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View Poll Results: Do you think gay marriage will stay in Maryland?
Yes 34 61.82%
No 13 23.64%
Yes after the court overturns the referendum if passed in Nov. 2012 9 16.36%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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White trendies playing the victim? Nice.

Why do you declare yourself against something that has no effect on you, but could make many people very happy?
You fail to realize I'd also make many people very -sad- by trampling on thier beliefs and religious freedom.. This is the problem with elitest, thier selfish attitude keeps them from they seeing both sides of an issue.

Outside of the physically and mentally handicapped. I don't have patience for ANYONE who plays the victim card for political purposes. If you want to convince someone about accepting gay marriage debate them and have a battle of ideas, don't attempt to silence them or worst, slander them as haters. Its hateful, hypocritical,and unamerican..I personally take a defensive approach when anyone does this and I immediately reject thier ideas. This is what turned me off to gay marriage and the gay movement in general. Our sexual preferences in general really has no place in the public discourse.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I fail to see how allowing civil gay marriage affects anyone's religious freedom. Churches aren't required to perform gay marriage.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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I fail to see how allowing civil gay marriage affects anyone's religious freedom. Churches aren't required to perform gay marriage.
Well then you dont understand politics or how the world works. Of course it will.They'll eventually get butt hurt and accuse churches of discrimination (for not performing marraiges) and the beat goes on. I'm pretty confident churches have thought three, four, or five steps ahead of the legislation being proposed today.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Bodymore, Murderland
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I don't give a rat's ass if gays want to marry. They're as entitled to be as miserable as the rest of us.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Mount. Airy
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Exactly and that's why I look forward to signing the petition and voting No in November.
we need more people like you
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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I for one am FOR gay marriage. Quite honestly I do feel anyone who's against gay marriage is homophobic and needs to re-evaluate their lives to see why they're opposed to something that doesn't affect them in any way. How does two men (or women) in a loving, committed relationship getting married possibly hurt you, your life, or your children?

This is akin to people being against black/white marriages because it was "unnatural".

I am a conservative on many issues, but on most social issues I am not. Consenting adults should be allowed to do whatever they want so long as they aren't harming someone else or impeding on someone else's rights. Gay marriage does neither.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: DMV
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I for one am FOR gay marriage. Quite honestly I do feel anyone who's against gay marriage is homophobic and needs to re-evaluate their lives to see why they're opposed to something that doesn't affect them in any way. How does two men (or women) in a loving, committed relationship getting married possibly hurt you, your life, or your children?

This is akin to people being against black/white marriages because it was "unnatural".

I am a conservative on many issues, but on most social issues I am not. Consenting adults should be allowed to do whatever they want so long as they aren't harming someone else or impeding on someone else's rights. Gay marriage does neither.
So if they are two consenting adults and they don't hurt anyone else then they should be able to get married? What about siblings? Do they count too? They can be consenting and they won't harm others right?
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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So if they are two consenting adults and they don't hurt anyone else then they should be able to get married? What about siblings? Do they count too? They can be consenting and they won't harm others right?
***grabs popcorn***
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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So if they are two consenting adults and they don't hurt anyone else then they should be able to get married? What about siblings? Do they count too? They can be consenting and they won't harm others right?
In my perfect world there'd be little or no tax benefits for marriage, so yeah why not?
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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So if they are two consenting adults and they don't hurt anyone else then they should be able to get married? What about siblings? Do they count too? They can be consenting and they won't harm others right?
In the case of siblings, they could potentially be harming their offspring.
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