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11/08/2009

Paper of record sick of recording inhumane bias

by Jeremy Hooper

From The New York Times Editorial Board:

NYTLast Tuesday’s Election Day results showed how far the nation has traveled in the struggle for gay equality — and the distance still to go. The returns also added fresh urgency to promising efforts in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia to legalize marriage for same-sex couples
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Fights for justice rarely follow a linear path. Maine voters have approved anti-gay measures in the past only to reverse themselves in a subsequent election. We trust they will do so again on the issue of same-sex marriage. It is worth recalling, too, that fears of a devastating ripple effect from a similar ballot defeat a year ago in California proved unfounded.

*KEEP READING: Equality’s Ragged March [NYT]

Call their opinions "liberal media bias" all you want. History will call them principled.

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"Maine voters have approved anti-gay measures in the past only to reverse themselves in a subsequent election."

Not only anti-gay measures, either - In 1917, Maine voters, in a popular referendum, denied women the right to vote.

I can't believe that some people truly think that, when it comes to the civil and human rights and equality of culturally and politically subverted and maringalized groups of living, breathing, thinking, loving, family-creating, taxpaying human beings, "the people" know what's best - But, of course, only insofar as "the people" agree with their own personal, tenuously Bible-justified bias.

I'd rather be ruled by a fair tyrant than an ignorant and biased citizenry - Coming from a libertarian, that says a lot about the trust I have for the promotion of the legitimacy of majority tyranny.

Posted by: CoaHT | Nov 9, 2009 10:28:41 AM

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