In response to:

Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

DCM in FL Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:01 PM
I saw a close friend die of AIDS, due to a very typical "gay" lifestyle, after hearing him make all the claims that your usual "happy" gays make. Partly (and only partly) because of him, I know that even uninformed opposition to homosexuality does far less harm to homosexuals than homosexuality itself does. I don't hate homosexuals; I hate homosexuality because of what it does to people.

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...