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Gay "Marriage" Wins in 3 States?

I think this may be one of the most disturbing things to occur this election day. Votes on gay marriage in three states seem to be going against traditional marriage.

Maryland, Maine and Minnesota are giving a thumbs up to same-sex marriage questions in early returns.

Maryland voters were approving the state’s Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012, but it is close, and a long ways from final.

The Maryland Legislature had created a civil marriage license and protected churches, only to see the measure end up on the ballot. Maryland voters were also drawn to the polls with a proposal to expand gambling in the Old Line State. Gov. Martin O’Malley, who gets mentioned as a Democratic presidential prospect, supported the same-sex marriage vote.

Maine revisited same-sex marriage with Question 1. Three years after Maine voters rejected legislation to allow same-sex couples to wed, they were narrowly approving the same question from 2009. Voters were asked if they wanted the state of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Minnesota voters were asked to amend the state Constitution to deny marriage to same-sex couples. It is still early in the count, but the margin to reject is strong.
I think the argument that you can be personally pro-traditional marriage but you have no right to legislate your morality that worked so well for liberals in the abortion debate is working in the marriage debate.

And we're told that just because the government recognizes gay marriage, it doesn't mean that churches will be forced to recognize of perform them. But that's a little hard to believe when we were told the same thing about abortion and now religious institutions are being forced to provide abortifacient coverage to employees.

*subhead*More bad news.*subhead*

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8 comments:

Sarah L said...

Seriously thinking of moving to Montana. I was really hoping that at least Minnesota's Marriage Amendment would pass, but it's not looking good.
Still proud of our bishop, though (Abp. John Nienstedt). :)

Chris said...

Washington State too.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to call it gay mirage from now on.

Scott W. said...

I shared the view with a few others that most of our conservatives are really liberals ten-years behind the times. So when marriage protections were passing and they cried, "The people have spoken!" I said not so fast because this was just going to keep coming up until ssm does pass. That's how democratic entropy works. Now maybe more good Christians are open to the idea that the treasury of good will Christians enjoyed has run out and that we are under secular dhimmitude. We are pilgrims in an unholy land.

Adrienne said...

Trial lawyers will be feasting at the table. Expect to see lawsuits forcing anyone that has anything to do with weddings to accommodate same-sex "marriages." You may count on it...

Sarah L said...

I expect that now our Minnesota legislature--the liberals within--will be working overtime to scrap the Minnesota statute defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Our governor, Dayton, has already expressed his eagerness to cooperate with them in rewriting Minnesota's law regarding marriage.
Here's hoping and praying that we still have
enough people of moral courage in the legislature to stop them.
Most of my in-laws are gloating--thrilled at the outcome of this election.
All in all, though, we're in God's hands and not the world's. Because of that, we still have more reason to rejoice than to be depressed, no matter who gets elected and what the world's "elect" do to this country and to others.

Mary De Voe said...

The death knell rings for freedom and good will.

Mary De Voe said...

Adrienne: The Legal Aid pays for any civil rights case, like the ACLU's assault on religious Liberty in the name of civil rights. Are these lawyers being paid by our tax money to defraud us of our legitimate freedom, to inject a fraudulent husband and wife and perjury in a court of law. Are we paying for this?

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