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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Do I have to answer your little "I don't know what objection I can come up with, so I will just pretend to be slow on the uptake"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Am I? Thank you, o, Septic Peg, for clarifying it for me!

    Is it a traditional American way of holding a debate: mouthing off for your opponent?
    You're the only one being rude here, Elena. You need to reel it in.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    I voted NO which is to say I voted YES for allowing gay marriage.

    And I wonder how many people did not vote as they wished to simply because the question was worded confusingly. Intentionally, I am sure.

    Also, ads were all over the T.V. trying to persuade people that their kids were going to be taught deviant things from kindergarten, onward if the law remained intact. I say Hurray for Mainers that so many people saw their way through the morass of misinformation and came out 47% for tolerance.
    Those questions are always worded terribly.

    As far as the ads go, I saw equal amounts on both sides. I got equal amount of recorded phone messages, too.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You ignored the rest of my post.

    Can you please explain how marriage can be a "basic human right" when it is routinely denied on all of the grounds I listed in the post you are replying to?
    Basic human rights are not without limits under the equal protection clause of the US Constitution. It simply requires the government to establish either a legitimate, important or compelling state interest in the limitation. Not every limitation is treated exactly the same, it depends on the nature of the right and the limitation that is sought to be imposed.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Just goes to show no one can legislate loves and hatreds. Gays are repulsive no matter how who says or does what. Women dressing like men and men in little dresses is vulgar in every direction. The very fact (FACT) that they are biologically and mentally screwed has to serve to keep them separate from the normal humans all over the world. Homosexuality is punishible by death in many countries and justifyably so.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Just goes to show no one can legislate loves and hatreds. Gays are repulsive no matter how who says or does what. Women dressing like men and men in little dresses is vulgar in every direction. The very fact (FACT) that they are biologically and mentally screwed has to serve to keep them separate from the normal humans all over the world. Homosexuality is punishible by death in many countries and justifyably so.
    Is this a sad attempt at satire?
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Just goes to show no one can legislate loves and hatreds. Gays are repulsive no matter how who says or does what. Women dressing like men and men in little dresses is vulgar in every direction. The very fact (FACT) that they are biologically and mentally screwed has to serve to keep them separate from the normal humans all over the world. Homosexuality is punishible by death in many countries and justifyably so.

    Wow, just wow. Let me make it clear, I am not associated with these comments in any way due to both of us being self proclaimed conservatives.


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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Precisely the point!

    Then why do we have to be subjected to "Gay Pride" marches, gay awareness at schools or quotas for gay people at work?

    If gays have a right to rub their gayness into our faces, then we have an equal right to oppose it.
    Heterosexual sex IS in our faces 24/7. GP parades, gay awareness at school and quotas for gays (is there really such a thing?) is not 24/7. Go have a walk through any American mall. Turn on the TV whereever you live. Heterosexual sex is in your face constantly. Billboard ads. Fashion. Entertainment. It's all about S.E.X.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wow, just wow. Let me make it clear, I am not associated with these comments in any way due to both of us being self proclaimed conservatives.


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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Basic human rights are not without limits under the equal protection clause of the US Constitution.
    And the reason we have the referendum. Those issues that should be defined by society are thus defined, many observers feel same sex marriage is a basic human right, the vast majority disagree. In those states where a court rules, the issue normally returns to the legislature and then the Constitution is often amended to remove the basic human rights argument.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

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    I never thought it was


    Whew! Thanks, I feel better now.


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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    And the reason we have the referendum. Those issues that should be defined by society are thus defined, many observers feel same sex marriage is a basic human right, the vast majority disagree. In those states where a court rules, the issue normally returns to the legislature and then the Constitution is often amended to remove the basic human rights argument.
    I don't disagree. However, it is a sad commentary on where America is today when we still have slight majorities that want rights to themselves while denying them to others.

    Why don't we restrict the word "prayer" to only muslims?
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