In the words of NOM president Brian Brown -
With the closely divided 5-4 DC Court of Appeal ruling today prohibiting a voter referendum on the District of Columbia’s gay marriage law, the way is cleared for us to finally get the issue before the United States Supreme Court, where we are confident of victory. The central issue in this case is whether the people of the District of Columbia will be able to exercise their constitutional right to vote on this important issue, just as voters in 31 states have been able to do. The razor-thin majority on the DC Appeals court got it wrong when they said they owed substantial deference to the DC Council. In fact, it is the right of the people that is owed substantial deference by courts and the Council. We believe the US Supreme Court will agree with us. In considering getting involved in this case last March, Chief Justice John Roberts said our argument in the case ‘has some force.’ The Court decided to give the DC Court of Appeal the opportunity to consider the case. With today’s decision, we look forward to bringing our fight for the right to vote on marriage to the nation’s highest court.”Ok buddy, the Constitution nowhere gives anyone the "right" to vote on the civil rights of minority groups. If that was the case, then I should be given the right to vote on the legality of the civil right that you have to say such things. Yes the courts should defer to the people, but it should only do so when those people are not imposing personal animus onto another group within society. It was to guard against this personal animus that the Courts were originally instituted in our country.