Thursday, July 9, 2009

IDL/ Liberty News
Law to Legitimacy: Shifting perception of property

For democracy to endure, majorities cannot be allowed to degenerate into mob rule and suppress dissent. The basic feature of democratic functioning is to protect the right of the minority to engage in the debate. The gay community, just like any other minority, need to move away from their sense of collective right as gays, and not flaunt their sense of victimhood. Framing the issue as one of collective rights invariably leads to pitting one collective against the other, and in such conflict it is not easy to overturn the collective that claims to represent the majority, writes Barun Mitra of the Liberty Institute.

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