Iceblink saidIn 2004, Oregon voted to ban gay marriage by a vote of 56% and Michigan by 57%. In 2006 Wisconsin voted by 56%. Those votes happened at a time when some states were passing these proposals by 70 to 80%. With the change in attitudes over the last few years, it is too bad we can't revisit it in Mich, Wisc, or Ore. With those margins years ago, I think the results would be very different today.
Yes, well they made it part of the constitution. Much harder to change. It seems like the best path to reversing those constitutional amendments is a supreme court ruling that strikes them all down.
That's my feeling too. Only we need a court with balls so Obama better put some women on there.
I was in a similar discussion early this evening with my brother and we were thinking of how changes are made because I am so frustrated with the idea of the population voting for my human rights. It truly horrifies me & diminishes those rights as far as I am concerned.
My brother was thinking these types of changes were always voted on, but civil rights was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, not voted on by the states nor the population but proposed by a president doing his job and legislatively passed. On the other hand, women's suffrage was passed legislatively but then ratified as an amendment so in a sense, I guess, voted on by the states. however that works, I'm not familiar.
But I think we get our rights by court decision.
This isn't the early 1900s, this isn't even 50 years ago. We think we're living in this modern, enlighted age then how is all this such fucking stupidity still going on? They know they're wrong, so just make the fucking correction already. They come up with every fucking excuse in the book to try and deny what they know is true. It's outrageous. How would they feel if their children acted like that?
It's like knowing murder is wrong but going over to your neighbor's and murdering him anyway. Then thinking about how wrong that is, the next day you do it again. What the fuck? How do those bastards not feel terrible for how they make us live? Where is their conscience? The whole thing is fucking disgusting. I am so sick of it.