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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Chief S.P. Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:36 AM
I completely agree with this article. However, when argueing your position it is always best to keep your arguements within the confines of what your opponent can agree with. The point about this issue not being addressed by any other moral thinker is not a good one to use. Although I agree with Dennis' point, this arguement is easily brushed aside as "so what". We need to stick with stronger arguements in order to win the debate.
Big O7 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:45 AM
The only reply I can think of to your comment is, ¨Huh?¨

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...