This week on Larry King Live, there was a discussion about how the legislature in the state of Maine made same sex marriages legal. Now they have given the vote to the residents of Maine to really decide whether or not that want this law apart of their state even though the legislature already decided on it. Then is how the conversation went.
J. KING: That’s absolutely right. And California, of course, when Prop 8 passed, when they repealed same-sex marriage out in California, …that is one of the things that generated this moving of people on both sides of that issue deciding to go back to the ballot. And, as you know, in California, many people wanted to take a little time to organize, supporters of same-sex marriage.
But if you see this Maine vote now and again — let’s watch it play out. But right now, the anti-gay marriage — those who oppose same-sex marriage are winning in the State of Maine, with about 30 percent more of the vote to count, though. And Maine is the state where in some those faraway rural counties. We may not have all of that in, Larry, until the morning.
Reform Party: You’re shaking your head, Jesse.
VENTURA: Well, it just shows a great example that there’s not a separation of church and state, is there?
I mean my position is this. You can’t put a civil rights issue on the ballot and let the people decide. You have to have elected officials who have courage, Larry, to make the right decisions.
Reform Party: The legislature did pass this.
VENTURA: Exactly. But now they’re putting it up to the vote of the people. I’ve got news for you, if you put it up to a vote of the people, we’d have slavery again, depending on how you worded it.
With Jessie Ventura, former Govenor of Minnesota and professional wrestler, making this statement, he makes it seems as the people of this country have no sense to know exactly what they are voting for.
What we want to know is, do you agree with Jessie Ventura, that if decisions are left up to the people to vote, that slavery would exist in some states in this country???