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Gay Marriage Repealed in Maine November 15, 2009

Filed under: Gay Marriage — Larry E. Stuckey II @ 9:01 pm

With election 2009, Maine voters faced a similar question that California voters did in 2009 – should gay marriage be repealed?  Well, apparently Maine votes and California voters have something in common . . . gay marriage was repealed in Maine.  While the supporters of traditional marriage only one by six percent (53 % – YES, 47% – NO), this defeat is very disappointing, but does reflect that the majority is almost in favor of gay marriage.  So, the gay movement is making progress if not success. 

Now . . . a little rant . . .

I know that there is a lot of people who believe that these referendums are just because it is the will of the people.  However, I believe that government’s role is to protect people from the majority.  Can you imagine if Abraham Lincoln had put the ending of slavery to a vote?  What if the Supreme Court had allowed the integration of schools to be a vote?  What if the government had allowed men to decide if women could vote?  Oh yes – we would have different laws in different states like we did pre-the 19th amendment?  The bottom line is that federal gay marriage is a civil right and it is needed.  Varying laws in different states is ridiculous and difficult to govern.  Also, separate but equal laws, i.e. domestic partnership, does not work either – MARRIAGE NOW!

One more item of interest that is not surprising – the majority of the repeal gay marriage movement in Maine was funded by churches, most notably The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland . . . so, ask yourself – where is your Sunday offering going the next time you throw some cash in the offering plate?

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Gay Marriage Good for Traditional Marriage October 3, 2009

Filed under: Gay Marriage — Larry E. Stuckey II @ 4:03 am

Remember when various pundits said that gay marriage would be the end of traditional marriage.  James Dobson warned that the legalization of gay marriage would “quickly destroy the traditional family.”  So – Mr. Dobson – what is happening in Massachusetts where gay marriage has been legal for five years?  Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate of any state in the nation – and to boot – it is the lowest the rate has been since the 1940s.  Care to make any other predictions, Mr. Dobson?