BookBar this Saturday

November 8, 2018

Reminder:  this Saturday, 1 pm, I’ll be at the BookBar in Denver with Betsy Dornbusch, reading stuff and celebrating SF&F.

Colorado has a pretty dodgy record in regards to LGBTQ rights. That infamous cake baker is here, and 25 years ago there was Amendment 2, which tried to ban laws protecting the rights of LGBTQ people — it was overturned in court as unconstitutional, and rightly so.

Well, this week Colorado elected an openly gay governor, Jared Polis. We’ve come a long way, and it feels pretty damn good.  Polis served several terms in the House of Representatives, and I used to live in his district but moved out a few years ago. I was happy being able to vote for him again as governor this time.


2 Responses to “BookBar this Saturday”

  1. David Hack Says:

    Looking back I remember voting in 92 and the wording on the ballot for the amendment was very misleading, confusing such that if you read the question on the ballot a yes vote sounded like you were voting no and vice versa. I always wondered if the wording actually tripped up some voters, we were still very much a Cowtown mentality at that time yes, but I remember a great deal of shock when it passed. Where you voting in Colorado that year? You would have been at CU I think.

  2. carriev Says:

    Yes, I was voting then. I was actually in college in L.A. but voting absentee. And yes, I absolutely think the wording — which had at least one if not two double negatives — was part of the problem. It’s hard not to think that ambiguity wasn’t intentional.

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