Proposition 8 – My Vote

I generally shy away from non sciency topics here but occasionally a few slip in. And as I was filling out my absentee ballot I just felt I had to post something about California’s horrendous Anti-Gay-Marriage Proposition 8.  Originally, I was going to post a picture of my no vote on my absentee ballot but then  I read this New York Times article about how many states have laws that say something like

“No person shall photograph, videotape, or otherwise record the image of a voted official ballot for any purpose not otherwise permitted under law.”

So instead of a picture I am going to simply put words here.  And since a picture is worth 1000 words, here are mine.

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Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

3 thoughts on “Proposition 8 – My Vote”

  1. Well I am coming to the meeting probably on Tuesday AM or Monday PM. But I got the absentee ballot because of having two children and it is easier to do this way. Yeah – bizarre about the meeting starting on election day.

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