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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Mainstream_American Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:40 AM
Does it matter how she got that way? El, if you want some hope, Anne Heche was dating Ellen Degeneres and then found a good man to marry and to have his child. Maybe your daughter will also wind up on that path.

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...