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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

David700 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:38 PM
"... there is no moral equivalence between opposition to interracial marriage and opposition to same-sex marriage." Really? Opposition is pretty much the same. It was based primarily on religious opprobrium. Moreover, in Loving, the Court determined that marriage to the person one loves is a basic civil and human right. That sounds pretty "moral" to me.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:16 PM
there's never been any right to marry -anyone- one pleases;
there have always been limitations;age of consent,not closely related,and man-woman.
Or are you arguing that an adult son can marry his mother,adult bro and sis marry,etc?
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 3:40 PM
BALONEY,opposition has been based largely on MEDICAL and HEALTH reasons,religion being second to that.
medically,homosexuality IS an unhealthy,destructive behavior,as commonly practiced.
there's good medical reason why homos are prohibited from donating blood or organs.
the CDC says that over 50% of new HIV cases in the US are in a group that is less than 2% of the population; male homos. Then there are all the OTHER diseases homos contract at far higher rates than normals.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 3:42 PM
early societies quickly recognized the negative health aspects of homosex,even though they didn't understand exactly why,not having the science.
Bill1895 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:59 PM
As I menitoned earlier, the law that the Loving ruling struck down was design to prevent mixed races involving a white parent. other races could mix. Also no matter what preverted things two "men" or two "women" do together, they can not biologically produce a child.

Baek v Nelson was decided after Loving, in which two "men" were denied a marriage license: the US Supreme Court upheld that.
Mark in CA Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:04 PM
Well, Dave, what do you say?
HarleyStar Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:43 PM
Do you think it's fair to discriminate against polygamists?
David700 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:46 PM
I have not litigated the issue so I do not know. I have not asked the necessary questions to formulate and informed opinion.
HarleyStar Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:02 PM
So your opinion is that only issues you have litigated qualify for debate?

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...