The masses shouldn't be trusted to vote on the civil rights and liberties of minorities.
Those 9 unknown, unelected lawyers chose to give my people freedom while the masses were against it because putting my people away in institutions gave them cushy jobs. They made money off of our backs, and our freedom represented an economic danger for them.
Homosexuals were denied equality on the basis of the majority's discomfort with their existence. They were not causing harm, but the masses said "God wills me to hate you and oppress you."
Screw the public and its ideas of democracy.