This isn't about gay rights but I'm going to use the proceedings in CA as an example for the question (s) I have. In CA, the vote was to ban or not ban gay marriage. The majority voted for the ban, which decision was then over-turned by a judge. I was always taught that in cases of a vote, the majority rules, period. Apparently that no longer holds true if the group who didn't get their way hollers loud enough. So is it a good idea to over-turn the vote of the majority? If so, under what conditions? How far will things like over-turning a majority vote go? If one can look forward to a majority vote being over-turned, why bother with the voting process at all, why not just put everything through legislation and leave the people out of it all together? What other decisions by the majority could be over-turned in the future? Please keep in mind, this is NOT about gay rights, it's about whether or not the voting process is and/or is, going to remain relevant. Also keep in mind that there are a great many things that can easily be made into a human, civil rights issue.
Answer by Raine2001 at 6:11 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:34 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 2:55 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:26 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by annabarred at 1:37 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
People have no business voting on others rights
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:38 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Money rules. Whatever the outcome of a vote, the one with the most money will win in the end.
Well, except California Gov race and a few others.....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:36 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
You know, the whole protect the minority from the tierney of the majority
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:39 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Sisteract at 12:47 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:52 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
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