Wednesday 21 March 2018

Will of the people works both ways

IT'S good to learn that Kevin O'Mahony from sunny California is so enamoured of the will of the people and takes David Quinn to task in this regard (Letters, October 22). One presumes therefore that Kevin was right in the vanguard of the successful Proposition 8 Campaign in California.

This was a grass-roots campaign to establish the principle in California law that marriage was the exclusive union of a man and a woman. The vote was successfully carried, despite the concerted efforts of the majority of the media, the powerful/wealthy Hollywood establishment, and a more than compliant judiciary. Still it's good to know that the majority will of the people can prevail against such odds and that Kevin is keeping his eye on us in this regard.

Eric Conway
Navan, Co Meath

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