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Same-sex marriage question will be on Maryland ballot
The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2012 | David Hill

Posted on 06/08/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ANNAPOLIS — Organizers of a petition against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law have collected enough valid voter signatures to send the law to a November referendum, state election officials said Thursday.

The state Board of Elections announced that local elections boards have verified 70,039 signatures on the petition to force a statewide vote on the law — exceeding the 55,736 signatures that were required to be turned in by June 30.

The Maryland Marriage Alliance has led the petition effort against the law, which was passed in February by the General Assembly. The group says it submitted more than 122,000 signatures last week to the state.

“We’re ecstatic that Maryland’s citizens are guaranteed the opportunity to vote on such a critical issue,” said MMA Executive Director Derek McCoy, who added that the group will continue collecting signatures through the end of the month. “Multiple thousands of people across the state are energized by this issue and want to see it go to referendum.”

Local elections boards must still count the nearly 50,000 remaining signatures on the petition.

And they must start their review of the 28,000 signatures turned in by a group hoping to force a referendum on the state’s new congressional district map.

State officials say the petitions workload is virtually unprecedented in a state that has had just one successful referendum effort in the past 20 years, but that elections officials are up to the challenge.

“There’s no question that it’s a lot of work and it will mean extra hours,” said Mary Cramer Wagner, director of the state Board of Elections‘ voter registration division. “But the [local boards] will get it done.”

Elections officials must count all of the marriage signatures by June 18 and all of the congressional redistricting signatures by June 20.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; lgbt; mma; neilparrott; petition; petitions; redistricting; referenda; referendum; signatures

1 posted on 06/08/2012 10:08:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx5nUOl-nVI&list=UUBABsFdW6BWDykitKZAt8vg&index=1&feature=plcp


2 posted on 06/08/2012 10:09:18 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


3 posted on 06/08/2012 10:09:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve heard that in addition to Maryland, that Minnesota, Maine, and Washington state will also vote on the definition of marriage in November.

These are all liberal leaning states, so we’ll see.


4 posted on 06/08/2012 10:12:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland, the most liberal state in the east, will give in. Faggots will flock to mary land in droves.


5 posted on 06/08/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If the law is voted down, Maryland’s highest court will rule that voters had no right to vote on this topic. The court will throw out the plebecite and restore homo marriage.


6 posted on 06/08/2012 10:23:54 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Maryland’s same-sex marriage law

First, it's not same-sex it's homosexual.

Second, it's not marriage. Marriage is between men and women.

We need to take back the language.



7 posted on 06/08/2012 11:07:01 PM PDT by 867V309
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MA hasn’t gone GOP in a presidential election since Reagan.


8 posted on 06/08/2012 11:16:57 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr
MA hasn’t gone GOP in a presidential election since Reagan.

That's MD Maryland, not MA Massachusetts being talked about here. To which are you referring?

9 posted on 06/09/2012 12:07:06 AM PDT by imardmd1 (To thine own self be true, hmm?)
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To: imardmd1

Sorry, senior moment.

MD/Maryland last went GOP in 1998.


10 posted on 06/09/2012 12:13:20 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: imardmd1

Crap, futz again.. !988, not 98...

I should go to bed.

thanks for the catch.


11 posted on 06/09/2012 12:15:25 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I live in this liberal infested state, but I still don’t think that Maryland will vote to allow this. Carroll, Harford, Cecil, Fredrick, Washington Counties and all of the Eastern Shore will pole huge against same-sex marriage. I bet there is still enough in Balt Co to help out with this too.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 12:57:35 AM PDT by theelephantway
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To: theelephantway

And don’t forget the “African-American” voters in Baltimore City and Prince Georges County.

They may provide many votes for traditional marriage this November.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 1:22:36 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: theelephantway

I hope you are right, but I am worried, as I know of many otherwise sensible people who view the referendum as “hateful”. The homos have done an excellent job in their propaganda campaign with many of the younger set, beginning with the Gen Xers.


14 posted on 06/09/2012 4:53:47 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: theelephantway

Maryland is ranked 50th in personal freedoms. It’s a shxthole of a state in which I also live and wouldn’t if it wasn’t for the job I have.

http://mercatus.org/freedom-50-states-2011/MD


15 posted on 06/09/2012 6:16:01 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Minnesota's initiative is almost even. The homos have been gaining ground, but we'll see how the people actually vote come November.

If Minnesota prohibits homo "marriage," then the issue is just about dead. The next step, I'm convinced, is to introduce an amendment to the US Constitution to define marriage as one man/one woman. I think the votes are there for ratification.

16 posted on 06/09/2012 6:23:43 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: theelephantway

I believe you. And despite the questionable polls showing blacks largely following Obama in to accepting counterfeit marriage, I believe that in the polling booth, they will revert to their true convictions.


17 posted on 06/09/2012 6:38:49 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 867V309

Homosexuals want to destroy marriage because they are jealous of the happiness we heterosexuals can find in marriage if we work at it.

Marriage is the ultimate goal of the heterosexual lifestyle and homosexuals want to make it as insignificant as they can so they can make us as miserable as they are.


18 posted on 06/09/2012 2:33:39 PM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
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To: 867V309

People who lack even a rudimentary understanding of language are the LAST ones who should be talking about “taking it back”.

Do you know what the prefix “homo” means? Obviously not, so here you go: it means “same”. So you’ve attempted to correct “same sex” to *another* term for “same sex”.

I’m as opposed to same sex marriage as the next guy, but seriously, let’s not spread our position through a message of ignorance. That’s a surefire way to perpetuate that favorite liberal stereotype that everyone who opposes same sex unions is some uneducated hick.


19 posted on 06/09/2012 7:59:18 PM PDT by GetTheLibsOut
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To: 867V309

Oh and here’s some reading for you as well:

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7319


20 posted on 06/09/2012 8:00:02 PM PDT by GetTheLibsOut
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To: GetTheLibsOut
Do you know what the prefix “homo” means? Obviously not, so here you go: it means “same”. So you’ve attempted to correct “same sex” to *another* term for “same sex”.

To you, same-sex and homosexual have exactly the same meaning; to me they do not, because one has a much more negative connotation. When you come right down to it, that was one point of my post #7.

If my opposition to the homosexual agenda and their nefarious tactics to make it more palatable make me an uneducated hick, so be it.



21 posted on 06/10/2012 11:12:49 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: 867V309

> To you, same-sex and homosexual have exactly the same meaning

I’m sorry if you don’t know how language works, but yes, synonyms *do* have the same meaning. And no, it’s not “to me”. That’s what the terms mean. In the English language. Which we are speaking.

I would ask you what ‘homosexual’ means “to you”, but I know you wouldn’t be capable of providing any meaning other than “attracted to the same sex”, so I won’t even waste my time.

> to me they do not, because one has a much more negative connotation

So basically you just have some kind of personal emotional reaction to one of the two synonyms, and that means that there’s some reason to “correct” people on their already-correct usage. You might as well go around “correcting” people who use the word “dog” and tell them they should *actually* be using the word “canine”, because you’re “taking language back”.

Nonsense arguments like this make the rest of us look bad. Don’t make yourself a caricature...it just makes the libs’ jobs easier.


22 posted on 06/10/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT by GetTheLibsOut
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To: GetTheLibsOut

That you can’t grasp the concept of words having meaning beyond their dictionary definition is not my problem.


23 posted on 06/10/2012 5:06:04 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: 867V309

>I would ask you what ‘homosexual’ means “to you”, but I know you wouldn’t be capable of providing any meaning other than “attracted to the same sex”, so I won’t even waste my time.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT by GetTheLibsOut
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