Anger Over Maine Voters' Decision to Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Ok, normally I would not post about politics or political issues on this blog, but I feel very strongly on this issue and need to get some stuff off my chest.  As most of you may know, yesterday in Maine, voters were asked to cast their vote for or against same-sex marriage.  Sadly, the slight majority voted against same-sex marriage making the total number of states to ban same-sex marriage by “popular” vote at 31.  Knowing this number angers me to the core.  In my opinion, rights of a minority group should not be decided by the majority.  This has proven through the Emancipation Proclamationthe women’s voting rights movement, the civil rights of 1968, Loving v. Virginia, and Roe v. Wade.  All of these were decided by the President, Congress, or the Supreme Court.  This is how gay rights issues should be handled, and not by popular vote.  

Now that I have expressed my anger opinion over the issue of same-sex marriage, I will step off my soapbox, and get back to talking about pop culture.

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  1. your right a define marriage is actually a Violation of Separation of Church and State because marriage is a religious word. There should be official marriage for none civil unions for all, and churches shouldn’t be forced to open their doors to it if they dont want to accept Civil unions. (People have to go to the court house anyway no matter what)

    At the end of the day it’s probably not about “equality” as much as it is about forced acceptance. So this is a really unpopular idea.

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  2. Forced acceptance? The same was probably said about all of the other issues I listed. That’s why they were handled the way they were. Nobody is talking about forcing churches to marry gays. There is a difference between a civil marriage and a church marriage. Also Separation of Church and State goes both ways. The church does not dictate the law. That’s why the forefathers insisted on Separation of Church and State, to prevent religious tryanny.

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  3. First off, let me state that I have many friends who are gay. In fact the majority of friends my age are gay. I’m not, but I can accept and appreciate the fact that homosexual relationships are just as legitimate and intamate as heterosexual ones and should be recognised both socially and legally as such.

    The seporation of church and state has been a fiercely debated issue. But the fact of the matter is that half of the laws in this country are based (however loosely) upon religious ideals. Same-sex marriage is just one of those laws getting influenced by religion.

    What we need in this country is a decision to be made at the federal level, not at the whim of the states. If it is true that we as Americans are free, then same-sex marriage should be legally recognized nation-wide.

    That’s just my opinion on this matter. Please don’t email me if you disagree and want to debate the issue. 🙂

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  4. Gerry, change, like evolution is a slow process. Have faith, all good finally come to pass. Impatience is a common trait in man.

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