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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

El Vaquero Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:41 AM
I assume that she was intended by God to be that way. She grew up in a stable family-valued home. I muse that it could have been her early childhood years in Austin TX, but I know that she is a child comfortable in her own skin. We have a good relationship, but we cannot agree that SSM is right for people. I approve of "legal unions" with the legal rights that it affords. But I cannot redefine the definition of marriage. Thank you, Mr. Prager!

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...