Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One Last Election Post

I can't post this graph directly, but please follow this link to the interactive graph on the NY Times site. It so perfectly shows how Arkansas is regressing in terms of national voting.

While the rest of the country tended to vote more democratically, Arkansas became the red epicenter of the more conservative voters. Like I didn't know that already. Arkansas voters really disappointed me by voting in an amendment that prohibits unmarried couples (read: gay) from fostering or adopting children. Truly disheartening.

We've still got quite a ways to go....but I still wouldn't live anywhere else.

7 comments:

I Know Right? said...

DUDE...its sooo weird, you come from like the epicenter of a town that would be the outcome of a marriage between Roscoe Pekoe Train and Darryl (ENVIRONMENTALLY UBERSAFE) Hannah. Its crazy! NO GAY ADOPTION but you can buy free trade organic supoer rice soy chocco puffs and hand made hemp skirts! its crazy. But way cool at the same time. P.s. i want the good guys to win.

carolyn says said...

i've been meaning to ask, does that amendment even prohibit unmarried family members from adopting?

regardless it sounds like such a foolhardy amendment, let's keep more kids in foster care because we can't expose them to the gay menace. ugh

Anonymous said...

What about "cool" California? Seems they don't want gays to marry after all. Don't blame uncool just on Arkansas.

Alannah said...

Carolyn - if the family members are unmarried but live together, then yes, I THINK it prohibits them from adopting or fostering their relatives. I'm not positive, though.

I don't see how "cool" has anything to do with basic human rights.

stephanie said...

I have no idea where the logic comes from that only married and/or heterosexual people bring kids up right. There are plenty of good and "bad" parents in both camps...

I'm with Carlyn - it makes no sense to keep kids in foster care when they could be in a loving home.

Grandpa Bob said...

In regards to your link it did show that Washington county did not vote the way the rest of Arkansas did and that's great.

Alisson said...

I was sad to see how Arkansas voted--seems it is going backwards rather than forward.
Vermont was entirely blue, no surprise.