Deciding gay marriage as civil policy by popular vote
#1
What is the morality of putting this out to a vote? Many politicians say it should be up to states to decide this since federal government should not get involved in issues like this.
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#2
The morality of putting an intrinsically evil issue up for vote?

Hmm...
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#3
The issue has come up in Australia. Conservatives support a plebiscite on a constitutional amendment to make samesex marriage legal because they think it won't pass by this vehicle and if they don't address the issue this way, it will be settled by a vote in parliament where it will most likely succeed. Although in principle it is immoral to propose such a plebiscite, in this case it may be the best political tactic to stall the cultural revolution down under.


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#4
It's wrong to put it to a vote as if either result were morally acceptable. But I don't think it's wrong to ask the lawgiver to make a good law where one is needed or to refuse to adopt a bad law that is being proposed or imposed--and such actions in this system are done by vote.  But a vote can reach the wrong decision and make a bad law just like a king can, but that doesn't make it wrong to ask the lawgiver to do his/their job correctly.

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