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Gay marriage struck down in Maine.

While much of the country was tuned into the state elections in Virginia, New Jersey and the special congressional election in the NY-23rd district, there was a vote going on in Maine. No, it wasn’t to elect some RINO fund-sucking leftist. It was a referendum on gay marriage that repealed a law allowing gay marriage in Maine and passed by a slim margin. Gay marriage has now lost all 31 states it has been put to popular vote. Of course the cries of “HOMOPHOBE” are heard far and wide:

“I’m ready to start crying,” said Burnett, a 58-year-old massage therapist, walking out of the ballroom with Swanson at her side. “I don’t understand what the fear is, why people are so afraid of this change.

“It hurts. It hurts personally,” she said. “It’s a personal rejection of us and our relationship, and I don’t understand what the fear is.”

Let me enlighten you: It’s not fear. It’s the institution stupid.

“The institution of marriage has been preserved in Maine and across the nation,” said Frank Schubert, the chief organizer for Stand for Marriage Maine, which lobbied for the repeal.

Personally, I couldn’t care any less about gays and their lifestyle as long as it’s kept out of schools and isn’t in-your-face like a San Fransicko gay arrogance pride parade.

Of course you have the bleeding-heart morons who will completely distort the reason for opposition to gay marriage:

Portland resident Sarah Holman said she was torn, but decided — despite her conservative upbringing — to vote in favor of letting gays marry.

“They love and they have the right to love. And we can’t tell somebody how to love,” said Holman, 26.

Conservative upbringing? Why was that even mentioned? Nevermind, we all know why. The point was never about their ability to love or with whom the felt that way, it’s always been about what marriage is and should remain. The proponents know this but they’d rather push for special-status of a “protected” group. Which, of course, negates the whole “equality” argument. Marriage is, and should remain, a religious ritual.

If you want the tax breaks, argue that. If you want rights as a spouse, argue that. Stop forcing everyone else to accept your “lifestyle”.

Of course that will never happen as long as there is money to be had. The money keeps flowing and the pride-pushers will keep whining:

“We’re in this for the long haul,” said Jesse Connolly, manager of the pro-gay marriage campaign. “For next week, and next month, and next year — until all Maine families are treated equally. Because in the end, this has always been about love and family and that will always be something worth fighting for.

A similar note was sounded by Democratic Gov. John Baldacci, who signed the bill into law last May and spoke out in defense of the law.

“If we don’t get to the top of the mountain tonight, we’ve made a significant stride. And we’re going to get there,” he said late Tuesday. “We will get to the top of the mountain.”

A significant stride indeed. I can’t wait to see what’s next:

Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, said the state of marriage in American society is already undermined by high cohabitation and out-of-wedlock birth rates.

Gay marriage, he said, will reinforce the idea that traditional marriages formed for the purpose of having children and providing a healthy mother-father environment is out, and alternative partnerships are in. He points to a decade of legalized gay unions in Scandinavia, where marriage rates have declined as the number of babies born to cohabitating has risen.

“The idea of marriage is outdated,” he said. “Parents lost the sense that marriage was about being a parent.”

Kurtz said he does not anticipate a future “patchwork” of state laws in which some will be gay marriage-friendly while others will not recognize the unions. Either a uniform definition of marriage between a man and a woman will be affirmed or not. In the case of the latter, he warned, “We will eventually turn into Scandinavia.”

Like I said, I can’t wait…

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