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Old 11-04-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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Not me I'm very happy!
No doubt you are happy, you have your civil rights.

 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Scarborough, ME
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I know how you feel I was ashamed when Maine voted for Obama! Come on.....do you really think it's now open season on Gays???? Perhaps a bit of an over reaction maybe??? IT WAS NOT AN ANTI-GAY VOTE.... it was a wake up call for the legislature!!!
I completely disagree. I just don't believe that the people voting 'Yes' on 1 were reacting to legislature "shoving gay marriage down our throats". No. Any vote that suppresses equality for <insert minority group> is an anti-<insert same minority group> vote. They were reacting to the fear mongering commercials that the 'Yes on 1' group put on TV: "don't let those crazy gays teach our kids to grow up being gay!" Ridiculous. Shameful. How the @#$! does 2 people, regardless of gender, getting married affect anyone but those 2 people!??! And this 'protection of the institution of marriage crap' is insanity - divorce rate is over 50%!!!
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I completely disagree. I just don't believe that the people voting 'Yes' on 1 were reacting to legislature "shoving gay marriage down our throats". No. Any vote that suppresses equality for <insert minority group> is an anti-<insert same minority group> vote. They were reacting to the fear mongering commercials that the 'Yes on 1' group put on TV: "don't let those crazy gays teach our kids to grow up being gay!" Ridiculous. Shameful. How the @#$! does 2 people, regardless of gender, getting married affect anyone but those 2 people!??! And this 'protection of the institution of marriage crap' is insanity - divorce rate is over 50%!!!
It's good that you were among the 47% that saw through those ads. If they're anything like the ones that they showed in Calif, I'm sure that they were deceptive and appealed to the basest fears of mainers.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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I completely disagree. I just don't believe that the people voting 'Yes' on 1 were reacting to legislature "shoving gay marriage down our throats". No. Any vote that suppresses equality for <insert minority group> is an anti-<insert same minority group> vote. They were reacting to the fear mongering commercials that the 'Yes on 1' group put on TV: "don't let those crazy gays teach our kids to grow up being gay!" Ridiculous. Shameful. How the @#$! does 2 people, regardless of gender, getting married affect anyone but those 2 people!??! And this 'protection of the institution of marriage crap' is insanity - divorce rate is over 50%!!!
I guess we'll never know now!
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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I guess we'll never know now!
Until next time, when we go through the same process again....that's the beauty of democracy!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Sooner or later your majority is going to be a minority...can't stop the world from moving on. Heck, we came pretty close this time around...I wouldn't call 53% a landslide...
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Until next time, when we go through the same process again....that's the beauty of democracy!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Sooner or later your majority is going to be a minority...can't stop the world from moving on. Heck, we came pretty close this time around...I wouldn't call 53% a landslide...
Yes and we came pretty close to defeating Obama too! Just wait 'till next time. Conservatives will rise up!
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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No doubt you are happy, you have your civil rights.
Don't worry, nobody is going to take way gays' rights to engage in disgusting acts and die twenty years younger than they should. All is well.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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No doubt you are happy, you have your civil rights.

Everyone in Maine has the same rights. You have the right to marry someone of the opposite sex.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Yes and we came pretty close to defeating Obama too! Just wait 'till next time. Conservatives will rise up!
You now what the beautiful thing about Conservatives are? They get old and die. They are then replaced by the next generation who call themselves conservative, but are a tiny bit more progressive/liberal than the last generation. Even the conservatives can't stop change from happening!

When you think about it, there isn't really such thing as a conservative, we are all progressives, we just progress at different rates.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Maine
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What do you guys think of this?
What on earth made you think it was alright to start a thread on a topic that's been locked in the past?
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