Gay marriage has now lost in every single state — 31 in all — in which it has been put to a popular vote.
Five other states have legalized gay marriage — starting with Massachusetts in 2004, and followed by Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Iowa — but all did so through legislation or court rulings, not by popular vote. In contrast, constitutional amendments banning gay marriage have been approved in all 30 states where they have been on the ballot.
Who do you think should have the power to make major decisions like this, the majority vote or the legislature?
Keep in mind as you make this decision that there will come a time when the pendulum swings the other way and that legislature may not adhere to your beliefs and interests......
Asked by Anonymous at 8:19 AM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 8:26 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
It's a sad day for equal rights in America today
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:36 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by KelleyP77 at 8:56 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 9:05 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:07 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by Myantek at 9:07 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Nov. 4, 2009
Legislation is majority vote. This issue has failed in all 33 (or 35) states it has been put to the people to decide. At some point, this community is going to have to accept the fact that people don't want it. Accept your loss and go on with your life. It isn't the end of the world. If you would live your lives quietly and just blend into your community instead of thinking the best way to push an agenda is to shout and complain, you might have won. Gay rights advocates are just so darn obnoxiously loud and overbearing.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:21 AM on Nov. 4, 2009