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  • Anonymous

    I’ve got a good feeling. Maine voters will do the right thing and will vote for marriage equality!

    • Anonymous

      Equality? Do you mean legal…..or social?  

      • Anonymous

        Legal, why do you think we care about what someone thinks about our relationship?

        • Anonymous

          I wish my sister didn’t marry that foolish man, but I would never vote to deprive either of them of their “fundamental right” to marry the person of their choice.

        • Anonymous

          For a moment there I thought you might actually care about the “greater good”!

          • Anonymous

            I do, the greater good would be equality for citizens, including the gays and lesbians you despise so much.

          • ptkitty

            The greater good is not served by SSM.  The greater good for the citizens of Maine is “One Man-One Woman” marriage. 

            We don’t despise gays…well maybe with the exception of you…  We despise your Immoral behavior and that you want to force everyone to accept  your immorality.    Not going to happen.

          • Anonymous

            Anti-gays are just lying.  Normal, non-homophobic Americans recognize anti-gays are hurting AMERICA, not just loving, committed same gender American couples.

            And OF COURSE anti-gays HATE loving, committed same gender couples, that’s why anti-gays want to HURT same gender couples!

            Spare us those lies.

          • Anonymous

            There you go again, thinking your opinion of my relationship matters.  I don’t give a damn if you “accept” my relationship.  Are you really that full of yourself?  HAHAHA As long as I have my rights, I couldn’t care less about your little opinion.

          • ptkitty

            Are you dealing from a full deck?  You rant and rave like a lunatic…do you have any self-control at all?

          • Anonymous

            Yes, actually, I am.  I’m not so sure about you though…

          • Anonymous

            Yes, allowing more couples access to civil marriage serves the greater good.

            Communities benefit when couples settle down, buy houses, and form committed families.

  • ptkitty

    I’ve got a good feeling. Maine voters will do the right thing and will vote for keeping marriage between one man and one woman!

    Edit: Wollydevil asked “by how much?” The numbers have been crunched…NO 51%, YES 49%. Wollydevil…If you make any money off this, please donate a portion to Equality Maine/
    Yes on 1…Attention: “Crying Towels Fund.”

    • Anonymous

      Silly, voting to deny American citizens their rights isn’t the “right thing” it’s bigotry.  I think you are confused.

      • ptkitty

        Big·ot·ry: stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs
         from one’s own. 

        Every comment that you make fits the definition of bigotry.  You sling the word around freely at those who oppose YOUR opinion.  Guess that makes you a BIGOT…and a Hypocrite! 

        I’ll correct your comment later like you do to those whose opinion you disagree with, but in the meantime…FTFY

        • Anonymous

          No use whining that your intended VICTIMS are “the real bigots.”  That’s such an obvious LIE.  Can’t you at least cook up an ORIGINAL anti-gay LIE?

        • Anonymous

          I hate to break it to you, but standing up and preventing you from trampling over my rights and the Constitution isn’t bigotry, no matter how much you want to convince yourself that you are the victim.

          • ptkitty

            I hate to break it to you, but I’m not going to BEND OVER for you and let you trample my rights to keep marriage between one man and one woman.  

            If SSM passes, maybe a state constitutional amendment to Ban SSM might be forthcoming.  Who knows?  32 states (including some Democrat Blue states) ban SSM.   It’s my constitutional right to pursue what I think is right also.  

          • Anonymous

            Except, you don’t have a right to deny American citizens their rights.  Sorry, try again.

          • Anonymous

            Well considering your right to marry a women is not being infringed. What you want to do is force your definition on all of us. 

          • Anonymous

            “trample my rights”

            You DO NOT have a “right” to subvert the United States Constitution’s guarantee of “Equal Protection Under the Law.”

          • Anonymous

            “32 states (including some Democrat Blue states) ban SSM.”

            And the most notorious of those anti-gay Hate Votes has already been REVOKED.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly….and these tools actually think SCOTUS will decide in a manner that goes directly against an overwheling majority of state constitutions and statutes?

            LOL….they don’t even realize that the STATES created the Supreme Court and has every right to burn it down and nullify its ridiculous claim to authority on the constitution.

            Go ahead SCOTUS…I’d love to see it!

          • Anonymous

            NO state has every voted for SSM when it is taken to the people.

          • I hope you don’t have children, I really do.

          • Anonymous

            Unfortunately, based on statistics, the uneducated are more likely to have multiple children.

          • Anonymous

            Gee, your parents obviously had one child.  Now you are going to insult your own parents.  At least you do not plan on having any.  

          • Anonymous

            No, my parents had the number of children associated with higher educated people.

          • Guest

            Now you are changing the dictionary definition of bigotry?

          • Anonymous

            Bigotry:
            “Bigoted attitudes; intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.” 

            Sounds like the anti-equality side perfectly

          • Guest

            And you have the same right to marry the someone of the opposite sex as the rest the people in Maine. 

          • Anonymous

            That sounds familiar.  Just like how black people had the same right to marriage as white people, they could marry anyone of the same race.  We all know how that argument turned out.  

            P.S. If you don’t want to be compared to the people who opposed interracial marriage, then don’t use the exact same arguments.

          • Anonymous

            So in your twisted logic, gay and lesbian Mainers should marry people they have no desire to form a lifelong commitment with, just to gain access to civil marriage benefits?

            Sounds like you’re the one who needs a refresher on what marriage is all about.

          • Guest

            And yet you don’t see how that fits your side when you call people “homophobe”. Well done you’ve completely convinced the Maine public to vote No on 1.

          • Anonymous

            No, because the term homophobe is more than appropriate.  I didn’t give that title to you, your side has definitely earned it.

          • Guest

            Looks like we’ve got a heterophobe on our hands here. 

            Your bigotry is obviously alive and well – you just think that it’s a one way street where anyone who opposes you is a bigot but if you oppose them it is righteous! Well done if you can actually convince yourself to believe it. Only two more days until SSM is struck down AGAIN! I am happy to let the vote speak for itself. I’m sure in your bitterness you will call the people of Maine far worse names.

          • Anonymous

            Sweetie, when I vote to take away your rights, then you can call me a “heterophobe”.  Until then, stop trying to blame other people for your bigotry.

          • Anonymous

            And you seem to really tolerate religious people well.

          • Anonymous

            I do.  I am in no way preventing you from practicing your religion.  But go on, keep playing the victim.  That’s the one thing your side does best.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you.  Thanks for your comments and having backbone enough to not agree with some of these posts.  It is kind of scary on here when you don’t agree.  We are no longer able to voice our opinions without being called a bigot or hateful.  Where did this idea come from that those of us who don’t condone gay marriage are threatened by it.? My marriage is not threatened or is anyone else’s I know.  I have already voted NO.

      • Anonymous

        “We are no longer able to voice our opinions without being called a bigot or hateful.” – When you vote against the civil rights of your fellow citizens, what are we supposed to call you?  If you don’t want people calling you a bigot, then don’t be a bigot.  It’s that easy!

        • Anonymous

          Then don’t be a bigot about us that truly understand REAL marriage. I don’t hate homosexuals.I just believe what they are doing is wrong and you don’t. Big deal.
          Who are you? The expert? Hardly. Marriage between a man and a woman has always been a foundational block to society.Your alleged bigotry to jobieday shows your true hypocritical nature.Studies show that most homosexuals don’t want to get married anyway. All they truly want is legitimacy to something totally unnatural.
          Good luck with that.

          • Anonymous

            “Studies show that most homosexuals don’t want to get married anyway.”

            You can post website addresses here, how about DOCUMENTING that wild claim?

          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            I don’t hate anti-gays, but I would NEVER cook up an anti-gay Hate Vote to deprive them of the same right I enjoy.  I guess that’s because I’m an AMERICAN.

          • Anonymous

            “don’t hate anti-gays” is that why you capatalize “NEVER”.

          • ptkitty

            You hit the nail on the head!  

            Some of the  SSM supporters in this forum are absolutely INTOLERANT to opposing positions and label everyone a “bigot” who doesn’t agree with their bigoted positionS.

          • Anonymous

            Just because I won’t let you trample over the Constitution doesn’t make me a bigot.  Now, stop getting your panties in a twist and realize that you aren’t a victim, no matter how much you want to be one.

          • Anonymous

            And you and yours aren’t victims either.  There’s a group of you that have been calling people who don’t agree with ssm names of all sorts and in the same breath accuse THEM of being intolerant.  You also assert that you “won’t let ‘ you’  trample all over the Constitution”, ‘you’ being ptkitty.  That same Constitution that you refer to just happens to be the same Constitution that says ptkitty can go into the ballot booth and vote any way he/she wants to without being intimidated by the likes of you and yours.  The result of that vote issue will decide whether you will be given that right that you demand.  So, don’t YOU get your panties in a twist and realize that YOU aren’t a victim, no matter how much YOU want to be one!
             

          • If those that oppose SSM would stop spreading lies and stop hiding behind their bible to bash homosexuals we would stop calling them names. Want to see intolerant? Click the link below and watch for your own eyes the hate that preaches teach their flock.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJIww7q1aUM&feature=player_embedded

          • Anonymous

            Oh poor baby. Let Mommy warm your milk up.

            Kevin_Of_Bangor wrote, in response to libsux:

            If those that oppose SSM would stop spreading lies and stop hiding behind their bible to bash homosexuals we would stop calling them names. Want to see intolerant? Click the link below and watch for your own eyes the hate that preaches teach their flock.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJIww7q1aUM&feature=player_embedded

            User’s website

            Link to comment

          • Anonymous

            The Constitution does not state that we, as a nation should allow one man to marry another man.

          • Anonymous

            But it does say we provide equal treatment under the law.  That includes marriage.

          • Anonymous

            That seems to be your latest shout down to people who oppose same sex attraction marriage making fun of them by telling them stop getting their panties in a twist and telling them they aren’t victims.  I guess you have the claim on victimhood and dare anyone trample on your title.

          • Anonymous

            Really now?  What rights are you being denied?  When your civil rights are put up to a vote, then maybe you can start playing the victim, although I suppose you’ll do that anyway.

          • Anonymous

            Explain to me what rights are being denied to you?  I guess you have the market on “victim”.

          • Anonymous

            The right to marry the legally consenting adult of my choice, duh.  Please, try to keep up.

          • Anonymous

            Why should we TOLERATE anti-gays and their attempt to TRASH the United States Constitution?  Should Northern US States have TOLERATED the slave states that tried to destroy our union?  Why should freedom-loving Americans TOLERATE the attempts of anti-gays to DESTROY EQUALITY?  Why should LGBT Americans just lie down and let you ATTACK us?

          • Anonymous

            A voice of reason…thank you, friend.  Blessings!

          • Anonymous

            Aww, boohoo, you were called a name. Try being denied equal rights. 

          • Anonymous

             You have never been denied equal rights! That’s a red herring.  You have the right to marry one person of the oppisite sex, same as anybody else.  It may not always be the person of your choice, but then again most people never get to marry their first choice anyway.  I wanted to marry Cindy Crawford….never happened. 

          • Anonymous

            Like black people could be married to anyone of the same race?  That argument didn’t work in the 60’s and it won’t work now.

            P.S. If you don’t want to be compared to the people opposed to interracial marriage, then stop stealing their arguments.

          • Anonymous

            And YOU stop comparing ssm with racial prejudice.

            crs5012723 wrote, in response to libsux:

            Like black people could be married to anyone of the same race? That argument didn’t work in the 60’s and it won’t work now.
            P.S. If you don’t want to be compared to the people opposed to interracial marriage, then stop stealing their arguments.
            Link to comment

          • Anonymous

            I will as soon as you stop using the same exact arguments.

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            And if the person of their choice does not want to marry them..? Subject: [bdn] Re: Support for gay marriage is growing, studies find, but is it enough to win at polls?

            Vesta wrote, in response to libsux:

            If a person is denied the freedom to marry the person of their choice, then they are being denied equal rights.
            Link to comment

          • Anonymous

             By your definition of ‘equal rights’, if a pedophile isn’t allowed to marry a seven year old he is being denied ‘equal right.  Pedophilia is a sexual orientation.

          • Anonymous

            1. No, it’s not.
            2.A child cannot legally consent, despite how you might feel.

          • Anonymous

            SSM supporters have become the new thought police.  They will shout and shut you down if you disagree with them.

          • Anonymous

            well, no they are not trying to take anything away from, but actually trying to make sure your freedom of religion is not being infringed with this law. 

          • Anonymous

            “I don’t hate homosexuality.I just believe it’s wrong and you don’t” – I don’t see any difference.

            “Marriage between a man and a woman has always been a foundational block to society” – That would be news to the civilazations that recognized same sex marriage, for example, the Native Americans.

            “Studies show that most homosexuals don’t want to get married anyway.” – I’m sure that you can provide that peer reviewed, unbiased study. 

            “All they truly want is legitimacy to something totally unnatural.” – Wow, at the ego on you.  You honestly think we care about your opinion of our relationship?  Get over yourself.

          • Anonymous

            Almost 20 hours later, and waytoocool is mysteriously silent on that “study” they were talking about.  

          • Anonymous

            That’s quite an assumption that you “truly understand REAL marriage”.  After 30 years in a heterosexual marriage I believe I’m one of the ones who “truly understand REAL marriage” and yet my vote is different than yours.  Perhaps it’s not because one of us doesn’t truly understand REAL marriage, but simply because we have different opinions.    Please don’t denigrate someone just because your opinion is different.

          • notateapartier

            I’ve been heterosexually married for 24 years, and I am still no expert.  I did vote yes for other people to have this same right to be no expert, though.

          • Anonymous

            like my ex used to say (and I’m sure does still say somewhere in the world….)

            “Let the gays marry, they have as much right to be miserable as we do!”

            lol from another non-expert for equal rights.

          • Anonymous

            “Marriage between a man and a woman has always been a foundational block to society” Is that why the divorce rate is so high?

          • Anonymous

            The divorce rate is just as high with SSM.  The lesbian couple which fought so hard for marriage in MA was divorced within the first few years.  They were all over the paper as a success story. Do you know any SSM couples who have attempted to raise children?  I do. They normally break up once the child is old enough to ask natural questions about a Mom and Dad.  

          • Anonymous

            Psst, the states that have legalized same sex marriage have the lowest divorce rates in the country.

          • Anonymous

            If divorce is a reason to deny people access to civil marriage, we should abolish marriage altogether.

            Voting YES on question 1 is the right thing to do, because we should give ALL Maine families the opportunity to protect their lives with civil marriage.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t think for one second that if the SSM passes that a marriage between two persons of the same sex will be any less real than yours.

          • Anonymous

             Marriage between a man and a woman has always been a foundational block to society.  Not 4,000 years age  marriage was not done for love i believe that love did not play a roll in marriage  the 1800’s Show us the links were you got you info an i bet it was from the church thats all i could find an it was from the church

          • Anonymous

            We’re all still waiting for you to document that “Studies show that most homosexuals don’t want to get married anyway.”  I look forward to seeing what your source for that is.

          • notateapartier

            Well, if “studies show”, than it must be true.

          • Anonymous

            The heterosupremacy delusion is no better than the master race delusion. 

          • Anonymous

            Just remember that slavery was once a fundamental block of society too.And Afro-Americans were not even considered people under the law.The times they are a changing.

          • Anonymous

            Most heterosexuals don’t want to get married, either— should we start denying everyone access to civil marriage?

            All we truly want is to be treated equally by our government. 

            I honestly don’t care what your opinion is of the committed, monogamous relationship I have shared with the love of my life for two decades— I care that we are denied access to civil marriage, and the 1,100+ benefits and privileges it has under government laws.

          • Anonymous

            “…always been a foundational block to society…” this is the cesspool mindset I was talking about.

        • Anonymous

          crs, since the 1960s I’ve carried this quote by Godfrey Cambridge in my wallet:

          If I ever had to have a heart or a brain transplant and I could choose my donor, I would want the heart or the brain of a bigot, whether he be black or white, because I would want a heart or a brain that’s never been used before.

          • Anonymous

            Beautiful.

        • Anonymous

          If you, and others, think your “civil rights”have been violated or denied you, why haven’t your brought a court case on that issue, the same as anyone does who belives his civil rights hav been denied.

          From an article in AmericanThinker Magazine, 10/19/12:

          …….”There is no sign that daily behavior is affected at all, even of same-sex marriage proponents, by a decision of a majority of voters in a state to define marriage using a traditional definition.  This varies markedly from those who have suffered true human rights abuses.  The same-sex marriage crowd is now 0-32 in votes on their cause.  It is obvious why they are frustrated at the results.  However, to scream defamatory accusations of bigotry and homophobia, when your own actions don’t stand up to scrutiny because you’ve lost a political argument, is wrong.  It cheapens actual human rights abuses, what true abuses against liberty do to the human soul.  That is a reprehensible thing to do and may be a good reason why the same sex marriage cause remains a loser in America”………

          http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/if_same_sex_marriage_is_a_civil_rights_issue.html

          It may well be that those throwing around phrases like “civil rights”, Constitutional rights” and “human rights” may not really know what they are talking about with regard to SSM.

          • Anonymous

            Some right-wing nutcase’s opinion posted at that right-wing website proves NOTHING.  Are you really unaware of what an IMPEACHABLE source is?

          • Anonymous

            When you resort to name calling, it really hurts your cause.  Just like when the SSM proponents bully people by banging on doors and being truly disrespectful.  That is no way to gain support.

          • Anonymous

            Experience has been proving otherwise. The more educated people are on the issues of same-sex marriage, the more likely they are to support it.

          • Anonymous

            I guess you haven’t been paying attention then, seeing as there are five different court cases regarding same sex marriage.

            Oh, if you are going to try to convince someone with a source, try to make sure you don’t use an anti-gay far right source.  Hint: It’s not very convincing   

          • They don’t know how to use any other sort of source. If they did, they might become educated to the facts and change their mind.

          • Anonymous

            Facts?  Ewww gross.  The anti-equality side has no need for “facts” or “reality”.  They just need to pretend to be the victim and hope no one pays attention to their lies.

        • Anonymous

          “The people of the State of Maine find that the union of one man and one woman joined in traditional monogamous marriage is of inestimable value to society; the State has a compelling interest to nurture and promote the unique institution of traditional monogamous marriage in the support of harmonious families and the physical and mental health of children;and that the State has the compelling interest in promoting the moral values inherent in traditional monogamous marriage.” Maine Revised Statues 650
          Now this isn’t antigay, it isn’t religious it is the Maine Statute. 

