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Sara Beg POS 2041 There may not be a more sensitive topic of discussion than same-sex marriage. As with any issue, there are two sides to it: those who support it, and those who are opposed to it. Although many proponents of same-sex marriage are liberal while many opponents are conservative, it does not mean a liberal cannot be against same-sex marriage or that a conservative cannot be a proponent of it. Theodore B. Olson is considered conservative but is also a supporter of same-sex marriage. Throughout his Newsweek article “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage,” he points out how the opponents of same-sex marriage do not seem to have any logical arguments against it, once the religious conflict is removed from the scenario. Olson makes the argument that, since “marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation” gay and lesbian couples should not only be allowed to marry, their efforts to uphold our society’s values should also be appreciated (Olson, 2010). This contrasts with the typical opponent’s argument that same-sex marriage is unnatural and should be condemned. According to the LA Times, as well, it seems that the only viable argument against
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