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Abortion/same sex marriage

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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Since abortion and same sex marriage are so controversial, and each side believes they are right why can't/couldn't they be on a ballot for the people to vote?

Please do not bash! Is there legal reasons why this is up to a judge or a panel of judges? I'm sure there is a reason, and please don't think I'm ignorant for asking. I did try and research it but couldn't find anything.
by on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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Because they are considered rights. You don't vote on rights.
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:32 AM
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Rights of the people aren't up for vote.
tcallisto
by Member on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:36 AM
That's what I wondered, but I wanted to be sure :-) Thank you!

Quoting jessilin0113: Because they are considered rights. You don't vote on rights.
tcallisto
by Member on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:37 AM
Thank you!

Quoting LauraKW: Rights of the people aren't up for vote.
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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De nada. Ask lots of questions in here, I learn something new all the time from these ladies. Some of us are brilliant and some of us are batshit crazy but even the crazy ones can teach us new things.

Quoting tcallisto: Thank you!

Quoting LauraKW: Rights of the people aren't up for vote.
4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Would you put your marriage up for a vote? 

tcallisto
by Member on Feb. 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM
Since I haven't noticed people against heterosexual marriage, it never crossed my mind. That's one of the reasons I was asking.

Quoting 4evrinbluejeans:

Would you put your marriage up for a vote? 

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Feb. 26, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Abortion is a constitutional right under the right to privacy. They decided this in 1973. Rights should not be up for a popular vote. 

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 26, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Most states have voted on same sex marriage and in some states the legistatures have declared same sex marriage to be legal and have refused to let people vote on it.


Gay Marriage’s Ballot Test

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 26, 2014 at 9:19 AM
Yep

Quoting mehamil1:

Abortion is a constitutional right under the right to privacy. They decided this in 1973. Rights should not be up for a popular vote. 

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