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“Many people find the state voter initiative process invigorating. In reality, the referendum process can be used to confuse voters”

SOUNDBITES — “Many people find the state voter initiative process invigorating, especially compared to the corporate-dominated politics of Washington, D.C. In reality, the referendum process can be used to confuse voters and shape public debate in a way that’s far too limiting to achieve the fundamental changes needed to win full LGBT equality. And the same money and big players who dominate Washington politics have found a way to hijack the state referendum process, utilizing it as a way to illustrate that “the people” are not ready for progress.” —Ann Coleman, spokeswoman for Join the Impact Massachusetts, argues a state-by-state approach to equality is bunk

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4 Comments

  • Sean

    Why does anyone get to vote on my rights anyway?

    I’m certain that if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was placed on state ballots today, many sates in the south would vote it down.

    Enough is enough. It’s time to hold ourselves, our friends our our elected representatives accountable. The DNC Boycott should be just the warning shot to those we have supported.

    The change must come and it must be the same for all in every state.

  • Steve

    I’m certain that if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had been placed on state ballots in 1964, it would NOT have passed in any state.

  • Attmay

    The voter initiative needs to be banned. Period.

  • KirilleXXI

    Ask African-American people, same people who cry out loud that same-sex marriage should be banned, what would they feel if their rights as race minority were placed on ballots? It’s easy to be on the winning side with the majority, but sometimes it is more important to be on the right side, on the fair side, even if in contradicts your views & beliefs.

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