Yay for Connecticut! - Mo's Journal — LiveJournal
Yay for Connecticut!|
|Date:||October 11th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)|| |
You see, I think just the opposite lesson is learned from Brown, that it was necessary to have the court decision in order to change people's minds. And that was the hope with Hardwick - that there would be huge resistance, of course, to revocation of sodomy laws, but eventually people's minds would be changed. Only it didn't get decided the way we thought it would.
Roe got decided the way you suggest - after the majority of USAmericans believed women should decide on their own whether to continue a pregnancy. And it hasn't exactly worked out that that made it free of post-decision controversy.
I don't think there's a right way or a less contentious way to gain civil rights. It always happens with struggle and we need all three branches involved.