There is no doubt that Barack Obama's crushing victory last night ushered in a new era in American politics. An era in which white Americans proudly pull the lever in huge numbers for a black candidate. An era in which black American children can hope to grow up to be president one day. But most importantly, an era in which all Americans, regardless of race, are released from the old prejudices that have poisoned this nation since its birth and finally free to legislate discrimination against completely new groups of people.
With the polls still open, it is too early to project the outcome, which would amend the California Constitution to ban gay marriage. But preliminary data showed that Democrats and independents were tending to vote against Proposition 8, while Republicans were in favor of the measure.
The proposition was trailing among white voters, but was ahead among black voters.
And so it came to pass that black voters across California proudly pulled the lever for Proposition 8 to pass it by a comfortable margin, inspired by the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
"Free at last, God Almighty, we are free at last! No homo."
Tags: Barack Obama, California, Election Day, Marriage Equality, Proposition 8