Tyranny of the majority
06/01/2014 12:06 PM
06/02/2014 11:40 AM
Re "Marriage law changes a retreat for democracy" (Another View, June 1): Margaret Bengs' objection to democracy (i.e., states outlawing gay marriage) being overturned by the courts is a bit of selective reasoning. I would guess she had no trouble with George W. Bush being declared the presidential winner back in 2000.
That aside, did she ever hear of the tyranny of the majority and the Bill of Rights? Of course, the Supreme Court ruled that denying gays equal rights was unconstitutional. They just did it in a way that left the lower courts to sort out the details in each state.
It is sad to see rational thought twisted out of shape by ideological dogma.
-- Stephen Lightner, Camino
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