          • Anonymous

            And we’re going to CORRECT that mistake on Tuesday, despite the efforts of anti-gays to drag us into a less AMERICAN past.

        • Guest

          Your attitude towards “No voters” is repulsive enough to prove the OP’s point. Even better it convinces others why they should be voting No on 1 – you only support equality and tolerance when it is in agreement with your own stance.

          • Anonymous

            Just how many times are anti-gays going to WHINE that their intended victims are “the intolerant ones”?  Just WHY should we “tolerate” the attempt by anti-gays to SUBVERT the United States Constitution’s guarantee of “Equal Protection Under the Law”?  If you are suggesting we “tolerate” an act of subversion, you can forget that.

          • Guest

            Let SCOTUS decide it if you are so sure

          • The SCOTUS will decide it within the next few year but for now I’m voting yes to allow those that love each other to get married now instead of waiting for the SCOTUS to make it the law of the land, which is coming.

          • Guest

            Let it come if you believe that. I’ve already voted NO and will continue to do so as many times as necessary. 

          • It is the truth, not what I believe. You can vote no all you desire. It will not change the fact that the SCOTUS is going to rule on SSM within the next few years and it will become legal.

          • Anonymous

            You can continue to dream.

          • It is not a dream, it is the truth but for unknown reasons your brain cannot understand it.

          • Anonymous

            We should all dream of a country where we are treated equally under our laws, as our Constitution promises.

          • Anonymous

            LOL….the only reason the constitution would have jurisdiction is the tax code

            take away the unconstitional income and estate taxes and your argument gets thrown out the window

            in other words, SSM supporters are nothing but filthy, money grubbers who are more interested in plundering their neighbors wallet than consecrating their love for each other

            I’ll be voting NO….my taxes are high enough already thank you.  The SSM folks can continue to pay their “fair share”. 

          • Anonymous

            Like I said, if people don’t like being called bigots, they shouldn’t act like bigots.  What would you prefer I called the people who are voting to keep me a second class citizen?  Homophobe?

          • Anonymous

            Thank you for proving my point – you could call them “voters”. 

          • Anonymous

            Thank you for agreeing that anyone who votes against the civil rights of their fellow citizens is a bigot.

          • Guest

            You sure are original

          • Anonymous

            Oh, that hurt.  I’m going to complain and vote against civil rights because you are being so mean.  Get over yourself.

          • Anonymous

            Are you really old enough to vote?  Did you take the Savage class on anti-bullying?  

          • Anonymous

            Unfortunately for you, I am old enough.  I am, however, surprised you are competent enough to use a computer, let alone vote.

          • Stop being a bigot that hides behind their bible then. I’m willing to bet you are voting no because your bible tells you to.

          • Anonymous

            They’ll probably try to weasel out with some other excuse.

          • Guest

            I don’t go to church and never read the bible – I don’t need a book to tell me what’s right.

          • So you are just a bigot then for the sake of being a bigot?

          • Anonymous

            Sounds like it.  It would almost be better if they tried to use the bible as justification.  Then again, it wouldn’t surprise me if MadeinMaine is just lying.

          • Guest

            You already know how I feel about protecting marriage between one man and one woman. Dragging religion into it is pointless. I have no religion nor have I made comments about religious beliefs. I think that you are grabbing at straws… but that’s not all that uncommon for your side, is it?

          • So what is your reason for protecting marriage? If it not because the bible tells you so, what is the reason and just because is not a reason. Do you find gay sex icky? Do gay’s offend you? Do you not like the sight of to men holding hands? Something has to offend you for you to ignore their rights, so what is it?

          • Anonymous

            It is impossible to discuss the issue, you will be called those names by the majority. Though their are a few that actually will converse with you in a sensible anner. Even if they do not agree with you.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, so you hate gay people just because?  I think that actually makes it even worse…

          • Guest

            Sounds like the term bigot can be applied to you and your buddy KevinofBangor in this situation. Just because you don’t agree with my stance on protecting marriage you call me names. 

          • So what is your reason for protecting marriage? If it not because the bible tells you so, what is the reason and just because is not a reason. Do you find gay sex icky? Do gay’s offend you? Do you not like the sight of to men holding hands? Something has to offend you for you to ignore their rights, so what is it?

          • Anonymous

            I don’t believe that marriage is supposed to be anything other than a man and a woman. Anything else isn’t marriage. 

          • And why do you feel that way? Something or someone has taught you that gays getting married is wrong. You just didn’t wake up one day and tell yourself gay marriage is wrong.

          • Anonymous

            No no, by voting against the civil rights of your fellow citizens, you have earned your title of “bigot”.  Your ilk should be “proud” of that title.

          • Anonymous

            The poster said nothing about hate.  Your posts only hurt your effort.

          • Anonymous

            NOw you need to resort to name calling.  You criticize people who read the Bible?  Nice.

          • As an atheist I enjoy reading the bible and unlike most so called Christians I have read it. Have you read the bible? If so, please tell me where Jesus speaks about homosexuality? Oh wait, he never did, ever, but I doubt you know that.

          • Anonymous

            Then in reading it you know what he says about marriage.

          • Marriage as defined in the bible and yes, they are all 100% factual. It is all in your bible for you to read.

            Man + woman 
            Man + Wives + Concubines 
            Man + Woman + Woman’s property
            Man + Woman + Woman + Woman
            Man + Brother’s Widow
            Rapist + His Victim
            Male Solider + Prisoner of War
            Male Slave + Female Slave

          • Anonymous

            Interesting trying to justify it. You also know in reading the Bible there is more to it than that. You said “please tell me where Jesuss speaks about homosexuality”? I would say that how he talks about marriage clearly defines that. The Bible also talks more about a servant than slave. There are some that would say you still should stone a rapist. Regardless what I would say would turn something around, though you don’t say what the Bible says about man lying with man? If you are going to be factual, although some would disagree what the Bible says in this insthance.

          • What you just did is referred to as mental gymnastics. Why was the bible used to support slavery?

            http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/12/how-the-bible-was-used-to-justify-slavery-abolitionism/

            You are very ignorant if you try to use the excuse of they where not slaves, they where servants because that is total BS.

            Jesus also never once spoke about homosexuality, ever. It is no where to be found in the bible. Why did your loving god create over 1500 different of species that engage in homosexual behavior, many which pair bound and spend many years together?

            People such as you want to use the bible to say marriage is about one man and one woman when it is clearly not. According to the Bible, Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. I take it that is 100% ok since it is in the bible.

            It also states in the bible that if someone was to rape my daughter they must marry her. How lovely is that. Rape my daughter but you get to marry her if you do. If you are going to live by the word of your bible you cannot pick and choose what fits you and you only. You cannot throw out the parts you do not like.

          • Anonymous

            but the other side is making sure that they are supporting the religious freedoms of the other side. Read the law. They are not trying anyone to force them to go against their religious beliefs. 

        • Anonymous

          You mean, bend to your position.

          • Anonymous

            No, I mean stop being a bigot.  If they happen to be one in the same, then so be it.  But, still, stop being a bigot.

        • Anonymous

          This is NOT a civil rights matter.  There is no comparison between interracial marriage and SSM. That is degrading the African American Community.  Being black does not equal being gay.  If people are against SSM, it does not mean they hate gay people.  Go ahead live together, do whatever, however do not expect it to be defined as marriage.  You cannot redefine the basis for our very foundation.  Surely you have a Mom and a Dad, hence a female and a male.  Biology 101.  The homosexual community received their special rights back in 2005.  We were told back then that this was not going to lead to gay marriage. Sure enough, 7 years later, we are voting on SSM. We all have rights, however redefining marriage is not one of them. Otherwise we will have to redefine marriage for bisexuals, pedophiles, transvestites, those who practice beastiality.  It would be a lawyers dream come true.  All those law suits like in Vermont.  If someone does not want to cater to a SSM couple, then they sue along with the ACLU.  

          • Anonymous

            Civil marriage equals civil rights.

            “here is no comparison between interracial marriage and SSM.” – One group denied marriage based on who they want to marry vs. one group denied marriage based on who they want to marry.  Totally different (sarcasm)

        • They would not be voting against their civil rights if they vote no.

          • Anonymous

            The people voting no are in fact voting against the civil rights of LGBT Americans.

      • Anonymous

        Just what “backbone” would that be, attacking other Mainers from behind a pseudonym?  And forget claiming you just “disagree”  Plenty of Mainers who “just disagree” with marriage equality are still voting YES because they recognize voting NO is hurtful and hateful, and you told us you already voted to HURT other Mainers.

        • Guest

          Maybe some folks are happy with the way Maine is, and like the Maine that they are raising their children in. Is that okay that we just want to keep Maine the way it is, and has been? Keep marriage the way it is, and has been? If the majority votes to change things than I’m sure we will be fine. If the majority votes to keep Maine the same than I’m sure we will be fine. Don’t harp on people too hard for their views…no matter the cause. Just like you other people have beliefs – that’s why we all have our vote to cast. 

        • Anonymous

          Let’s do a roll call on it…

          I’m all for it!

          No on 1!

      • Anonymous

        If your marriage isn’t threatened, nor is the marriage of anyone hetero, then why would you oppose a loving couple being able to take the same marriage vows and have all of the benefits that go with it?

        • Anonymous

          because the monetary ‘benefits’ are ALL they care about…

          taxes are high enough already.  Let SSM couples pay their “fair share”

          • Anonymous

            There are far, far more than just monetary benefits. 1,100+ benefits and privileges are extended by our government on the basis of marital status. This includes recognition of our relationship in court cases, which affects how we may or may not be compelled to testify in cases where the spouse is involved… access to military housing for spouses of active soldiers… eligibility for federal loans and grants, and the amount those grants and loans would be… property inheritance and the taxes that may be levied… as well as many benefits for the children of families in the event of the death of one parent, or the divorce of those parents.

      • notateapartier

        It is scary sometimes to speak your mind. Like, today you can no longer refer to someone as a ni….r without being called a bigot.  Feel free to voice your mind, but with that freedom comes consequences. 

        • Anonymous

          I totally agree with you and that goes for both of us………

          • Anonymous

            It isn’t being bigoted to call you out for being a bigot.  Stop projecting, jobieday, no one is fooled by that.

        • Anonymous

          depends on how you say ‘ni…’.

          If you’re singing along to your favorite hip hop tune, or kickin’ back wid yer peep gang, ‘ni…’ is as innocuous as ‘dude’.

          Of course if you say it with hate in your heart, we’ll all know what that means, and the ‘bigotry’ moniker will stick.

          see?  it’s about intent.

          voicing your opinion is free speech and I protect your right to do that.  but when you attempt to block fellow citizens from enjoying equal access to the law, that is indeed bigotry.

          Free speech is protected up to the point that infringes on someone else’s rights.  Free speech is not absolute.  (libel and slander are forms of speech that are both against the law).

        • Anonymous

          duplicate post/deleted by moi

        • Anonymous

          Wow, really? You’re complaining that you can’t denigrate or demean another human being without being called out for your poor attitudes and behavior?

          • notateapartier

            CV, please re-read my post. I didn’t indicate that this was sarcasm, I thought it was more clear. Sorry if it was not.

      • Anonymous

        If your marriage and those of people you know aren’t threatened, as you say, why do you care who other people marry?

      • Anonymous

        Voicing one’s opinion is what makes this country great; I vigorously defend your right to voice your opinion.

        However, Your opinion ends at another person’s civil rights.  Asking an entire group of people to live with less civil rights than you is bigotry, and is in its essence a hateful act.

        Ultimately, equality is never a voters choice.  It is a constitutional issue, and will be decided by the Supreme Court.  Luckily for all of us, our country has a rich tradition of expanding civil rights, not of limiting them.

        • Anonymous

          Excellent post – so we can just wait for SCOTUS to decide it.

          • Anonymous

            deleted/duplicate comment

          • Anonymous

            You make that comment as if I am the person who wrote the Constitution.

            Our unique form of government is about a process.  Even SCOTUS decisions are overturned.  We are on the cusp of social change in a constitutional democracy, this is what it looks like.

            And to your question, no, the activists are right to keep pushing the envelope.  I’m voting Yes on Tuesday.

        • Anonymous

          And it is a hateful act to try to limit a persons Constitutional right to voice that opinion whether you agree with it or not. The Country has a rich freedom of voicing those opinions. Look the word bigotry up, it is so easily used on some of these threads. Sometimes it can be staring you back in the mirror.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t believe anyone has attempted to limit your voice, bruce.  the fact that you are an active commentor in a public forum is proof.  I think what you are experiencing is disagreement.  

          • Anonymous

            Disagreement there will be, but I think some can go too far with name calling ( I do not mean just one side of a disagreemnt)

          • Anonymous

            Ever heard that childhood rhyme “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?”

            While there is no excuse for bad manners, being offended by name calling is really a choice you make.

          • Anonymous

            flag button works sometimes. Yes it is a choice, reason sometimes I do not respond to certain post with some.

    • Anonymous

      Just HOW is voting to HURT their fellow Mainers a “good thing”?  When you tell us that the thought that anti-gays will succeed in HURTING loving, committed same gender Mainer couples give you a “good feeling,” we will wonder if, say, a neighbor’s house burning down will also give you a “good feeling.”

    • Anonymous

      I will be voting no but i do believe it is only a matter of time before this does pass.  The schools have been indoctrinating our children for several decades now about how homosexuality is normal and even encouraging young people to “experiment”  and “explore their sexuality”. 

      • Anonymous

         that’s a bald faced lie !

      • Anonymous

        You mean “indoctrinating students” by teaching them the United States Constitution requires “Equal Protection Under the Law”?  Get off the website of the anti-gay Hate Cult MassResistance and get some fresh air.

        • Anonymous

           Sounds like you are familiar with indoctrinating children.

          • Anonymous

            No I just remember civics classes, something anti-gays claim they never were taught.

          • Anonymous

            LOL….a no vote on SSM now equals ‘anti-gay’

            so is the new tactic, similar to how the gay community invented the laughable term ‘homophobic’

            let me get out the DSM-V and figure out which level of the spectrum your floating in…

        • Anonymous

          Did you ever take a class on the Constitution?  If you did, surely you realize that you cannot create a special class of people based on sexual acts, otherwise we would have to create one for transexuals, bisexuals, etc.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you. I do not think it will pass this time, but I do see it coming. Thank goodness my daughters will all be out of school by then…and raising their children in a good decent Christian home where marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman!

        • Anonymous

          The chances are that if you make homophobic comments at home, your daughters might not challenge you for fear you will throw them out on the streets, but the more homophobic you are at home, the more SURE you can be your children will work against your anti-gay agenda.

      • Anonymous

        I am not sure where you get off believing schools have been indoctrinating “children” about homosexuality.   I have been teaching for several decades now and this is very untrue. We do teach children acceptance and respect. Must have skipped your class. I have been in support of SSM and know many other teachers who do as well. Never a topic of conversations in our classes. We are too busy doing other things. 

        • Anonymous

          Reasonable Americans know teachers are doing the best you can, and I thank you.  What anti-gays are really saying is they are angry that no teacher will teach their students to be homophobic.

          • Anonymous

            a vote against SSM is not ‘anti-gay’

        • Anonymous

          “We do teach children acceptance and respect”

          Whoop, there it is!

          You should be teaching your kids TOLERANCE and respect.  There is absolutely no reason a human being should EVER consider ‘accepting’ the actions of others if they have a moral conflict with said actions.

          You ARE indoctrinating your kids.  It is shameful and an absolute disgrace.

          • Anonymous

            If I had used the word tolerance would that have made a difference to you? I can “accept” I used the wrong word, and yes tolerance is the better choice. 

            However, Now I am trying to be tolerant with your comment that my actions over the past 30 years are shameful and disgraceful. That I will not accept. 

          • Anonymous

            You most likely have not been in many other classrooms lately.  The new teachers completely believe in indoctrination.  There is a movie called “Indoctrination”  which explains exactly what is going on in the government schools.  Are you familiar with Mr. Obama’s safe schools czar Kevin Jennings?  Fortunately his position was terminated.  Here is an article about Mr. Jennings:  
            http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/28/at-the-presidents-pleasure/
            What about the teacher in Brunswick who put a shirt up on her bulletin that said “Gay, okay with me.”  Imagine if the teacher had put up a shirt which said “marriage=one man, one woman” or worse, if she posted a shirt which said “Jesus Saves.”  I realize your union dues does support issues like  SSM.  You do know that the teacher’s union is taking a stand on this issue. Surely that is indoctrination.

        • Anonymous

          Oh my…Gorham, Maine last month….must have had teachers who supported SSM  as the reason it was not stopped.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnmHRev7goc&feature=youtu.be

      • Anonymous

        well considering men and women have been practicing Homosexuality since the beginning  and over 1,000 animal species practice it? I think its pretty natural. 

        • Anonymous

          Shush, logic has no place in the anti-equality side.

        • Anonymous

          problem is…those folks never produced a society or herd, thus never actually contributed directly to the human societal and technological advancement

          in fact, the gay community has been completely dependent upon the heterosexuals to provide the technology for them to finally now be able to procreate with the use of our technology

          the upshot of that is the heterosexuals call the shots because the gays are the dependents

          Sorry that is so hard to accept but life isn’t fair and everyone is dealt a separate hand

          • Anonymous

            Really now?  Gay people haven’t contributed to technological advancement.  HAHAHA  Alan Turing, the man who is the reason we have computers, was a gay man.  You have a gay man to thank for your computer that you use to bad mouth gay people! 

          • Anonymous

            Yes, not gay person has contributed anything what so ever to Society. But we were talking about it not being natural. The Romans practiced homosexual relationtionships, and those guys did nothing of consequence what so ever. 

          • Anonymous

            You really don’t know a thing about gays or lesbians and what we contribute to society, do you?

            It was a gay man who made one of the most significant contributions to winning World War II:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

        • Anonymous

          so you are comparing animals to humans?

          • Anonymous

            well considering Humans are animals, yes

          • Anonymous

            I guess if you talk about beastality, you are right.

          • Anonymous

            You are kidding right? Humans are mammals, where do you think all of our basic instintics come from? We are the most advance animals on the planet. But yes, we are animals. 

          • Anonymous

            You are justifying activity in the animal kingdom, to humans. I think there are quite a few differences though I sense you feel we are descended from monkeys.

          • Anonymous

            We aren’t descended from monkeys.  We share a common ancestor with monkeys.  If you are going to try to “discredit” evolution, at least make an attempt to understand what you are “discrediting”.

