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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Reed42 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:24 AM
Dear Kev, Homosexual marriage does not negate heterosexual marriage, but it does dilute the meaning. Gay still means happy, but the use is uncommon since the term was diluted to include happy same sex partners. As for E-harmony, the were forced by law to provide a service they had no knowledge of and no expertise, in a market that was already well served. It would be like forcing GM to build air planes.

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...