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Statistician Nate Silver believes Maine gay marriage ban will fail

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  1. Brian Burton 2 Oct 2009, 3:31pm

    Well lets hope the statisticin is right and the challenge to Gay rights of any kind will fail down East.

  2. Alex Hammer 2 Oct 2009, 3:51pm

    Is Maine being used in the same sex marriage debate?

  3. Simon Murphy 2 Oct 2009, 4:01pm

    There can be absolutely no complacenency. The religious facists will use every tool in the arsenal to pervert democracy. I hope the supporters of gay marriage use every dirty trick in the book to expose the religious facists for the undemocratic bigots that they are.

  4. The next biggie is New York. When NY goes for gay marriage, state after state will go for it.

  5. Fr. Marty Kurylowicz 2 Oct 2009, 4:52pm

    I am a supporter of Marriage Equality, because it is beneficial for everyone. Everyone wins, a win – win situation.

    People against Marriage Equality do not base their public statements on facts either from science or the bible. It is a repeat of the time the Vatican was condemning Galileo, because they insisted that Galileo was going against the bible that it is the sun that revolves around the earth.

    With all due respect, it is without a question that Bishop Malone of Maine would not be able to pass graduate course exams on human sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity or biblical studies. Prove me wrong!!!

    And if Bishop Malone cannot pass these exams today, than before God he needs to publically retract what he said against Marriage Equality. If not, then Bishop Malone needs to go back to the seminary to study moral theology.

    The best thing to do for the well-being and safety of all children would be if people against Marriage Equality spent their money to academically study human sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity and the bible. This is what children need the truth. People speaking out on such life and death issues should not speak out of ignorance and fear, thus spreading hatred and violence that indiscriminately is severely harmful to all children.

    It must be remember that the importance and meaning of marriage is more than procreation. Two people pledging their love to each other is not just for themselves, because that is not marriage. By being in love, two become one and then they are better equip to be the best for everyone in world their families, friends, co-workers and beyond. In this way all marriages are contributing to the procreation of children by their enriching the social environment that children will be born into. I think that love; true love like energy is never lost, a bit like Einstein, maybe.

    Truth will set you free – not ignorance and fear.

    Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

  6. nate silver is usually right (sometimes freakishly so)

    so, looks good but keep up the fight, maine!

  7. Bob Sullivan 3 Oct 2009, 1:18am

    I believe this is still to close to call. We need to make our stand here in Maine. Bill and I were the first men married in Vermont; check out our story if you’d like…

  8. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 3 Oct 2009, 5:07am

    If people (such as bigots and conservative rednecks) got every chance to vote on something – my word they will vote AGAINST same sex marriage and they will come out out of their beds at every oppurtunity to vote at the ballot in record numbers!!!!

  9. marjangles 5 Oct 2009, 12:17pm

    One thing that troubles me is the turn out for this election. Whilst it may be that the majority of people in Maine do not support the repeal of marriage rights being extended to gay couples, it’s the people that show up at the polls that matter. Do enough supporters of gay marriage feel strongly enough about the issue to turn out and vote against those who are opposed and who will definitely turn out in large numbers? There are no politicians to elect in Maine this time and so I fear many will stay away from the polls since gay marriage is an issue which simply does not affect them. Apathy may well scupper gay marriage in Maine.

  10. Looks like Nate was wrong. Turns out gay marriage is a pain in the ass for everyone involved!

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