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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am not going to fall into your trap of hijacking the thread DD..We have been over thia a dozen tmes........
    Navy....you are the one who brought it up.....why don't you man-up and answer the question:

    If you believe that sexual orientation is "changeable" are you saying that you could easily change your orientation and be attracted to men?
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Because black people (race) are a protected class. Sexual orientation is not.
    Equal protection applies to non-protected classes as well, just under a different standard of scrutiny.
    It is clear that the SCOTUS will not view gays as a protected class....what is not clear is whether they would apply intermediate status (requiring the government to put forth an "important" interest in maintaining the discrimination) or standard scrutiny (requiring the government only to show a legitimate interest in maintaining the discrimination).

    I think the government loses even under the lowest level of scrutiny. I fail to see any legitimate interest, let alone an important interest, that the government has in restricting marriage.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that b/c the citizen's veto was successful, the question can't be brought again. I thought it was just a setback. Now it seems like the only way to have gay marriage allowed in Maine would be either thru state constitutional amendment, the courts, or us constitutional amendment.


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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Why is it that there are some people in our society that believe that they are entitled to certain rights/privileges while believing they are somehow justified in denying those same rights and privileges to another?
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Why is it that there are some people in our society that believe that they are entitled to certain rights/privileges while believing they are somehow justified in denying those same rights and privileges to another?
    You mean like:
    1) Income taxes
    2) Prescription drugs
    3) Citizenship
    4) Medicare
    5) Social security
    6) Welfare

    Look at all those people who are "entitled" to something others aren't.
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Why is it that there are some people in our society that believe that they are entitled to certain rights/privileges while believing they are somehow justified in denying those same rights and privileges to another?
    I personally believe in equal rights for all and believe that can be accomplished many ways without violating the definition of the sacred act of marriage..........The problem is for a few militant gays and a whole bunch of bleeding heart liberals this is not good enough because if the truth be told the real thing these radical lefties want is acceptance of their lifestyle as equal to a straight relationship...To jam it down our throats and our children's throats as a suitable alternate lifestyle and that will never happen........
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't know where you get these stats at but if they make you feel good go for it...........There are states that have voted over 80% aggainst gay marriage and the lowest percent against was around 52% in La La land............If you average all the states out you will come close to 70% against...........
    So? In Indiana (I believe), the govt ruled that a set of gun control laws were unconstitutional, but the people voted to overturn them.

    Why are you so obsessed with gays not getting tax benefits anyway? It's not gonna stop Rev. Ted Haggart from sharing meth needles with gay hookers. Move on and get a life. Anyone who's obsessed with controlling people's personal lifes is not a real conservative, just a typical socialist neocon.

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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    So? In Indiana (I believe), the govt ruled that a set of gun control laws were unconstitutional, but the people voted to overturn them.

    Why are you so obsessed with gays not getting tax benefits anyway? It's not gonna stop Rev. Ted Haggart from sharing meth needles with gay hookers. Move on and get a life. Anyone who's obsessed with controlling people's personal lifes is not a real conservative, just a typical socialist neocon.


    Don't try and change the subject my left wing friend.......This thread is about gay marriage in Maine getting shot down.........Name calling whicjh is typical of your side will get you no where.......
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Hey Navy....welcome back. Are you going to man-up and answer the question to your own post:

    If Sexual Orientation is changeable...are you saying that you could easily change your sexual orientation and be attracted to men?
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    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    You mean like:
    1) Income taxes
    2) Prescription drugs
    3) Citizenship
    4) Medicare
    5) Social security
    6) Welfare

    Look at all those people who are "entitled" to something others aren't.
    I think that everyone should be entitled to all of those things. Why should I be entitled to them and deny them to others?
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