A question for Charlotte and others.

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Bruce Libby
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A question for Charlotte and others.

On Dec. 29th at least Portland and Augusta will open on Saturday ,a normal closed for business day ,offices for SSM couples to get marriage licenses.
Equality Maine motto "equal rights not special rights".
If I live in either place I cannot register my car there on Saturday!

Equal or Special ?

Reaganite
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If my town's office has

If my town's office has special hours for these special, newly entitled people, I will be in line. I will be there to get a new transfer station permit. And if I don't get it, there will be all kinds of hell to pay.

Bruce Libby
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Sounds about right!

Sounds about right!

Islander
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Isn't this discrimination?

Isn't this discrimination?

bob emrich
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"If my town's office has

"If my town's office has special hours for these special, newly entitled people, I will be in line. I will be there to get a new transfer station permit. And if I don't get it, there will be all kinds of hell to pay."

I will be very interested in the outcome.

David Allen
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You folks probably have no

You folks probably have no idea how little and petty you sound (or care). Two places (so far) have announced that they will change their hours to issue licenses and/or perform marriages. Portland is opening for three hours starting at midnight for that purpose only. This is an historic occasion of great importance to thousands of people, some of whom have been waiting years or even decades for this opportunityto celebrate what for them will be a joyous occasion. Instead of being happy for them, you continue to display your sour grapes.

Apollo
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Can a straight couple get a

Can a straight couple get a marriage license on the Saturday?

Bob S
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Yes.

Yes.

bob emrich
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You are wrong, David Allen.

You are wrong, David Allen. It would be interesting to hear your conclusions if you applied your attempts to judge motivation to a more diverse group. Would you see only negative motives for everyone or only those you disagree with?

Melvin Udall
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#5 QED

#5

QED

Mid-Coast Mainer
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In many Towns, the Clerk

In many Towns, the Clerk staff do not register cars or issue items other than,marraige, birth, death certificates. This usually the case in the larger towns/cities.

Reaganite
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David Allen: I simply want

David Allen: I simply want equal access. My request for a new transfer station permit carries the same municipal weight as a marriage license. And if my tax dollars are going to pay for the town office to be open, I demand equality.

thejohnchapman
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If they required them to

If they required them to actually get married there, I'd favor it. It costs $135 in Portland to actually have the clerk do the ceremony, on top of the license. I'd have a clown and a soda truck there too. I'd get every notary I could to be present. Ka CHING !

lucky
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I agree with David Allen.

I agree with David Allen. Honestly, this reminds me of the flap over the mural. GET OVER IT and find something else to vent your angst on. The premise that this is anything more than sour grapes is crap, this is simply about the fact that homosexuals have finally won the right to marry. Some people can't accept it so keep picking at whatever they can find, trying to stir the pot.
Charlotte, I wish you and your family all the best. You and your betrothed are people who have struggled with triumphs and tragedies in the same way as the rest of humankind. It's sad that people only focus on a small part of who you are and forget that you are as complex as anyone else. Ignore the haters and live your life.

Bob S
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Ignore the haters and live

Ignore the haters and live your life.

And there you have it. If you disagree with homosexuality, you are a hater.

Green-ee
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" And there you have it. If

" And there you have it. If you disagree with homosexuality, you are a hater."
What a remarkably stupid statement.

Mid-Coast Mainer
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Of many more from many

Of many more from many others.

taxfoe
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Reaganite protests: " . . I

Reaganite protests:

" . . I will be there to get a new transfer station permit. And if I don't get it, there will be all kinds of hell to pay."

f/k/a dump permit. The times, they are a changing.

Apollo
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Reaganite, simply tell them

Reaganite, simply tell them you are a gay man and need the permit. You will then promptly get the help from the government liberals.

Green-ee
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The remarkably stupid

The remarkably stupid statement called people who disagree with homosexuality as "haters". As a Christian, I can disagree with something without hating. If town offices opened to process concealed weapon applications and nothing else it would be just as wrong as the offices that are opening to allow gays to marry.
Same sex marriage is unfortunately a reality in Maine. It is a huge leap to assume that these marriages are disagreeable only to "haters".

Reaganite
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Well, I am a mostly happy

Well, I am a mostly happy person, Apollo. It's a shame that the homosexuals have usurped a perfectly fine word like gay.

Oh, and lucky...based on your post - you're the hater here. I'm a freedom fighter, determined to get my money's worth from my tax dollars. Please don't hate me because I'm different.

I couldn't care less that homosexuals can get married. I had a brother in law who was homosexual, until he succumbed to AIDS. More power to them for being able to marry. But they deserve no special treatment. Remember, the rallying cry was that they just wanted to be treated equally. Well, so do I.

What's next, reparations? Special interests groups are by nature a bad thing. They always - and yes, I said ALWAYS - lead to the demand for special "rights."

So, if the Richmond town office opens during off hours, you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be in line, waiting for my transfer station/dump permit.

Apollo
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I know what you mean

I know what you mean Reaganite. I always preferred the word "queer", and they also use that on many of their own activist websites, but I guess it is considered politically incorrect.

Bob S
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Greenee, it was lucky who

Greenee, it was lucky who referred to people as haters.

Bruce Libby
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David Allen They can get

David Allen
They can get married.
They can celebrate,hire a hall and go for it!
None of that requires different hours of a taxpayer funded office, that would be treating everybody equally!
Oh ,or is it a special thing ?

Since you have such feelings about the issue instead of your opinion on how people sound, answer my original question ,explain the difference in the context of what the advocacy groups have said in their fight for this!

Green-ee
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Understood. The original

Understood. The original quote should be attributed to him rather than you. " Ignore the haters and live your life."

Chris Coose
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Charlotte, I've gotta say

Charlotte, I've gotta say that I would be supremely disappointed if you played into this pathetic pity party.
Thanks to Chapman. I hadn't thought to capitalize on this unique and singular event.

Bruce Libby
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Chris no pity If someone is

Chris no pity
If someone is going to use the words stand behind them and explain them particularly after how they have been used in past.
How is this, a admission that in this one small thing, that something special is being done that is not equal for everyone else !
That would be no more or less significant than any other part of this.
That would be honest .
For the record much happiness to each and all.

Chris Coose
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Mike Brennan is a friend of

Mike Brennan is a friend of mine. Give him a call and complain, that is, assuming you are a Portland taxpayer.
If I assume incorrectly, this is nothing but an unabashed pity party.

76.3% of Portland voters voted Yes on Question 1.
It is a recognition of a significant turn in human rights and The City of Portland is recognizing the event.

Being quite happy about the outcome of this vote, please include me as one of those participating in the Portland recognition.

taxfoe
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Love is in the air Everywhere

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

Mid-Coast Mainer
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Get over it.Chances are that the revenue generated by the office being open will exceed the cost. Free enterprise by the Government. What is there to complain about?

Stephen Carmichael
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Considering only .746% of

Considering only .746% of households reported being same sex couples on the US Census, I don't expect to see a run on wedding, but if we do see a run on wedding then many didn't truthfully report to the census.

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