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Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#1 Nov 7, 2012
Minnesota has voted down Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as being a union solely between a man and a woman. The state became the first in the country to vote against such an amendment on the ballot when results were announced early Wednesday.

In Washington, the state is all but certain to legalize same-sex marriage with the passing of Referendum 74, though due to the state's mail-in voting system, a final tally may not come for another day or two. On Election Day Tuesday, voters in Maine and Maryland chose to legalize gay marriage.

For the first time in history, voters have chosen to legalize same-sex marriage on the ballot. Gay rights advocates are already celebrating this development as a critical victory and a turning point in the fight for marriage equality.

Since the late '90s, a total of 32 states have held votes on same-sex marriage, and each time, voters have opposed the measure. For opponents of same-sex marriage, this string of victories has been a crucial talking point. As Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, the nation's leading group opposing gay marriage, said in a press release this summer: "The American people know in their heart what marriage is, and they have expressed that in the form of over 70 million votes cast in 32 consecutive state elections to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman." Brown could not immediately be reached for comment on election night Tuesday.

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that has long advocated for same-sex marriage, spent more than $5 million in support of gay marriage in Maryland and Maine.

“This is a landmark election for marriage equality and we will forever look back at this year as a critical turning point in the movement for full citizenship for LGBT people," he said in a press release Tuesday night. "Voters in Maine came to the common-sense conclusion that all people deserve the ability to make loving, lifelong commitments through marriage."

Marc Solomon, national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, another prominent advocacy organization, said in a press release:“Today, a majority in Maine voted in favor of loving and committed same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry. Now the commitment gay and lesbian couples have made in life will be respected equally under the law, celebrated before their loved ones, and called what it is: marriage.”

For gay-rights advocates, the Maine vote is particularly heartening. Just three years ago, a popular vote overturned legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage in the state.

"Securing marriage equality at the ballot box in Maine is especially appreciated the second time around," R. Clark Cooper, head of the Log Cabin Republicans, the largest Republican group that supports same-sex marriage, told The Huffington Post in an email.

Although six states and Washington, D.C. legalized gay marriage before Tuesday night, they did so through the votes of state legislators or court decisions. The new victory undermines the conservative premise that those early wins were merely the result of liberal bias in state legislatures and the courts, and it reflects what recent polls have shown to be a shift in Americans' views on the issue.

“It’s hard to overstate the national significance of this vote,” Solomon said.“For years, our opponents have argued that we could not win a majority vote at the ballot. Today, Maine voters proved them wrong, standing up for the Golden Rule and for freedom for all Mainers.”

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 Nov 7, 2012
Some folks just can't help themselves when it comes to plagiarism. That being said, I voted no to the marriage amendment because I don't think the constitution should be modified for what is essentially a religious ceremony. As for the legal contract side of things I think government should get out of the marriage business.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Nov 7, 2012
Some folks live with their nose up my *ss and are total hypocrites. Who cares what such trolls write.... GO work on the Corvair, actual cars run, son... LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Nov 7, 2012
Plagiarism, plain and simple. Sad slewpid people think it's ok to steal others work. Gollum!!
Amused Slew wrote:
Of course, I'm wrong... and I'm "attacking" you under multiple monikers, too.
Amuxed Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Nov 7, 2012
Of course, patented images (Hertz) are all right, right senile hypocrite ?? LMAOROTFU~! Poor Corvair owner.... you're a L_O_S_E_R, blame yourself. People don't care about your moronic rules...

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#6 Nov 7, 2012
Deny, defer, deflect, deceive, deride, disparage, disdain, dodge. And lie over and over again.
It is all he/she/it knows. Oh, and plagiarize.

The terminally slewpid have refused to substantiate the claim that I post under more than one name time and time again. That makes for a terminally slewpid liar.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Nov 7, 2012
Poor old man, I know you post under multiple names and so do you. That makes you stupid and dishonest, too troll.... LMAOROTFU~! Poor childish mind, glad your family is done with you.
a requirement

United States

#8 Nov 7, 2012
Still have to be a MAN & WOMAN

One applicant must be a man and the other applicant a woman.

