But you can throw around "activist court" until the cows come home, if a vote were held in CA today, gay marriage would pass *easily* At the very least admit the momentum is clearly headed in one direction. 4/5 of under 30 year olds support gay rights, so i'm rather baffled at how you expect this to be reversed by any means, much less a federal amendment. The same prejudiced old farts who couldn't accomplish that a decade ago are dying off, and their bigotry with them.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.