims victory in yesterday's presidential elections. Obama gave his speech last night at Grant's Park in Chicago. Notice all of the people in the audience crying; political...Read More


Ballot initiative results from Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, and Florida, oh and King County

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2008 | 4:30 AM | comments

Arkansas Act 1 Arkansas voters passed Initiative Act 1 with 57% of the vote yesterday. The measure bans unmarried couples in that state from adopting or foster parenting. It doesn't affect single parents' ability to parent. This is the most...Read More


Congressional election night thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2008 | 2:24 AM | comments

Alex - 2:24 In Minnesota House races, CNN called it for Michele "McCarthy of the 21st Century" Bachmann. At least she'll be able to publish that expose of all the unpatriotic Congresscritters. CNN also says Ashwin Madia lost. He was...Read More


Results: Florida's Amendment 2 Passes

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 05, 2008 | 2:00 AM | comments

Waymon- Now that Amendment 2 passed, where do we go from here? More indepth discussion on Amendment 2. Waymon- Detailed results and commentary, click here. Waymon- 1:48am MSNBC calls it: Florida's Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment, passed. Waymon-...Read More


Results: Arkansas's unmarried couples adoption ban passes

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2008 | 1:36 AM | comments

Alex 1:36 And CNN also called it for this one: Arkansas's Initiative Act 1, the ban on unmarried adoption, has passed. Alex - 11:22 With 28% reporting, the act is up 59-41. This isn't looking good, and it's absolutely ridiculous....Read More


Results: Arizona's same-sex marriage ban - Prop 102 - passes

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2008 | 1:33 AM | comments

Alex - 1:33 It's official - CNN called it. Arizona's Prop 102 passed. Alex - 1:14 With 90% of precincts reporting, it's 56-44. We lost this one. Alex - 11:15 With 58% of precincts reporting, it's 56-44 Alex - 10:33...Read More


New York Senate: Democrats could take over tonight

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2008 | 12:04 AM | comments

I'm also following the NY Senate here, because it's two people away from a Democratic majority. The state has a Democratic Assembly and a Democratic governor. This is important on two issues, GENDA and same-sex marriage. Their Assembly has already...Read More