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Showdown Time In Maine- Yes or No on Question 1

There are 27 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Nov 2, 2009, titled Showdown Time In Maine- Yes or No on Question 1. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

On Tuesday, Maine voters will be going to the polls to determine if outside money can buy a New England election. The outcome of this election could determine the future of Senator Olympia Snowe, or whether or not the New Hampshire race to replace Senator Judd Gregg will be determined more from within the states than from places like Utah, Georgia, and Alabama. According to Nate Silver, nine times more Mainers have donated to the No on 1 campaign than have donated to the Yes on 1 campaign. The bulk of the Yes on 1 campaign’s funds have come from either the National Organization for Marriage, a group rumored to be affiliated with the Mormon Church, and the Roman Catholic Church, which can ill afford this fight.

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Disgusted American

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Nov 2, 2009
IF Equality Loses in Maine - I have NO doubt Maine will LOSE LOTS of its tourism....I know,I for one will NOT be going there for my next vacation. Never been to Maine - and was planning to go...and I spend 2000$ usually on a good weeks vacation, but I won't be going to Maine IF they Vote away Equality...let the Bigots Pay Higher Taxes due to the loss of Tourism revenue.
Spider

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Nov 2, 2009
The Yes on 1 bigots want their identities concealed.

In the days before the internet, they did it this way
http://lezgetreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009...
Spider

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Nov 2, 2009
Normal and Decent Person wrote:
Vote YES and save the American family.
Save it from what?
Normal and Decent Person wrote:
Vote YES and protect children.
Protect children from what?
Normal and Decent Person wrote:
Vote YES and keep America from sliding down a greased chute to hell. VOTE YES!!!
Please provide address of the greased chute so we can google it.
Proud Hetero

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Nov 2, 2009
Spider wrote:
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Save it from what?
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Protect children from what?
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Please provide address of the greased chute so we can google it.
I agree with voting Yes to save the American way of life.

“Romans 13: 8-10”

Since: Feb 08

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Nov 2, 2009
Proud Hetero wrote:
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I agree with voting Yes to save the American way of life.
That "American way of life" best identified with slavery and Jim Crow laws? That you view discrimination and bigotry as "The American Way of Life" is unspeakably sad. Why would ANYONE want to save that?

Sei

Since: Nov 08

Rutland, VT

#9 Nov 2, 2009
Those who hide from the light know that their cause is not righteous. Those who have no argument for their cause know that their cause is baseless. Those who attack without thought do so out of fear.

If those who opposed marriage equality have an argument that was worthy of the light, they would openly state their beliefs without hiding.

They hide through trickery of the internet, and are unwilling to show their faces.

They are cowards who know that their cause is baseless.
Family Values

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Nov 2, 2009
Vote YES in Maine and retain the family values that have made this country great.

“Romans 13: 8-10”

Since: Feb 08

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Nov 2, 2009
Family Values wrote:
Vote YES in Maine and retain the family values that have made this country great.
Bigotry is not a family value, and hasn't made anything or anybody great. The values that made this nation great are EQUALITY, and voting yes says you oppose equality and favor bigotry.

“Romans 13: 8-10”

Since: Feb 08

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Nov 2, 2009
Wil--"Our censors know that the radical homosexual position can't stand the light of day!"

Lie. There is nothing "radical" about the position of equality. Nothing could be more American.

"Look at all the missing posts!"

The hypocrisy of you whining about your posts which VIOLATE AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND USER AGREEMENT is massive. Using a French server, because you've been banned so many times, you have no respect for laws or rules, you only care for yourself and spreading your hate and lies.

"Homosexual 'marriage' is a FRAUD."

Lie. It's not "marriage," it's marriage and there's nothing fraudulent about it. They're as loving, as committed, and as married as anyone else.
Vote for Equality

Dayton, OH

#13 Nov 2, 2009
Family Values wrote:
Vote YES in Maine and retain the family values that have made this country great.
Yeah vote Yes... and be just like this guy http://lezgetreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009...

NO ON ONE
Robert

San Pablo, CA

#16 Nov 2, 2009
"Roman Catholic Church, which can ill afford this fight"......no matter, they will just continue to close parishes around the country to pay for their right wing political agenda.

“Romans 13: 8-10”

Since: Feb 08

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Nov 2, 2009
Accept the Facts wrote:
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Marriage is a sacrament bestowed by God upon opposite sex couples, NOT same sex freaks!!!
Blasphemous lie. God bestowed marriage upon couples who love one another and are committed, NOT merely to straight couples.

You hate gay people...stop insulting our Lord and God, who gave you ONE LAW, to love ALL other people, by blaming God for YOUR bigotry, which is unChristian and unGodly.

