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Thursday, November 05, 2009


I agree, BUT I do think being against gay marriage is a bigoted point of view, and I'm not afraid to say that. Of course, that doesn't mean I think everyone in Maine (or anywhere else) is a bigot.

I agree. I dont think its any more rational or legal than outlawing interracial marriages. I just dont think calling everyone who disagrees with you an idiot is helpful, you know? Thats what I was trying to say.

I think it's okay to say that bigots are idiots. It's just okay with me. (But you, of course, don't have to accept my POV....)

Oh, and can I tell you how much MORE we had to pay in taxes because we got married? It's a bad scene. We filed separately the first year (because we could) and now we can't and the amount of money we owe is somewhat surprising!

I too find that the instant turn to 'name calling' is absolutely absurd. I heard people say, "I'm really disappointing in Maine." At least it was on the ballet! What about all the states who wont even bring the issue to a vote? What about all the people who worked hard to try to legalize gay marriage? Is their work no longer valid/important/celebratory?

Sadly, human beings seem to resist change. As with every other social battle that has been won in America, this one too will take time. Although Maine was unable to legalize gay marriage this time, I am sure that the next time it stumbles onto the ballet there will be more awareness, better tactics, and possibly a better outcome.

And if nothing else, what didn't happen in Maine, happened *sort of* in WA with the passing FINALLY of the Everything BUT Marriage law. Lets take our victories where we can right?

Thanks for writing about this!

Name calling is SO junior high! America needs to grow up.

I'm with you 100%! Well put!

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