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  •  Well, see, here's the thing: (1+ / 0-)
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    Liberalindependent28

    I'm lucky in that my state has addressed this problem in the courts, where I think it belongs.  To me, anyway, this is clearly an issue of equal rights and equal protection under the law.

    How, in so many states, it has become an issue of majority preference I just don't get.

    But, since it clearly has become such somehow, it seems to me that the battle between the opposing sides could be perpetuated indefinitely.

    With the added difficulty of people getting married during certain periods, with their marriages only to be deemed illegal the next time the pendulum swings.

    •  Believe me I know (1+ / 0-)
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      Liberalindependent28

      Which is why this will ultimately have to go to the Supreme Court, so we can just put the issue behind us once and for all.

      (Just not until Scalia's gone please...)

      280 kossack have raised $13,723 through ActBlue to support marriage equality in Maine as of 10/28.

      by Scott Wooledge on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 12:41:15 PM PDT

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    •  I just love it (2+ / 0-)
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      Clarknt67, Liberalindependent28

      when the bigots make it sound that somehow, passage by referendum or initiative is somehow more sacred, more legitimate, than a court ruling or a statute passed by the legislature.  Look at how Herr Schubert crows about Prop 8 being "the will of the people".  What if this "people's veto" fails? Will he say "The will of Maine's voters must be respected?" I don't think so! There are some things that simply should not be subject to being voted on.  Imagine if, in the America of 1865, the fate of the post-civil war Amendments if they were subject to a "people's veto".

      "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

      by TLS66 on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 12:46:24 PM PDT

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