A Win and A Loss
Win: Today a progressive youth suicide prevention act passed in the Colorado house of representatives. This fight was well fought and hard won. There were a lot of fundamentalist extremists who fought against it - the same people who support gay conversion practices. But it passed. I hope that before my grief memoir is finished I'll be able to say that it passed through the state senate and has become law. Cooler heads have prevailed today. I am grateful.
Loss: Teachers and students are holding school walk outs and marches against gun violence, but parent groups are deafeningly silent.