Having affinity for your "own group" is certainly your right. We all have the right to freely associate with whomever we please. Unfortunately, that is not what is at issue here. What is at issue is institutionalized bigotry. The issue is what compelling interest of the state is served by regulating the sexual behavior of a particular group. It's equal protection under the law. Just as Texas does not have the right to violate the rights of blackes, neither does it have the right to violate the rights of homosexuals.
posted on 06/27/2003 11:28:02 AM PDT
I was just responding to your attack on the previous poster. Your argument against bigotry was not relating to the state but to her in particular. What the states can legislate and what people are allowed to do are two different things. However with that said if the people elect a bunch of bigots that pass a law that is perceived as bigotted then that is within their rights as a state so long as its constitutional. What is at issue is was the law constitutional not was it a just law. When the courts can deem whether or not a law is just then we should just abandon the legislative branch and leave it up to 5 justices on the supreme court to decide the course of history for this nation.
posted on 06/27/2003 1:00:40 PM PDT
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