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November 5, 2009

Love by referendum

Filed under: Uncategorized — steegness @ 1:08 am

States are now 0-for-31 on allowing gay marriage by referendum. I wonder how many civil rights referenda were defeated in the 50s and 60s before folks realized that rights aren’t something that can be voted on.

One Response to “Love by referendum”

  1. Jason Says:

    I pretty much wonder the same thing. How can anyone think it’s effective to take the bare majority’s opinion on how a minority should be treated? I mean, not even a two-thirds majority, we’re talking 53% here. Are we really going to say it should be possible for 50.1% of the populace to take away the rights of 49.9% of the populace?

    People forget how easy it is to manipulate the majority against a minority. Everyone thinks it can’t happen anymore/here/for real.