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  •  This has been one of my "bones of contention" (11+ / 0-)

    with the No on 1 campaign. I intuitively know that we must defend against, "same-sex marriage is going to be taught in our schools if NO on 1 succeeds," but I also feel it is a tactical mistake to buy into the argument that there is something inherently wrong with that. We should be saying, "Same-sex marriage will not be taught in school, just as traditional marriage is not taught in school. But so what if it is. Instilling tolerance into our kids at an early age is a good thing." Ahhhhh, tolerance. Now there's the word the bigots fear the most.

    Maine - ground zero in the battle for marriage equality.

    by Rumarhazzit on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 04:19:07 PM PDT

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    •  very well put (3+ / 0-)
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      Angie in WA State, Spud1, Rumarhazzit

      and not just because you agree with me :-)

      "I'm just sayin... don't bring that horse in here!" -- Cassandra

      by tc59 on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 06:03:06 PM PDT

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    •  I agree, which is why we need to simply ask (1+ / 0-)
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      "What exactly is 'teaching gay marriage in schools'?"

      Of course, whether LD 1020 becomes law or not, it will have no impact on what gets taught. It never has.

    •  That's what No on 1 is doing (2+ / 0-)
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      their ads do state that the other side is lying, but the gist of them isn't an argument about "whether we will or won't teach 'gay marriage'".  

      Rather, they say:  "those guys are lying, they're trying to scare you, and to make kids feel ashamed of their families".  And they do speak about schools being safe places for all kids.

      It's a good message that's been pretty effective, I think.

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