It is so nice to wake up the day after election and realize the promising changes that occurred on Tuesday. We put Obama in office and Colorado said no to Prop. 48. Concurrently, we discovered some upsetting news: California, one of the nation's most progressive states said yes to Prop. 8 which will ban gay marriage. For many, Tuesday was bittersweet. Undoubtedly, America will be a better place with Obama as President, but nonetheless people obviously still harbor bigotry for those who chose an alternate life-style. California usually lays the ground work for progressive initiatives and I was surprised to hear they didn't step up to the plate this time. While it is promising that as a nation we took two steps forward on Tuesday, it is important to realize that we also took one step back.