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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    A couple of additions to the
    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Historic marriage definitions:

    One man and his property (any number of women of any age) + all that they owned before marriage
    One man and his property (one woman of any age) + all that she owned thru purchase or inheritance
    One man and one woman (any age) + all that she owned thru purchase or inheritance
    One man and one woman (same race, adults only)
    One man and one woman (mixed race ok)
    One person and one person (any gender. look, SSM is already legal in some places. society did not collapse)
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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Good deal.
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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    WOW. With every election result I see this morning, I get more and more disgusted with the American people.

    I am quickly reaching a point where I'm not sure there is any chance that this country can be saved..... FROM ITSELF and ITS CITIZENS.
    Anything that increases individual liberty and freedom is a positive move.
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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Gay marriage, the solution to all our country's ills.
    1. One less thing the federal government has to get involved with.

    2. Wedding / Catering business is stimulative.

    3. Gay couples can adopt children, getting them out of state run foster systems.

    4. Same-sex marriage will do away with the overly complicated and legalistic civil unions and expedite all kinds of basic property, health, and tax issues for gay couples.

    5. Since the divorce rate among same-sex couples is lower, opposite-sex couples will have more roll models for lifelong commitment.

    6. Love and tolerance are Judeo-Christian values.

    7. Legalizing gay marriage will foster more acceptance of LGBT sexual orientation in all areas of public life which means less discrimination.

    So, yeah, gay marriage is great for our country.

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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Just saying, I see a huge amoutn of slippery slope arguments here, about marriage between those who are related, "full-blown socialism", and such. This is about same-sex marriage, nothing else. I for one am in favor of gay marriage, but those awho are against, shoudl not worry: same-sex marriage is very rare even in places where it's legal (eg. t he Netherlands).

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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by Astrid View Post
    Just saying, I see a huge amoutn of slippery slope arguments here, about marriage between those who are related, "full-blown socialism", and such. This is about same-sex marriage, nothing else. I for one am in favor of gay marriage, but those awho are against, shoudl not worry: same-sex marriage is very rare even in places where it's legal (eg. t he Netherlands).
    And let's remember - gay ain't contagious for christ sake....

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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by Astrid View Post
    Just saying, I see a huge amoutn of slippery slope arguments here, about marriage between those who are related, "full-blown socialism", and such. This is about same-sex marriage, nothing else. I for one am in favor of gay marriage, but those awho are against, shoudl not worry: same-sex marriage is very rare even in places where it's legal (eg. t he Netherlands).
    This is typical of SSM discussions. Since it is hard to argue against SSM on the merits, you throw in incest and bestiality.
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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Why should something not matter simply because it doesn't fix every problem? Or even just not the problems you personally care about. There's a lot of couples in this country, of consenting adults who love one another, who want to marry but can't. Why is their plight so irrelevant?
    To me, it's a no brainer that all Americans deserves the same rights.
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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Gay marriage, the solution to all our country's ills.
    And this is why the conservatives keep losing.

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    Re: Gay marriage is approved by popular vote in Maine, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Right now, my best thought on where to move to is about six feet below ground level, right next to my father.
    That's a bit melodramatic, isn't it? It's not like anybody is going to gay marry at you. You're much more in danger from petty HOA rules than gay marriage.

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