********** it is still a law in MN
Amused Slew wrote:
Some folks live with their nose up my *ss and are total hypocrites. Who cares what such trolls write.... GO work on the Corvair, actual cars run, son... LMAOROTFU~!
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#9 Nov 7, 2012
Amuxed Slew wrote:
Of course, patented images (Hertz) are all right, right senile hypocrite ?? LMAOROTFU~! Poor Corvair owner.... you're a L_O_S_E_R, blame yourself. People don't care about your moronic rules...
God you are an idiot. How many times do I need to explain to you the difference between plagiarism and fair use of copyrighted material (not patented you moron) or a trademark?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#10 Nov 7, 2012
Bridgework wrote:
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God you are an idiot. How many times do I need to explain to you the difference between plagiarism and fair use of copyrighted material (not patented you moron) or a trademark?
Poor child, when you're anything, but a moron do some research into hypocrisy and trademarks.... For now, thanks for the colostomy, L-O-S-E-R ~! LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#11 Nov 7, 2012
The terminally slewpid have refused to substantiate the claim that I post under more than one name time and time again. That makes for a terminally slewpid liar.

Thanks for taking the bait and proving my point, yet again.

Deny, defer, deflect, deceive, deride, disparage, disdain, dodge. And lie over and over again.

Seattle Slew wrote:
"You keep saying that, but as a proven liar and a weird obsessive, I can't put any stock in it."

Good job Blojo. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#12 Nov 7, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Poor child, when you're anything, but a moron do some research into hypocrisy and trademarks.... For now, thanks for the colostomy, L-O-S-E-R ~! LMAOROTFU~!
Are you seriously saying that you don’t know the difference between plagiarism and fair use? You are beyond any form of help, but I will try and explain it to you. Plagiarism is the un-credited use of others work. Fair use is the legally allowed use of pictures, logos, or text (copyrighted, trademarked, or otherwise). One is dishonest and potentially illegal, while the other is not.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#13 Nov 7, 2012
Sure, I took the "bait" and you flubbed on a thread about Confederate flags... LMAOROTFU~! Are you senile, stupid, or simple enamored with your "convenient memory", moron ??? Poor child, a Corvair and other signs of stupidity, may be Alzheimer signs...
perverts

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Nov 8, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
Some folks just can't help themselves when it comes to plagiarism. That being said, I voted no to the marriage amendment because I don't think the constitution should be modified for what is essentially a religious ceremony. As for the legal contract side of things I think government should get out of the marriage business.
You just voted for homosexual marriage so therefore you fall in the pervert class. The government has the right to regulate immorality which is why they used to have sodomy laws. Now sodomy is normal and more will do it out of curiosity. They will need to teach safe anal sex in our schools now. Thanks.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#15 Nov 8, 2012
perverts wrote:
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You just voted for homosexual marriage so therefore you fall in the pervert class. The government has the right to regulate immorality which is why they used to have sodomy laws. Now sodomy is normal and more will do it out of curiosity. They will need to teach safe anal sex in our schools now. Thanks.
It is not the governments job to regulate morality.
whatever

Hopkins, MN

#16 Nov 8, 2012
the anals of history are being written by anals.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#17 Nov 8, 2012
Right !!! It's morons WHO JUST LOST THE ELECTION, because YOU SPLIT THE VOTE....
perverts

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Nov 8, 2012
Bridgework wrote:
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It is not the governments job to regulate morality.
It sure is the governments job. That's why we have laws against murder and theft. Those are moral issues. Sexual immorality costs society $$$ in STDs children out of wedlock that government now supports etc... Some Americans are so stupid that they don't even realize these facts.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#19 Nov 8, 2012
Sorry John, it impossible and immoral to tell adults how, when, or with whom to have relations...You're a moron who wants control of other peoples ethics, while you cannot control your own problems...
perverts

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 8, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Sorry John, it impossible and immoral to tell adults how, when, or with whom to have relations...You're a moron who wants control of other peoples ethics, while you cannot control your own problems...
Does that include you having relations with the dog?

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