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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Justin265 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 4:13 PM
I think Prager does a good job of framing the issue, but then I find his ultimate point unsatisfying. So the main problem he has with same-sex marriage is that it will lead to gender confusion and the loss of motherhood and fatherhood as values. Fine, but he doesn't go on to explain WHY gender confusion and the loss of motherhood and fatherhood as values is bad. Why would it be bad for people to self-identify as a "person" instead of a "man" or a "woman" and why would it be bad for parents to self-identify as a "parent" instead of a "father" or a "mother"?
Fabius Cunctator Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 5:36 PM
RE: Justin265 4:13 PM
RE: Identity
My response;
We identify differences because those diferences have unique characteristics and functions. Assigning implied definitions or new meanings to words does not change the nature of people or reality.

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...