Md. gay marriage opponents try overturn it

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#1 Feb 24, 2012
And so it begins. I have hope that they will not secure enough valid signatures. But it is possible. Should the question go on the ballot I hope Maryland will reject it.
Romneys Airtight Crate

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Feb 24, 2012
Well, I guess we know what Maggie "Engine Block" Gallagher is going to be trying to do for the next ten years of her life, without long term success.

Then she'll die and be remembered as a bigot for a short while. Then oblivion.

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#3 Feb 24, 2012
Reject overturning the marriage law recently passed is what I mean.
Sir Andrew

United States

#4 Feb 24, 2012
I think they will have no trouble getting the required signatures. There are easily 56,000 bigotted christians in Maryland.(Sorry for the redundancy).

But Marylanders have always been a bit ahead of the curve when it comes to liberty and justice. I think this will be one of the attempts to overturn that fails and fails big. Maggie and her crowd are becoming increasingly marginalized. This will likely be the beginning of the end for them. This, coupled with the same thing in Washington.

My hopes are high, even if I'm not.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Feb 24, 2012
Delegate Parrott is getting all over his sorry homophobic self; trying to overturn a law the governor hasn't even signed into law yet

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Feb 24, 2012
I still have my doubts about Maryland, especially since the large baptist population will turn out in droves for this election. It will be interesting to say the least.

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#7 Feb 24, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
I still have my doubts about Maryland, especially since the large baptist population will turn out in droves for this election. It will be interesting to say the least.
I have to agree it will be interesting but I am offended you lump all Baptists into the bigot category. I know a few who believe in religious freedom and equal rights.

In fact when I live in Maryland and volunteered for Hearts and Ears (an organization for GLBT people suffering from mental illness) it was a Black Baptist Church that offered to host a national seminar about mental health issues facing GLBT people. Hearts and Ears was also the first Gay organization asked to march in the annual MLK parade in Baltimore. A lot of that support came from black churches, and yes some were Baptist.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Feb 24, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I have to agree it will be interesting but I am offended you lump all Baptists into the bigot category. I know a few who believe in religious freedom and equal rights.
In fact when I live in Maryland and volunteered for Hearts and Ears (an organization for GLBT people suffering from mental illness) it was a Black Baptist Church that offered to host a national seminar about mental health issues facing GLBT people. Hearts and Ears was also the first Gay organization asked to march in the annual MLK parade in Baltimore. A lot of that support came from black churches, and yes some were Baptist.
I realize there are blacks and baptists who support marriage equality. My point was that statistically there is less support among both blacks and baptists than among say white catholics. The black turnout will be large because Obama is on the ticket; the religious turnout will be large if marriage equality is on the ticket. Maryland has a larger proportion of blacks and baptists than the average state, which means we're going to have a larger than usual turnout by 2 groups which have a higher opposition to marriage equality.

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#9 Feb 24, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
I realize there are blacks and baptists who support marriage equality. My point was that statistically there is less support among both blacks and baptists than among say white catholics. The black turnout will be large because Obama is on the ticket; the religious turnout will be large if marriage equality is on the ticket. Maryland has a larger proportion of blacks and baptists than the average state, which means we're going to have a larger than usual turnout by 2 groups which have a higher opposition to marriage equality.
I pretty much already understood that was your point. As you and I have both said, as well as many others, this election year is setting up some very surprising outcomes.

I just hope more people see the value of voting the actual words of the U.S. Constitution rather than religious or political rhetoric.

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