Prop 8 sets a dangerous precedent for LGBT Americans

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Full equality is not connecting with our most natural allies 

The election in November of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States affirms that the American principle of liberty can transcend the most brutal oppression.  On that same historic day, voters in Arizona, California and Florida outlawed marriage equality and Arkansas voters outlawed adoption and foster parenting by unmarried couples. Clearly, though our nation has begun to transcend the racist legacies of centuries past, the LGBT community has decades more work to do.

Decades? Absolutely. Although marriage equality in Connecticut and Massachusetts remains unaffected for the moment, the California vote sets a particularly dangerous precedent. Our current political situation is that LGBT rights already established can be repealed by popular vote. This outcome is both untenable and intolerable.