          • Anonymous

            Well considering that Humans and other animals share the same basic instincs then yes. Also if you know anything about evolution, then you would not that we did not descend from monkeys, but came from some common ancestor. 

      • notateapartier

        What school did you go to?

        • Anonymous

          Home school, where we see with what he was indoctrinated…

      • Guest

        They are not indoctrinated unless you feel teaching children respect and tolerance is indoctrination but that is ridiculous.

        • Anonymous

          tolerance and acceptance are two differnt things

          I can tolerate your desire to want SSM, but that does not mean I have to accept it

          and I won’t

          No on 1

        • Anonymous

          I do when they teach gay sex, that it is natural. If it was, why can not a man have a child.

      • Anonymous

        I have voted yes— because it is only a matter of time before this does pass, and it’s important that we allow Maine families access to civil marriage sooner rather than later.

        Maine has a unique opportunity here to lead the nation in passing civil marriage for same-sex couples via popular vote, an important milestone in this fight for equality.

    • Anonymous

      Your good feeling…..probably gas.

    • Anonymous

      By how much   ?

    • Anonymous

      Keep the faith ptkitty!

      • Anonymous

        Just what “faith” is that, the “faith” of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, the creeps who have their children carry signs that say “G*d Hates F*gs”?

    • Anonymous

      I have a good feeling too, and I’m hopeful that Maine voters will do the right thing and allow ALL Maine families the opportunity to protect the lives they build together with civil marriage.

      Marriage matters to ALL Families, I have voted YES on question 1!

    • Anonymous

      What exactly is the societal benefit to marriage?  Should the government even be in the marriage business at all?  Why do people need a license to begin with?   Why aren’t heterosexuals getting married anymore?

  • Anonymous

    If allowing SSM threatens your marriage, then that is a you problem. 

    • Anonymous

      If the idea that somewhere, somehow two men or two women are getting married threatens your marriage in any way, then you didn’t have a very strong marriage to begin with.

      • Anonymous

        Love how you folks make up whole cloth arguments then apply them to those who disagree with your agenda.  Most folks I know t voting no are very happily married or happily single…the concept of” threatened marriage” is a figment of desperation meant to diminish or hurt those who disagree with you.

        • Anonymous

          Right, because “Protect Marriage” has never been a slogan of the anti-SSM crowd.  Never!
           
          No, but seriously, that’s the only argument they have ever had. 

        • Anonymous

          Then why does your side constantly babble on about how marriage is “under attack” and how same sex marriage is a “threat” to opposite sex marriage.  It’s your argument, not mine.  If you don’t like it, then stop using it.

          • Anonymous

            Where is the post  in opposition to ssm stating ssm threatens marriages of man and woman?
            I believe the union of man and woman through marriage has lasted many centuries .
            Methinks your argument is specious and created by advocates for ssm.

          • Anonymous

            No use denying anti-gays tell that lie all the time, we’ve all heard it, I bet you’ve told that lie yourself, amiyalouise, you just get mixed up remembering which anti-gay lies you’ve used yourself.

          • Anonymous

            Gee, I guess your side has never said that they “defend” marriage.  But, you know, keep ignoring history, it’s worked sooooo well for your side.

        • Anonymous

          Indeed!

          They are acting like the scared dependent children of our heterosexual society that they ultimately are.

    • Anonymous

      Doesn’t threaten my marriage.  The power that the bond between my wife and I carries is and will always be greater than any other union that will be consecrated on the face of this planet.  We don’t need to depend on others to create children, a family, and ultimately, with other heterosexual couples, a society that develops technology improving the lives and happiness of all, including the gay community.

      Unfortunatley, SSM couples will never know such power and will never achieve true equality with heterosexual couples.

  • Anonymous

    Just a matter of time before it’s the law of the land.

    • Anonymous

      We all know anti-gays are just trying to hold off the inevitable.  Even anti-gays know they are subverting the United States Constitution’s guarantee of “Equal Protection Under the Law” by voting no.

      • Washington County

        You maybe absolutely right, then again you maybe wrong

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for admitting you seek to subvert the Constitution.

  • Anonymous

    “Best” regards, after you tell us you plan to vote to hurt 99% of Americans?  Couldn’t you post this somewhere more appropriate?

    • Washington County

      Quite frankly “NO” JOBS hurt the 99%, not people who make a living. I am one of the 99% and quite frankly Romney is our only choice if we want to return to the days of real 5.5% unemployment.Under Obama all new jobs are low income, while the lost jobs were middle income.

      • Anonymous

        It’s Willard who send hundreds of thousands of American jobs to China for his personal profit.  Spare us the GOP propaganda.  Even you know better.

  • Here is the thing I am personaly voting NO on 1! It has nothing to do with religion nor does it have anything to do about homophobia. It simply is my right to vote how I see fit without anyone busting my chops period. The alternative life style has worked so hard to get this on the ballet for the 2nd time and now I they actually are lashing out at anyone who states they aren’t voting the way they want them to. They have resorted to name calling and just plain being ignorant to anyone who doesn’t agree with them on their philosophy in reference to this topic. I have been completely turned off by their actions and refuse to vote to support them because of this.

    • Further more until it is recognized by the federal government state level will not allow any tax credits. If the President of the United States isn’t willing to recognize gay and lesbian marriage why do I have to as a Maine residence and a citizen of the United States!

      • Anonymous

         Well, juding from how DOMA performs in court, marriage equality will be recognized at the federal level very soon.

        • Anonymous

          Both the First and Second Circuit US Courts of Appeals have ruled DOMA violates the Constituti0n.  The 2nd ruled that any laws that deprive LGBT Americans of equality must be subject to special scrutiny.  You’re 100% correct.  The US Supreme Court will meet privately on November 20 to discuss this and the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals’ revocation of the 2008 California anti-gay H8te Vote.

      • Anonymous

        “If the President of the United States isn’t willing to recognize gay and lesbian marriage”

        That’s a lie, the President publicly supported a YES vote.

      • Because the federal government is in the wrong, so you should be wanting to do something right?

        • David we are governed by the federal government! So I am doing something right by following what our forefathers have put into place many moons ago and is still in place today. Sorry but if there wasn’t such ignorance and name calling from the supporters i think you will find it has turned a lot of people off!

          • Anonymous

            Anti-gays claim that same nonsense all the time.  Can’t you at least cook up an original anti-gay lie?

    • Anonymous

      So, just so we’re clear, you’re reasoning for voting against the civil rights of your fellow citizens boils down to “Some people were mean”?

      • Anonymous

        That’s what you don’t understand. It doesn’t matter which one of your accusing and/or hypocritical posts someone picks as a reason to VOTE NO ON 1 – their vote still counts.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, just checking about why they are voting to deny American citizens their rights.  It doesn’t matter their reason, at the end of the day all they are doing is hurting good people for stupid reasons.

          • Guest

            “good people for stupid reasons.” 

            Those two words are flipped around very quickly (stupid, good) when you continue to make these hateful comments about the people who have an opposing view. I can assure you that the undecided voters I know have become very disgusted by you sort of posts… Thank you for making the No on 1 crowd that much stronger.

          • Anonymous

            You know what disgusts me?  People who vote against the civil rights of their fellow citizens.  Now THAT is disgusting.

          • Guest

            You are completely free to marry someone of the opposite sex so your civil rights are well and intact. 

          • Anonymous

            That argument didn’t work against interracial marriage in the 60’s, what make you think it will work now?  Is this really the best you got?  It seems like it.  At that rate, same sex marriage will be legal in no time.  Thanks for having such terrible arguments.  It really helps speed up the process.

    • Anonymous

      Get real. They’re resorting to name calling? They’ve been called every name in the book! Perverts, pedophiles — wer even painted to be such national security threat and would be banned from the military if they came out! They can be fired from their jobs in most states simply for being gay. And you’re voting no because they’re tired of being treated that way? You wouldn’t last a day going through what gay people go through. Being called a name is nothing!

    • Anonymous

      “The alternative life style has worked so hard to get this on the ballet for the 2nd time”

      Huh?  It was the anti-gays who started all the trouble in 2009.

      • Anonymous

        “they actually are lashing out”

        “They have resorted to name calling and just plain being ignorant”

        It seems that your post demonstrates it’s the anti-gays that are calling us “ignorant.”

        • Anonymous

          Oh,oh now you are talking to yourself. Not a good sign. Take a deep breath and relax. You are loved.

    • Though the nastiness of many “no” voters are tough to top, many “yes”
      voters are far less tactful and diplomatic than they could be as well.

      Who is this “alternative life style” working so hard at this though? Gay people make up what percentage of the population? 5% if that? As the article above points out, support has been growing across all demographics. It’s not about furthering alternative lifestyles (if anything it’s the opposite.) It’s about equality and fairness – something Americans say they supposedly value.

      If it were just gay people and the alternative life style (whoever that is) supporting this measure, it would never pass. “Ballet” – was that an accident or a freudian slip? :D

    • Good for you. You’re on the wrong side of history.

      Denying legal citizens equality is way worse than anything any gay supporter has said during this process.

    • Anonymous

      I am really sorry someone hurt your feelings.  Protecting your feelings is really the most important issue here….it’s not even close, really.

      • It’s not about hurt feelings bradygirl2 its about presenting yourself in a professional manner.

        • Anonymous

          Anti-gays don’t present themselves in a professional manner, they post lies, hate speech and personal attacks, and that’s why they are losing.

        • Anonymous

          Then why are you whining about your hurt feelings? Why are you basing your vote on your hurt feelings? 

    • Anonymous

      Its your right to vote yes, but if you publically say how you are going to vote, then its everyones else right to tellyou how they feel. 

    • Anonymous

      People, not alternative lifestyle, have worked hard to get this on the ballot. The first time it went up for a vote was because of those who are against marriage equality. 

      Any names that they have used is nothing compared to the names that they have been called for decades. They have also been maimed and killed. 
      No one has been nastier during all of this than the so-called Christians. 

    • Anonymous

      hear hear!!

  • Anonymous

    Willard Romney signed a pledge to VIOLATE the United States Constitution THREE ways.  He wants to deprive American same gender couples of our right to “Equal Protection Under the Law,” he wants to deprive the many major Christian and Jewish denominations that WANT to marry same gender American couples of their Freedom Of Religion, and by claiming he will “revoke” the legal marriages of hundreds of thousands of American same gender couples, he says he wants to violate the Constitutional prohibition on “Ex Post Facto” laws.

    Clearly he has NO understanding OR RESPECT for the Constitution.  Since he SIGNED the pledge to do the above, he is already on record that he will VIOLATE it.  How else would he VIOLATE our Constitution.  Is this plan of Willard’s to VIOLATE the Constitution what you really like about him, CasLee?

    • Anonymous

      Obama did not support SSM until the day before a fundraising dinner was to be held at  George Clooney’s home which was just a few short months ago.  

  • Anonymous

    Did you happen to notice how fast your comment is removed from the article if you disagree?
    What a crock Disqus is. Just leave the post in favor. Censorship at it’s finest.

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking your comment was removed for it’s offensive nature, and not for your opposition to same-sex marriage. You equated support for SSM with bestiality. That’s an offensive viewpoint, not based in reality, and doesn’t add to the conversation.

      Disagree politely, billy, and you may see your comments remain.

      • Anonymous

        It just figures that some anti-gay posted his own sexual fetishes and tried to compare that to loving, committed same gender couples.  I am SO TIRED of reading what excites anti-gays.

  • Anonymous

    Who ever said beastiality or incest is fine? Only a sick mind would even bring that up. Never fails, someone always brings it up.

    • Anonymous

      And it’s always an anti-gay that brings up his own sexual fetishes.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly

  • Try as some may, there are some that will never be persuaded. My dear old dad for one. Though he generally votes democrat and has many libertarian views as far as living how one wants to live, he’s convinced himself that the propaganda he heard years ago about the gay agenda and how they want to teach gay sex in school, etc. is legitimate. Even very smart people can be taken by propaganda unfortunately.

    Still, when this passes, he, like most “no” voters, will find that no such thing has happened and that all the gloom and doom was just that.

    • Anonymous

      This is why Massachusetts eventually defeated the attempts to have a Hate Vote there.  Once voters see the facts, they realize everything anti-gays claimed is just a big fat lie.

      Thank you for your support.  You are protecting your own freedom and equality as well.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe dear “old” dad has through his years grown in wisdom and is not a victim of propaganda as you would have it .
      You should respect his view even though you disagree.  Apparently  you think he is a weak individual easily a victim of propaganda yet you use him as a tool to promote your agenda.
      He has his rights also.

      • Yes, the father has the right to deny legal citizens equal rights because he doesn’t like the rights being given to those legal citizens.

        Oh wait…………no he doesn’t. And as far as wisdom, being irrationally paranoid over an entire minority group sure ain’t that.

        • Anonymous

          I will respond to your post only because I do agree with Barney Frank….”arguing with you is like arguing with the dining room table.”

          • Anonymous

            Silly, that sounds like you.

          • Anonymous

            Was I supposed to respond? Actually I applaud you. You are doing much better using my quote by Barney Frank than using the vitriol you usually engage in in an attempt to diminish an opposing POV. Progress!!! Thanks!

          • Anonymous

            Just another personal attack from an anti-gay when we catch her attacking another poster.

          • Anonymous

            You’re correct, crs, but anti-gays routinely engage in “projection.”

      • Anonymous

        Homophobia is NOT “wisdom” it is a mental disorder, no matter how hard anti-gays try to put lipstick on their pig.  I saw no disrespect in sad_statue’s comment, where I see disrespect is in amiyalouise’s attack on sad_statue.

        Anti-gays make such vicious personal attacks at anyone who won’t help them HURT loving, committed same gender Mainer couples.

        • Anonymous

          Yes homophobia is a mental disorder but dear old dad wasn’t homophobic.
           I fail to see an attack by me on the poster’s comment but rather support for EVERYONE’S RIGHT under the CONSTITUTION to free speech even a dear old dad. 
          I invite folks to read the reply to sad_statue by me.
          You are just getting further and further in trouble trying to keep your posts truthful. But you can go reread the post and apologize. I’ll be waiting.

          • Anonymous

            I wasn’t talking about dear old Dad, he isn’t the one posting anti-gay LIES here.

            If you don’t like my posts, then why don’t you go to the website of one of the anti-gay Hate Cults, I’m sure everyone there will enjoy anti-gay lies.

          • Anonymous

            Never would think of visiting an anti-gay website because I am not anti-gay.

          • Anonymous

            After all the stuff you’ve posted from anti-gay Hate Cult websites in this thread alone, it’s too late for you to deny you hang out all the time at anti-gay Hate Cult websites–and you aren’t anti-gay?  That’s just further proof that anti-gays can’t even be honest about themselves, let alone LGBT Americans.

      • When did I suggest I didn’t respect him? I do. We can have perfectly civil discussions even where we disagree. I have no desire to make anyone a “tool”, least of all my own father. And I am part of no “agenda”.

        As for susceptibility to propaganda, he’s usually quite good at seeing through such BS, which makes it all the more frustrating.

        • Anonymous

          I’m just sorry you had to be exposed to that anti-gay poster’s vicious personal attack.  Anti-gays attack anyone that way who refuses to help anti-gays HURT loving, committed same gender Mainer couples.  Thank YOU for your support.  I wish I could show you more support than just writing this.  Bless you, sad_statue.

        • Anonymous

          “He has convinced himself that all the propaganda he has heard is legitimate” YOUR quote. To him it isn’t propaganda …that is your thought process and YOUR opinion. You have labeled his thoughts” illegitimate” because YOU disagree. But he as a human being has a right to his thoughts and dreams.

          • Anonymous

            Well OF COURSE what the anti-gays are claiming is propaganda!  Didn’t the BDN as well as the PPH prove the anti-gay ads are FULL OF LIES?  Aren’t YOUR posts full of lies too?!

          • Anonymous

            So YOU say…..but tolerant folks would say otherwise.

          • Anonymous

            How would you know what “tolerant folks” would say?  Anti-gays avoid tolerant folks, and when you do encounter them, you attack them for not helping you HURT loving, committed same gender American couples.

          • Whether one wants to believe in propaganda is their choice, but it does not prevent it from being propaganda.

            I’ve been thinking about your wisdom comment. I think you’ve confused wisdom with tradition. Segregation, slavery, women denied the right to vote (among many other things)  – all of these things were supported by the majority of our ancestors at one point, until enough saw the proverbial light. Was it wisdom that promoted our ancestors to support such backwards thinking? Or was it simply lack of enlightenment?

        • Anonymous

          Your dad is a very wise man.  When you have children you will realize this as well.  There is propaganda all over the place, the younger generation has been a victim of this, yet they are not taught to recognize it.  

          • What makes you think I don’t already? :D

            I’m a family man. I believe in family values, and though I’ve never been religious, share many Christian values. Are you familiar with the golden rule?

  • Anonymous

    I have faith that most with wisdom will recognize that  man complements woman and woman complements man in a union called marriage. This is something nature does not allow with man with man or woman with woman relationships .Maine does have domestic partnerships. Google it!
    Thirty two states when the people are allowed to decide have rejected same sex marriage. Six allow it through legistative edict.
     I VOTE for all the people of our state making the decision without bending to emotional anecdotes as seen on …you know it….television ads!!

    • Anonymous

      It’s puzzling why anti-gays would still be pointing to their Hate Votes as if they were helping their anti-gay agenda.

      We all know these Hate Votes intended to deprive LGBT Americans of the same right to legal marriage everyone else takes for granted were first cooked up by Karl Rove as a GOP Dirty Trick® to get his boss, Bush, elected and re-elected.  We know Bush then told the IRS to ignore the churches that violated their IRS 503c3 regulations by cheating on these Hate Votes.

      We all know the Maine Ethics Commission caught the anti-gay Hate Cult NOM red-handed in 2009.  Even though the US Surpreme Court rejected NOM’s appeal, NOM is STILL in violation from 2009, and has committed the same crime AGAIN.

      How about YOU, amiyalouise, have YOU violated Maine’s campaign finance and disclosure laws like was done in 2009?  Are you willing to go to prison to HURT loving, committed same gender Mainer couples?

      • Anonymous

        What in the world are you writing about…makes absolutely no sense but contains lots of venomous use of the word “hate.”
        Me going to PRISON…rather threatening  statement carrotcake man but typical of your posts. Meaningless….

