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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    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%.
    No it has nothing to do with the American voting system, it has to do with the meaning of the word majority and plurality:

    ma⋅jor⋅i⋅ty  /məˈdʒɔrɪti, -ˈdʒɒr-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [muh-jawr-i-tee, -jor-] Show IPA
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    –noun, plural -ties. 1. the greater part or number; the number larger than half the total (opposed to minority ): the majority of the population.
    2. a number of voters or votes, jurors, or others in agreement, constituting more than half of the total number.
    3. the amount by which the greater number, as of votes, surpasses the remainder (distinguished from plurality ).
    A majority will always be a plurality, but a plurality will not always be a majority. Majority is more specific than plurality. Perhaps that's what had you confused.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No. Majority specifically means 50% +1, plurality merely means the largest percentage of all options.
    Dictionary is your friend.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveUninhibited View Post
    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.
    The increased risk for birth defects is trivial and we allow women over 40 and people with diagnosed inheritable defects to wed-- the former having a similar risk for birth defects as full blood siblings and the latter having a far greater risk. The possibility of birth defects is insufficient cause to prohibit incestuous marriage, especially between first or even second cousins.

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    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.
    I wouldn't allow it under any circumstances. It damages society and undermines the institution of marriage in ways that have nothing at all to do with genetics.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Have you finished working on that film of yours?
    I can be a bottom and post at the same time. I'm amazing.

    So answer the question, Ms. Omniscience.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveUninhibited View Post
    No it has nothing to do with the American voting system, it has to do with the meaning of the word majority and plurality:



    A majority will always be a plurality, but a plurality will not always be a majority. Majority is more specific than plurality. Perhaps that's what had you confused.
    Democracy = 51% rule
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    Yes?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Dictionary is your friend.
    Yes. This would be made apparent by the fact that he understands what words mean.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    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!
    Wow. I'm not sure if you're being factious here or if you're really this dense. If the majority wants slavery, their wish is not imposed as that wish infringes upon the rights of the minority. Banning same sex marriage infringes upon the right of contract by the individual. Hence, it is unjust.
    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 Elena View Post
    Dictionary is your friend.
    By corollary then, sentence fragments are your friend.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So you would be cool if legislators passed a law in Milwaukee requiring that citizens be armed or required that creation be taught in schools after all they were elected to pass laws?
    Arm every single citizen in the country, and please teach religion as I was in school, it made me the raging Atheist I am today.

    You are obviously playing a game of stereotypes here. Just because I support same-sex marriage does not make me an opponent of gun rights and religion.

    Also, if the voters in Milwaukee decided to ban handguns and/or Creation, then so be it. I would respect that just as I do the same-sex marriage bans. All it means is that there is more work to be done.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveUninhibited View Post
    No it has nothing to do with the American voting system, it has to do with the meaning of the word majority and plurality:



    A majority will always be a plurality, but a plurality will not always be a majority. Majority is more specific than plurality. Perhaps that's what had you confused.
    It's a bit amazing that there seems to be a human unable to comprehend this. I'm not sure if she's being exactly truthful with us. Or at least, that is what I want to believe because I don't want to acknowledge that there are humans unable to understand simple definitions.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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