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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Jenna has posed an interesting question over at Right off the Shore.
For my part, I've responded in her comments with this:
So there is my two cents on the topic. If you have some change you'd like throw in on either side, then drop a comment by her. I think it could be an interesting place for a debate.
Excellent observation. Unfortunately, we have three camps. In one camp are people like yourself, and I agree with you. In camp two, gays who will, as you stated, ultimately be affected by this. And in camp number three, homophiles and bible thumpers. Guess which camp will be voting in mass come November? Camp homophile. I honestly think that if you surveyed all eighteen to thirty year olds, they would overwhelmingly oppose this amendment. But they will also be overwhelmingly absent at the voting booth come November.
It is a good point and preventing the majority from beating up on a minority is one of the reasons that we have an equal protection clause. (Of course, you could make the same argument against letting "the people" vote for progressive taxation.) But whether it will affect people who are not gay is precisely what needs to be discussed as I explain endlessly at Shark and Shepherd.Post a Comment
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