Lessons from Prop. 8: why we shouldn't put our civil rights up for a popular vote

[Video Link] "Dear God, we should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. No minority should have their rights subject to the passions and sentiments of the majority. This is a fundamental bedrock of what our nation stands for." -- Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker