October 19, 2012
The 'Conservative Rationale' for Gay Marriage?
With Election Day less than three weeks away, ballot questions regarding same-sex marriage in four states are suddenly assuming a higher profile. Up until now, the debate has mostly consisted of ideologues on either side duking it out online and in various isolated forums. Now, suddenly, voters are starting to pay attention. Much of the media reporting nowadays focuses on the growing size of the war chests for either side and the comparative advantage deeper pockets may bring. The real story, however, lies not in what lobbyists do, but what is in the hearts and minds of voters in Maryland, Washington, Maine, and Minnesota. And while many try to inject religion into this important debate, voters would do well to familiarize themselves with the non-religious reasons to abandon the idea of same-sex marriage. As Americans, it is our duty to reason and judge as citizens, and not solely as Christians, Muslims, or Jews. We Americans like the idea of...(Read Full Article)