By Tom Quiner

The Iowa Senate won’t allow a vote on a marriage amendment.

Why? Senate Democrats say they won’t let a majority determine someone elses’s rights.

Here is radio host, Steve Deace’s response:

“The next time some propagandist tells you we don’t let a majority vote on someone’s rights, tell them sure we do. They’re called juries, and from the beginning of the Republic we’ve been allowing them to vote on taking rights away from those who behave immorally.”

And for the record, such a marriage vote is not taking rights away from anyone. It is simply a matter of defining the institution of marriage according the functional intent of the institution.

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  1. NotAScientist on May 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

    “They’re called juries, and from the beginning of the Republic we’ve been allowing them to vote on taking rights away from those who behave immorally.””

    Unfortunately for you, homosexuality isn’t illegal.

  2. Kurt Johnson on May 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

    The problem is who gets to define what is immoral. Government should not define as immoral any voluntary and peaceful act which hurts no one or which only hurts the the actor. Homosexuality and gay marriage hurts no one.

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