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Ballot Initiatives: Tool for Reform or Threat to Basic Rights?

In our constitutional democracy, should direct democracy through ballot measures be used to enable a majority vote to take away the rights of a minority? In July, 2009 in New York City, Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart and other experts discussed ballot initiatives in light of the current Prop 8 controversy at a forum hosted by Demos, a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy organization.