The 10 Best Arguments for SSM -- And Why They're Still Flawed


Brandon Vogt writes:

[Same-sex marriage is] a magnet for controversy and evokes strong reactions from those on either side of the debate. But underneath the fiery passion and rhetoric, we must evaluate the real arguments.

Thus, Our Sunday Visitor invited me to write a special section for their newsweekly examining the ten most common arguments for "same-sex marriage." You've likely heard many of these from friends, family members, co-workers, and commenters around the Internet. The arguments I cover include:

  1. Marriage has evolved throughout history, so it can change again.
  2. "Same-sex marriage" is primarily about equality.
  3. Everyone has the right to marry whomever he or she loves.
  4. "Same-sex marriage" won’t affect you, so what’s the big deal?
  5. "Same-sex marriage" will not lead to other redefinitions.
  6. If same-sex couples can’t marry because they can’t reproduce, why can infertile couples marry?
  7. Children will not be affected since there is no difference between same-sex parents and opposite-sex parents.
  8. Opposition to same-sex marriage is based on bigotry, homophobia, and religious hatred.
  9. The struggle for "same-sex marriage" is just like the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  10. "Same-sex marriage is inevitable," so we should "stand on the right side of history."

Also check out Vogt's website.