Tuesday, January 06, 2015

So-called States Rights Do NOT Trump Human Rights

When Jeb Bush et al say states should be able to decide marriage equality issues they are saying 51% of the people should have the right to deny 10% of the population equal opportunity and equal protection. If rights are subject to the whims and prejudices of an electorate then they aren't rights. "States rights" is an old argument used to deny human rights. I can't believe anyone still falls for it.

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