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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

RG_THP_Website Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:26 PM
Government "Marriage" started in 1753 in England and Wales and it was named the Marriage Act of 1753 or Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act and it called for the couple to be at least 21 years old and if they weren't then they needed the consent of the parent. Before this law the couple could be as young as seven years old and get married. They also had to get married in a church or the marriage wouldn't be legal. The original Marriage Act was the result of the many orphans being abandoned and becoming a burden on society. The Marriage contract made men responsible for their children relieving society from the financial burden of raising those children and placing it where it belonged.
RG_THP_Website Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:26 PM
'Collectivists' always want to take the 'Bad Decisions' and actions of individuals and place the results of those bad actions and decisions on other American Citizens in the name of 'Sacrifice For The Common Good'.

The Marriage act NEVER had anything to do with sexual preferences but rather the protection of children - which Homosexuals cannot have by definition.

Homosexuals want the rights and benefits extended to those who conceive and bear children even though they are incapable of procreation.

Society by law, decided to extend benefits to the blind.
RG_THP_Website Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:27 PM
Analogous to what Homosexuals want by 'Homosexual Marriage' is for a sighted citizen to receive the same rights as someone who is blind.

Homosexuals immediately respond by citing instances where a man and woman are married that are incapable of procreation, because of medical issues.

Present laws do NOT require a medical exam to prove the ability of a couple to procreate before marriage which of course be a violation of privacy rights.

Every American Citizen has the same right to marry someone of the opposite sex as any other American Citizen.
Mark in CA Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:30 PM
RG, you stated: "Every American Citizen has the same right to marry someone of the opposite sex as any other American Citizen."

That is the inescapable crux of the equality argument.

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...