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.

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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?

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