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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not everything.
    Except for tax credits and other specifically legislated marrietal benefits, what can gay, single, or non-married couples NOT receive through civil contracts that state recognized marriage contracts receive?
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Are you telling me that legislation which receives 100% of the vote can't be overturned by the courts as unconstitutional?
    Why do you insist on avoiding answering my questions?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Do I think people should be getting preferential treatment because of their colour, age, sexual habits, length of their noses, "fullness" of their figures, religious believes, etc.? No!
    What about EQUAL treatment? You don't seem to be too in favor of that when it comes to the homosexual population.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    And plurality is a number that exceeds the remaining number.

    Would you call 3 out of 5 a majority or plurality?
    Majority

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Then why was it said that 94% VOTED???
    That was never said. That is the total of the votes cast for the top two candidates in the example given. 49% for winning candidate + 45% for next top-vote-getter = 94%. 6% voted for another option.


    At what point do you concede an error, and/or provide the link to the dictionary page you used, or does that not happen?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    A reasonable person would do this.
    And how would you know what reasonable person would do?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yes they did. If you vote for President, and 6% vote for candidate C for President, it doesn't mean they didn't participate in the vote for President. They most certainly did cast votes for the President position. Were you home schooled?
    Then you have to divide the vote not on two, but on the number of issues, taking each issue as 100%.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    I've got a nomination to make in another part of this site.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Reading the first 10 pages of this thread, I realized Elena is a devout homophobe who clings to the ignorant and backward belief that sexual orientation is a choice.

    See, Elena, you didn't choose to be heterosexual, if that's what you are (I say that because many homophobes are really self-hating homosexuals). No, Dear, you were born with the hard-wired personality traits of a heterosexual. (again, if that's what you are)

    And no, it's not a gene, a single gene--brain development is a combination of genetics, prenatal nutrition, and other prenatal factors. It's complicated and difficult to study. But the majority of respected people in related fields, now believe that sexual orientation is a hard-wired trait that comes in degrees.

    The law needs to catch up with the science. This is a civil rights issue. You wouldn't prevent left-handed people from getting married? Same thing.

    My overall point is that a homophobe who will never understand how ignorant and wrong her beliefs are (Elena) has kept this thread going while well-meaning people try to talk some sense into her.

    My advice -- stop humoring her.
    Classic example of politically correct gestapo in action: can't win by logic, attack on a personal level.

    Following your logic, can I call all homosexuals heterophobes?

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Then you have to divide the vote not on two, but on the number of issues, taking each issue as 100%.
    You are not correct. The body of votes cast for a particular office or referendum question = the total of all valid votes cast, regardless of choice on ballot. The body of valid votes = 100%. The whole set is subdivided into mutually exclusive subsets of various candidates for the office in quesiton, or positions on the question asked.

    The whole set is not divided into the top two vote getters, with those votes representing the new 'whole body' or 100%.


    You are just flat out wrong. Either on purpose, or from a complete inability to see the point of error. However, you are still wrong.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I've got a nomination to make in another part of this site.

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