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November 4th, 2009
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Go Go Gadget Kalamazoo
unusualmusic reports a few positive results from yesterday's election to partly relieve the general feelings of disgust and disappointment following the veto by voters of Maine's gay marriage legislation. Among the good news: the city of Kalamazoo passed an anti-discrimination measure that includes sexual orientation.

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From:atothek
Date:November 4th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Yep, the news from Kalamazoo is all awesome, and we have members of Kate's family largely to thank for it. Her dad & stepmom worked tirelessly on both the campaign for the anti-discrimination ordinance and the election of our dear friend Terry Kuseske -- he was actually at our wedding, though Brian probably didn't get introduced. He is Kalamazoo's first openly gay city councilman. And all around fantastic guy.

Narda shared stories about our family many times during the campaign, citing that we had to leave Kalamazoo to find a more tolerant place to raise our family. Which is completely true.

Kate's mom was involved in some Kalamazoo campaigning as well. Feeling very proud of our family right now.

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From:atothek
Date:November 4th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
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oops, Terry is now a City Commissioner, not Councilman.
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From:netmouse
Date:November 4th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Oh that is awesome! You have every right to feel proud!
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From:fledgist
Date:November 4th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
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I've been noting the triumphalism by the idiots of the right over the Maine vote. It's quite passed over the result in Washington, which is, for all that it is not same-sex marriage is a big step forward.

I would note that turnout was low, and that there is plenty to be positive about including the continuing self-destruction of the lunatic right.
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From:dragoncracker
Date:November 5th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
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That is AWESOME! I wonder if this foreshadows similar measures on the statewide level.
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From:dragoncracker
Date:November 5th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
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...the Kalamazoo news. Not the Maine news. That part is not awesome.
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From:netmouse
Date:November 5th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
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I gotcha. no worries. :)
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