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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

From North Carolina, Let's Take a Lesson in Framing

North Carolina's voters approved a measure that would add a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. This is Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, two days before the measure passed, on asking the right questions. Let this be a lesson to us moving forward:

"The question shouldn't have been- not, 'How do you feel about same-sex marriage?', but 'Do you believe that a majority, by popular vote, should get to decide the rights of a minority?' That's a dangerous precedent. Because that means that the rights of people are determined by who's in the majority at a particular time."

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