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WATCH: Matt Baume On Why Voting On Civil Rights Is A Lousy Idea


Marriage News Watch‘s Matt Baume discusses why putting civil rights ts to a popular vote, as politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie seem desperate to do, is downright un-American.

“When the United States Supreme Court ended the ban on interracial marriage in 1967, 74% of Americans would have opposed that decision. And it’s been nearly a century since New Jersey put civil rights on the ballot, the last time being a 1915 referendum on allowing women to vote. Voters rejected that measure.”

Plus: Marriage equality updates from New Hampshire, Washington State, Maryland and elsewhere.

On:           Feb 1, 2012
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    • 1EqualityUSA

      Dear AFERS, Is there any truth to Bush’s Faith initiatives dollars funding Pastors who are anti-gay? If that is the case, how can this governmental involvement in bigotry be rectified? Is this why NOM is so concerned about their source of dollars being scrutinized?

      Feb 1, 2012 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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