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Defending Marriage, Fighting Democracy

Dante9 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 11:05 AM
Times change. They have since the dawn of time. Get used to it because there is nothing you or your un-evolved, angry homophobes can do about it, especially because your offspring have already relegated this issue to the dustpan of history. In the meantime, comments like yours give fodder for people like me who like to make comments like this for fun on our coffee breaks.
In two cases last week, lawyers urged the Supreme Court to respect the democratic process by upholding bans on legal recognition of gay marriages. But only one of those bans can plausibly be portrayed as representing the will of the people.

Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that overturned a California Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, reflected popular opposition to what was perceived as arrogant meddling by unelected judges. Although the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was driven by a similar populist impulse, in practice it frustrates the will of the people in states where voters or their elected...