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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

du2 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:19 PM
All things considered Anon, gay people have suffered many casualties well before anything to do with 8, or Chik Fil A. Whatever discernible threats you think you know about, don't even come close to what gay people have suffered. When pressed to produce evidence of when or where anyone was threatened who supported 8, there was no proof anyone gay was involved. And typically no police reports were filed or an investigation gleaned any evidence of the same. So far, the hyperbole of the anti gay rises to the level of crying wolf. Frankly, Anon, since you had to run from the subject at hand, you're proving more and more, you have little to shore up your points. What you want in terms of discrimination, would HAVE to apply to hets too.

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...