        • Anonymous

          You aren’t “threatened” by prison except by your own misdeeds.  If anti-gays didn’t EXPRESS all that hatred, I wouldn’t be noticing it or calling anti-gays out on all their hatred.  Let’s face it, hatred is the ONLY reason anyone would vote “no.”

          • You are foolish..we DON’T care if your gay..against ssm is different than anti gay..get it..ire s h o u l d I T y p e. i s l i w e r?!!

          • You want to deny same-sex couples marriage. That’s being against them. That’s being anti-gay. Period. Stop making excuses for your discriminatory thought process.

          • Anonymous

            Nope, they are one and the same.  Anyone who opposes equality is anti-gay.  No use denying that.  It’s just another anti-gay LIE.

          • Anonymous

            Rant some more Carrotcakeman, you are the one who changed my mind from a yes to a no..with your anger and hatred for hetrosexuals..
            Vote NO!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Anti-gays claim they were once going to vote in favor of the Constitution, but we all know better, you’ve been screaming for years about how much you want to HURT us by voting no.

    • Gay men do not complement women and Lesbian women do not complement men. They are not straight. Sexual orientation and gender are two different concepts. And no, people should not be penalized for their innate orientation. The same way we don’t penalize people for being born with any number of other characteristics.

      Homosexuality is rampant in nature, and guess what, marriage isn’t natural. It’s a man made institution. And it’s an institution that should not be unfairly denied consensual, loving, same-sex couples.

      • Anonymous

        Really….think about what you just posted. Man by reason of” nature” complements woman. Woman by reason of nature complements man. 

        • Gender and sexual orientation are different concepts. 

          Thanks for playing.

          • Anonymous

            Good luck convincing the anti-equality side of that.  They can’t even grasp the concept of the 14th Amendment, let alone the complex topic of sexual orientation and gender identity.

          • Anonymous

            a new “anti”.. old school politicing. “anti-equality” ohhhhh the guilt is starting to set in.. Not going to happen..  anti-hetrosexual

          • Anonymous

            Is there anything more pathetic than some anti-gay claiming we are “anti-heterosexual”?  Most heterosexuals are supporting marriage equality, why would we hate them?

            Anti-gays always lie…

          • Anonymous

            When I vote to take away your rights, then you can call me “anti-heterosexual”, but until then, you just keep making yourself look less and less intelligent   Although, I’m guessing you don’t have a very hard time doing that…

        • Anonymous

          If by “complement” you mean “fit”, I can assure you that my boyfriend and I “fit” together just fine.

        • Anonymous

          I wish YOU would STOP thinking about what loving, committed same gender Mainer couples do in private.  This overarching obsession anti-gays have with “gay sex” is unhealthy and downright creepy.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t give a fig what you do in private. Never mentioned in any of my posts.  Will not vote to redefine marriage though.
            Now take that deep breath, relax and think about what you are doing on this site to other’s impressions of SSM supporters.

          • Anonymous

            Get real, you were the one who wrote, “with man with man or woman with woman relationships,” and it’s too late to deny you wrote that.  We all know an overarching, inappropriate and unhealthy obsession with “gay sex” is a problem all anti-gays have and MOST, including YOU, have demonstrated in these comments.

        • Exactly!

  • Anonymous

    Woah now Bubba, I don’t know who told you otherwise, but “woof” means no.

  • Anonymous

    It’s really pretty funny that you zeroed in on  “two fat guys with beards.”  There are probably over 50,000 such legally married American couples already.  Whining won’t make their marriage certificates disappear.

  • Anonymous

    Support for perversion, violation of the institution of marriage and an agenda to corrupt America’s youth is the seminal scam that propels homosexual activists and their liberal panderers. No matter how many times the truth is shrouded, it emerges even stronger in the face of error and duplicity. Mainers will once again vote to oust a despicable notion that is meant to harm the next generation through acceptance of moral turpitude and a rejection of God.

    • Anonymous

      This vicious anti-gay hate speech that this poster flings not only at LGBT Americans but the MAJORITY of Americans who support marriage EQUALITY will not cause us to throw away our Constitution.  Anti-gays seek to SUBVERT the Constitution.  Now, THAT is what is IMMORAL.  Why do you HATE the Constitution this much?

      • Cause..marriage is not in the constitution..anti heterosexual !

        • Tedlick Badkey

          But the 14th is.

        • Anonymous

          There’s NO SUCH THING as a “heterophobe.”  All LGBT Americans love our non-gay relatives and friends.

          However, psychologists identified homophobia as a mental illness and published their results in the Journal of the National Institutes of Health in 1953.

          And the US Supreme Court established in its 1967 “Loving” decision that we ALL have a Constitutionally protected “fundamental right” to marry the person of 0ur choice.  WHY do you continue to LIE about that?  You’ve been told this before.

          Oh, silly me, anti-gays ALWAYS lie.

    • What is perverse is the idea that it’s OK to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. A perversion of all that is good and moral.

    • The most humourous part of Moby Dick was in the beginning, the scene where Ishmael must share a bed with the “godless heathen cannibal” Quequeeg. His initial fear however soon melts, Ishmael warms up to him, sees the good in him and realizes he was wrong to judge a book by it’s cover.

    • Anonymous

      My gay agenda: Go to work, pay my taxes, care for my family, give to charity, leave the earth a little better than I found it.

      Too busy being a productive citizen to fit in corrupting your children and supporting perversion. Sorry, maybe in my next life.

    • Anonymous

      You write pretty well for someone who appears to be a social conservative, even if you did misspell your user name. Almost well enough to make me think you’re trolling, except that a troll wouldn’t write so well. Anyways, here:

      I disagree with your entire statement.

      The only agenda that “homosexual activists” have is a desire to have their lifestyle, and their selves, accepted and honored as human beings. They, as a social group, cause no harm that is not also caused by other social groups. Their sexuality in no way makes them perverted or immoral. They love and are attracted to those of the same sex. That’s it. If that makes you uncomfortable, well, grow up.

      Complaining that teaching children to accept others for their deeds and not for who they love is hardly “corrupting.” Those who wish to harm children, or corrupt them, will do so regardless of whatever demographic they belong to. And the vast majority of harmers…of women, children, dogs, other men, you name it…are heterosexual men.

      As far as your religion goes, that is your personal belief. You have no right to impose it on others.

      Live and let live, man. And lighten up.

      • As far ad your religion goes,that is your belief.you have no right to impose it on others …hmmm..like you are with ssm ?

        • Tedlick Badkey

          Nobody’s forcing you to go to gay weddings.

        • Anonymous

          And just WHO is trying to FORCE YOU to get gay-married?  I’m sure you have nothing to fear in that department.

        • Guest

          Don’t marry a guy.

    • You reject plenty of god’s but for some reason you have no problem with that.

    • Anonymous

      You seem so sure a majority of Mainer voters will vote to subvert the United States Constitution.  We know anti-gays cheated and threw the 2009 anti-gay Hate Vote.  Are you planning to cheat this time? 

  • Robert in Minneapolis

    When the “two fat guys” submit their federal income tax return together and check the married box, the “most of us understand” in your comment couldn’t possibly be more powerless or irrelevant.

  • Anonymous

    They have had marriage 4,000 years a go. they are plenty of people that reject god an they are not gay 

  • We will win Maine and Washington.

  • Maine is too educated a state to fail twice. Portland and Bangor will definitely vote in good numbers for equality. The question is the rest of the state. It may end up being just how significantly Portland and Bangor vote for marriage equality. But I am also sure progress has been made throughout the rest of the state as well. 

    • Anonymous

       The real issue is how badly did anti-gays cheat this time.  We know all their ads have been downright lies.  We know the anti-gay Hate Cult NOM violated Maine laws in 2009, and they are still in violation, even though the US Supreme Court rejected their appeal.  We know NOM violated the SAME law in 2012.  What anti-gays seem to be telling everyone is they recognize the ONLY way they win is when they CHEAT.

      • Now…who is anti gay? we do not care what you do in YOUR bedroom..but in our face..ya not a fan

        • Anonymous

          Anti-gays even deny they are anti-gay, they are so dishonest they can’t even be truthful about themselves.

  • And when Maine legalizes marriage equality on Tuesday, that will show us all that your comment is invalid. Both socially and legally. 

  • Even if it doesn’t pass the SCOTUS will make SSM legal in due time. The ship is not going to sink but sail off into the sunset very soon.

    • Anonymous

      THat is never going to happen.

      • You are allowed to keep telling yourself that but just no, you are on the wrong side of history.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHA oh wait, you’re serious?  Oh well then, that is just pitiful.  One way or another, same sex marriage will be legal and there is nothing you can do about it.  So, go on, continue moaning and on, playing the victim.  In the end, it won’t matter.  And, the funniest thing about this whole situation, is seeing your sides desperate attempts to stay relevant in society. 

    • ptkitty

      “One way or another, SSM will be legal.”  You could be right.   One way:  When Hell freezes over.  Another:  When the country becomes completely Godless.   Morality will always be relevant.  Immorality will always be wrong.  And there’s NOTHING you can do about it.

    • Anonymous

      The US 2010 Census reported there were already over 131,000 legally married American same gender couples way back then, before New York State established marriage equality.  Denying these couples are legally married is really nothing more than proof that anti-gays can’t accept reality.

    • Anonymous

      cr5012723 answer for me please what is the the societal benefit of marriage?  Should the government be even giving out licenses to people who want to live with their friend?

  • In your little world that is how you see it. In reality there is a case at the moment working its way to the SCOTUS so it is, just a matte of time before it is legal regardless of what happens next week.

    • Anonymous

      32 states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage.  It has never passed in any state when the people are given the opportunity to vote.  Do you get out of Bangor much?  

    • Anonymous

      Regardless whether it is passed by the voters or SCOTUS; you know what Kevin; it still doesn’t make it right.  In my little world of reality, I still have moral views that were instilled in me by a previous society that knew right from wrong……….. 

      • So your moral views don’t support equal rights. Not very moral at all and remember, previous societies thought owning slaves was ok and they also thought allowing interracial marriage was wrong too.

    • Anonymous

      Why is the government even involved in marriage at all?    Why do I need a license from the state to live with my friend?  Isn’t this more of an issue of people with same sex attraction wanting everyone to accept them.  I accept you and don’t mind you living with your friend, but please don’t equate it with heterosexual unions.

      • Thanks for thinking I’m gay, but I’m not. I am for equal rights though and that is what SSM is about, equal rights. To marry the person they love. Before man was even walking this earth homosexuality was taking place in the animal world.

        There is zero reason that only heterosexuals should be allowed to marry, none at all and a 2000 year old book written by men who lived in caves, thought the world was flat and the earth was the center of the universe should not dictate how we live in the year 2012.

  • Anonymous

    i think maine should give them cranberry island and let them do whatever they want on the island.

    • Anonymous

      Who, the anti-gays?  They’d just trash the island and come trash someplace else.  All anti-gays ever try to do is DESTROY.

      • Really? haven’t destroyed my family yet..or anything else..

        • Anonymous

          Easy to say anonymously here…

    • Anonymous

      How American of you, to want to force people you disagree with into some concentration camp.

  • Homosexual acts are sin!

    • Tedlick Badkey

      Sin has no meaning in civil law.

      You make me happy people like you are becoming insignificant.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a LIE, and LYING is a Sin.

  • Anonymous

    Support for gay marriage probably is increasing because society is increasingly getting worse. We live in the age of deception. People are easily deceived because the Bible is no longer prominent in the raising of the generations we are seeing.  The gay lifestyle may sound good until you read the bible.
    “Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. ”
    Note God’s description of the gay lifestyle:
    “vile affections”
    “Against nature”
    “lust”
    “error”

    What Homosexuality is doing is inviting, imploring the judgement of God upon our nation. I believe we are already seeing the beginnings of God’s judgement. Don’t expect it necessarily has to be one cataclysmic judgement event. God’s wheel of judgement sometimes turns very slowly but grinds very fine. How much more do think this country can bare. People need to repent of this filth.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for your comments.  I totally agree.

      • Anonymous

        It’s too bad you don’t respect the rights of Americans to disagree with that nonsense.

    • Anonymous

      Amen!

      Let’s see how long it takes them to delete the truth.

      • Anonymous

        If it would be deleted, that would be because it’s SPAM.

    • Anonymous

      Nope, those are NOT the words of Jesus, nor of someone who met Jesus.  And many major Christian and Jewish denominations REJECT your hate-based misinterpretation.

  • God’s Anger at Sin
    Romans 1:18-31
     18But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.* + 19They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. + 20For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. +     21Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. + 22Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. + 23And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. +     24So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. + 25They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. + 27And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. +     28Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 29Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. + 31They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy.

    VOTING NO ON 1!

    • Millicent

      your god is not everyone’s god. There are many religions in the United States, and plenty of us who hold no religion at all. We have separation of church and state for a reason. 

      • YES…Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

        I didnt know CONGRESS was involved here!

        THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD!

      • Where do you get freedom from religion ? separation of church and state..hmm

        • Anonymous

          Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd US President AND the author of the Declaration of Independence, wrote the doctrine of the Separation Of Church And State.  The US Supreme Court has UPHELD that doctrine hundreds of times.  No use whining about that now.

          • No..that’s not in the constitution..it was in letters to the church in danbury .Ct….again no law on marriage..you don’t have to be..

          • Anonymous

            So do you not understand the concept of Constitutional Law, or are you just LYING again?  Don’t bother, no judge anywhere will ever be fooled by such lies.

        • Anonymous

          The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents the government from establishing any one religion as “the” religion. It also guarantees the “free exercise there of”. So if you practice a religion the government cannot interfere or prevent you from exercising your personal beliefs. It also means that if you do not wish to worship or attend services or believe the government cannot force you. That is freedom from religion.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed Millicent but additionally we have respect for other’s religious belief or nonbelief  no matter how much we disagree. Separation of Church and State keeps us from having ONE STATE religion and that is just. Nice post.

        • Anonymous

          Who do you think you’re kidding?  Anti-gays are trying to FORCE all Americans into living by anti-gays’ “beliefs” by misusing the Law!  That’s what those dirty NO votes are all about.

        • Anonymous

          Freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.

    • Anonymous

       Many major Christian and Jewish denominations reject those fake Bible passages.  Of what denomination (not church or parish, just a national denomination) are YOU a member?  I’m sure we would ALL like to know what denomination to avoid.

    • Tedlick Badkey

      Meaningless drivel.

      Your mythology will, in the end, bow to civil law as it always has.

      • Anonymous

        Stop your blasphemy.

        Get you behind us, Satan! 

        • Tedlick Badkey

          BWA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAA!

          Oh, that made my day!

          PS: you know Jesus was gay… He loved the peter after all.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for your comments-I totally agree.

      • Anonymous

        What a pity you don’t respect everyone else’s beliefs.  A majority of Americans support marriage equality.

        • Ahhh…no we don’t!

          • Anonymous

            YES, WE DO, and even right-wing publications reported on this:

            http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2011/07/27/new-study-support-for-gay-marriage-grew-faster-in-past-two-years

            “According to the report, polling data from sources including Gallup, CNN/ORC, ABC/Washington Post, and Pew Research Center indicate that average support for legalizing gay marriage grew at a rate of approximately 1 percent per year between 1996 and 2009, but the rate increased to 5 percent growth per year from 2009 to 2011. “That’s actually a 500 percent increase in the rate of change,” Benenson said at a press conference. “We rarely see that kind of upward spike in support around an issue.”

            Because of that growth, several national polls show a majority of Americans now support legalizing gay marriage, including Gallup (53 percent), Public Religion Research Institute (51 percent), CNN/ORC (51 percent), and ABC/Washington Post (53 percent).”

          • What is a “carrotcakeman” exactly?

          • Anonymous

            A username.  Please, it’s not that hard.  Do try to keep up.

          • Anonymous

            Obviously, I’m the man who proves you WRONG, complete with documentation from a famous conservative magazine, Mr. Peter.  And I make the best carrot cake on earth.

    • Anonymous

      Bill you do understand that the United States of America is a secular country with laws based in the U.S. Constitution and where no one religion is any more or less important then any other religion don’t you?

  • Anonymous

    How many times are anti-gays going to WHINE that their intended victims are “the real bigots”?

    I assume anyone that is THAT SURE that anti-gays will THROW the vote AGAIN has already cheated to throw the vote.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder how many times you have used that word whine, unimaginalbe. or bigots.

  • Anonymous

    What is really IMMORAL here is anti-gays trying to HURT people they do not know and who have never done anti-gays any harm.

    • Anonymous

      same old rhetoric. don’t agree withyou, your a homo phobe, a bigot or even worse names you will be called.

    • Anonymous

      How about the nasty comments the SSM supporters post to religious leaders.  That is not very tolerant.  The comments you all make only hurts your efforts.

  • Anonymous

    Modern Biblical scholars have proven the Bible was intentionally mistranslated relatively recently in order to provide “Biblical cover” for then-rising levels of homophobia.  For example, the word “homosexual” didn’t even exist until 1850.  Many major Christian and Jewish denominations condemn misusing the hate-based mistranslations to attack their fellow Americans and are marrying same gender American couples now.  About 400-years ago, a group of religious authorities (sanctioned by King James I of England), secretly manipulated the English version of the Bible to reflect their own heterosexual attitude; they opposed the king kissing other men in public. But in revised versions, religious authorities re-defined the Greek word “arsenokoites” of 1Corinthians 6:9!  The most accurate translation, abusers of themselves with mankind [KJV], was pretty vague.  Nevertheless, they replaced this vague 5-worded text with the not so vague and purposely targeted 1-word text, “homosexual(s).” Either way you cut it, this text does not describe homosexuals. This campaign gave those who were looking for a reason to justify their own homophobia a license to openly express their bigotry.
     

    • Anonymous

      So what is the point of Marriage? Other than start a family or raise one? Is it so that in the event of a divorce one gets half of the other’s wealth? It is a relationship and nothing more period!

      • Anonymous

        The point of marriage is up to the two individuals, and is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sorry, but when I got married I didn’t have to promise and prove to the state that I was going to start and raise a family. Did you?

  • Anonymous

    Of course, the saddest part about anti-gays coming here and SCREAMING that their nasty church gives them some “right” to violate the United States Constitution in a matter of law is that NO, no skanky anti-gay cult has a right to work to violate the Constitution.

    • Oh you know how to influence people huh??!!bla bla bla!

