Up next: restricting marriage to only between white men and women?

Excuse my candor, but are you one of the bigots who voted for Proposition 8? If so, please read this:

...you are effectively rendering equal protection a nullity if a simple majority can so easily carve an exception into it... Equal protection is supposed to prevent the targeting and subjugation of a minority group by a simple majority vote. [LA Times]

Those are the words of lawyer Jennifer Pfizer with Lambda Legal.

What it means is this: if you believe that Proposition 8 speaks to the will of the voters, then a simple majority vote could also restrict marriage to further discrimination, ie, to only fertile couples of the opposite sex, or only to people of a specific race.

Sound unrealistic? Don't forget that up until 60 years ago interracial marriage was against the law in California. Although when that law was overturned, the racists didn't try and change the state constitution...

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