I am disheartened by the results in Maine. And although happy about the (seeming) victory in Washington, for me Maine was the more important battle. Here’s why: Maine was about treating people equally in the eyes of the law, whereas Washington is still about letting you lesser folks have your own, separate drinking fountain. Sure, a drinking fountain when you are thirsty is better than no water at all. But it still says you are something different and most definitely not equal in all ways before the law. That people are so willing, still, in this day and age to discriminate against others is a kick in the gut. I know (and even the crazy right wing knows) that despite our fits and starts, one day our legal equality will happen. This is a foregone conclusion at this point. But the last gasps of the haters and their twisted logic is truly an ugly thing to behold. In the long run, I believe we will eventually have equal rights in this country. Of course, in the long run, we will all be dead.