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royalpaladin
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AlwaysMoreThanYou
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A just state would ban arranged marriage.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/28/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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royalpaladin

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Definition
Arranged Marriage
: A marriage planned and agreed to by the families or guardians of the bride and groom, who have little or no say in the matter themselves [1]. Arranged marriages include forced marriages, in which at least one party does not offer any form of consent to the match [2].

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AlwaysMoreThanYou

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I have accepted.
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royalpaladin

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royalpaladin

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AlwaysMoreThanYou

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Posted by Deathbeforedishonour 5 years ago
Deathbeforedishonour
I agree, that is the one form of marriage that I think should be banned FOREVER!
Posted by royalpaladin 5 years ago
royalpaladin
It could be a parent or a religious community.

You can accept the debate now ;)
Posted by royalpaladin 5 years ago
royalpaladin
I will assume that the individuals are being forced into a marriage by people who have a measure of power over them.
Posted by AlwaysMoreThanYou 5 years ago
AlwaysMoreThanYou
In fact, I would accept if the people being forced into marriage were in some way dependent on their parents. Otherwise I can't see how even a hypothetical case can be made that you should be able to force someone who you may have only the most tenuous relationship to into marriage.

For the record, I consider forced marriages immoral.
Posted by royalpaladin 5 years ago
royalpaladin
I am well aware of my what my resolution is. AMTY wants to restrict the debate to children so that he can undoubtedly argue that children should be forced to do whatever parents want.
Posted by adontimasu 5 years ago
adontimasu
Who said anything about children? This is about arranged marriages, not child marriages.
Posted by royalpaladin 5 years ago
royalpaladin
LOL, you want to defend forcibly marrying off children?
Posted by AlwaysMoreThanYou 5 years ago
AlwaysMoreThanYou
Looks like someone's using Foxfire.

In related news, I'll accept if the non consenting spouse(s) are agreed to have not reached the age of majority.
Posted by Jessalyn 5 years ago
Jessalyn
I'd do it, but I agree with you for the most part.
For the most part.
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