Because freedom can't protect itself
I am so infuririated by this Maine vote...how can something so illegal, so unconstitutional be allowed to pass? Is there any active legislation proposing ending tax exempt status of ALL churches & organized religous groups that use the wealth generated off the public dole to support denying members of that same public their CIVIL rights?
Does the ACLU have a test case yet? Like Loving v. Virginia? This is an Equal Protection issue that needs to get to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Very, very upsetting. I can't believe things like this are still going on. The religious right, no doubt, seems to always be screwing things up royally when it comes to personal freedoms. I bet it's their fault, them and all their "One Man, One Woman, One Way" picket signs and "god says it's wrong" undertones.
O' how religion poisons everything...
God created the institution of marriage. Gay's lesbians, etc need to get over the issue and use your energies to combat homelessness, etc. One question I ponder is why do you label people "far right" when they do not agree with your perverted views". Will this be response be posted...just how open are you.
God created the institution of marriage. Gay's lesbians, etc need to get over the issue and use your energies to combat homelessness, etc. One question I ponder is why do you label people "far right" when they do not agree with your perverted views. Another thing I detest is your use of the word "gay" which used to mean happiness. Will this be response be posted...just how open are you?
God didn't create the institution of marriage. People did. I'm a happily married gay man. Yeah, you heard me. Happily married gay man, suggesting that you "get over" your conception of marriage as reserved only for heterosexuals. The sky hasn't fallen since I and legions of other gay and lesbian people have been married. Quite the opposite. We're extolling the virtues of a great institution that gay and lesbian people should be able to fully participate in. It's going to happen. Get over it, straight man.
Have no doubt that the will of the majority on this one is dead wrong and it will, eventually, be overturned by the institution designed to prevent this very thing: the judiciary. The fundies can howl at the moon when that day comes - like they do, to no avail, on Roe v. Wade and (in hushed tones when no one is watching) Brown v. Board of Education - but gay marriage will be legal in all 50 states by the end of the next decade.
The religious right and all those who follow their archaic cult following must be made to follow the constitutional rights of the citizens.
Their continued interpolation of the scriptures will only destroy the little faith remaining of a faith which created this nation.
The separation of church and state should be respected.
Today there seems to be more sincerity between two of the same gender in unity than what was once known as traditional.
I am disgusted by our vote. Although I have hope that we can turn it back around.
On the down side, we in Maine need your help. This is on next years ballot...
TITLE: An Act to Remove Protections Based on Sexual Orientation from the Maine Human Rights Act, Eliminate Funding of Civil Rights Teams in Public Schools, Prohibit Adoptions by Unmarried Couples, Add a Definition of Marriage, and Declare Civil Unions Unlawful
The Maine vote was a major victory for those who want to preserve the institution of marriage in this nation. The perverts lost this one, they need to get over it. The pioneers of the civil rights movement, I.E. Rush Limbaugh, Anne Coulter, James Dobson, ect. are pleased with the situation in Maine.
There's nothing discriminatory about marriage. Any man can marry any woman regardless of sexual orientation. The vote in Maine was one about the idiocy of trying to redefine marriage. For the most part it wasn't anti-LGBT it was pro-marriage.
As the angry Mainer wrote above, now there's a proposal to remove protections based on sexual orientation, etc. proposal. Why? Because ordinary people are getting fed up with the stupidity. The anger and destruction of Yes on one signs, the yelling, name calling, threats against person and livelyhood weren't made by the supposed anti-LGBT crowd, but were done by the pro No on 1 supporters. The anyone who isn't with us must be hunted down attitude. The calls to retaliate against churches and organized religions (forgetting that the Catholic church stood FOR passage of the bill to add sexual orientation to the list of protected categories).
It is the very attitude of posters like Rev. Jonathon Edwards who want the judiciary to over rule the people what will bring about even stronger backlashes and constitutional amendments protecting marriage.
The union between two people of the same sex isn't a marriage, it won't ever be. That doesn't mean that the union of two people of the same sex can't be granted all the same legal rights and responsibilities as traditional marriage.
The sooner people stop trying to tear down other people's institutions and redefining common words the sooner we can get back to living together in respect and harmony.
America looks very backwards compared to other countries I've lived in. Considering that I have friends who married in the Netherlands whose marriage isn't recognized in the US, I have to say that it's the same-sex marriage opponents who aren't respecting the institution of marriage. Perhaps we shouldn't be classifying marriage as 'same-sex' or 'opposite-sex' but rather 'American (discriminatory)' and 'European/Canadian (inclusive)'.
Well given all the countries in the world, seeing that only 7 countries;
have redefined the meaning of marriage I wouldn't call marriage discriminatory. After all if European marriage is so inclusive what about the rest of Europe (Italy, Great Britain, Portugal, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Greece, etc. etc. etc.)? Not to mention all of Asia and most of Africa and Central/South America.
Perhaps 'another gay, married man' should have a less myopic view before he starts labeling things discriminatory.
Good job Maine.
"Every face-off, even the ones we lose, gets us closer to equality. We will get there. You can count on it."
No matter how destructive, unwanted or unsupported the ACLU and its agents of chaos will be there to force you to accept beliefs that you do not accept. Then they will charge you with a crime if you do not get down on your knees and kiss their butts. Ya'll suck......... literally lol.
Anon, no one says that you have to accept anything that does not agree with your religious beliefs. No one is trying to outlaw marriage between a man and a woman. No one is trying to force a church into performing a ceremony it believes to be wrong.
However, we do say that you cannot force your beliefs on the rest of us.
The ignorant and the bigots may win some battles with their lies and hysteria but in the end justice will prevail.
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