Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
Unlike in a game of 'tag', America is supposed to use the Constitution as our guide, and 'minority' groups, including homosexuals are supposed to be protected from the tyranny of the majority. Legal challenges will be filed, and I think these anti-gay marriage laws will be overturned. "The will of the people" has often been at odds with the words and intent of the Constitution.
Legal challenges are already being prepared, I think they are just waiting for the remaining 2 million votes to be counted.
What you say about 'the will of the people' is also correct. It goes without saying that we wouldn't be seeing the election of a black American today had the civil rights battles of the 1960s been decided by public referenda.
According to exit polls, age was a key factor, with the exit polls showing voters under 30 opposing the ban by a 2-to-1 ratio, while most voters of 60 and older supported the ban. 81% of UCLA students voted against Proposition 8.
The opposition to gay marriage is softening and as the closeness of the vote suggests, once the dinosaurs have become extinct it will be accepted