      • Anonymous

        5% more Americans every year support marriage equality.  Even right-wing publications documented that:

        http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2011/07/27/new-study-support-for-gay-marriage-grew-faster-in-past-two-years

        “According to the report, polling data from sources including Gallup, CNN/ORC, ABC/Washington Post, and Pew Research Center indicate that average support for legalizing gay marriage grew at a rate of approximately 1 percent per year between 1996 and 2009, but the rate increased to 5 percent growth per year from 2009 to 2011. “That’s actually a 500 percent increase in the rate of change,” Benenson said at a press conference. “We rarely see that kind of upward spike in support around an issue.”

        Because of that growth, several national polls show a majority of Americans now support legalizing gay marriage, including Gallup (53 percent), Public Religion Research Institute (51 percent), CNN/ORC (51 percent), and ABC/Washington Post (53 percent).”

        • I see no conservative publication there!

          • Anonymous

            And I don’t see you posting anything to dispute it from a “conservative publication” either.

          • Anonymous

            US News and World Report.  Go look it up, it’s a conservative publication.  Even Faux News will verify the polls and rate of increase.

  • Anonymous

    The oldest media trick in the book.
    It will fail, because it will..  To many fringe gay groups out there spewing hate, and rubbing their hands together waiting to sue someone for having a different opinion.. You see it in these BDN comments the hate they have for Hetro’s.. It is sad that the gays rights people act like the New KKK.. Just like the one the liberals started years ago.

    • Anonymous

      Pro-equality posters are NOT “spewing hate,” that’s just a routine anti-gay LIE.  And since MOST of the Americans that support equality are heterosexual, it’s just HILARIOUS you’d claim they hate themselves.

      Oh, well, anti-gays always lie.

    • Anonymous

      LOL, nice try! KKK? Get real. They’re asking for equal rights. Sorry you’re can’t handle having your bigotry being called out for what it is. 

    • Anonymous

      So who are they going to sue push?

      A church that refuses to perform a “gay” wedding? Nope protected by the proposed law.

      The Knights of Columbus for refusing to rent a social hall for a wedding reception? Nope protected by the proposed law.

      A photographer for refusing to photograph a “gay” wedding? Already illegal in Maine. This law has NO impact on that fact.

    • Anonymous

      Liberals started the KKK? No wonder you’re against gay marriage, you live in some alternate reality!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s be real Marriage= 1 man + 1 woman.  Other than that WHAT IS THE POINT?

    • Anonymous

      You aren’t being “real,” you’re just LYING.

      Here’s what’s REAL, the US 2010 Census reported way back then there were already over 131,000 legally married American same gender couples.  What’s the point of your telling those anti-gay LIES?

  • Anonymous

    “It’s sick out there, and getting sicker.” – Bob Grant.

    • Anonymous

      So get out.  Leave.  Go find some place you like better.

  • Anonymous

    What this is really about is the gay movemnt is trying to make a law to, in effect, “legislate respect” for a lifestyle choice that many of us find abhorrent!

    They may well end up with a law that allows gay marriages, but they can make all the laws they want, but it will never be acceptable in our home and our minds. We believe that for “a man to lie with a man” or a “woman to lie with a woman”is wrong, as it says in our bible.

    That being said we fully accept that many want to live in same sex partnerships or unions and we accept that and do not hold any ill feelings towards any who wish to do so. But in our hearts we believe “marriage” is the bonding of one man and one woman. It has been that way for thousnds of years. The human race could not survive otherwise as same sex couples cannot reproduce.

    We intend to vote “not to redefine marriage”!

    • Anonymous

      “a lifestyle choice that many of us find abhorrent!”

      MANY?  Hardly.  We all know that fully 80% of Americans wanted and GOT DADT revoked.  Clearly, NONE of this 80% of Americans is fixated on “gay sex” the way the few remaining anti-gays are!

      “We believe that […]”  How nice for you, but most Americans DO NOT share your nasty “beliefs.”  A MAJORITY of Americans support immediate, nationwide marriage EQUALITY for same gender American couples.

      “same sex partnerships or unions and we accept that”  Get real, we know MOST of the dirty anti-gay Hate Votes you anti-gays have cooked up say loving, committed same gender American couples may have NO legal recognition of our relationships whatsoever.  This is now same gender couples are being BARRED from visiting each other in hospitals in those Hate States.

      “The human race could not survive otherwise as same sex couples cannot reproduce.”  What nonsense, who says all Americans are going to “go gay” but the silly anti-gays?

      And, now for the biggest anti-gay LIE countryboy told:

      “we accept that and do not hold any ill feelings towards any”  Get real, HATRED is what causes anti-gays to vote to HURT people they don’t know and who have never done anti-gays any harm.

      Couldn’t you at least cook up an ORIGINAL anti-gay lie?

    • Anonymous

      Says you, but as the studies show, your narrow-minded view is losing support as time passes on. 

    • Very well said! Thank you!

      • Anonymous

        So you like lies?  You like hate speech?  Yup, that’s what you yourself have posted here today and tonight.

        • Anonymous

          But, tell us, Bill Peters, you say you want to deprive same gender American parents of their right to legal marriage–and that hurts their CHILDREN.  Please tell readers why you want to HURT our CHILDREN?

          • Anonymous

            LOL….oh no….the carrot man brought up the children…oh the poor, poor children, boo hoo!

            hey carrot stick, if SSM doesn’t pass and you claim that the children of SSM will be hurt, please tell us why you would continue supporting the allowance of gay couples to have children?

            In your own words, your continued support of gay couples having children when they are not married HURTS CHILDREN!

            your position is disgraceful

          • Anonymous

            Should children continued to be raised in single parent households?

            Should we deny divorce to married couples with children so they can be raised in a household with a “mommy” and a “daddy”?

          • Anonymous

            Well, you’re asking if anti-gays have any extended plans for children?  No, as far as I can tell, they want to hurt the children of same gender parents, maybe even steal them, but once the anti-gays get them, those kids would be tossed away.  Anti-gays don’t really care about anyone but themselves.

          • Anonymous

            No use trying to project, it’s the anti-gays that are trying to hurt children.  No one will be fooled by your schoolboy projection nonsense.  You will NOT be allowed to STEAL their children.

          • Your really reaching now chumley!

          • Anonymous

            Not reaching.  There are some 9 million American children of same gender American parents.  You’re trying to hurt these families with your NO vote.  No use trying to hide it.  Everyone knows anti-gays want to hurt these children.  Why?  What did these children ever do to hurt YOU?

    • Anonymous

      To bad that marriage has already been “redefined”…1967 and 2004.

    • Anonymous

      I find the behavior of the Westboro Baptist Church, who picket soldier’s funerals cheering for their deaths, abhorrent. But I don’t seek to deny them their equal rights.

      You are free to find gay marriage unacceptable, but our government should be treating us equally under the law, and that includes the 1,100+ laws around civil marriage!

  • Anonymous

    “It’s sick out there, and its getting sicker.” – Bob Grant

    You’re sick America., so stop the sanctimonious posturing.

    You have a 50% divorce rate, rampant crime, the highest incarceration rate in the world, music, art, literature and religion which are decadent, and you are $16 trillion in debt.

    And your greatest gift to world culture is Madonna and Lady Gaga.

    So stop posing as a righteous, “tolerant” and “compassionate” model for the world.

    You are far from it.

    Same sex marriage is the final madness of a society which is going under, and the world knows it.

    • Anonymous

      If you hate America this much, why are you still here?  And just how is any of that the fault of loving, committed same gender Mainer couples?  Clearly, divorce isn’t our fault.  I’m surprised you’d even bring up divorce, since “Evangelical” Christians, those most likely to be anti-gay, have the HIGHEST divorce rate in America.

      • Anonymous

        A BBC poll done in June showed that America is the most hated nation in the world. 

        The world knows that America  has trashed art, music, literature, and religion.

        Now “gay” marriage is going to trash the only thing left, marriage.

        Eliza Shvarts, an “art” student at Yale turned abortion into an art. 

        But it isn’t art — it’s evil; just as same sex marriage is not marriage, but a form of evil.

        The proof for all to see, is your own gay shame parades.

        “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to all people.”

        • Anonymous

          Complete anti-gay hate speech of no value whatsoever, except to remind us how this anti-gay poster hates our country and wants to do America and Americans harm.

          • Anonymous

            What do you  mean “our country” Kimosabee?

            The real America, which is worthy of love, is “Father Knows Best.” 

            But homosexuals have changed America into a pride parade through San Francisco with whips and chains.

            It is no longer really America, thanks to nonsense like this. 

            We want our country back, the real America.

          • Anonymous

            Son you don’t have the right to claim America as yours.

          • Anonymous

            I guess deciding WHO is an American and who is NOT is another “special right” anti-gays feel they should have.

          • Anonymous

            “whips and chains”

            “Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.”

            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014

            You might want to avoid telling us how excited you get thinking about San Francisco parades and your sex toys.

          • Anonymous

            No one loves the real America more than I.

            So why is the Left ruining it?

            The final collapse is homosexual “marriage.”

          • Anonymous

            Then why do you insist on destroying freedom and equality, and that everything in America is so bad?  Why do you promote hatred for America?

          • Anonymous

            Since our country’s inception there have been groups that have seen the promise of our Constitution, and petitioned our society for equal rights, access to government, and legal protections. And all along the way there have been people predicting doom and gloom and national destruction if we extend these things to one more group, race, sex, or other minority.

            And every time they have failed, and every time our nation has failed to self-destruct. This is just the next way in which our constitution is fulfilling its promise to ALL Americans.

        • Anonymous

          Son if you don’t want a “gay” marriage don’t get one.

          If you don’t want an abortion don’t get one.

        •  Ironic. American foreign policy and our arrogant belief that our way is the only right way, is often cited as the reason for so much friction with the rest of the world. Our culture is our most popular export and is valued and emulated across the world.

        • Anonymous

          The exact opposite is true on this for gay marriage, for we lag behind many other nations in our equal treatment of gays and lesbians.

          Just as the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell brought us more in alignment with the rest of the civilized world, so shall same-sex civil marriage rights for gays and lesbians.

      • Why do you keep bringing up divorce? I was under the impression we were discussing sinful homosexual acts.

        • Anonymous

          You brought it up:  “You have a 50% divorce rate.”  Your impression is incorrect.  We are not discussing your hate speech.

  • Anonymous

    The only thing that should ‘sail off in to the sunset’ is inequality.  Luckily, our country has a rich history of expanding civil rights for all its people!  

    I feel compassion for you, ptk.  Your bitterness shows through your words, that is not a healthy state of mind.  ~peace

    • Anonymous

      And  your bitterness is showing through also. And I also have compassion for you

  • Nononononononononono.onononononononononononononononononononononononononononononononon..and no!

    • Anonymous

      So you say you plan to vote that many times?  Yes, we know, anti-gays CHEAT.

      • There you go…anti gay again..dude they train you to say that..do you think that everyone that is opposed to ssm..and against your way of thinking is anti gay..never inception have u said i was ssm”anti gay” and you wonder why people think.if you as a fool

        • Anonymous

          I’m sure even you know I’m no fool, since I catch you in each and every lie you tell.  No use denying you are anti-gay.  No use denying that other anti-gays are anti-gay.  You’re really boring.

          • Anonymous

            See you do have a huge problem….you keep making quotes up in your mind and attributing them to other posters. You can’t see a thing wrong with that and that is a huge sign something is wrong. I think no on ssm marriage should direct folks to this site to see you in action….I tell you sir you are not helping ssm cause.

          • Anonymous

            Nope, I copied each and every one of them from your posts.  Unless you have some “in” with the moderators and got all YOUR posts deleted, then everyone can see you wrote each and every one of them.

            But please ask your palsie-walsies at the anti-gay Hate Cult to come here and see how we prove anti-gays LIE again and again and again.  Please do!

          • No..your still a fool..now…a delusion fool! you believe the straight people in this world are against you..not completely .You say anti gay..you..by your own writings here have proven that you cannot grasp the fact that no one is saying to run the gays out of town at the end of a pitch fork ..but night to ssm.now..no women has given birth but there was a man involved in one way or another.nature..now..pseudo intellectual give it honest thought.

          • Anonymous

            Keith you are either for or against SSM. If you are for it your are “pro”-SSM. If you are against it your are “anti”-SSM.

            And as SSM is about two people of the same gender being legally married in the eyes of the state it follows that if you are anti-SSM you are also anti-gay.

          • Anonymous

            A majority of Americans support marriage equality.  Yes, I know there are really very few anti-gays.  Somehow, I don’t believe that you really meant to come that close to the truth, it was just an accident on your part.

          • And change channel..what ever your watching or reading is messed up!

          • Anonymous

            And yet you don’t say just what documentation I’ve posted here, complete with website addresses, you claim is “messed up.”  Just a non-specific WHINE, huh?  Anti-gays always whine.

        • Anonymous

          Merriam-Webster defines the word “anti” as “one that is opposed”.So, if you oppose SSM you are anti-SSM and since SSM is about two people of the same gender marrying you are anti-gay.

  • Anonymous

    Never have said a bad word about a human being including gays. Just isn’t my style.

    • Anonymous

      Shall we start quoting the nasty things you’ve posted in this thread alone? 

      • Anonymous

        “a dirty term I would really like to know.”

        “This is something nature does not allow with man with man or woman with woman relationships .”

        “Will not vote to redefine marriage though.
        Now take that deep breath, relax and think about what you are doing on this site to other’s impressions of SSM supporters.”

        “contains lots of venomous use of the word “hate.”

        “Apparently  you think he is a weak individual easily a victim of propaganda yet you use him as a tool to promote your agenda.”

        “You are just getting further and further in trouble trying to keep your posts truthful.”

        “Watch your tongue young man!”

        • Anonymous

          It all just goes to show how anti-gays can’t even be honest about their comments they have made right here on this thread.

        • Anonymous

          You are way out of line and have a definite issue with truth telling. When you do this and folks can read the posts for themselves to see your manipulations you have lost. It is sad that SSM advocates are represented by the likes of you. I hope BDN catches up with you.

          • Anonymous

            And what about the No on 1 having “definite issue with truth telling”?

            Do you support an organization that broke the law in 2009, has lost at every legal turn and continues to brake Maine law?

          • Anonymous

            What do you mean, you’re running around flagging my posts?  Anti-gays do that to pretty much every post that isn’t also anti-gay.  The moderators know who the cheaters are.

            But thanks for coming back and writing all these nasty things about me.  You proved my point.  I quoted you precisely by copying from your previous nasty posts.  Anyone who looks will see that.  But it’s just so much easier to tell yet ANOTHER LIE than to come clean.

            Oh, well, anti-gays ALWAYS lie.

  • Joe

    To the opponents of Question #1 in Maine, I have a question. If a lesbian and a gay man get married, would that violate the sanctity of marriage? One Man…One woman….Right?

    • Anonymous

      One lesbian and one gay man had a baby in San Francisco.  He was until recently an elected official, and the lady is his best friend.  See, folks, LGBT Americans can and DO procreate.

      • Not without each other man+woman….Darwin

        • Anonymous

          A gay man and a lesbian had a baby.  LGBT Americans procreate, no need for heterosexuals.  Neither were heterosexual.  Do you think you can wrap your mind around these facts?  Maybe in time?  Do you want their names?  Do you want to read all about them?  They’re all 3 of them very nice.  

          • Ok your…..

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I’m correct again.

          • See..still 1man+1woman huh..imagine that…pseudo try harder…how’s your blood pressure

          • Anonymous

            No heterosexuals involved.  You said LGBT Americans can’t procreate, and I proved we DO.  My blood pressure is fine, I’m right and my community is winning.

          • Nope..just proving your foolish

          • Anonymous

            No use your trying to deny the facts, no one is fooled by anti-gay nonsense.

        • Anonymous

          a women  can have a mans eggs inplanted

          • Um…no..men have sperm..women have eggs..and unless a man is involved in some manner..she is not going to get pregnant silly..is she

          • Anonymous

            But LGBT Americans can do it just as well as mixed-sex couples.

          • Anonymous

            You do understand how biology works, don’t you? That there isn’t some magical gate that opens once a couple is married?

            Civil marriage is about how we are treated by our government as a couple, and it’s absolutely wrong to discriminate against gay and lesbian families in access to civil marriage.

            I have voted YES on question 1, because marriage matters to ALL families.

  • Anonymous

    Ever notice how anti-gays are always shrieking, “You aren’t helping your own cause?”

    Really, does anyone think for one minute than an anti-gay would tell pro-equality posters if we really were not helping our cause?

    The simple fact is that support for marriage equality nationwide is increasing 5% every YEAR, that suggests pro-equality Americans are doing something very right.

    No, what anti-gays mean by that comment is, “You are so very, very good at standing up for your own rights and catching each and every anti-gay lie, I wish I could silence you.”  Anti-gays will go so far as to report comments that are will within the guidelines here but that they fear.  If you ever see a reasonable pro-equality post, or poster, disappear, you can be sure anti-gay posters ganged up on that poster.  It’s just one more way anti-gays CHEAT.

    Like their anti-gay Hate Cult NOM CHEATED both in 2009 and 2012.

     

    • anti gay again?!! really…pro traditional.marriage not anti gay…figure that out!

      • Anonymous

        I did figure out that’s a lie, anti-gays are anti-gay, and anti-gay has NOTHING to do with “traditional marriage,” it’s all about HURTING loving, committed same gender couples, no matter how many times you repeat those same anti-gay LIES.

        • You need to be more comfortable with yourself! the world is not out to get. poor carotcake man!get some help

          • Anonymous

            Then why are you saying you’re out to get same gender Mainer couples?  That is exactly what a no vote means, it means you want to HURT them.

          • Lifes a ….buy a helmet

      • Anonymous

        here is no such thing as  traditional   marriage

      • Anonymous

        What is “traditional” marriage?

        Would that be one man and multiple women? or

        Marrying your brothers wife? or

        Some other form of marriage?

        • Anonymous

          Well, you see, when a man rapes an unmarried woman, she has to marry him.  Thus, “traditional and biblical” marriage.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone mentioned Adam and Eve , not Adam and Steve , yet ?

    • No..but thank you!

      • Anonymous

        Well, gee, haven’t you brought up the subject of incest before?

        • See..for you to understand Adam n eve..one would have to have faith..you..not much

          • Anonymous

            We’re not impressed with your faith.  It is irrelevant to the subject of LEGAL marriage.  Why don’t you go play hocus pocus with Mr. Peters at his church, Keith?

      • Anonymous

        How about YOU, Keith Colby, please tell readers here why YOU want to HURT the children of same gender American parents?  What did these children ever do to HURT YOU?

