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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    They want to "marry" or do they want the rights marriage brings?

    Are they missing the other points of what marriage is about?
    Marriage is simply a government issued contract. Nothing more, nothing less.
    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 Kal'Stang View Post
    And yet despite the majority wanting to keep blacks from marrying whites in Virginia the law seperating them was thrown out.
    Did the majority accepted it?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Seem to recall that process involving a civil war, though. Not the best example of how things ought to work here.
    True.....but sadly in America's history is has rarely been seen...the granting of rights without a struggle.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    So, who wins in the end: a candidate with the MAJORITY vote, or the one with the MINORITY vote?
    It depends upon what they are running for. Our president, for instance, is not selected by majority vote, but by the representatives of the electoral college. Furthermore, the decisions of the majority-elected legislators can be overturned by the will of the 9 member Supreme Court.

    You wish to simplify this system down so you can understand it, eh? Fail.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It depends upon what they are running for. Our president, for instance, is not selected by majority vote, but by the representatives of the electoral college. Furthermore, the decisions of the majority-elected legislators can be overturned by the will of the 9 member Supreme Court.

    You wish to simplify this system down so you can understand it, eh? Fail.
    What's fascinating is how right she always thinks she is. It's actually a little sad.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Did the majority accepted it?
    They had no choice.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    True.....but sadly in America's history is has rarely been seen...the granting of rights without a struggle.
    Most often yes. You either have to fight bigotry or you have to fight to remove power from the State. Neither is easily tasked, but for the sake of liberty both must be fought.
    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 Ikari View Post
    Most often yes. You either have to fight bigotry or you have to fight to remove power from the State. Neither is easily tasked, but for the sake of liberty both must be fought.
    if not tomorrow....then the day after that.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Are you taking this from dictionary.com? How come there's no link?
    Online dictionary.

    And does 49 surpass 45?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    "Then, one April day we heard it
    Thunder rumbling
    One man speaking
    Thousands singing ..
    Someday we'll be free
    I promise you, we'll be free
    If not tomorrow
    Then the day after that
    And the candles in our hands
    Will illuminate this land
    If not tomorrow
    Then the day after that
    And the world that gives us pain
    That fills our lives with fear
    On the day after that
    Will disappear
    And the war we've fought to win
    I promise you, we will win
    If not tomorrow
    Then the day after that
    Or the day after that"
    <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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