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post #1 of 127 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Maine gives the finger to gay community

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/maine...ory?id=8992720

This shit is disgusting. The people behind this movement against equality make me sick, and it's too bad there is no hell for them to burn in. How can you defend such blatant inequality and bigotry?

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The tide of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples -- which has swept across New England in recent months -- has stopped at Maine.
Voters rejected a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. The repeal comes just six months after the measure was passed by the Maine legislature and signed by the Democratic Gov. John Baldacci.
Maine would have been the sixth state in the country to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, but instead becomes the 31st state to oppose the unions in a popular vote.
With 87 percent of precincts reporting as of 2 a.m. today, gay marriage opponents claimed 53 percent of the vote to supporters' 47 percent.
Marc Mutty, campaign manager for Stand for Marriage Maine which opposed gay marriages, claimed victory at a rally in Portland just after midnight. "We've struggled, we've worked against tremendous odds, as we've all known," he said. "We prevailed because the people of Maine, the silent majority, the folks back home spoke with their vote tonight."
Gay-rights activists had hoped Maine voters -- known for thier moderate, independent-minded views -- would have been the first to endorse same-sex marriage in a statewide ballot. In the five states performing gay marriages – Iowa, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts -- the practice took effect after legislation or court order. New York and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but do not grant them.

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That's hot... the finger bit. Wonder if it was solicited, or not.

I don't know about evil but they are certainly ignorant. It's only a matter of time before G&TGs get all the same rights as straights/breeders.

Hopefully sooner than later so my/our homo friends can shut the fu*k up about it already


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That is bullshit.

"This type of legal marriage must be forbidden simply because natural instinct revolts at it as wrong."

Sound familiar? Wisconsin republican senator on the topic of interracial marriage 1930s...

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D.P. isnt going to like this thread....
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If gay people want to be taken seriously then they need to get the **** out of hollywood. Seriously the gay community is bringing it on themselves for the most part. You don't get 31 states of popular vote rejecting gay marriage based on ignorance alone. Keep that shit in the bedroom and stop flaunting it and trying to make it seem like it's cool to be gay. Just because you are gay doesn't mean you have to make it blatantly obvious to everyone around you on a daily basis. I'm not saying being gay is wrong, it's whatever, but if they want to be taken seriously then they need to get those fruity ***s out of hollywood and off my tv screen. Everyone is sick of it.
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Guys this is one of those touchy subjects so lets just make sure we all stay civil, not callin anyone out just saying lets keep it clean....
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Keep that shit in the bedroom and stop flaunting it and trying to make it seem like it's cool to be gay. Just because you are gay doesn't mean you have to make it blatantly obvious to everyone around you on a daily basis.
Don't see why anyone should have to make a concerted effort to hide their sexual orientation. Us straight people don't. You may not like flamers, not my cup of tea either from a personality perspective, but it has nothing to do with their sexuality which everyone should be free to persue as they see fit -- within reasonable standards, public or not.

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I'm not saying being gay is wrong, it's whatever, but if they want to be taken seriously then they need to get those fruity ***s out of hollywood and off my tv screen. Everyone is sick of it.
It is tough to believe you have nothing against gay people when you use a word like *** to describe them -- a bigoted term the same as ni*ger, wop, spic, paki and any other number of worthless terms. That's not an ideological frame, that's a bigoted one.


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I don't really care either way, to be honest. I hate marriage in general, I hate the idea of it, I hate the foramlities of it, I hate every aspect of marriage. So, to me, gays being able to get married or not being able to is far down on my list of things to worry about.

With that said, Wouldluv2fightu made a point that I agree with, in that gays/lesbians need to tone it down on the "I'm gay, hey look at me, I'm gay!" act, as it's not only getting irritating, but if they want to be taken seriously, then they need to take it serious themselves. They are almost turning it into some fad by the way they are handling it and trying to show it off, which definitely isn't helping their cause.

If they want to be "equel", then they need to stop trying to show off their sexual orientation and act normal about it.

I have nothing against gay people, by the way, but they will never get a full approval to get married in this country so long as they are turning it into a fad and a "it's cool to be gay" act.
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No offence is intended guys but these comments are painfully close to comments in the 60s on 'uppity negros'. I'm not painting anyone as a racist... instead, pointing out the very real, very close, vien these comments run in.

People felt the same in the 60s, before blacks had real rights in the south. They were permiating white/popular culture -- it had become 'cool to be black'. Singers like Elvis were finding success with what was termed a 'negro sound' -- the status quo had changed and some were not comfortable with that reality.

Some food for thought.


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I honestly couldn't care less what people in the 60s thought or had opinions on.

I have nothing against gay people, I never have, but they are annoying with their "I'm gay, look at me, hey look!" attitude. They are turning it into a fad, and it isn't helping their cause of wanting to get married. They need to take it far more seriously if that's what they want.

If they wish to continue acting like that and having more reasons for states to reject them getting married, then that is their decision. As I said earlier, I couldn't care less, I hate marriage in general, but if they want it, they need to take it far more seriously and stop acting like it's a fad.

EDIT - It's not just them, by the way, most "groups" have things that hold them back or that people get annoyed with, and this is one of theirs.

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