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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

du2 Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 11:45 AM
con't: Jerome and I are accurate in the kind of attitudes that prevent gay people from their full potential as citizens. It's immoral to benefit from taxing them, and their labors and responsibilities, and then deny them the full of the GUARANTEED rights and protections that go with them. It's cowardice to maintain segregationist policies for gay people, to reinforce prejudice. I've been on the front lines, and know what it's like to defend a very unpopular minority. Not you. I'm from a FAMILY of civil rights activists whose name is on a CA Constitutional law. Moral cowards, ignorant detractors and simpletons don't fight for the justice of others, and you haven't. Your insults are typical of that also.

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...