        • Ya..its about the children..and women..cause in your little.mind we conservatives do not like either..We.marry women…we want ti save children from abortion.you liberals have such great ideas that you have to.make them mandatory …

          • Anonymous

            And what does abortion have to do with a question on SSM?

          • Anonymous

            They just throw that out to try to change the subject when we catch them trying to hurt children.  I forget the Latin phrase psychologists use, but it means “You’re another,” where to change the subject anti-gays will then insist we’re the ones “hurting unborn ‘children.'”

          • Like you and children

          • Guest

            troll

          • Anonymous

            Still trying to project, huh?  Useless, no one is fooled by anti-gays.

          • Anonymous

            Mandatory?  Just WHO is trying to force you into a same gender marriage?  Face the fact, sweetie, NO gay American wants you.

    • Anonymous

      It is one of the stupidest things anti-gays bring up, and it just reminds everyone else that Eve slept with her one remaining son, apparently.

  • Anonymous

    So now I see ….any answer given to a post in which you are not in agreement the poster is anti-gay. OK.

    • Anonymous

      Nope, but we see how nasty you are, and I didn’t even go through the entire thread before I got sick and tired of reading your nasty, hurtful posts again.

      • Anonymous

        Why don’t you tell readers here why you and other anti-gays that you are greeting here all want to HURT these CHILDREN, amiyalouise?

        • Oh…good one! mention children! no no no!what a man! (ire woman!). remember..we as conservatives want to save children from.abortion ..its you liberals who want to get rid of them.see..you liberals just do not get it

          • Anonymous

            Well, your ramblings are mostly incoherent, but we get it, you want to run everyone else’s lives, and you aren’t going to be allowed to do so, so just mind your own business.

          • Guest

            troll

        • We are not “anti-gay”…we are against sin and homosexual acts are sin!

          • Anonymous

            You know what else is a “sin” according to your little book?  Divorce, but I don’t see you campaigning against that, hypocrite.

          • Your right! Divorce is a sin! It’s not Gods way! God designed marriage to be a union between one man and one woman until death do you part! This is why marriage should not be taken lightly in any respect!

            But thank you for finally admitting that homosexual acts are indeed sin! I applaud you for that!

          • Anonymous

            And yet, I don’t see you trying to ban that, you hypocrite.

          • When one loon tries to pass a bill that requires all married people to divorce, you’ll see me fighting that as well! Your problem is that homosexuals want to force their way into a holy union between one man and one woman!

            It’s like trying to force the north ends of two separate magnets together…they repel each other!

            Do the right thing and vote no on 1!

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, I actually support the Constitution, so I’m voting Yes on 1.  Because I actually believe in freedom for ALL citizens, unlike you.

          • Anonymous

            “When one loon tries to pass a bill that requires all married people to divorce, you’ll see me fighting that as well!”

            So you do support divorce then.

          • Anonymous

            Just how much time every day do you fantasize about two gay magnets, Mr. Peters?

          • Anonymous

            No, we don’t want to force our way into a union of one man one woman. We want our government to treat us equally under our laws, and allow us access to the 1,100+ benefits and privileges extended based on marital status— civil marriage.

            No one voting YES on question 1 is seeking to deny your rights, nor seeking to stop anyone from marriage.

            Voting YES is doing the right thing.

          • So…this whole nonsense of yours has nothing to do with love but everything to do with benefits you can get from the federal government! Sounds like a big scam to me!

            STILL VOTING NO HERE….unless you can show us where God condones homosexual sin in the Bible!

          • Anonymous

            You need to stop spending so much time fantasizing about “gay sex,” Mr. Peters.  It’s NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

            Why don’t you tend to the divorce rate in your own community?  IT’S THE WORST IN AMERICA.

          • Anonymous

            I have been with my soul mate for over 20 years. We absolutely will marry “until death do us part”.

            Offering civil marriage for ALL Maine families is the right thing to do. And voting YES on question 1 allows this!

          • That is why I am voting NO! Your homosexual conflagration is nothing but a lustful sin!

          • Anonymous

            You have never had a relationship last this long, have you? It is far, far more meaningful and wonderful than lust… It is the comfort and security of having someone in your life totally commited and supportive, no matter what life throws your way.

          • Anonymous

            Is there anything SILLIER than an anti-gay claiming he isn’t anti-gay?  No wonder NO ONE believes the anti-gays any more, we all know they can’t even tell the TRUTH about THEMSELVES.

          • Tedlick Badkey

            You’re obsessed with mythology.

            You’re a sad person.

          • Anonymous

            This isn’t about “homosexual acts” (which aren’t the sin the Bible preaches against, by the way).

            This is about treating Mainers equally under our laws, and allowing ALL Maine families the opportunity to protect the life they build together with civil marriage.

  • Anonymous

    One of the saddest things about anti-gays and their attempts to HURT loving, committed same gender American couples is that, despite the various wild anti-gay claims that “you people don’t procreate,” that’s just another anti-gay LIE, this time to cover up the FACT that denying same gender PARENTS legal marriage hurts the CHILDREN:

    “Question: How Many Children Have Gay Parents in the US?

    According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, between 8 and 10 million children are being raised in gay and lesbian families.”

    http://adoption.about.com/od/gaylesbian/f/gayparents.htm

    ” A 1995 National Health and Social Life Survey by E.O. Lauman found that up to nine million children in America have gay or lesbian parents (Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, 2002). ”

    http://www.cwla.org/programs/culture/glbtqposition.htm

    Before some anti-gay tells that standard anti-gay LIE that same gender parents are somehow inferior to mixed-sex parents:

    “A growing body of scientific literature demonstrates that children who grow up with 1 or 2 gay and/or lesbian parents fare as well in emotional, cognitive, social, and sexual functioning as do children whose parents are heterosexual. Children’s optimal development seems to be influenced more by the nature of the relationships and interactions within the family unit than by the particular structural form it takes.”

    http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;109/2/341

    • So….did utter consist if a woman getting another pregnant? man get another pregnant?…it doesn’t happen that way silly!boy…you do NITE like it when.someone else does not hold your beliefs huh! look up.logcabin conservatives…I like them..more rational!

      • Anonymous

        Procreation is not a prerequisite for issuing a marriage license nor is procreation required by married couples to remain married.

      • Anonymous

        Incoherent…

      • Anonymous

        And every single one of them would probably cringe reading that.

  • Anonymous

    ptkitty: “”One way or another, SSM will be legal.”  You could be right.   One way:  When Hell freezes over.  Another:  When the country becomes completely Godless.   Morality will always be relevant.  Immorality will always be wrong.  And there’s NOTHING you can do about it.” – Haha, still grasping at relevance I see.  It’s funny watching your side squirm, knowing that you can’t stop the inevitable. 

  • Anonymous

    I find it so sad to see so much mud slinging.  Why can’t we all just live the lives we want with the one we choose to live it with?  Maybe we should just abolish all marriage.  Face it, marriage is no longer holy and forever.  More and more marriages are ending in divorce.  It doesn’t matter to me who my neighbors, friends or family marry….however their happiness DOES matter.  There is so much judgement and hate, there’s no need for it.  I believe in religion and God.  I’m a christian AND a gay woman!  I do not go out of my way to hurt anyone or anything.  My career is one of caregiving.  I don’t look at a patient to see what I like or don’t like about him/her.  I care for my patients the way I would want to be cared for BECAUSE it’s the right thing to do!  I’m not there to judge them, that’s God’s job, but I will give them the best I can, that’s my job.  So please, stop the hate and the arguing.  We are all God’s children, he created ALL OF US.  He loves ALL OF US.  He’s the ONLY one who should be judging any of us.  Vote how you want, it won’t change me.  Just remember, more than likely someone you love is probably gay, too.

    • Instead of abandoning “marriage”, maybe we should revisit Gods plan for marriage and obey his commands! That would be the smartest thing to do!

      • Anonymous

        Don’t be silly.  Since when have the voices in your head been a good basis for government?

      • Anonymous

        Which commandment are you referring to?

        • Thou shall not commit adultery!

          • Anonymous

            I agree, adultery has ruined many marriages, hasn’t it?

          • Anonymous

            And adultery has what to do with SSM?

          • Anonymous

            I guess Mr. peters must just like to think about everyone else’s sex lives.

          • Anonymous

            THOSE are the ones you watch out for…  Like the ones who are PAID to try to keep Maine ignorant…  I imagine that they will find another issue that will spend more church money on things other than poor and sick people during the next election cycle. It seems they forgot what Jesus once stood for.  They know what generates more income for them.  Drama sells.

          • Anonymous

            Anti-gays commit adultery all the time.  Evangelical Christians have the HIGHEST divorce rate of all Americans.  But that’s OK, they have “special rights” with your nasty plaster deity, huh?

          • Anonymous

            I agree, adultery has ruined many marriages, hasn’t it?

          • Anonymous

            I don’t! And I do want to wed the love of my life, and have civil marriage so we may protect the life we have been building together for 20 years!

        • Anonymous

          It seems what Mr. Peters wants is to tell all other Americans how to live.  We know that Jesus said one of the 2 MOST IMPORTANT Commandments was to love your neighbor, but I don’t see any evidence of that in his posts.

      • Anonymous

        No one is abandoning marriage, that’s just anti-gay nonsense.  Your nasty plaster deity has NO business involving with civil rights or legal marriage.  Go play hocus-pocus in your church.  

        • Anonymous

          Now, that is hateful…..you sir are a bigot!

          • Anonymous

            No, I’m not a “bigot” for refusing to join his “church” and let him VIOLATE the CONSTITUTION.

            Anti-gays always LIE.

      • Anonymous

        Those of us voting YES on question 1 are doing the exact opposite of “abandoning marriage”— we are seeking to have civil marriage, so we may protect the lives we build together!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, if there is one word I can use to describe the anti-SSM posts on this site, its “Professional.” It sounds like you are craving political correctness to me.

    • Anonymous

      The anti-equality side are just made up of bullies.  They say all sorts of terrible things and when the pro-equality side gives them a taste of their own medicine, they whine and complain about how we “aren’t being nice”.

      • Anonymous

        The anti-gay Hate Cult, NOM, violated Maine campaign disclosure laws in 2009 and again this year.  Get this, they claim their contributors feel “threatened.”  Anti-gays have been claiming that since the 2008 California anti-gay Hate Vote, but in all that time anti-gays have NEVER proven ANYONE was harrassed.

        Nope, we all know NOM is hiding a church or, maybe money from Romney.

    • maineiac123

       Professional?  Really? By giving links to sites that are biased and filled with lies?   If that’s what you call professional then I’ll stick to amateurs.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, if there is one word I can use to describe the anti-SSM posts on this site, its “Professional.” It sounds like you are craving political correctness to me.

  • Anonymous

    Any two pump chump can create children.  It’s the staying together and raising them part that (puff, hahaha!) “Heterosexual powers” don’t seem to have such a good track record with and probably should not be so self righteous about.  You sound threatened to me.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, when the bible was the only word, life was WAY better.  The middle ages were Awesome!  Science has made society SO much worse.  I wish I lived in the year 1250 AD!  God or nothing!

  • Anonymous

    When voters are given facts based on social science and legal scholarship and data, they always vote in favor of preserving the man-woman institution of marriage.   It would be totally irresponsible to ignore the analyses and commentary of nationally and internationally recognized experts who are warning about the potential negative consequences of legalizing same sex marriage.  The media has done a very poor job of reporting all sides of the issue.  One would almost think they were biased.  Help your friends get the facts at http://www.Maine4Marriage.org

    • Anonymous

      “the potential negative consequences of legalizing same sex marriage.”  Massachusetts, just 22 miles away from Maine, has had marriage equality for about 8.5 years now.  If there was ANY negative consequence, LEGITIMATE sources would identify it now.  How about it, can you prove this wild claim?

      And you can forget anyone looking at your anti-gay cult, that’s just LIES.

    • Anonymous

      Can you provide ANY proof from states and countries that allow SSM to support your “experts who are warning about the potential negative consequences of legalizing same sex marriage”?

      • Anonymous

        Nope, but this shill for NOM won’t admit it.  They’ll probably direct you to their website to see the “evidence” which will just be more scare tactics.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, float provided as his “backup” “Maine4Marriage.”  Does float really think we do not recognize an impeachable source?

    • Anonymous

      4,000 years ago there was ssm   if you don’t believe me do a search on ” The history of marriage ”   Rome had ssm an it fell but it was not cause by ssm agan look up   ” Why did Rome fall  “

      • Anonymous

        Completely false. The penalty in Rome for ssm was death! Look it up!

        • Guest

          333333

          • Anonymous

            Yes you are right  because i  searched for  the history of marriage

    • maineiac123

       I’ve read your link.  It’s filled with a lot of BS.  Some is accurate but most is either outright lies, half-truths or simply bias in the way things are written.   It’s a typical right-wing website that claims to be not based on religious beliefs then talks a lot about religion and religious beliefs.  It also quotes or links to studies that have been debunked by more serious, unbiased researchers.  It’s junk web-site at it’s worse and it’s far from factual.

    • Anonymous

      The anti-gay group that float wants us to go read their propaganda is closely associated with “MassResistance,” an anti-gay Hate Cult from Massachusetts.  The Southern Poverty Law Center has a report about how deceptive and dangerous they are:

      http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/winter/the-hard-liners

  • Anonymous

    Who do you think you’re kidding, float?  Anti-gays scream LIES about LGBT Americans on those Hate Videos on TV trying to fool Mainer voters into voting to HURT loving, committed same gender couples.  Both the BDN and the PPH did exposés revealing the LIES in those “ads.”  And now you’re saying anti-gayss are presenting “social science and legal scholarship”?  BUNK.

    So where ARE these experts you claim tell those anti-gay LIES?  WHY didn’t you POST your sources, did you know we’d just laugh at your sources?

    Oh, wait, you DID post a source that we all know is LYING.  Spare us your cutesy language in which you try to HURT people.  Shame on you for pushing the same old anti-gay LIES.

  • Anonymous

    Few seem to understand what a social institution is or how they function in society. Love has nothing to do with the institution of marriage.  Love is why we desire to enter into the institution but the law cares not whether love and/or commitment are present.   Yes on one campaign’s entire premise is that couples who love each other should have the right to marry.  If we ask the law to do what we have never asked it to do before, namely, be interested in love, then how in good conscience can we deny three people who love each other and are devoted to each other the right to marry?  It is an honest question and put forth with no ill will.  The point is, we cannot ignore the warnings of experts and just plow ahead without studying this issue carefully from all sides and making an informed decision and not one based on “feelings” alone. 

    • Anonymous

      “The point is, we cannot ignore the warnings of experts and just plow ahead without studying this issue carefully from all sides and making an informed decision and not one based on “feelings” alone.” – What experts?  We have “studied” this issue carefully.  So far, Canada and other countries have had marriage equality for years and they haven’t collapsed.  States have had marriage equality for years and haven’t collapsed.  You entire premise is based on fear tactics of what may or may not happen when history says that the only thing that will happen when same sex couples are allowed to exercise their right to marriage, is get married.

    • Anonymous

      Get real, you’re promoting “polygamy.”  We know what polygamy really is, because the leader of the vast majority of polygamists in the US, Warren Jeffs, is in prison for CRIMINAL CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT.  We know Jeffs has NO interest in legal marriage because it would impede the WELFARE FRAUD he was committing by using these barely post-pubescent girls.

      So, you’ve compared loving, committed same gender American couples with:

      CRIMINAL CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT
      and
      WELFARE FRAUD
      and you think anyone will believe your claim that you “mean no ill will”?

      And we’re WAITING to see just who your EXPERTS are.

      • Anonymous

         LOL. That’s the spirit.

    • Anonymous

      I agree— we should extend civil marriage protections to same-sex couples because treating them equally under our laws is the right thing to do.

      Our society benefits when more people settle down in their communities and marry. Studies have already shown that the benefits of marriage to couples and their communities are the same whether it is a traditional male/female couple, or a same-sex couple.

      I’ve voted YES on question 1, because allowing ALL Maine families the protections of civil marriage is the right thing to do.

  • Anonymous

    We know the Maine Ethics Commission reports anti-gays cheated in 2009; one of them is violating the same law.  This problem of anti-gays making secret, illegal contributions has occurred elsewhere, even Romney has done that:

    http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2012/03/30/did-romney-pac-violate-california-law-by-failing-to-report-10000-donation-to-pro-prop-8-effort/

    “Did GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s political action committee violate state law by failing to report a $10,000 donation to the National Organization for Marriage just three weeks before the election to decide California’s Prop. 8?

    NOM, a group which – like Romney, believes “marriage is an institution between a man and a woman” – was a key player in backing Prop. 8, the 2008 landmark measure to outlaw gay marriage which was later passed by California voters.

    The IRS 990 documents, obtained by HRC from a whistleblower, show a $10,000 donation from the Alabama-based operation of Romney’s “Free and Strong America” PAC to NOM as it was engaged in the final weeks of the contentious California battle to pass Prop. 8.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/romney-under-fire-for-pac-donation-to-anti-gay-marriage-group/2012/03/30/gIQAm7QolS_blog.html

    “A state political action committee run by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave $10,000 to a conservative group that has come under scrutiny for plans to “drive a wedge” between African-Americans and gays, according to documents revealed Friday.

    Free & Strong America PAC Alabama, one of a network of state-level PACs that has raised and disbursed money on Romney’s behalf, gave the donation in 2008 to the National Organization for Marriage, which at the time was working to pass Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage in California, disclosure records show.

    The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, argues that Romney disbursed the money through his little-known Alabama PAC in an attempt to avoid drawing national attention to the donation and said it could violate California disclosure requirements. The group said it first learned of the gift from confidential NOM tax records provided by a whistleblower, which listed the money as coming from a PAC address in Massachusetts.”

  • Anonymous

    This pole is   flawed because you can vote  as much as you want

    • Anonymous

      Really?

      • Anonymous

        Yes because ive done it you try it i voted went to another site came back an votes agen 

        • Anonymous

          I got a:
          “Thank you, we have already counted your vote.”

          • Anonymous

            I will vote yes on tuesday This time around the people of maine will vote yes because they have learn the truth

    • Anonymous

      I don’t believe anyone has ever claimed that a BDN online poll is scientifically designed.

  • Anonymous

    take a lesson from the animal kingdom, hook up with the opposite sex for true happiness…

    • Anonymous

      What we are voting on is to extend civil marriage to same-sex families. These families HAVE found true happiness with each other, and want to protect the lives they build together.

