Ian writes about Illinois, Kerry, and gay marriage.
My state went for Kerry as well (Oregon). Unfortunately we also went for the anti-gay vote. After years of defeating moronic anti-gay amendments, the fear mongers found one wrapped in satin the average voter could fall for.
Humorously, one could interpret the amendment as prohibiting a heterosexual from remarrying. I hope someone figures out how to enforce that. Meanwhile we face years and millions of dollars enacting measures piecewise toward providing moderate civil rights for gay couples.
Way to go, Oregon! Smart thinking. Beats solving school funding problems.