Friday, November 02, 2012

Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

It should go without saying, but it is rather telling that a conservative would feel the need to write such a column (with which I don't fully agree, by the way, but that's a different discussion).
Image: Jeff Belmonte some rights reserved
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? continue reading...

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