      Seriously, nowhere in nature does civil marriage exist. This is a legal issue with our government, and how it should treat us all equally!

    • Anonymous

      Just how much time do you spend thinking about what loving, committed same gender Mainer couples do in private?

  • Anonymous

    The progressives keep trying to advance the homosexual agenda with this gay marraige push, the same people who helped cheapen traditional marraige in the first place, and are at war with the traditional family.
    They promote promiscuity and easy divorce in hetro marraiges and expect us to believe that gays somehow will have less of a divorce rate and are just as commited if not more so to their partners.

    Traditional values are still the best values.

    Vote No on Tuesday!!

    • Anonymous

      I am always taken off guard at the lies the holier-than-thous seem to be completely ok with when they are talking about other people…  

      • Anonymous

        Mormons call it “Lying for the Lord.”  We’ve all seen a lot of that this year.  Massachusetts saw even more of that lying several years back. 

        • Anonymous

          I knew Scientology was full of that behavior, but Mormons too, huh?  Sigh.

    • Anonymous

      Here is something to chew on.

      “Divorce Rates Highest in the South, Lowest in the Northeast, Census Bureau Reports”

      http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/marital_status_living_arrangements/cb11-144.html

    • Anonymous

      Here is something to chew on.

      “Divorce Rates Highest in the South, Lowest in the Northeast, Census Bureau Reports”

      http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/marital_status_living_arrangements/cb11-144.html

    • Anonymous

      There is no such thing as a traditional family  .  
      s there such a thing as a “perfect” family?
      The American family is a rapidly changing institution. You may have grown up in the stereotypical American family – two parents and one or more children, with a father who worked outside the home and a mother who stayed home and cared for the children and the household. Today, with the entry of so many more women into the workforce, with the increasing divorce rate, and with the growing number of single-parent households, other family structures have become more common.
      If your own family is not like the one you grew up in, your situation is certainly not unusual. Currently, 30 percent of American families are now headed by single parents, either divorced, widowed, or never married. Some children live in foster families; others live in step-families or in gay and lesbian families. In more than two thirds of families, both parents work outside the home.
      Even if your own family fits the more traditional mold, your children will almost certainly have some friends who live in households with different structures. From time to time you can expect your youngsters to ask questions like “Why do people get divorced?” “How come Jimmy’s mother and father don’t live together?” “Why does Annette’s father live with another lady?” Because families are so important to children, parents need to be able to answer such questions with more than mere slogans or quick replies. By asking these questions, children are trying to understand two things about families: the different structures that families can take and the changes in structure, lifestyles and relationships that can occur.
      Any group of people living together in a household can create and call themselves a family. For example, to share expenses a divorced mother with two children may live with another divorced woman with children; together, they may consider themselves a family. A grandparent who lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren may become an integral part of their family. The variations of family structures and definition are almost endless, but they have certain qualities in common: Family members share their lives emotionally and together fulfill the multiple responsibilities of family life.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with most of what you said, however, I cannot explain to my child why Jimmy lives with Bob….my moral values cannot condone that. That being said, even if Question 1 passes I will not change my moral values just because it is “Legal”.  I will still have to explain my views to my child, and tell them that even if it is legal it is wrong. Just Say No on Question 1…..
        BTW, I fully expect that the BDN will not allow me to make further comment, as they have already done before….so much for a free press!

        • Anonymous

          BDN is privately owned.  They can delete whatever they want.  Freedom of speech only applies to the government.

          • Anonymous

            Freedom of Speech is a constitutional right last time I knew…..and it applies to all public media…BTW I did pay attention to the rules the BDN sets forth, and complied with them….

          • Anonymous

            The Constitution says the GOVERNMENT can’t deny you Freedom Of Speech, but that doesn’t apply to screaming, “FIRE!” in a crowded theater–and that is JUST what anti-gays are doing by posting filth here.  How many times have we all seen an anti-gay post all sorts of lurid details from their fantasies about “gay sex”?  Euw, no one wants to read what gets anti-gays excited.

          • Anonymous

            Freedom of speech only applies to the government.  The government cannot punish you for your speech.  The BDN is not the government.   The BDN is privately owned.  If they wanted to , they could delete any comment they feel like.

          • Anonymous

            And I’m glad the BDN DOES delete some of the worst anti-gay posts.  I DO NOT want to know what turns on anti-gays.

        • Anonymous

          You will find that kids want to know the truth not what what you think . A friend of the family was here a little while ago an we were talking about SSM it an he said a friend of his was talking about it an said kids no nothing about it . He said why don’t you ask your kids or grand kid he said they know nothing about it. So my friend got a call a week later he said they know more about gays an ssm than i did . they told him if you do not believe us go on a compute an look it up. So as you can see kids do know about it . So as you can see kids want to know the truth so i would say they are smart kids .

          • Anonymous

            You have used the word truth:
            Truth is most often used to mean in accord with fact or reality[1] or fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal.[1] The opposite of truth is falsehood, which, correspondingly, can also take on a logical, factual, or ethical meaning. The concept of truth is discussed and debated in several contexts, including philosophy and religion. Many human activities depend upon the concept, which is assumed rather than a subject of discussion, including science, law, and everyday life.”

            This would indicate that the Truth is based on fact or reality, with a basis of philosophy and religion, not my definition, but from Wiki, which is a commonly recognized source. (1) Religion does not condone homosexual behavior; (2) Philosophy , the issue of what gender one is attracted to is seen as an issue of taste or preference, rather than as a moral issue. (3) Science, while acknowledging that there are people who are attracted to the same sex and chose to act on that impulse, shows that this is not normal human behavior, and does not support procreation of the species. (4) Law, now here is the rub. A minority of the people might be able to lobby for a law that supports their lifestyle. This might be accomplished using emotional and financial reasoning’s, and on some level would make sense. But, at the end of the day, promotion of the gay lifestyle does not make sense. It does not meet the test. Religion rejects it as an ungodly lifestyle, Philosophy acknowledges it, but it does not represent the views of the majority, Science shows that it is not in step with procreation of the species, and Law does not yet identify marriage as other than man and women.  Just some thoughts to be considered, vote NO on Question 1.

          • Anonymous

            Civil marriage has nothing to do with procreation, just look at how many children are born to parents who are unmarried! And if you’re honestly afraid that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to our species extinction, you live in a very strange reality— gays and lesbians are always in the minority of a society, because most people are born heterosexual.

            At the end of the day, we should be treating one another with compassion and empathy, and demand our government treat us all equally under our laws.

            Laws in several states do indeed recognize this already, and civil marriage is available to same-sex couples there… and those states have not suffered for this, in fact divorce rates are low in states that offer same-sex civil marriage.

            I have voted YES on question 1, because all Maine families deserve the opportunity for civil marriage, that they may protect the lives they build together, and the children they raise together.

          • Anonymous

            Every one has there opinion weather its right or wrong it all depends who you believe an if you believe you half to look from who it comes from so i look to see how long that person has been in that field . But i just don’t take it from one site a go to many sites first to see what they say to see if it’s along the same line .

          • Anonymous

            We can all be sure that ImJust only went to the website of some anti-gay Hate Cult for those obvious LIES.

          • Anonymous

            Oh yes, I was very careful in my research, only looking for anti-gay websites….get real! You are only about 2% of the population! My research was based on a broad search

          • Anonymous

            Just WHAT websites DID you look at, then?  How about POSTING them?  I’ve asked you to do so before.  What are you HIDING?

          • Anonymous

            Why do anti-gays keep repeating these obvious LIES?

            “Religion does not condone homosexual behavior”

            The major Christian, Jewish and other denominations that are marrying same gender couples now are being denied their right to practice their religion freely in 44 US States.  These denominations have married same gender couples in 7 US States and the District of Columbia:

            The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
            The Episcopal Church
            Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
            Metropolitan Community Church
            Conservative Judaism
            Reform Judaism
            Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
            Unitarian Universalist Church
            United Church of Christ

            Last year, The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to accept LGBT ministers, and they expect to marry same gender couples next year. The Association of Unity Churches International is discussing same gender marriage.  In some parts of the U.S., Methodist pastors have been marrying same-sex couples or conducting blessing ceremonies for same-sex unions for years with little fanfare and no backlash from the denomination. Calls to overturn the rule have become increasingly vocal in recent weeks, ratcheting up the pressure for the Methodist church to join other mainline Protestant denominations that have become more accepting of openly gay leaders.
             
            These denominations all agree with modern Biblical scholars, who have proven the Bible was intentionally mistranslated relatively recently to provide “Biblical cover” for rising levels of homophobia.
             

          • Anonymous

            Here’s another LIE that ImJust told:

            “Science […] shows that this is not
            normal human behavior”

            Wrong!  Sexual orientation, whether gay or non-gay, has been shown by science to be inborn and unchangeable, and psychologists have shown being gay or lesbian is just as healthy and “normal” as being non-gay.  Here are several respected websites (and a citation from Fox News for the doubters) that document this:

            http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/03/differential-brain-activation.pdf
            http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/dn14146-gay-brains-structured-like-those-of-the-opposite-sex.html
            http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,155990,00.html
            http://www.livescience.com/health/060224_gay_genes.html
            http://www.springerlink.com/content/w27453600k586276/
            http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/06/16/172/
            http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/17/science/sci-gaybrain17
            http://psych.fullerton.edu/rlippa/bbc_birthorder.htm
            http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12465295
            http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2006/06/26/brothers=gay.html
            http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/3641
            http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080617151845.htm
            http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local&id=6209976
            http://www.apa.org/topics/sorientation.html

            But why didn’t YOU post YOUR sources for that wild claim you made about “science,” ImJust?  Did you figure we would all just LAUGH at your source because it’s imeachable?

          • Anonymous

            And how about THIS OBVIOUS ANTI-GAY LIE?

            “Philosophy acknowledges it, but it does not represent the views of the majority”

            Even right-wing publications reported that a MAJORITY of Americans support marriage equality, and that support is growing nationwide by 5% every YEAR:

            http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2011/07/27/new-study-support-for-gay-marriage-grew-faster-in-past-two-years

            “According to the report, polling data from sources including Gallup, CNN/ORC, ABC/Washington Post, and Pew Research Center indicate that average support for legalizing gay marriage grew at a rate of approximately 1 percent per year between 1996 and 2009, but the rate increased to 5 percent growth per year from 2009 to 2011. “That’s actually a 500 percent increase in the rate of change,” Benenson said at a press conference. “We rarely see that kind of upward spike in support around an issue.”

            Because of that growth, several national polls show a majority of Americans now support legalizing gay marriage, including Gallup (53 percent), Public Religion Research Institute (51 percent), CNN/ORC (51 percent), and ABC/Washington Post (53 percent).”

          • Anonymous

            Respectfully, please stop calling people “liars” if they do not agree with you. It just points out your bigotry. Gays only represent only about 2% of the culture in the United States. It clearly shows that this is an issue that is being promoted by a small minority…..

          • Anonymous

            If you don’t like being PROVEN to be a LIAR, all you have to do is STOP posting LIES in the first place.  I PROVED that the MAJORITY support marriage equality for LGBT Americans. 

          • Anonymous

            Again, I have just provided the facts, being gay is a choice, no matter what your inclinations are…

          • Anonymous

            Really now?  Because I didn’t choose to be gay.  What “proof” did your provide?

          • Anonymous

            You DID NOT provide facts, you posted a LIE about gay and lesbian Americans.  I posted FACTS, with 14 different respected websites that PROVE the FACTS.

          • Anonymous

            Calling me a liar is offensive, I did not call you a liar. These are just the facts….

          • Anonymous

            You posted LIES.  I posted FACTS, complete with the names of the MANY denominations that REJECT your anti-gay hatred and fear.  If you don’t like being PROVEN to be a LIAR, all you have to do is STOP POSTING LIES.  See how easy?

        • Anonymous

          Guess what? You won’t have to change your moral values at all once we have access to civil marriage.

          This entire issue is about how our government treats us under its laws. Civil marriage has 1,100+ benefits and privileges attached to it in laws, and denying gay and lesbian couples equal treatment by our government is truly immoral and un-American.

          I have voted YES on question 1, because marriage matters to ALL families!

        • Anonymous

          Just HOW have you not been allowed comment?  Here your comment is.

          And you don’t need to explain anything to your children, they already know that loving, committed same gender couples are just fine, and they know enough to mind their own busines.  Why don’t YOU MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS?  Your peculiar discomfort is NO excuse for your shameful attempt to subvert the US Constitution’s guarantee of “Equal Protection Under the Law.”

        • Anonymous

          If it’s harder and scarier for you to explain to your child 

          why some people love each other 

          than for you to explain to your child 

          why some people should be treated less than equal…

          you’re doing it wrong.

          • Anonymous

            No, not more difficult at all. Given the fact that gays represent only about 2% of the population..

          • Anonymous

            Please show us just WHERE in the US Constitution it says “only 2%” of American Citizens are “not American Citizens” and don’t have the PROTECTION of “Equal Protection Under the Law.”

    • Anonymous

      Theres no such thing as a traditional  marriage  its been redefined many times over Do a search an find out for you self

    • Anonymous

      HOMOPHOBIA is NOT a “traditional val8e,” it’s a mental disorder.  Don’t try to blame the mess heterosexuals have made of marriage on LGBT Americans, that’s nonsense.  Why would we be “at war” with our own families?

      It’s so obvious that anti-gays are just making up lies.

  • a quick look are craigslist personals and look..lots of gays looking for…not marriage..yet look at the others and most seem normal/ women/man

    • Tedlick Badkey

      Really?

      Wow…

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like you’re pretty curious about gay sex :)

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think anyone realistically cruises Craigslist looking for marriage, gay or straight.

      But perhaps you know more about that scene than I do?

      • Anonymous

        Keith is the one who told us he’s been cruising the gay sex matching ads!

    • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      Married couples are looking for gay people to

    • Anonymous

      So you tell us YOU are going to gay sex matching ads at Craigslist? Scientists have proven why:

      “Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.”

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014

    • Anonymous

      Gay people are exactly like straight people in that some like bland vanilla sex and others like it wild and kinky. There is no point in making generalizations about either gay or straight people by citing the sexual peculiarities of individuals.

  • Anonymous

     If you are refering to me, I don’t bash gays, have never killed any Jews, have never read the Bible and don’t drink your, or any other kool-aid. You are exactly the type I was talking about in my post…an ignorant stereotyper.  Whoops sorry those are the words your side uses.

  • Anonymous

    All indicators of social decay are on the rise. 

    • Tedlick Badkey

      In your mind.

    • Anonymous

      Not really, violent crime has been trending downward in recent decades, and society is less and less accepting of true victimization such as domestic abuse and child abuse.

      Treating one another equally under our laws, and allowing Maine families the opportunity to protect themselves with civil marriage, certainly is helping society, not decaying it.

    • Anonymous

      Did you know a gay person is poised to win a US Senate seat on Tuesday? You call that decay, I call it progress! :)

    • Anonymous

      You mean how anti-gays are trying to SUBVERT the United States Constitution’s guaranteee of “Equal Protection Under the Law” AND “Freedom Of Religion”?  Don’t worry, anti-gays are NOT going to get away with trashing the Constitution.

      • Coo coo coo

        • Anonymous

          You think sedition is cute?  Shame on you.  If you HATE America that much, just get out.

  • Anonymous

    When the SCOTUS passes a law that forces you to marry a gay person, I’ll bring the matches.  But that is not even close to what is being proposed.  What Yes on 1 means, is that your neighbors have the same access to the law that you do.

  • Anonymous

    Be glad when this vote is over. Sick and tired of the endless bickering…

    • Anonymous

      Those who are standing up for EQUALITY are not “bickering,” direct your complaints to the anti-gays, they’re the whole problem in this matter.

      • Anonymous

        Here we go again….just because a person believes a marriage is between one man & one woman does not mean they are anti-gay. You can spin it, twist it, scream & shout about it but it does not equal anti-gay. If people live outside the lines for whatever reason, then those are the consequences that they live by. If the laws are changed and same sex couples may legally wed, then so be it.  (although a marriage it will never be).

        • Anonymous

          Just HOW MANY TIMES are anti-gays going to claim they aren’t anti-gay?  Get real, if you make nasty comments about loving, committed same gender Mainer couples like YOU DID, it’s too late to try to deny you’re anti-gay.  Clearly, YOU are the one trying to “spin it, twist it, scream & shout about it,” 76.  SHAME on you for that obvious anti-gay LIE.

          Anti-gays always lie.

          • Anonymous

            It is people like you that will be responsible for losing this vote…..Believe it or not, there are people that are not “Anti-Gay”, are not “Liars” and simply believe differently than you do…..
            You are doing alot of damage to your minority agenda.

          • Anonymous

            Yea, yeah, anti-gays are always trying to SILENCE those who won’t help them HURT loving, committed same gender American couples.  But logic tells us if you REALLY believed I was hurting same gender American couples, you wouldn’t say a word.

            And spare us this constant WHINING that “anti-gays are not anti-gay.”  Nonsense… 

          • Anonymous

            You are only hurting yourself and any of your fellow proponents, and I pity you all for that. Sorry, redefining “Marriage” as a legal term  would not make you feel better, nor will it change anything … It is quite possible to dissagree without hate, apparently you are not able to do that, which makes you a bigot….

          • Anonymous

            And yet our support just keeps going UP.  And stop trying to deny being anti-gay, and WHINING that your intended victim is “a bigot” for catching your LIES.

          • Anonymous

             No need to shout. Seems as if you can’t stand any opinion but your own. My beliefs are my own. Get over yourself.

  • Anonymous

     I see you can’t wait for that “completely godless” society PTkitty is afraid of.  Imagine a world with religions that don’t propagate violence.  Imagine a world where “do unto others as you would have done to you” is a reality.  Imagine the squawking if the vote was to remove heterosexual’s right to marry?  Unfortunately we live in a world of  “do unto others, then lie to yourself that it was for their own good”.

    • Guest

      ……….>>>>>

  • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    So you are saying you hate America, and want our nation to be more like Iran where theocrats rule and dictate behavior based on extremist religious views.

    Nice.

  • Anonymous

    Since our country’s inception there have been groups that have seen the promise of our Constitution, and petitioned our society for equal rights, access to government, and legal protections. And all along the way there have been people predicting doom and gloom and national destruction if we extend these things to one more group, race, sex, or other minority.

