Pam Spaulding

Clown Hall bigot eruption: gay rights vs democracy

Filed By Pam Spaulding | May 19, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Dinesh D'Souza, homophobic behavior, judicial activism, Town Hall

According to Town Hall columnist, racism apologist and author Dinesh D'Souza, the advancement of gay rights via the courts is undermining our democracy. I almost refrained from posting this asshattery, but I just couldn't after reading:

Now the high court of California has made gay marriage into a right that is immune from restriction by the majority of citizens in the state. We already know what California citizens think about gay marriage: they oppose it. A referendum outlawing gay marriage was passed with the support of the state's voters. More than 60 percent of voters cast their ballots against gay marriage.

How, then, can a court invalidate the referendum and over-rule the will of the people? Basically through a kind of legal fraud. The court has to pretend that there is a right to gay marriage even though it is nowhere evident in the state constitution.

And since when did the will of the majority become the standard for extending civil rights to a minority group? Oh yes, when the fundies said so. And look at this nonsense:

In the past Democrats have always appreciated courts doing their dirty work when it comes to issues like abortion, pornography, prostitution and gay rights. This way Democrats can advance their permissive agenda without having to take political responsibility for voting against the values of a majority of voters. It's time to make the Democrats pay for this in the November election.

I guess Loving v. Virginia was "dirty work" in his book as well as Brown v. Board of Ed. Go read the rest of that insanity. I just cannot deal with this level of bigotry today.

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Over at freeper-land, they're talking about expelling "Massachusetts, Vermont, California, Etc.," from the USA. There's hope yet!

I was wondering what Dinesh D'Loser's clueless behind was up to...

Now I know.

No majority, even in a democracy, should take away the basic rights and freedoms of a minority group or individual.

Majority Rule, Minority Rights

How funny, Pam. I did a post for Bilerico-Indiana today that is basically this post too. I chose Josh Gillespie, a local right-wing blogger and former congressional staffer for Dan Burton as my target for the same damn reasoning.

Checks and balances? Who needs them!

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | May 19, 2008 11:51 PM

If the Bill of Rights were put up for a vote today I would fear for it's passage.

The whole "will of the people" thing doesn't even make sense. The state legislature passed same-sex marriage in two successive sessions; that's the will of the people. The governor is standing by the decision.

Just who does D'Souza think elected the legislature and the governor?