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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Reed42 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:57 AM
If a clear case for a societal benefit is proven, I could support it as a civil construct, but not a religious one. I doubt this will be the case but I can always be swayed by evidence.

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...