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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Vincent150 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:39 AM
You present a false distinction. I oppose same-sex 'marriage' not because it's somehow harmful to society, but because it's incoherent. The idea of "same-sex marriage" is a logical contradiction, something like a square circle. The idea that government can decide how to (re)define marriage is like suggesting that Congress can pass a law (or worse, the Supreme Court can decide) that tomatoes aren't actually a kind of fruit, but really they should be classified as a species of dolphin. If it's an empirical matter (which it certainly is), we're asking the wrong authority to comment on it; we should, as you say, be going to the great moral thinkers, not the government.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:43 AM
Good points. Kinda goes down that same road as "safe sex". Sex is only safe when done as the Lord told us to do it.

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...