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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Probably Welsh
    I thought it was you who had a house in Wales?..

    Speaking of "anal",

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    So folks here you go please show me where in the U Const. or Bil of Rights or any US Code that say anyone has the right to be married to who every they want to. I'll be waiting for this.
    Show me where it prohibits taxpayers from pursuing happiness that doesn't infringe upon anyone Else's rights.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    It won't happen as I siad you don't understand maine as a Population the State is getting Older with allot of folks under 35 moving out beause of many different reason. With-in the next five to ten years maine is going ot be on eof th eOldest population in the USA. But once again you all know more about Maine then I and athe other Mainers who have posted in this thread.
    Your post assumes that as Maine voters get older they'll change their social issue stances. As far as I can tell there seems to be a mostly even split and no signs of the population going one way or the other excepts for Federal elections. Where it goes Democrat. Why isn't Maine a Republican state? Why has Maine been a solid Democrat/Liberal state since the 80s? You seem to make it a point to always want to speak speak from an argument of authority. Like you have some sort of sociology degree on Maine citizens. Or like you know somebody is good at something because you saw them in a magazine. I suggest you change your tone. It's called an argumentum ad verecundiam.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    No it's not you have no idea what your talking abouit.

    So folks here you go please show me where in the U Const. or Bil of Rights or any US Code that say anyone has the right to be married to who every they want to. I'll be waiting for this.
    The marriage contract is a contract, and the People have the 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 LiveUninhibited View Post
    Majority means they got one vote over 50% of votes. Plurality could be any percentage, depending upon the number of candidates. For example, the minimum percentage for a plurality with ten candidates would be one vote over 10%.

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    You just explained not the meaning of the word "majority", but the particulars of the US voting system.

    The meaning is still "The greater number or part". If you take 94 as 100%, then 49 will be over 50%.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Thank you! So 49 is still a majority compare to 45.

    Btw, politicaly perverted word "plurality" on close inspection means same "majority".
    No. Majority specifically means 50% +1, plurality merely means the largest percentage of all options.
    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 B L Zeebub View Post
    pimping ?....
    Are you unpimpable?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The fact that no children can be directly produce is itself one possible argument why the State shouldn't recognize such unions. They would be subsidizing through tax incentives relationships which do not serve at least one of the functions for which marriages are subsidized.
    This would only be valid if we required heterosexual marriages to produce children. We do not disallow infertile people to wed. We do not even disallow sex offenders who are disallowed from contact with children to wed. So it is treating gays unequally to require that they produce children in order to marry. However, I should say that some people are bisexual but prefer the same sex, so sometimes there are children whose lives can achieve greater stability with gay marriage, and those children will exist with or without SSM.

    I actually have no problem with allowing blood siblings to marry as long as they have no affinity-- they were raised as unrelated by different families-- because the risk for birth defects in sibling pairings is no higher than that caused by the mother being over the age of forty at birth. On the other hand, I don't think first or second cousins by affinity should be allowed to marry regardless of their relatively safe degree of consanguinity because marriage is, among other things, the establishment of affinity between two separate families.
    That seems arbitrary to me. We disallow incestuous marriages because of the increased risk of birth defects, not by some traditional notion of what marriage is. If tradition were relied upon, anti-miscegenation would never have been overturned.

    Personally I would allow incestuous relationships if given one of the two following assumptions: 1. Abortion is okay and screening for defects is adequate. 2. ~0% chance of offspring.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Do you have an understanding as to how and why the Senate was created to have the same number of representatives from each state no matter how many people populate the state?
    Have you finished working on that film of yours?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The wishes of the majority prevail so long as those wishes do not infringe upon the rights of the minority.
    And I was talking about the rights to impose a wish.

    So if the majority do not wish to accept gay-marriage law, their right to impose that wish on minority that do prevail?
    Amen to that!

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