It was a great night and a tremendous victory for Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE. But, as they say, you can’t win ’em all, and the night was not without its disappointments.

For me, the biggest disappointment was California’s passage of Proposition 8, which overturned a recent Supreme Court decision affirming same-sex marriage. Gay marriage bans also passed in Arizona and Florida.

Talk about irony. On the same day California voters overwhelmingly voted to make Barack Obama the nation’s first African-American president, they also voted to ban same-sex marriage, a measure Obama opposed.

In other words, they rejected one form of discrimination — while affirming another.
Because that’s what Prop 8 and other similar measures are all about: treating one class of Americans as second-class citizens, simply because they happen to be gay, not straight.

All Americans should recognize that that form of discrimination is wrong, just like discrimination based on sex, religion or race is wrong.

There’s no difference between refusing blacks permission to sit at the same lunch counter, or drink from the same water fountain, and refusing gay and lesbian couples to get married. None. It’s discrimination. It’s unconstitutional. It’s un-American. It’s wrong.

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