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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

TabSpangler Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:46 AM
This would be true if the government didn't offer tax benefits, social security, and other goodies to married couples. Because of this, it unfortunately makes marriage discriminatory and not liberty neutral.

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...