I wish I could be a laid person!
I wish I could be a "laid person"!
Anyone read the comments of that link? Crazy conservative. What always get me about the "judicial elite pushing their opinions on the citizens who disagree and voted against it" argument is that the majority will never voluntarily choose to protect the minority, if there is any chance whatsoever, even imagined, that the majority could be negatively effected. That is why we have more than just one branch of government.
Two questions have been bothering me for some time, and I’d really like answers. Any legal eagle sloggers like to tackle these?
1) Why is it that oppenents of same sex marriage are never asked to demonstrate that their claims are true, or rather that they have legal validity? (i.e. That marriage for gay men and lesbians victimizes and harms heterosexuals. Really? How?)
2) Can a constitutional amendment itself be unconstitutional? What if voters approved a constitutional ban on inter-racial marriage?
I think there will be an increase in constitutional amendments in states that have already enacted legislation banning gay marriage. These will probably pass in states that have large populations of conservatives, which will tie the hands of courts making rulings similar to California's.
We can't condemn progress for equality based on what our enemies might do. All they've got to cling to are their guns, bitterness and hatred, and karma is smackin' 'em down hard.
Will the last people to leave Michigan and Ohio please turn out the lights?
A recent poll indicates a majority of Cal. voters favor a constitutional ban.
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