Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy (D-DUB) only minored in history so I guess he can be forgiven for these flubs in defending his stonewalling of a gay marriage vote...
"If you take a look at history, the court’s job has always been to protect the minority. Whether it was women’s right to vote, whether it was an African American doesn’t have to be a slave. An African American has the right to marry a white person. That’s what this is about.”
Bad examples Mister and the scientific community is united in that fact.
Women's right to vote was garnered under the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which came after being voted on in Congress and ratification by 36 states.
The Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision stated Scott was not a citizen who had a right to sue in the Federal courts, but the 14th Amendment was adopted (again by voting) thereby striking down Dred Scott.
Good Job D-DUB...