Changing Minds on Gay Marriage
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 31 March 2013, Question 2
I answered a question on changing minds on gay marriage on Philosophy in Action Radio on 31 March 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
How might social conservatives be convinced to support gay marriage? Rob Portman, a Republican Senator from Ohio, recently decided to openly support gay marriage after his son came out to him and his wife. What can be done to help other conservatives see gay marriage in a new light – as a matter of liberty and individual identity?
My Answer, In Brief: The way the change more minds on gay marriage is by exposing people to the facts about gays and gay marriage, then integrating that experience with core American values. Most conservatives will come around in the next decade or two.
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- Gay couples also deserve chance to get married by Rob Portman
- The Atlantic: The Key to Same-Sex Marriage's Fast Acceptance: The Courage to Come Out
- TIME: How Gay Marriage Won
- Washington Monthly: Under the Gaydar
- "I am Married ... to a Woman" by Ron Pisaturo
- Philosophy in Action: State Involvement in Marriage and Speaking Out Against Bigotry
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