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Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law.

Gay marriage has now lost in every single state — 31 in all — in which it has been put to a popular vote.

Five other states have legalized gay marriage — starting with Massachusetts in 2004, and followed by Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Iowa — but all did so through legislation or court rulings, not by popular vote. In contrast, constitutional amendments banning gay marriage have been approved in all 30 states where they have been on the ballot.

Who do you think should have the power to make major decisions like this, the majority vote or the legislature?

Keep in mind as you make this decision that there will come a time when the pendulum swings the other way and that legislature may not adhere to your beliefs and interests......

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:19 AM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (130)
  • Ugh. I'm so sick of this debate! Just let them marry! CONSTITUTIONALLY gays should be allowed to marry. If the senate would look at the constitution and not their own personal beliefs it would be legal by now.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 8:26 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I agree, why shouldn't they get married?? Just because someone doesn't agree with it personally doesn't mean they shouldn't have the right to get married. It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL to not allow them the same right that every heterosexual person has. How many people are fighting hard to move adult bookstores out of their town? How many people are fighting hard to get the liquor stores out of their town? No one, so if you're morally opposed to something shouldn't you fight against it all? But people don't. Then how is gay marriage any different. Get over it, it's not your right to use the government as your mouthpiece. How would you feel if you're rights were taken away to marry? To have children? What if the majority were gay people who thought straight marriage was despicable?? You'd be fighting for your right! GET OVER IT and let people live life the way they want!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • It's a sad day for equal rights in America today



    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:36 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Lol I really get tired of this! I think should be able to marry what's the point of me fighting for our freedom if we have no rights! Not to long ago we had a big issues with being gay in the military.. the "Don't ask Don't tell" law! But now you can be married to the same sex but won't get benefits(medical, dental, etc.)! Messed up right? If they can fight for our country and die for your freedom then why can't they marry who they love (their spouse is the reason they fight and come home safe! Its support) if we can give illegal aliens jobs and protection then we can let the same sex marry!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I'm really sad about it. Civil rights should never be put to vote. That's all I'm going to say about it. =(

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 8:56 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I feel bad.

    Every group has had to fight for equal rights. It's a shame we can't just leave people to live their lives.


    Answer by lovinangels at 9:05 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I support gay marriage, and believe the tide is slowing turning. I see more and more support for it all the time. However, it will take some time for some people to wrap their head around the idea. You can't force it down people's throats, they have to debate and make the decision to accept it on their own.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:07 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Civil rights should never be put to popular vote. It's a matter of law... All people should be treated equally under the law regardsless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation. At this point it's legalised discrimination.

    Answer by Myantek at 9:07 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

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    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Legislation is majority vote. This issue has failed in all 33 (or 35) states it has been put to the people to decide. At some point, this community is going to have to accept the fact that people don't want it. Accept your loss and go on with your life. It isn't the end of the world. If you would live your lives quietly and just blend into your community instead of thinking the best way to push an agenda is to shout and complain, you might have won. Gay rights advocates are just so darn obnoxiously loud and overbearing.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:21 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

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