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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Bill1895 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:36 AM
No: Loving v Virginia is not relevant. First off, the law only prevented white people from entering into inter racial marriage: black, native American or Asian could inter marry. It was disciminatory against whites or any non white that wanted to marry a white.The law was designed to preserve the white racial integrity of children. Since two men (or more) or two women (or more) can not biologically produce a child, the law is not relevent. Baker v Nelson is a decision that was later than Loving v Virginia in which the US Supreme Court agreed that same sex couples were not entitled to a marriage license.

Next week voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington will vote on whether to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.

Given that there are good people on both sides of this issue, how are we to explain their opposing views?

The primary explanation is this: Proponents and opponents ask two different questions.

Proponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is keeping the definition of marriage as man-woman fair to gays? Opponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is same-sex marriage good for society?

Few on either side honestly address the question of the other side. Opponents of same-sex marriage rarely acknowledge...