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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    First off, it's not a small minority. This is almost 50/50 + noise. Second, you don't understand the fundamentals of this country. We establish the free exercise of the rights of the People, all the People. The system was set up not to be direct democracy (as that is mob rule), but rather a democratic Republic in which we have checks to ensure the rights of the minority are not trampled. If you wish to move against the rights of the minority, you are in the wrong, you are practicing evil.
    31 ststes have voted on the issue and 31 states said no, most by huge majorities...........This country is not for gay marriage and I don't believe it ever will be...............

    a minority is Blacks, gays are a class of people defined by their sexual preference.......You can't stop being black....you can stop being gay...........
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    31 ststes have voted on the issue and 31 states said no, most by huge majorities...........This country is not for gay marriage and I don't believe it ever will be...............

    a minority is Blacks, gays are a class of people defined by their sexual preference.......You can't stop being black....you can stop being gay...........

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    31 ststes have voted on the issue and 31 states said no, most by huge majorities...........This country is not for gay marriage and I don't believe it ever will be...............

    a minority is Blacks, gays are a class of people defined by their sexual preference.......You can't stop being black....you can stop being gay...........
    There is much contention to your final conclusion there. And it doesn't really matter. Choice or not, it's a free country. And considering the legal ramifications of the marriage license, especially over estate concerns; there is no reason to deny people their right to contract based on outdated, religious terms. I do think that this nation will one day recognize same sex marriage. There's no reason not to. We're the land of freedom and liberty, and that freedom and liberty was meant to expand over time. There's no "special rights" being asked here, merely full recognition of one's right to contract.

    And Michael Jackson stopped being black.
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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:

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    Reading together.

    Majority --
    1. The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total.
    2. The amount by which the greater number of votes cast, as in an election, exceeds the total number of remaining votes.

    Plurality --
    A large number or amount; a multitude
    The number by which the vote of the winning choice in such a contest exceeds that of the closest opponent.

    Note that it does not specify by how many % or points, etc. it should be bigger; it simply says "greater", "more than half", "exceeds"...

    Now, counting: the whole number is 94; half of it is 47; is 49 bigger, greater, more than half, exceeds 47? Yes.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post


    You can stop being gay. Because apparently people stop being straight, or flip-flop all the time. Or shall we just accept that we are all inherently bisexual but just never have gay/straight sex based on what gets us off.

    Me personally I think "Gay" in terms of sexual preference should be classified as a kink like BDSM or Foot Fetishes, but in terms of Same-Sex unions, it shouldn't be any more or less different than any other "minority" group.
    Last edited by EpicDude86; 11-04-09 at 02:03 PM. Reason: Pasted the wrong quoute in.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Reading together.

    Majority --
    1. The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total.
    2. The amount by which the greater number of votes cast, as in an election, exceeds the total number of remaining votes.

    Plurality --
    A large number or amount; a multitude
    The number by which the vote of the winning choice in such a contest exceeds that of the closest opponent.

    Note that it does not specify by how many % or points, etc. it should be bigger; it simply says "greater", "more than half", "exceeds"...

    Now, counting: the whole number is 94; half of it is 47; is 49 bigger, greater, more than half, exceeds 47? Yes.
    You do understand what more than half means....right? The whole number, BTW, is 100. 100% of the votes taken. The total is not merely the addition of the two in question, it is the TOTAL number of vote. Jesus.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    and to do the will of the people............Gay Marriage is NOT the will of the people...........
    However....Navy....the tide is turning and it soon will be. The polls have shifted dramatically over the last few years. We will see gay marriage recgonized as a right in every state of this great nation.....even within your lifetime. So you best prepare.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    31 ststes have voted on the issue and 31 states said no, most by huge majorities...........This country is not for gay marriage and I don't believe it ever will be...............

    a minority is Blacks, gays are a class of people defined by their sexual preference.......You can't stop being black....you can stop being gay...........
    Hey Navy.....can you also stop being straight?
    Are you telling us that you could just as easily change your orientation so that you are sexually attracted to men? Seems like that is what you are claiming here. Care to provide us a little insight?
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Democracy = 51% rule
    Republic = Plurality rule

    America = Republic


    Yes?
    Majority --
    1. The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total.
    2. The amount by which the greater number of votes cast, as in an election, exceeds the total number of remaining votes.

    Plurality --
    A large number or amount; a multitude
    The number by which the vote of the winning choice in such a contest exceeds that of the closest opponent.

    Note that it does not specify by how many % or points, etc. it should be bigger; it simply says "greater", "more than half", "exceeds"...

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