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06/21/2011

Since when is direct ballot the default American position?!

by Jeremy Hooper

If I knew, with 100% certitude, that New Yorkers would approve marriage equality by a hefty margin, I still wouldn't want it going to a vote. And that goes for everyone's marriage, not just my own. Because certain things are not fit to be put before the whims of a majority, and especially not through costly campaigns that needlessly divide us a people and threaten our inherent American values (i.e. what every single gay marriage vote has done). This civil equality thing isn't a contest of whose ring finger is bigger -- it's about our shared right, as citizens of this fair and free nation, to enjoy equal protection and due process under law. Voting on marriage is pure and utter bullshit.

And that's what Maggie, as long as she clings on to her reliable layer of hubris and continues to front a movement that really does seem to see this as little more than a game, will never fully understand:

Even with all of the animus she has stirred up against my family -- more than perhaps any other single American, I would argue -- I would still never vote against Maggie's (interfaith) marriage.

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