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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Chief S.P. Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:42 AM
By that reasoning, there should not be any STD's or blackmail within the "straight" population. Since societies have always had straight marriages there has never been a "stigma" nor a reason for "concealment". Yet heterosexuals still contract STD's and are blackmailed. Your arguement is invalid.
Gilchrist Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 4:14 PM
As for straight marriages not having a stigma, please note Gen. Betrayus was deemed a security risk for having an extrramarital affair and the blackmail risk.
Gilchrist Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 4:13 PM
Do you deny that there is a stigma associated with homosexual relationships and that homosexuals frequently change partners in order to avoid notice and discovery. Encouraging faithful relationships WILL reduce the transmission of STDs because transmission is comes from an infected partner and is abetted by frequent changes of partners. Of course heterosexuals get STD's, but if marriage begins with two uninfected partners and they remain faithful, neither is apt to contract an STD (yes, some infections come from non-sexual activities).
Gilchrist Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 4:13 PM
Do you deny that there is a stigma associated with homosexual relationships and that homosexuals frequently change partners in order to avoid notice and discovery. Encouraging faithful relationships WILL reduce the transmission of STDs because transmission is comes from an infected partner and is abetted by frequent changes of partners. Of course heterosexuals get STD's, but if marriage begins with two uninfected partners and they remain faithful, neither is apt to contract an STD (yes, some infections come from non-sexual activities).

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...