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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:14 PM
David, is it "discriminatory" to allow law-abiding adults to vote, but deny that privilege to convicted felons? Societies throughout history have incentivized what they want more of and disincentivized what they want less of. Surely you're not suggesting that we actively WANT more homosexuals...? then why incentivize them?!

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...