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06/17/2010

If Prop 8's overturned, elections will be replaced with pissing matches. Or something.

by Jeremy Hooper

And now yet another social conservative will take the federal Prop 8 trial and disingenuously act as if it's the right to vote itself that's on trial. Hit it, Alliance Defense Fund attorney Austin Nimocks:

"[The Prop 8 trial] is a question over whether our most basic and important fundamental right -- the right to vote -- is going to be trumped by the courts" ..."No right is more important in this country than the right of a free society to express their will at the ballot box."
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"Right now, the plaintiffs are continuing to ask a single judge to trump the voices of seven-million Americans," ... "It's the most basic, fundamental, constitutional question we have in this country -- and the will of the people should prevail."
Final Prop. 8 arguments heard [ONN]

Right. Because that's what we gays are challenging: The nature of referendum itself. Not the constitutional implications of said referendum. Not the ability of majority tyranny to overturn a civil rights ruling. Not the religious freedom vs. equal protection questions. No, no -- it's that we hate the plebiscite, not the prejudicial plays.

Uh huh, Austin. And the Scopes trial was all about the right to buy, sell, and consume bananas while still feeling comfortably human, not an acceptance of our known world's factuality.

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