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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    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"...
    You have to understand what half is I suppose. You can stop, all you're doing right now is digging a deeper hole. People are already laughing, it's time to employ some damage control.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
    Perhaps we'll see this stupid debate die when everyone realizes that if you pay your taxes and you don't interfere with someone else's Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness then you are AUTOMATICALLY entitled.

    This debate is childish. Really. We're THAT insecure with fudge packers and carpet munchers that we can't accept them as normal like us? And in turn, they have to have damn 3-day parades that tie up traffic because they're proud of being "different"? HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD?!

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    This isn't an issue that should be defined by a simple majority vote....any more than inter-racial marriage or other rights and privileges defined by the Constitution.

    Ultimately gay marriage will be approved by simply majority vote, the tide has already been set in motion and what appeared like it would take decades, is likely to become a reality within a relatively short time.
    Its just sad that in America it has to come about this way. We are generally a nation who ultimately does the right thing because it is the right thing to do....not just because it was put to a simple majority vote.
    <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 Elena View Post
    Precisely the point!

    Then why do we have to be subjected to "Gay Pride" marches, gay awareness at schools or quotas for gay people at work?

    If gays have a right to rub their gayness into our faces, then we have an equal right to oppose it.
    Because they don't have the same rights as you. You get to marry who you love. They don't. THAT is what makes it unequal. Despite peoples spin of that not mattering. Which is a cop out to help them sleep better at night.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You have to understand what half is I suppose. You can stop, all you're doing right now is digging a deeper hole. People are already laughing, it's time to employ some damage control.
    or take a Civics class.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Because they don't have the same rights as you. You get to marry who you love. They don't. THAT is what makes it unequal. Despite peoples spin of that not mattering. Which is a cop out to help them sleep better at night.
    As a breeder I don't get to marry just whomever I love.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    We as a society perpetuate minorities by creating things like Affirmative Action and Pro-Minority legislation. We need to just accept everyone as equal and be done with it. More legislation is only going to piss more people off and continue the rift, but I guess everyone doesn't want us unified as a Nation. Whatever.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    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.
    I am not Jesus, but I can try to help you.

    If you have 2 apples, it's 100%; if you have 200 apples, its 100%; if you have any number of apples, that number will be your 100%...

    100% means "ALL THAT YOU HAVE".

    Now, we have 94% of the total voting for an issue; that 94% will be our 100% where the issue is concerned. Comprende?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    We are generally a nation who ultimately does the right thing because it is the right thing to do....not just because it was put to a simple majority vote.
    I think Churchill said it best. "The United States can always be counted upon to do the right thing after it has exhausted every other available option."

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    When the majority of your society decided it wants to do so.

    And let me remind you of one basic: it's a state with all its institutions, laws and constitutions that exists for the people, not people for the state. And if the majority of people decide they want a change in laws then it is the duty of the state to do so.
    And yet despite the majority wanting to keep blacks from marrying whites in Virginia the law seperating them was thrown out.
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