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News :: Human Rights
Same Sex Marriage Or?
18 Feb 2004
Same Sex Marriage Or?
Same Sex Marriage Or?

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Or... Tyranny of the Majority?
19 Feb 2004
Have you ever heard of the "Tyranny of the Majority"? The United States is, in theory, a land of equality, liberty, and political wisdom, but Tocqueville coined the term to describe just this sort of situation in American politics:

Majority rules in the U.S., but who checks the majority for abuse of power? Any majority group that specifically limits a minority group of law abiding, tax paying citizens (who, for that matter, are also trying to attain *equality*, liberty, and political wisdom) are tyrants.
Let's be honest and admit that the real heart of this topic is the separation of Church and State. The religious majority are trying to limit the rights of those who don't share the longstanding religious definition of "marriage". Unfortunately, the religious term "marriage" is present in the legal language of the State. Therefor, as per the Supreme Court ruling, Separate but Equal is not equal.

Technically, one could argue that the Courts of this country are perverse: a Supreme Court elected our President against the majority vote of the people. A Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage must be made legal, or the language of the Constitution must reflect the distinction between gays (bisexuals, transgendered and other) and heterosexuals. Interestingly enough, the Constitutional Convention ended with the the Representative MAJORITY rejecting each and every proposal against adding a discriminatory phrase in the Constitution.