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Maryland: Anti-equality campaigners deliver twice the number of signatures needed for state referendum

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  1. What an amazing day…there is no more misery…no more poverty…no more hunger… no more….

    Oh. I would have thought christians took care of all those things that actually mattered.

    I guess the thick-witted cretinous christians would sooner waste all their time, money and energy on trying to hold back the tide instead.

    Simple minded idiots.

  2. These hateful people just want to ruin other people’s lives. I hope they fail. Even with a public vote the tide has turned in favour of marriage equality.

    1. Jock S. Trap 31 May 2012, 11:29am

      They is all they are interested in… causing misery!

      Clearly they need company but at what price. Suffer alone religious extremist… leave the rest of us to get on with better lives.

      Thank you.

  3. Same sex marriage was due to come in this week in Nepal but it has all gone pear shaped! There is a political disaster in the country.

  4. Archbishop Cranberry 31 May 2012, 1:36am

    Surely the referendum should be stayed as the Federal Appeal Court has ruled that once the right to marry has been granted to gay people, it is unconstitutional to take it away. This was the result of the prop 8 case. Whilst that is being appealed to the Supreme Court, people can’t marry due to a stay. It is therefore logical that further referendums seeking to remove the right to marry should be stayed pending the Supreme Court ruling, as currently they are illegal.

    1. Mommie Dammit 31 May 2012, 5:40am

      The ruling in the Prop 8 case only applies to that court’s jurisdiction, and has no bearing on the rest of the nation. If and when the case makes it all the way to the Supreme Court, and if – and with its current makeup this is a big “if” – the justices rule to uphold the California court’s decision, THEN it will apply to the United States as a whole.
      While I like your reasoning, unfortunately that isn’t the way our patchwork legal system works.

      1. Archbishop Cranberry 31 May 2012, 9:41am

        Surely a federal court’s decisions are effective nationally. The only let-out I can think of would be if the relevant provisions of the Mayland constitution were significantly different.

        1. That There Other David 31 May 2012, 12:48pm

          The 9th District Court in San Francisco only has jurisdiction over the states that make up the 9th District (basically the entire Western Seaboard). The only court that can rule for the whole of the USA is the US Supreme Court.

  5. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 31 May 2012, 1:38am

    If marriage equality is on the ballot, people just vote against it unfortunately!

    People should support it, it is a matter of equality and good for the economy as well. The United States needs revenue (as does New Zealand, United Kingdom and France) – what better way of creating revenue than to provide marriages for same gender couples! Every time a couple marries it creates jobs, opportunities, happiness, joy, promotes long-term stable committed loving relationships and also people spend thousands in gifts that beef up our economy!

    1. That There Other David 31 May 2012, 12:51pm

      The polls show that both Maryland and Maine could vote in marriage equality in their respective referenda. There’s also been a significant shift towards supporting equality since Obama’s statement of support. One state has to be first to buck the trend. I reckon we’ll see it this year.

  6. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 31 May 2012, 1:44am

    What I do for a job is a food services assistant in a nursing home for nearly 4 years and I will tell you, we as humans need to eat to survive and it tells you a lot what life really is like. When people have functions such as farewells, get well, birthdays and weddings, people buy gifts, creat jobs in hospitality and retail and people consume food. So in conclusion marriage equality is brilliant for society!

    Bigots should just go back in their dusty closets and shut up because they are the ones who are wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

  7. Craig Denney 31 May 2012, 3:07am

    I wonder how many of those 113,000 signatures were brainwashed under-age children?

    1. Mommie Dammit 31 May 2012, 5:46am

      In the United States that isn’t much of an issue – at least, not them signing petitions. What I’m wondering more about is how many of these signatures are DEAD registered voters, or people who don’t even live within the state, or immigrants with no voting rights, or illegals. Any of those can and has happened – a lot! – during any and all of our “ballot initiative” drives. The petition process is one that’s driven by fear and ignorance, not reason or patriotism. The crap these bigots will spew during the campaign proves it, over and over ad nauseum.

  8. I am so sick of these dim-witted haters and their refusal to accept the legislature or the courts. I am against these votes on the rights of law-abiding, tax-paying US citizens, but when these votes start going against them (and sooner or later they will), will the bigots start whining about “activist voters”?

  9. Michael Bousquet 31 May 2012, 6:57am

    And again, I extend my request for actual, demonstrable benefits for denying same-sex marriage recognition that doesn’t have a holy book or a Deity as central to the argument.

  10. Misleading title.

    They say theyve entered that many but we know how bigots like to add phantom voters like kids eat candy.

  11. Rights are not meant to be voted on. That’s why they are called rights.

  12. turd burglars kiddy fiddlers club 31 May 2012, 10:03am

    Valksy 30 May 2012, 11:34pm
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    What an amazing day…there is no more misery…no more poverty…no more hunger… no more….

    My reply…
    don’t really think the noble efforts of those who seek to end poverty and hunger equate to the twisted, perverted cause of those that would have gross immorality that kills innocent babies sanctioned by the state in the form of ‘marriage’.

    1. And do we care?

      Nope.

      Back to shouting at traffic, Keith, nature will rid you of your burden soon enough.

    2. Oh dear. The meds have worn off. Get nursie to help you dear, before you wet your pants and embarrass yourself some more.

      You know, I don’t mind trolls. There have always been trolls. But do you have to be so bloody boring?

      Get some new material, nimrod, because right now you are just pathetic.

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    4. That There Other David 31 May 2012, 12:55pm

      LOL. You appear to have achieved the impossible by making even less sense than usual. I can’t even use the word “nonsense” since that just implies a lack of sense rather than the reverse of it.

      Is it possible you come from a parallel universe, where anti-sense makes up the majority of thinking?

  13. Jock S. Trap 31 May 2012, 11:27am

    Yep… and this is why the UK has to have a consultation… Not to if we get but when and how to stop nasty bigots doing similar here in the UK.

    Shameful… why do they fear stabilty and equality so much… you’d think it would be in their interests too… guess it proves it just a power think with them!

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