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Since when did human rights become something we should vote on? Think of the Civil Rights movement in the sixties. Think of the women's rights movement. Were these issues that needed to be decided by voters? Of course not.
Human rights not up for vote 122309 SPEAKINGOUT 2 Capital City Weekly Since when did human rights become something we should vote on? Think of the Civil Rights movement in the sixties. Think of the women's rights movement. Were these issues that needed to be decided by voters? Of course not.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Story last updated at 12/23/2009 - 12:19 pm

Human rights not up for vote

Since when did human rights become something we should vote on? Think of the Civil Rights movement in the sixties. Think of the women's rights movement. Were these issues that needed to be decided by voters? Of course not.

We go into battle, those brave men and women, to protect our freedoms. Do we vote on war? Of course not.

I find it insulting this "issue" of gay marriages. I am not gay, but I do have gay friends and I treat them the same as my straight friends, with respect. Treat people the way you want to be treated, and the nation and world would be a better place.

Gregory Pearce

Juneau


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