Leading question. And I’m 99.999% certain this issue has never been discussed here either.
But even though all precints in Maine haven’t reported in yet, the repeals seem to be winning 52-48. Supposedly there have been 30 previous ballot initiatives designed to take rights away from LGBT citizens all over the US, and there was hope Maine would be the first popular vote that upheld those rights. But looks like Maine may make the record 0-31 for popular support for LGBT rights.
My question is, I can understand if people who do not like gay marriage, but why vote to have people’s rights to marry taken away? I really don’t get that. I am for gay marriage, but even if I was against it I would not go out and try to ban it. I am opposed to religion, but I have not tried to have any churches shut down. I also do not like diet coke (I prefer diet mt. dew) but I have never tried to get diet coke pulled from the market just because I don’t like it.
Why do opponents of gay equality feel they have to actually deny people those rights rather than just voice their displeasure like I’m sure they do with food choices? I do not understand that. If you oppose gay marriage, then don’t get one. Like I said earlier, I’m sure the anti-gay marriage group has various foods and restaurants they hate. I’m sure some hate eating at Taco Bell. But they do not en masse try to have Taco Bell shut down. They just avoid eating there.
What seperates this issue from others where people not only oppose gay rights, but actually try to strip them? In most other areas of life people have a more live and let live attitude.
Only about 20-25% of the nation is right wing authoritarian and want to impose their morality on everyone else via force. I do not get where the other 30-40% of the public who support these bans are coming from.