Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Vote on Civil Rights on Boston.com

There is a poll on Boston.com in response to Romney's anti-gay rally on Sunday. The poll asks:
Governor Romney said he would ask the Supreme Judicial Court to let voters decide whether to ban same-sex marriage during Sunday's rally at the State House.

Should voters decide on a same-sex marriage ban?

Yes: Governor Romney is right to ask the State Judicial Court to override the Legislature's decision.

No: The majority should not vote on the minority's rights.

The anti-gay Massachusetts 'Family' Institute (MFI) sent out an email Monday urging their members to vote in this online poll and thanking "the thousands of people who came out to rally for democracy yesterday afternoon in front of the State House".

The email goes on to say, "the pro-traditional marriage supporters far outnumbered the anti-marriage protestors. We will fight for our constitutional rights until we breathe our last breath."

For some reason they seem to think that they have a "constitutional right" to vote on civil rights. Perhaps if they were to actually read the Massachusetts constitution they might find that it talks about this little thing called equality...

"All people are born free and equal and have certain natural, essential and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness. Equality under the
law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin."

I guess they just skip over that part and go right to the part where it says that the majority has the right to vote on the civil rights of the minority. Funny though, I can't seem to find that part. I will keep looking.

The MFI email asks their members to vote in the online poll on Boston.com. Last time I checked it our side was winning, but not by much. NO: 51.8% / YES: 48.2%

Please take a second to vote in this poll.

Also, see more photo's from Sunday's protest in Boston.com's photo gallery.


At 12:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris, you might have seen I had a similar poll going from Boston.com that I wanted to warn you about. I was sent an email warning me that MFI has supporters that have been able to vote hundreds of times each on these polls, and have used this to manipulate them to look as if people are more in support of their side than what is factual. It seems so in your poll too. At least we got to see in the begining there was a huge lead in our direction before they got to it. It proves what we knew all along, our support is there from the moderates. ~John Hosty


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