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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I just dont get it to be honest.

    On one hand the US prides it self on freedom, liberty, equal rights and so on, and with the other hand it denies the very same thing to a minority of its population...

    I guess soon we will see segregation laws proposed again in some states..
    First Off Peter shut the **** up you don't live in Maine nor in the United States so you have no ****ing idea what the hell your talking about. We the Citz. of Maine voted on this issue and decide that WE didn't want to have this law hence WE excerised OUR 1st Adm Rights. What ****ing part of that don't you understand oh I know US Constitution better then you Scorpion. maybe you should just stick to what the hell goes on in England and Europe from now on. Or get on a plane and move to Maine and learn something about us who live there.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    This is what happens when you have mob rule... but at least things are improving. The majority is no longer an overwhelming majority. Things are changing.
    Mob rule huh really so question do you live in maine have you ever been to Maine I mean the real parts of Maine outside of Portland and Lewiston-Aurburn because as I've been trying to tell Jack is Maine is really a Red State with two rather large Blue Cities.

    As usual you don't know what your talking about Mob Rule huh see unlike where your from Sir we don't like being told what we can and can't do hence we used OUR 1st Adm Rights had it put onto a Ballet and Voted with over 50% far from Mob Rule. Stick with what the hell goes on in Canada alright because you have no idea about what goes on in Maine.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Isn't democracy a b*tch!

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    If the issue of allowing same sex marriage would have been presented to Maine voters in the form of a referendum question on a ballot before it was forced on Mainers from the legislature I believe the outcome would have been different.

    I don't oppose gay marriage. What I was opposed to was legislation coming from lawmakers telling us once again that they are hell-bent on passing laws in Maine without voters being included in the decision making process.
    So I'm assuming by this post you live in Maine? And that you voted to repeal this law? Just because some legislators already made it law without asking you? So though you don't care if gay's can get married you also don't mind trampling over them to "punish" the legislators?

    And Alex is right. That is the legislators job.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I'm confused. Is the Maine legislature elected by the voters or not? If the law is to be determined by referendum, why go to the expense and the hassle of having an elected legislature at all?
    Yes they are, but they also from time to time take it upon themselves to pass legislation that hasn't had any input from their constituents. What this amounted to from my point of view was nobody asked me, or any other voters I'm aware of, if we supported same sex marriage or not.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Isn't democracy a b*tch!
    Yes. Yes, it is. Don't understand the appeal, myself.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Mob rule huh really so question do you live in maine have you ever been to Maine I mean the real parts of Maine outside of Portland and Lewiston-Aurburn because as I've been trying to tell Jack is Maine is really a Red State with two rather large Blue Cities.

    As usual you don't know what your talking about Mob Rule huh see unlike where your from Sir we don't like being told what we can and can't do hence we used OUR 1st Adm Rights had it put onto a Ballet and Voted with over 50% far from Mob Rule. Stick with what the hell goes on in Canada alright because you have no idea about what goes on in Maine.
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    So I'm assuming by this post you live in Maine? And that you voted to repeal this law? Just because some legislators already made it law without asking you? So though you don't care if gay's can get married you also don't mind trampling over them to "punish" the legislators?

    And Alex is right. That is the legislators job.
    I think my post applies to you as well Scorp. And yes it is mob rule. Thats exactly what Democracy is about. Those who get the most votes gets put into office. The laws that get the most votes gets put into effect. Because it sure isn't the minority that gets their side elected or their laws put into effect.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So I'm assuming by this post you live in Maine? And that you voted to repeal this law? Just because some legislators already made it law without asking you? So though you don't care if gay's can get married you also don't mind trampling over them to "punish" the legislators?

    And Alex is right. That is the legislators job.
    No it isn't the way it was done was skeaking and underhand and we mainer don't go for shot like that hence why it was put to a ballet. This isn't the first time that something like this got put to a ballet if you like I can list all sort of stuff that the Maine Legislation tried to pass as a law only to have it put to a Ballet and defeated.

    Beside I take it you don't live in Maine either, because as I have been trying to tell many of my friends Maine really is a very Independet leaning towards a Red State if you throw out the two Cities I list in my above post. Go past Augusta and ask folks up in Rural and Western Maine how they feel.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I think my post applies to you as well Scorp. And yes it is mob rule. Thats exactly what Democracy is about. Those who get the most votes gets put into office. The laws that get the most votes gets put into effect. Because it sure isn't the minority that gets their side elected or their laws put into effect.
    No it's not Mob Rule see we decide that WE the Citz. of Maine want to decide what we wanted as a Law hence why it was put on he Ballet. The original Law was challange in State Court deemed Un-Constitutional and was put ona Ballet and voted on know Mob Rule at all.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    No it isn't the way it was done was skeaking and underhand and we mainer don't go for shot like that hence why it was put to a ballet. This isn't the first time that something like this got put to a ballet if you like I can list all sort of stuff that the Maine Legislation tried to pass as a law only to have it put to a Ballet and defeated.

    Beside I take it you don't live in Maine either, because as I have been trying to tell many of my friends Maine really is a very Independet leaning towards a Red State if you throw out the two Cities I list in my above post. Go past Augusta and ask folks up in Rural and Western Maine how they feel.
    So it's ok to trample over someone just to try and teach the legislators a lesson? What is your stance on gay marriage?

    And no I don't live in Maine. I do live in the US though so doubt that my values are all that different than yours when it comes to rights and knowing the Constitution.
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