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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Mark in CA Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:54 PM
David, you groundlessly assert much. For one thing, I'm not encouraging homosexuals to enter into conventional marriages so don't accuse me of that. I don't encourage anyone to sin. If they choose to commit homosexual acts the guilt is not on me. It is 100% squarely on them. Societal acceptance of gay marriage will not change the fact that it is a sin. It will not erase the negative consequences of engaging in such behaviors though everyone in the population were to pretend otherwise.

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...