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Lilian1993
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mrbobalino
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Divorce should be illegal

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Started: 6/29/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lilian1993

Pro

Divorce should be illegal. The institution of marriage is now a joke, something with a potential asset and monetary value.
mrbobalino

Con

Regardless of whether or not marriage is necessary to begin with or if it actually means anything in the grand scheme of things, as of now, divorce is a necessity. Regardless of what you think, marriage is viewed by the general public as a bond between two loving individuals, not something to be used for economic gain. The majority of individuals marry because they love each other, not because they want to make money. Therefore, divorce is necessary because it allows two people that prematurely married or decide that they don't love one another anymore to brake the bond of marriage. While it may not make sense to you why two people wouldn't just stay in the unhappy marriage and continue receiving money, marriage fundamentally exists as a bond between two people rather than an economic institution. When two people wish to break this bond, they must have a divorce. Therefore, divorce should not be illegal.
Debate Round No. 1
Lilian1993

Pro

Well if you choose to get married you legally bind yourself to an individual that you choose! Marriage is sacred and it isn't meant to be broken by a piece of paper! If you marry for love then why do you break it? Marriage in all its legality is a civil union!
mrbobalino

Con

Let me debunk some things said here:

"Well if you choose to get married you legally bind yourself to an individual that you choose!"
Yes, but this doesn't mean that you can't unbind yourself. And, people can choose poorly and end up not wanting to be legally bound to someone anymore.

"Marriage is sacred and it isn't meant to be broken by a piece of paper!"
Marriage is certified by a peace of paper, why can't it be broken by one? The idea that marriage is sacred is overly idealistic -- people fall out of love and make poor decisions to marry people that they can't coexist with, making divorces necessary.

"If you marry for love then why do you break it?"
Again, people fall out of love and make poor decisions to marry people that they can't coexist with, making divorce necessary. In a perfect world we wouldn't need divorce, but we currently do for the aforementioned reasons.

Regardless of how "sacred" marriage is, divorce is necessary to allow people to get out of unhappy and potentially harmful situations, which brings me to my next point. Sometimes, someone gets married not knowing that their future husband/wife is abusive. Divorce is needed to get out of bad scenarios like this.
Debate Round No. 2
Lilian1993

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mrbobalino

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Debate Round No. 3
Lilian1993

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mrbobalino

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Debate Round No. 4
Lilian1993

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mrbobalino

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by maddyvonree 1 year ago
maddyvonree
No matter how much a dislike divorce, it sometimes is necessary for a relationship. If there is abuse, or anything else that makes this relationship not a very good one, divorce is a must.
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