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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

DVangura Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:24 AM
Actually you are wrong. The marriage rate in European nations is plummeting. And the number of children growing up in Europe without the foundation of an intact family is skyrocketing. A recent article about marriage in Sweden has reported that the number of 2nd children born to unmarried couples has now surpassed 50%. The practice of hooking-up, getting pregnant and then deciding to get married is dying in Europe. We already see the devastating effects these socialist policies are having. The Europeans are dying out and being replaced by colonist from the Middle East.
The Original King Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:42 AM
DVangura.....but even if your stats are true, I SERIOUSLY doubt that this would have anything at all to do with the allowance of same sex marriage. It seems to me that, if anything, the fact that same sex couples are willing to fight so strongly for the right to marry would tend to make the institution of marriage seem all the more important and desireable to everyone, including straight couples.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:38 AM
Could you please cite your research? And what evidence is there that same-sex marriage is the cause? Is it possible that the rates are merely the product of ongoing trends? For there to be a clear causation, there must be a clear statistical link.

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...