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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

David3036 Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 7:52 AM
Men engaged in sexual behavior with each other is not the issue. That has happened throughout history and will continue. The issue is whether two people who are in a committed relationship deserve to have the same legal protections for their union as you do in yours. It's that simple. It has nothing to do with "Impulses" or whether you, or they, believe in "eternity"

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...