David3036 Wrote:
Nov 26, 2012 5:26 AM
When Star quotes Lincoln to demonstrate that there are certain truths that should not be subject to a vote, it sounds more like she is arguing FOR same-sex marriage rather than against it. As a black person, she should recognize this as a civil rights issue -- and civil rights issues ARE the province of the courts, not the voters. New Jersey may very well be the next state with a voter referendum on the issue. That's what Gov. Chirstie wants. Do you know when that process was last used in New Jersey? It was in 1915, when the all-male electorate voted to deny voting rights to women. Could there be any better illustration of why civil-rights issues should not be put to a popular vote?