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thebaghwan Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:50 PM
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9. Folks, get real! You don't put an issue involving civil rights to a vote!
If we did that we would more than likely have segregation still. Also we wouldn't have public defenders and so on because it would be voted down because it costs money and the people who need it are just scum anyway, right?

I think the repukes are very concerned about what the courts are doing and will do. This is why you hear that bullshit about "activists judges".

As to the "rule of law" as a paralegal they are talking about these initiatives and so on that were passed in California and other states, which supposedly witness the "will of the people". It all horseshit!

The only way that guy people are going to get their rights is to take it to the max and end up in court. A good equal protection under the law argument ought to carry a lot of weight.
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  -WHY are repukes saying that "gay marriage should be left up to the people" HypnoToad  Feb-21-04 10:17 PM   #0 
  - Mob rule  Cptn Kirk   Feb-21-04 10:19 PM   #1 
  - Welcome to DU!  HypnoToad   Feb-21-04 10:22 PM   #3 
  - Well if a national vote to legalize gay marraige was held....  reddouglasfir   Feb-21-04 10:21 PM   #2 
  - Welcome to DU too!  HypnoToad   Feb-21-04 10:27 PM   #4 
  - Thanks  reddouglasfir   Feb-21-04 10:30 PM   #8 
  - It's just the term "marriage" that's the stumbling block.  shimmergal   Feb-22-04 03:27 PM   #23 
  - I don't have cable  lovedems   Feb-21-04 10:51 PM   #12 
  - Well put..  LawStudentMom   Feb-21-04 10:27 PM   #5 
  - I'm not so sure that it would  bigwillq   Feb-21-04 10:27 PM   #6 
  - Right,,  mp40   Feb-22-04 07:18 AM   #18 
  - Hi mp40!!  newyawker99   Feb-22-04 04:00 PM   #24 
  - I wish that were true  NewJeffCT   Feb-22-04 07:57 AM   #19 
  - Wishful thinking.  Silverhair   Feb-22-04 08:00 AM   #20 
  - Don't be so sure  ComerPerro   Feb-22-04 02:32 PM   #22 
  - I'm all for leaving it up to the people...  LiberalFighter   Feb-21-04 10:29 PM   #7 
  - Ding ding ding ding!!!  Ohio Dem   Feb-21-04 10:53 PM   #13 
  - Religious institutions are violating the Constitution(s) when they...  LiberalFighter   Feb-22-04 02:29 PM   #21 
  - Folks, get real! You don't put an issue involving civil rights to a vote!  thebaghwan   Feb-21-04 10:50 PM   #9 
  - Yes!!!  LeahMira   Feb-22-04 05:39 PM   #26 
  - I suspect they've been reading the polls.  thebigthink   Feb-21-04 10:50 PM   #10 
  - It is sad that...  foreigncorrespondent   Feb-21-04 10:50 PM   #11 
  - because they think everyone is as bigoted and racist as they are  Skittles   Feb-22-04 12:12 AM   #14 
  - "the rule of law" has an actual meaning  iverglas   Feb-22-04 02:17 AM   #15 
     - Excellent post!!!  monarch   Feb-22-04 06:03 AM   #16 
        - I second that motion  kayell   Feb-22-04 07:12 AM   #17 
           - thank you, thank you very much  iverglas   Feb-22-04 05:13 PM   #25 

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