Eventually, marriage equality will arrive

Oregon Mail Tribune
June 28, 2009
Many have said that, because a majority voted to approve Proposition 8 in California, nothing more is needed. Not quite. In 1922 Oregon voters passed a measure outlawing Catholic parochial schools. The measure was struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1925. Constitutions are sets of standards below which we cannot allow ourselves to go, even if a majority votes for it. Oregon has since passed statutes prohibiting "discrimination because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, or age" in employment and housing. These statutes are sensible laws protecting minorities from the majority. [Link]