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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

mulbery Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:09 PM
Dude you totally don't get constitutional rights. I wonder if you think slavery was OK? Does your wife know that you were against her being able to vote (or wear shoes?) The number of people who fit any particular description may be small (like Muslims, jews, or mentally handicapped) but they are ALL deserving of the same rights under our constitution.

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...