Of course this is a ridiculous argument made by the right wing whackos all the time. They made the same argument when interracial marraiges were allowed. Of course it never came true but the right wingers are stupid enough to continue to make the same failed argument.
I really don't know whether there were votes for interracial marriage. Something tells me that somewhere in the south there might have been, but I don't know. But the Constitution was written to prevent tyranny of the government, not the majority. It says that anything not written in it is left to the states. Whether you agree or not is not the issue. It was left to Maine voters and they voted it down, the same with the smokers. And, by the way, you keep referring to racial issues and saying right wing whacos are preventing something from some race. Not sure what you mean, but the president who freed the slaves was a right wing whacko, not a democrat.
The constitution was not written to prevent a majority rule, if that were the case we would never vote on anything and we would have longed for a monarchy where we are ruled by a minority. I suggest you read the federalist and the constitution.
Note that I am not saying that the constitution does not prevent the majority from taking rights away from the minority, it does, the Bill of Rights. I am saying that was not the purpose of the constitution.
Bigamists are not being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs. They are being treated differently than other people because of their marital status (which the government can do legally)......
Discrimination is permissible where a law states directly or infers it is permissible. Existing laws, except for those states that have altered the existing law, are in fact discriminatory because they are allowed to remain on the books.
BTW - as predicted the NJ Senate shot down the bill 20-12. Dead issue here, for now.
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