by Worthington Daily Globe
November 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans became the first state to reject a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Continue Reading
Tags: amendment, defeats, Election, Legislature, marriage, Minnesota 16 Comments »
It was a good night for civil rights. Maine and Maryland passed equal marriage laws and the first openly gay Senator was voted in.
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We should be on our knees asking God for forgiveness that we a nation have thrown out His bibical principles. We have taught our children and grandchildren that we all deserve rights which has been shown in the election, and God is not important. May God continue to bless our nation which He has done the past 200+ years. My only HOPE is that someday God will reign and that He will reign forever!
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Somebody here recently said, “Let the people decide.” ( I believe that was YOU, loua.) You wanted this initiative to be put to a public vote, rather than let legislators or judges “dictate”. The people have spoken. The people HAVE decided. This is the outcome.
If you’re not happy with the results, so be it. You still will have to abide by the will of the people.
If you believe that God is a supreme being, then you have to believe that God doesn’t make mistakes. He clearly allowed this result.
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For the first time, I can say I agree with something eastender said. Yes, “God does not make mistakes”, people do. And for those mistakes someday we each must answer. I’m comfortable with the answer I will give, are you?
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Glad to see you’re coming around, bjack. Taking your argument a step further, IF you believe that God is a supreme being, then he allows people to make “mistakes”, for whatever reason. People don’t defy God’s will, without his knowledge or his permission. It would appear God believes in human rights and equality. That’s how I read it.
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I am proud of Minnesota, you have chosen to continue to live by the values I grew up with. That being “Make sure your back steps are clean before you go pointing out the dirt on everyone elses”. To many people in this day and age are so worried about what the neighbors are doing that they can’t see the mess they live in.
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No big deal here, same sex marriage is still illegal in MN and I don’t see that changing soon.
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All of a sudden, it’s “no big deal” because gay marriage is already illegal in MN. A few days ago, you and dozens of others were pretty vocally in favor of the amendment, with some practically predicting the end of the world, Sodom and Gomorrah-style.
Amendment opponents said that nothing would change — from the very beginning. I hope now we can move on to more important issues.
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“same sex marriage is still illegal in MN and I don’t see that changing soon.”
Perhaps, but with DFL control of both houses and Gov Dayton, i can see a change to equal civil rights for gays soon.
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Hope you can officiate my marriage between me and my sister since we love each other and doing other wise in violating my civil rights.
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is violating. I can’t type!
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The problem with “slippery slope” arguments…is that they assume that society and the law can’t make distinctions between situations that are different from one another. But we can tell apples from oranges. For example, that women got the right to vote does not mean that infants are next. Gays and Incest are different.
Also, there may be compelling reasons to ban incestuous and polygamous marriages, including genetic concerns about the children of incestuous marriages, the importance of preventing coercion and abuse within families, and concerns about how young girls and women have fared under polygamy, there are no such reasons to ban same-sex marriage.
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Merc – you are making way too much sense! Facts, logic, common sense and history escape some people. Incendiary comments like his demonstrate a high level of ignorance and do nothing to elevate the level of discourse. I thought for a second he might be being sarcastic; then I realized probably not!
Why not just join us all in wishing greatfan and his sister many years of happiness? I hope they’ll tell us where they have the bridal registry.
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The one true thing you people have said is that with the Democrats in power, same sex marriage is just around the corner here in MN. Just wait until students are coming home from Worthington Area Middle School talking about this: http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/school-children-taught-about-gay-foreplay.html
Go ahead and say it’s from Fox so it is biased, but the truth is the truth. I don’t want my kids learning about heterosexual foreplay let alone homosexual foreplay.
Great thing MN just shoved the door open for this to happen here. Believe me when I say by the end of Gov Daytons term this will be passed.
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Here’s another true thing.
The school incident in Maine was isolated AND unfortunate, even stupid. Far more children get their information elsewhere. If your kids watch TV or read newspapers and magazines, they are already being exposed to gay people and issues. It’s been that way for years. Think back to “Will and Grace”. Now “Modern Family” and others. By and large, the role models are positive ones. You can’t shelter kids from current affairs Parents need to be prepared to discuss and answer questions. It’s an important part of their job.
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Is proud to be apart of the party leaves no one out.
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