Civilized nations shouldn't let citizens vote their (or especially others') civil rights away, period.
Is that true? I mean, Jessamyn West said it, and she usually knows what she's talking about. But isn't the whole idea behind government this "give away some rights voluntarily" concept?
Not that this has any bearing on Prop 8, of course, which I believe to have been voted in by a group of foolish, slightly bigoted folks who were consistently lied to by a well-organized and heav... more->