States & Marriage

Letter to the Editor by Nathan C. Walker

September 30, 2014

Regarding Edwin Meese III and Ryan T. Anderson’s Sept. 28 op-ed, “The states should decide on marriage”:

Of the majority that once affirmed state amendments supporting marriage as the union of a man and a woman, more than a third have come to realize that it is irrational to deny another citizen equal protection under the law. The majority has shifted. This overwhelming change proves that many of the same people who helped legalize discrimination now deem it unreasonable.

If Mr. Meese and Mr. Anderson are going to argue that the majority should decide the minority’s rights, then they should understand that today’s majority favors marriage equality. The voters who changed their minds had the humility and intellectual honesty to publicly proclaim their own previous discriminatory views to be unreasonable.

Maybe Mr. Meese and Mr. Anderson will one day have the insight to do the same.

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