Since: Jan 09

San Francisco

#18 Nov 2, 2009
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>Our censors know that the radical homosexual position can't stand the light of day!
Look at all the missing posts!
Homosexual 'marriage' is a FRAUD.
Fraud? No, fraud is an idiot in Pekin, Illinois (if you'll pardon that redundancy) who pretends he's in France.
Rob

Billerica, MA

#19 Nov 2, 2009
Family Values wrote:
Vote YES in Maine and retain the family values that have made this country great.
My family has as much value as yours.
The fact that you would deny other families their happiness and protection under the law shows quite clearly that your idea of a great Country is rooted in bigotry and ignorance of reality.

Just because you don't like something doesn't make it go away and we deserve the same rights and protections hetero couples enjoy now.
I Deserve to marry the person I love and you will not deny me this regardless of how many baseless lies and scare-mongering tactics you try.

If you can't handle it, them move to Jamaca and enjoy your backwards views in a truely backwards Country.

This is MY AMERICA TOO and I say to those that can't allow others to live happily, GTFO NOW!!!
Eaglefan9727

Ware, MA

#20 Nov 2, 2009
Disgusted American wrote:
IF Equality Loses in Maine - I have NO doubt Maine will LOSE LOTS of its tourism....I know,I for one will NOT be going there for my next vacation. Never been to Maine - and was planning to go...and I spend 2000$ usually on a good weeks vacation, but I won't be going to Maine IF they Vote away Equality...let the Bigots Pay Higher Taxes due to the loss of Tourism revenue.
What you just stated shows how your community are a bunch of hypocrites. I am looking at a real bigot and that is you. Grow up and stop acting childish.
Rob wrote:
If you can't handle it, them move to Jamaca and enjoy your backwards views in a truely backwards Country.
This is MY AMERICA TOO and I say to those that can't allow others to live happily, GTFO NOW!!!
If you cant accept the laws of this country and the laws of each state. Why dont you GTFO of this country and move to Iran or something of that nature and see how much freedom you have in that country?
Duped since birth

Belcamp, MD

#21 Nov 2, 2009
The rights of a discernible group of people should NEVER be the subject of a popular vote. Obama would not have been born had the American public voted on interracial marriage in the 1950s or 1960s.

Although I am not hopeful that reason and rationale will prevail in Maine, we are facing bad odds because all the old fogeys who believe everything the Catholic Church and the Mormon Church tell them are the ones who vote in mid-term elections. The two most ridiculous, immoral institutions in the world. And foolish people who can't think for themselves believe what these liars say. Some day things will be made right. But I sure would like to see some of that right-ness during my life time.
Get Real

Grand Rapids, MI

#22 Nov 2, 2009
Duped since birth wrote:
The rights of a discernible group of people should NEVER be the subject of a popular vote. Obama would not have been born had the American public voted on interracial marriage in the 1950s or 1960s.
Although I am not hopeful that reason and rationale will prevail in Maine, we are facing bad odds because all the old fogeys who believe everything the Catholic Church and the Mormon Church tell them are the ones who vote in mid-term elections. The two most ridiculous, immoral institutions in the world. And foolish people who can't think for themselves believe what these liars say. Some day things will be made right. But I sure would like to see some of that right-ness during my life time.
Why would the beliefs of a church be of less value then the beliefs of gay people.

“A Proud Gay Parent”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#23 Nov 2, 2009
Get Real wrote:
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Why would the beliefs of a church be of less value then the beliefs of gay people.
They don't have less value as a belief, but when those beliefs are enacted into law just for the mere purpose of denying me the rights, equality and pursuit of happiness that is supposedly "guaranteed" to me as a U.S. Citizen, then the only value they hold is evilness and hatred.

“A Proud Gay Parent”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#24 Nov 2, 2009
Get Real wrote:
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Why would the beliefs of a church be of less value then the beliefs of gay people.
And it's also questionable why these beliefs can hold value to the believer only if he is able to trample down somebody else. Having the belief, and living your own life by it is not enough for these people. They want to utterly destroy those in their path that feel and believe differently.
These "believers" have more in common with Hitler than with Jesus Christ.

Sei

Since: Nov 08

Rutland, VT

#25 Nov 2, 2009
Get Real wrote:
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Why would the beliefs of a church be of less value then the beliefs of gay people.
The problem is that a person's religion does not bar them from gaining marriage rights. Nor does a person's race. A person who is Baptist, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Scientologist, Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan, Pagan, or what ever religion is not restricted from being a full citizen of this country. They have all the same rights as every other person.

The question here really is, should the Government IMPOSE a religious ideology upon others. That is what the government is being asked to do here. The religious groups are asking that their religious view on marriage be made the absolute law of the land.

The problem is that, in order to fully impose their views, not only must they make divorce illegal, but negate the First Amendment protections of and from religion.

If you are Catholic, you do not have to engage in or oversee a same-sex marriage ceremony. However, what you are doing by denying even the civil meaning of marriage is denying rights to people.

The question that Catholics, Jews, Mormons and others should be asking themselves is where will this stop. You know how people talk about the slippery slope? Try this one on for size. Catholics and Mormons are actively allying themselves with people who want their religions expunged from the United States. I got to witness that in the South first hand.

History has shown that when a culture or a society does not have equality for all, they ultimately have equality for none.

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