"In my own state, I have voted, along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote, to amend our constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman."That's Sarah Palin, talking with the Christian Broadcasting Network. Now, back in April 2007, we had a little advisory vote on a discriminatory piece of legislation, which passed by 53 to 47% in favor of bigotry. At that time, Ms. Palin said of the vote:
"It's hard to characterize that as a mandate."In 1998, there was 68% support for a ban on same-sex marriage. That was pretty pathetic, and it's clear that the public, when faced with the reality that this shameful amendment could be used to enshrine all kinds of discriminatory practices, clearly wasn't quite so keen on it the next time.
What a mockery of civil freedoms these people have made of our constitution.