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Reply #5: Let's see if the Do Nothing Congress can fix that. Cantor and Agent Orange Boehner [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-26-13 11:15 PM
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5. Let's see if the Do Nothing Congress can fix that. Cantor and Agent Orange Boehner
have both come out in favor of (gasp!) voting.

The Republican Party knows it has to court (no pun intended) minorities (or appear to court) or die.

So, we'll see.

And, if not, Democrats can, IF THEY WISH, counter vote caging on the local level.

Also, there has been a law on the books since the 1800s that allows people, especially people of color, to sue state governments over discrimination in any way, shape or form. It's the law used by Rodney King, if you remember that incident.

And, for minorities of color, there is definitely Equal Rights protection and 15th amendment protection.

so, yeah, it was a crappy decision and very probably itself unconstitutional in that it violated separation of powers. At the same time, the Voting Rights Act was by far not the only way to make sure everyone votes.

But members of the GLBT community had zero rights against DOMA.

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