There is a part of me that completely agrees with your "why vote?" attitude, but upon deeper reflection I think that while it is good for the majority to have their voice, it doesn't necessarily mean that the majority is right, and that is where overruling, such as this, comes in. In the 1800s, the majority felt that slavery was perfectly fine, since THEY were not the slaves. In the 1950s and 60s, the majority felt that blacks should be educated separately (and NOT equally) to whites. On playgrounds at schools throughout the country, a "majority" of kids might "decide" not to let little Jenny or Johnny join their game because they are different, or "gingers" (red-haired), to talk with a lisp or accent. The majority is often wrong. That is when a courageous minority must stand for what is ultimately right.Ok, I don't really care if same sex people get married or are together in any capacity. I am for equal rights BUT.......... I am very annoyed that peoples votes don't mean anything anymore. What happened to a majority vote rules? What happened to the peoples voice?
My stance on this has nothing to do with same sex couples. This is just the latest thing a court has overturned or blocked that THE PEOPLE voted for. Look at AZ., look back at prop. 187 which would have saved is billions in illegal immigrant funding. The people of the USA are trying to make changes to better our country and the few judges are effectively disenfranchising us.
Again this is not directed at same sex couples it is major frustration over the majority loosing there voice.
My particular stance on this whole issue is: if you don't believe in same-sex marriage, then don't marry someone of the same sex. Period. Why does what I do with my marriage somehow affect yours? Only those with low self-esteem give a crap about what someone else has, does or is. Live and let live. When no one is being hurt, let's stay the hell out of other people's business.
I DO understand the whole frustration with a vote being overturned, however, and it is a bit hard to swallow. But that is how a democracy works. There are checks and balances that seem to keep everything working towards a common goal of democracy. At least I hope so.