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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Chries Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:39 AM
I'm beginning to believe that gays don't so much want the right to marry as they want the right to divorce. I think we are shortsighted to not take into consideration a desire for a transfer of wealth via community property statutes. As someone who is familiar with the gay community, it's not a big leap to think there will be young "bucks" seducing well-off, older gay men into proposing marriage because they want to "clean up" in a divorce settlement. Can you imagine the kinds of salacious court cases we would have when wealthy gay senior citizens have their family and their gay "spouse" fighting over assets in family court at a divorce proceeding? Prager's right; gay marriage would not be good for society...

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...