    And every time they have failed, and every time our nation has failed to self-destruct. This is just the next way in which our constitution is fulfilling its promise to ALL Americans.

    I have voted YES on question 1, because ALL Maine families deserve the opportunity to protect the lives they build together— and the children they raise together— with civil marriage.

    • Anonymous

      In its 1995 “Romer vs. Evans” decision, where the Supreme Court revoked an earlier anti-gay Hate Vote in Colorado, the Supreme Court told LGBT Americans that we have the SAME RIGHT as any other Americans to seek redress for the wrongs committed against us by following the Proper Rule of Law as written in the Constitution.  LGBT Americans have been following the Supreme Court’s instructions, and to date we have marriage equality in 6 US States and Washington, DC.  We hope on Tuesday three more US States will join them.  California should re-establish marriage equality later this year.

      All LGBT Americans want is the SAME RIGHT to protect our families that mixed-sex American couples take for granted.

  • Anonymous

    Be glad when this vote is over. Sick and tired of the endless bickering…

    • Anonymous

      Those who are standing up for EQUALITY are not “bickering,” direct your
      complaints to the anti-gays, they’re the whole problem in this matter. 

  • Anonymous

    Voters may
    dictate now, but eventually it’s evolved education that transforms equality for
    all.  It was the same during the days
    when a Negro/white-raced marriage was believed “wrong”, religiously driven unnatural.  A person’s vote killed this cesspool mindset,
    but it was the evolved learning from many that transformed selective oppression
    to equality.  Light will shed soon on same-sex
    marriage. This truth will triumph. Truth needs no defense.

    • Ya..were no.evolving ..were going the other way..Darwin

      • Anonymous

        You say ANTI-GAYS are devolving?  Hey, for once you told the truth.

    • Anonymous

      Last time I knew, race was not decided by a persons decision to be white or black, or any other color, this argument is not valid…..

      • Anonymous

        Science has proven sexual orientation is inborn and unchangeable.  Several US federal and several US State High Courts have held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is similarly unconstitutional as discrimination based on race.  That’s where the similarity ends, but it means it’s just as UNCONSTITUTIONAL and WRONG to try to HURT LGBT Americans with these dirty anti-gay Hate Votes as Jim Crow laws were.
         

  • Anonymous

    Well I am going to stur the pot some more. Where is the news story about Prisim explaining how to sexually stimulate a same sex partner to the students at the Gorham Middle School, after they had a forum on SSM. The news channel reported it was quite graphic. Why was that not addressed  by BDN?  Sex education is taught in our schools so they may prepare to keep from getting pregnant and protect themselves from STD’s not graphic sexual stumulation. This is not appropriate for our students. 

    • Anonymous

      Just WHAT news channel was that, Faux News?

      Anti-gays are ALWAYS claiming “students are being taught about ‘gay sex,'” but time and again we see that just isn’t true.  Anti-gays just imagine ‘gay sex’ because they are obsessed with ‘gay sex,’ and scientists have already proven WHY anti-gays are obsessed with ‘gay sex’:

      “Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.”

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014

      • Anonymous

        The story was on WLBZ 2 news last night

        • Anonymous

          And you misrepresented the situation earlier.  We note that the report DID NOT say that “Prisim explaining how to sexually stimulate a same sex partner.”

          Figures.  Anti-gays always exaggerate.

      • Anonymous

        Well carrotcakeman here is the news article so put that in your biased pipe and smoke it. GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Gorham school officials are apologizing for a presentation at the middle school that parents say went too far.
        “I don’t want my child taught heterosexual foreplay, let alone homosexual foreplay in school. I don’t think it’s the place”, said parent Kristy Howard.
        She said she was shocked when her son told her about the discussion.

        A week ago Thursday the Civil Rights team at Gorham Middle School hosted representatives of a group called PRYSM, Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine, to talk about gender diversity and discrimination.
        School officials say it was a worthwhile presentation about tolerance that explored some hurtful topics that gay, lesbian and transgender teens experience. But during a question and answer period at the end, the discussion turned sexual in nature.
        “This day went very, very well with the exception of that particular time and for that I apologize”, said Principal Robert Riley.
        Riley says he was alerted to the situation by teachers who felt uncomfortable. They said it happened so quickly they didn’t know how to respond.
        In an apology letter sent home to parents he wrote the presenters went beyond the scope of our intentions to topics not deemed appropriate.

        • Anonymous

          “But during a question and answer period at the end, the discussion turned sexual in nature.”

          Why are you trying to blame PRYSM for the questions the students asked?

          “”I don’t want my child taught heterosexual foreplay, let alone
          homosexual foreplay in school. I don’t think it’s the place”, said
          parent Kristy Howard.”

          So what?  Some anti-gay parent was angry her child wasn’t taught homophobia at public expense.

          Thanks for documenting that you lied about PRYSM.

      • I have seen “FOX NEWS” but what is this faux news you speak of? Is this station over in France?

        • Anonymous

          That’s what reasonable Americans call that GOP propaganda cable station that tells all the LIES, hence FAUX “news.”

  • Anonymous

    Sorry people but I mispelled stir and forgot to put students may prepare to keep from getting pregnant and protect themselves from STD’s.

  • Anonymous

    I am so tired of people stealing my “vote no on question one” signs.It really bothers me that people are asking for ‘rights”, but hey don’t respect my right to freedom of speech. I would never take down their signs or try to be hateful. come on people!

    • Anonymous

      Yes signs are being stolen too.  You think only anti-gays have the right of free speech?

      • Bonehead

        • Anonymous

          Anti-gays have nothing else to say, so they post more insults.  Yawn…

  • No no no no no.and no

    • Anonymous

      So you say you’re going to commit VOTE FRAUD and vote to HURT loving, committed same gender Mainer couples SIX times?

      Figures.  We know the anti-gays cheated in 2009 because the Maine Ethics Commission caught them–and that the same anti-gays are CHEATING AGAIN.

  • Anonymous

    http://vimeo.com/52009124

    The homosexual agenda is part of the progressive agenda, beware!

    • Anonymous

      You mean like the United States Constitution’s guarantee of “Equal Protection Under the Law”?  Are you that afraid of the Constitution?

    • Anonymous

      That’s just another stupid right-wing conspiracy theory.  Do you make money by advertizing it here?

  • Anonymous

    It’s going to be fun to watch the whining on here on wednesday when the headlines read Mitt Romney wins the presidency and question one was defeated :)

    • Anonymous

      You seem so sure, are you also planning to commit VOTE FRAUD?

  • No no.no no …..

    • Anonymous

      So this time you say you will conly commit VOTE FRAUD three times?

      Anti-gays always CHEAT on their dirty anti-gay Hate Votes.

  • Anonymous

    The ‘people’ will vote no.

    • Anonymous

      NO, the REAL AMERICANS will vote YES, only anti-gays will try to SUBVERT the United States Constitution by voting no.

  • Anonymous

    So, for the vote yes crowd, what else do you want? Looks like you have the legal standing?

    Rights of domestic partners
    According to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services,[3]
    P.L. 2003, c. 672, enacted by the Legislature and signed into law on April 28, 2004, establishes the concept of domestic partners in Maine law. Under the law, registered domestic partners are accorded a legal status similar to that of a married person with respect to matters of probate, guardianships, conservatorships, inheritance, protection from abuse, and related matters. The legislation establishes a Domestic Partner Registry housed within the Office of Health Data and Program Management, Bureau of Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.
    Furthermore, according to the Human Rights Campaign, registered domestic partners in Maine “can inherit a deceased partner’s property if he or she dies without a will, make funeral and burial arrangements, be named a guardian or conservator if their partner becomes incapacitated, be named a representative to administer a deceased partner’s estate and make organ and tissue donations. Same-sex partners are also explicitly protected in the state’s domestic violence laws.”[4]

    • Anonymous

      If you think a second-class fake marriage is “good enough,” why don’t you take it?  I’m an American, and I will NOT accept second-class citizenship.

      • When was it required to be married in order to be a citizen?

        • Anonymous

          Being denied ANY rights that others enjoy means we are NOT being given the rights of citizenship.  Fail.

      • Oh..but I thought is was about love…bahaaaaaaaaaa..ya love of a different tax status..

        • Anonymous

          Mixed-sex couples get tax savings, why should’t same gender couples get EQUAL savings?

    • Anonymous

      Ummmm, nope.

      Same-sex couples cannot even file taxes jointly in Maine under this domestic partnership law. It is inherently unequal, costs more to get than a civil marriage license, and falls terribly short in the important protections couples need for the lives they build together, and the children they raise together.

  • Calling something marriage does not make it marriage.
    Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its
    nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity
    and wellbeing of the spouses.

    Civil rights and homosexual rights are not synonymous. Civil
    rights focus on the right to vote, the guaranteed access to public
    accommodations, and the desegregation of public facilities and schools. They
    have never been, nor should they ever be, about attempting to have the federal
    government mandate acceptance of a particular lifestyle.

    Homosexuals and cross-dressers may in fact be a lot of
    things, but an oppressed minority they are not!

    • Anonymous

      “Civil rights and homosexual rights are not synonymous.”

      That’s a LIE.  Science has proven sexual orientation is inborn and unchangeable.  Several US federal and several US State High Courts have held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is similarly unconstitutional as discrimination based on race.  That’s where the similarity ends, but it means it’s just as UNCONSTITUTIONAL and WRONG to try to HURT LGBT Americans with these dirty anti-gay Hate Votes as Jim Crow laws were.

      Tough luck for anti-gays, Mr. Peters.  The opinions of these justices COUNT, as we can see by the FACT that where they established marriage equality, same gender American couples ARE getting MARRIED.  Your nasty opinion they are not married?  Doesn’t count for diddly squat.

      • Anonymous

        “an oppressed minority they are not!”

        Then why are anti-gays still cooking up anti-gay Hate Votes in Maryland, Minnesota and Washington State to OPPRESS us?

    • Anonymous

      We’re calling it civil marriage, and in states that have afforded same-sex couples the right for civil marriage, they absolutely do have civil marriages.

      I have voted YES on question 1, because ALL Maine families deserve the opportunity to protect the lives they build together with civil marriage.

  • Anonymous

    Look, anti-gays, we know you’re really hurting here.  Each and every of the LIES you have posted here as your EXCUSES for voting to HURT loving, committed same gender Mainer couples has been DEBUNKED.  We can, and did, PROVE, complete with documentation including website addresses, that all of your anti-gay lies are LIES.  Why are you acting so “wounded”?  You all KNEW what you hve been posting is 100% anti-gay LIES!  You all knew everyone else would figure out you’re lying!  With the internet, it takes less than a SECOND to prove anti-gays LIED.

    If you don’t like being proven to be LIARS, then just admit it.  You want to HURT other people you don’t know and who have never done you any harm.

  • Homosexuals are a group based on behavior. No
    other behavior except religion – specifically mentioned in the Bill of Rights –
    has been recognized as a basis of special status by law in any state until the
    advent of gay rights laws.

    This issue really does have something to do with
    marriage. Marriage is part individual right but it is also substantially the
    ritual that governs relations between females and males, the two great halves
    of humankind.

    It has served this purpose before our time,
    before today’s religions were established. In spite of its shortcomings in practice, it has been the great
    bulwark to provide for the human needs of love, intimacy and the care of
    children.

    • Anonymous

      Just HOW have the LEGAL marriages of hundreds of thousands of same gender American couples affected mixed-sex marriage?  The ONLY way we can document that is that we’ve IMPROVED marriage.  Massachusetts, the US State with marriage EQUALITY the longest has the LOWEST divorce rate of any US State.

      • Anonymous

        “the human needs of love, intimacy”

        What right do YOU have to try to deny that to loving, committed Mainer same gender couples?

        • The RIGHT TO VOTE NO ON 1!

          homosexual acts are sin!

          • Anonymous

            That’s a LIE!  LYING is a SIN.  Trying to HURT people you do not know and who have never don you any harm is a SIN.

          • How do you know lying is sinful?

          • Anonymous

            Ummm, it’s the 9th of the 10th commandments in the Bible you so terribly misuse.

            Those 10 commandments say nothing about homosexuality, by the way.

          • Just tell carotcake no..he will never get it..agree with him or else..he’ll he’ll start calling anti gay..or that you hate children..or some other obama chant they teach liberals..and they believe because.at the end of the day…there not smart

          • Anonymous

            Just more insults that prove anti-gays have NO reason other than HATRED for trying to hurt LGBT Mainers by voting no.

      • Ahhh…that would be NJ that has the lowest divorce rate…believe it or not!

        • Anonymous

          No, it’s Massachusetts.  If it was New Jersey, you would have cited a source, complete with website address.

        • Anonymous

          Nope, you’re lying here— New Jersey isn’t even in the top 10!

          New Jersey: 2.8 per 1000 people in state.

          States WITH civil marriage for same-sex couples, though, ARE in the top spots:

          Massachussetts: 1.8
          District of Columbia: 2.1
          Iowa: 2.5
          New York: 2.5

          • Anonymous

            Oh, and here’s the source, the Wall Street Journal, a conservative publication:
            http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/st_DIVORCE_20100813.html

          • Anonymous

            What about those southern ‘christian’ states and all their morality?

          • Anonymous

            Southern states divorce rates (same source):

            Alabama: 4.2
            Arkansas: 5.6
            West Virginia: 5.0
            North Carolina: 3.9
            Tennessee: 4.0
            Florida: 4.3
            Mississippi: 4.2
            Louisiana: 3.4

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      The there was THIS lie Mr. Peters told:

      “No other behavior except religion – specifically mentioned in the Bill of Rights –
      has been recognized as a basis of special status by law in any state”

      Were you BORN with a GUN, Mr. Peters?  Isn’t gun ownership a BEHAVIOR?

      • No…gun ownership is an ACTION! But I actually was born with a gun handed down to me from my father!

        • Anonymous

          Owning a gun is a behavior.  Your lies just get more and more desperate.

    • BUT…The Bible states that homosexual acts are sin! Somebody is wrong here!…I’ll stick with the Bible because when was the last time a scientist sent you to hell?

      • Anonymous

        The Bible DOES NOT say that, that’s a LIE that anti-gays ADDED relatively recently.  The major Christian, Jewish and other denominations that are marrying same gender couples now are being denied their right to practice their religion freely in 44 US States.  These denominations have married same gender couples in 7 US States and the District of Columbia:

        The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
        The Episcopal Church
        Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
        Metropolitan Community Church
        Conservative Judaism
        Reform Judaism
        Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
        Unitarian Universalist Church
        United Church of Christ

        Last year, The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to accept LGBT ministers, and they expect to marry same gender couples next year. The Association of Unity Churches International is discussing same gender marriage.  In some parts of the U.S., Methodist pastors have been marrying same-sex couples or conducting blessing ceremonies for same-sex unions for years with little fanfare and no backlash from the denomination. Calls to overturn the rule have become increasingly vocal in recent weeks, ratcheting up the pressure for the Methodist church to join other mainline Protestant denominations that have become more accepting of openly gay leaders.
         
        These denominations all agree with modern Biblical scholars, who have proven the Bible was intentionally mistranslated relatively recently to provide “Biblical cover” for rising levels of homophobia.

        • Keep telling yourself that..your wrong and suffer from narcissism.

          • Anonymous

            Anti-gays always sink to making vicious personal attacks whenever they can’t refute the facts that normal, non-homophobic readers post.

  • No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no.no no no no no no no no no no…and……no some more!

    • Anonymous

      So just how many times do you and other anti-gays intend to commit vote fraud?

  • Anonymous

    To letstrythisagain:
    “cr5012723 answer for me please what is the the societal benefit of marriage?  Should the government be even giving out licenses to people who want to live with their friend?”

    Marriage promotes stable couples.  It allows them to better pool their resources.  

    “Should the government be even giving out licenses to people who want to live with their friend?”” – It they get a legal marriage license.  Nothing is stopping two friends from doing that now.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I think you were referring to Gorham High School inviting a gay group called Prizm to speak on gay bullying. What it ended up being was a question and answer session and the gay group describing gay sex foreplay to middle school children. Parents were upset when their youngsters came home and told them about it. The principal of Gorham Middle School explained the teachers were so taken aback by the presentation they didn’ t know what to do.

    • Anonymous

      “But during a question and answer period at the end, the discussion turned sexual in nature.”

      Why are you trying to blame PRYSM for the questions the students asked?  The article from WLZB says the students asked the question.

      “”I don’t want my child taught heterosexual foreplay, let alone
      homosexual foreplay in school. I don’t think it’s the place”, said
      parent Kristy Howard.”

      So what?  Some anti-gay parent was angry her child wasn’t taught homophobia at public expense.  It wasn’t PRYSM that asked the questions, it was the students.  The principals was amazed at what the students asked.But telling it like it is doesn’t advance the anti-gay agenda, does it?

       

      • Anonymous

        As is well known, a homosexual will never pass up an opprotunity to try and recruit new members, especially children. Thats where this whole thing is headed, the gay community wants unrestricted access to our kids and to make it a crime to speak out against them in any form, you will be charged with a crime if you disagree with the gay agenda and try and teach your child your beliefs on this subject while the gay’s can come to your schools and spew details of their vile sexual perversions.
         Back in the 70’s and 80’s when they were still in the closet where they belonged, I had more than one instance where an older gay person tried to recruit me. Of course back then if a guy made a pass at another guy you could slap him for trying  without getting charged for a hate crime.

        For the safety and sake of our children vote “NO”

        • Anonymous

          There is no point is trying to “recruit new members” to being gay or lesbian. You either are, or you aren’t.

          What there IS a point to is showing gay and lesbians that there is a life out there for them, a future every bit as fulfilling and full of opportunities as those of the heterosexual majority.

          Your story about an older gay person making a pass at you— that’s either sexual harassment or harmless flirtation, either way there should not be a double-standard be it men or women making the advance. No one has been charged with a hate crime for slapping away an unwanted advance.

  • Anonymous

    It’s really sad that anti-gays would attempt to lie about that situation where the students asked surprising questions too.  When are anti-gays going to figure out that everyone that can get to THIS page can also investigate and prove to ourselves they’ve been deceptive again?

  • Paul Fick

    BHS alum here, live in Seattle. It’s up for a vote here in Washington – I have already voted to approve R74. I hope that it passes in Maine and Maryland as well. Separate but equal doesn’t work.

  • Anonymous

    Always interesting to find that comments are kept open for an article that has 761 already, but a 14 comment recent article is closed to such.

    Do the right thing and VOTE NO on Question 1 November 6.

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