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brewer61
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FuzzyCatPotato
Con (against)
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Gay Marriage Should be legal

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FuzzyCatPotato
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/28/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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brewer61

Pro

Same-sex couples should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment in the same way as heterosexual couples. [40] The Human Rights Campaign Foundation states that many same-sex couples "want the right to legally marry [and] honor their relationship in the greatest way our society has to offer..."

Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. Many benefits are only available to married couples, such as hospital visitation during an illness, taxation and inheritance rights, access to family health coverage, and protection in the event of the relationship ending. [6] An Oct. 2, 2009 analysis by the New York Times estimates that a same-sex couple denied marriage benefits will incur an additional $41,196 to $467,562 in expenses over their lifetime compared to a married heterosexual couple.
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

CONTENTION ONE: PLAGIARISM

Pro has plagiarized Pro's entire argument [1]. This is grounds for a full forfeit.

CONTENTION TWO: GAY MARRIAGE ASSIMILATES AND DESTROYS GAY CULTURE

As ProCon.org states, "The gay community has created its own vibrant culture. .... As ... Badgett ... summarizes, "marriage means adopting heterosexual forms of family and giving up distinctively gay family forms and perhaps even gay and lesbian culture,"" [1].

We would not be okay with destroying the culture of any other minority. Why should gays be different?

CONTENTION THREE: MARRIAGE IS BAD, GAY MARRIAGE INCREASES MARRIAGES

As ProCon.org states, "Ettelbrick ... wrote ... "Marriage runs contrary to ... the validation of many forms of relationships." The ... Gay Liberation Front ... said ... "[M]arriage as one of the most insidious .... microcosm[s] of oppression,”" [1].

Marriage is oppression. Gay marriage is oppression. Banning gay marriage helps start a ban of all marriage.

REFERENCES
[1] http://gaymarriage.procon.org...;
Debate Round No. 1
brewer61

Pro

brewer61 forfeited this round.
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

Pro has forfeited Round 2. Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 2
brewer61

Pro

brewer61 forfeited this round.
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

Pro has forfeited Round 3.

Pro has forfeited all forfeitable rounds and has plagiarized Pro's entire argument.

Pro has not rebutted any of Con's arguments.

Pro has no sources.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by FuzzyCatPotato 2 years ago
FuzzyCatPotato
Will do.
Posted by dsjpk5 2 years ago
dsjpk5
Fuzzy... I was thinking the same thing concerning plagiarism. Let me know when this goes to a vote.
Posted by MyDinosaurHands 2 years ago
MyDinosaurHands
You're so radical bro.
Posted by JasperFrancisShickadance 2 years ago
JasperFrancisShickadance
I might accept in a few days, if I could just stop my schedule! :D
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff and plagiarism
Vote Placed by Tweka 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF and Con rebuts Pro's case.
Vote Placed by dsjpk5 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Plagiarism by pro. 7 point ff.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture, Con's points were not refuted.