Next Time, She Said...

Abby Zimet

...of the stinging defeat
of marriage equality in Maine. She wore a grimace, pained but blithe,
like she had been here before. She and her partner have two kids -
Like Any Other Family - and we had both just dropped our kids at
school. She spoke with resignation of a race that had always been
close, of the long slow arc of history, of a campaign that drew so many
"exceptional" people, gay and straight. There was, appropriately, no
mention of God. There was only the dogged road ahead.

"We'll get there," she grinned, clambering back on her bike. "Unless I get killed on this thing first."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Share This Article

More in: