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This is a screen shot of an ad running on the 'net ( Vote for Marriage NC | VoteForMarriageNC.com). The group is apparently anti marriage equality, and the headline asks:
Should gay marriage activists redefine marriage for everyone in North Carolina?
That should be a simple yes/no opinion question, but in the text of the ad there are two conflicting questions, followed by the Yes and No check off fields:
Do you believe the voters of North Carolina should decide the definition of marriage?Or should gay marriage activists redefine marriage for everyone?
No matter which way one votes, what is one voting in favor of? This is sort of like the question "Would you like to be stabbed in the eye with a knitting needle or given a million dollars? Answer yes or no." It's easy enough to answer if you want to be both stabbed in the eye and given the money, or if you don't. However, "yes" or "no" does not indicate which you are choosing, if you have a preference.
By the way, as far as I can tell, gay activists are not trying to redefine marriage for everyone in North Carolina (or the United States, for that matter), but to expand the legal definition of marriage (or--in my view--remove the discriminatory aspects of the current law).