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  •  It's not the same. (0+ / 0-)

    I'd not have voted the same way, but being in Oregon, where we also have legislative referrals that we vote on, I know how this works.  We had three Republican state legislators that I recall being defeated by radical primary challengers after they had voted to put a tax increase on the ballot that they opposed actually implementing.

    A better argument is that civil rights aren't something we should vote up or down on.  That's why I wouldn't have voted for it.  But I can see why Douglas' argument still wins.  Direct democracy is pretty popular.

    •  Indeed. (0+ / 0-)

      A better argument is that civil rights aren't something we should vote up or down on.

      Yes, I agree.  Creigh Deeds has never allowed his own marriage to be put to a vote, but he sold out many Virginians with his homophobic double standard.  

      I was careful to say that he "supported" the amendment, not that he "voted for" it.  I believe that his actions were in support of the amendment -- he acted in a deliberate way that helped facilitate its passage.

      Would you join a whites-only country club? Then would you marry in the United States?

      by osterizer on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 05:15:26 PM PDT

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