(Closed) So disappointed in Maine…

posted 11 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 47
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960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Such a sad day for Maine and the whole country. Just came here to echo everything that’s already been said. So happy that WB members are so inclusive and open minded 🙂

Post # 48
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5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I completely agree! It made me so sad!

Post # 49
Member
683 posts
Busy bee

Even worse: my boyfriend was in his class discussing it and found the majority of his class was against it. He observed that people were more comfortable with the idea of a human marrying a non-human than the idea of same-ex. I live in an urban city in a blue state. So suprising! It really was the “Christian” outlook though. We see this as an equality issue, they see it as a religious issue.

No religious issue gets solved. Ever. Frown

Post # 50
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5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sulaii211 – ugh, I think class discussions like that are so hard. In my Adolescent Psych class, we were recently discussing the challenges LGBT youth face, and the discussion somehow turned to a girl who told a story about how her gym teacher was a lesbian, and so all the girls in her gym class had to complain to the school and get paper put up in the window of the woman’s office so she couldn’t see the locker room. She also wasn’t allowed to go in the locker room, ever. 

Um, way to spread a message that lesbian=molester? It made me so sad. Half the class was speechless, because this girl genuinely thought that she had stuck up for a really important issue. 

I think I’m preaching to the choir here, but I don’t see HOW this is a religious issue. I could see if we were saying, “okay, all churches have to start gay marriages!” but that’s not it at all… we’re talking about civil ceremonies, much like many non-religious couples have, that are still full marriages. That’d be like if the churches said atheist couples or couples of other religions shouldn’t be allowed to get married because it’s against their religion for people to get married outside of the church. It’s one thing for the churches to retain their right to refuse marriage to gay couples, it’s another for the churches to have marches in the name of preventing a civil rights issue like this. 

Post # 51
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Was so heartbreaking, but I really believe it’s just a matter of time…

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