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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Part of the reason for the judiciary was to ensure the legislature and executive, which is to be more closely responsible to the People, act within the rights and liberties of the People on the whole. The "activist judge" thing, while some definitely have overreached has become a dismissive term used by people when a judge rules against their own ideals. However, if laws (no matter how popularly supported by the People) act against the rights and liberties of the individual it is the duty and power of the courts to strike down the laws. The majority isn't always to get its way. It may have its way so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of the minority.
    And it hasn't in this case...........

    Bottom line in state after state the people have spoken and they want no part of gay marriage.........
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    'Activist' legislatures? It is the job of the legislature to legislate.
    and to do the will of the people............Gay Marriage is NOT the will of the people...........
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    And it hasn't in this case...........

    Bottom line in state after state the people have spoken and they want no part of gay marriage.........
    Marriage is a state granted and recognized contract. Preventing two people from engaging in it (as it has several legal ramifications) infringes upon their right to contract.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Oh gosh. I am heartbroken and pissed about this. I really hoped this would not be repealed.
    You have a history of being pissed when the will of the people doesnt go your way. I guess Democracy is a one-way street for you.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I guess soon we will see segregation laws proposed again in some states..
    Wow. Talk about a bigoted non-sequitur...

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    No, they are held as EQUAL to the rights of the majority.
    Really?! Can I have a bit of what you are on?


    Then why do you even bother to identify "majority" and "minority"? Why not take ALL your candidates for presidency and just make them all presidents? Imagine the bliss!

    If you are right, can I come into your country and make you all to burn your Bibles and turn to Islam, not because you want to, but because I want it to be so? I will be in minority of one, surely my right to make you do so will be equal to the right of all of you not to do it? Wait, hold on a minute, if my right cancels your right, then who wins? Are you or are you not going to turn into Muslims? Because if you do, then MY right will be superior to yours, if you will not, then YOUR right will be superior to mine, -- either way, they will not be held equal.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    I'm not convinced nor are many that this is a civil rights issue.
    It became a civil rights issue in Maine the moment that Maine's legislative body created the statute that gave same sex couples the right to marry in that state. By definition, it is a civil right. What definition of civil right could you possibly be going by in which a legal guarantee by a state proposed to provide equal protection to a minority is not considered a civil right?

    BTW, who did you vote for in the 08 Presidential election, CT?

    Watch this, this should be good.
    While who I voted for has absolutely no relevance to the arguments I presented, and amounts to little more than an ad hominem attack on your part that proves my point about the intelligence level of this country, I'll inform you that I chose not to vote since none of the candidates represented my interests.
    Last edited by CriticalThought; 11-04-09 at 12:41 PM.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You have a history of being pissed when the will of the people doesnt go your way. I guess Democracy is a one-way street for you.
    And if the will of the people were to vote your 2nd amendment rights away? Marriage is a right too.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Because that is part of our constitutional republic, .

    So, who wins in the end: a candidate with the MAJORITY vote, or the one with the MINORITY vote?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    a) Anal intercourse as well as w-on-w has nothing to do with logic, freedom or liberty;

    b) the opposition to shoving "gayness" into everyone's face has nothing to do with religious bigotry;

    c) And look what good politically correct promotion of "gayness" done to European societies: let's face it, Europe is going down the same road erosion of all moral principles and preoccupation with perversions took Ancient Rome;

    d) Public cowardice before political correct gestapo is not a triumph of liberty.

    And let's be clear on one thing: gay activism is not interested in EQUALITY. They are interested in PRIVILEGES. Why do I know it? Because no one has to even know who is or isn't gay. Sexual life of any individual is a private matter, unless that individual wants to flaunt it before everyone demanding everyone's approval, and when people object, use it as an excuse to claim victimhood and (in some cases) a compensation.

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