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...
You're an idiot, Camberbutt. Most heterosexuals aren't married now either. Having the right to do something does not obligate acting on that right. The only lie here is that you and your kind can't admit that 1) you are slowly and surely losing the antigay marriage "culture ware" and 2) that the marriage rights issue has always been about equality under federal law, which 3) invariably trumps the weak-kneed "historic definition" argument from the constitutional standpoint. Rant all you want, but you're wasting your time and raising your blood pressure. Besides, as so repeatedly telling by every one of your comments, you are surely not exercising your brain in the process, which only further solidifies the GOP as the "Party of Stupid"!
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.
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