Many of the people who advocate most vigorously for changing the definition of marriage to one that would include homosexual couples argue that the only possible reason for opposing such a change is “hate” toward homosexuals.

What, then, do they make of homosexuals who themselves oppose redefining marriage?

I met one such person when we both testified against the Maryland bill to redefine marriage last year. Doug Mainwaring is a Tea Party conservative--and identifies himself as gay.

He has become increasingly vocal and visible in defense of marriage as the union of a man and a woman--arguing, correctly, that such a definition is clearly designed to encourage responsible procreation, not to oppress homosexuals.

Check out his latest blog post (“Same-Sex Marriage: We're Playing Chess, Not Checkers”) at The Public Discourse.