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teddybear101
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Lexicaholic
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Gay Marriage

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/5/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 975 times Debate No: 8884
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teddybear101

Pro

I am for Gay Marriage. I will let my brave opponent go first.
Lexicaholic

Con

Marriage is an abomination at worst and an outdated religious rite at best. It encourages mutual parasitism and a sense of mutual obligation where there should be mutual affection. Half of all marriages fail. [1] Worse, marriage is a religious rite that has no place being supported by the federal government, or the states, and should be removed from the purview of both. Providing special rights to two married individuals and not for many or one individual potentially violates the establishment clause. [2] For centuries, religious moralists have used marriage as a tool of social oppression. [3] Why continue an outdated social institution? It would be like continuing ancient fertility rites ... which marriage arguably is.

[1] http://www.cdc.gov...
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[3] http://hnn.us...
Debate Round No. 1
teddybear101

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teddybear101 forfeited this round.
Lexicaholic

Con

Forfeit noted, argument extended, etc.
Debate Round No. 2
teddybear101

Pro

teddybear101 forfeited this round.
Lexicaholic

Con

My opponent never rebutted my argument that marriage is bad. If marriage is bad, gay marriage, as a subset of marriage, is bad. Ergo, vote Con.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
Oh, I'm sure he'll recover by the time he gets married. ;)
Posted by feverish 7 years ago
feverish
Nice job lex, although you may have scared this poor teddy bear chap off the site with the unexpected and devastating power of your argument. lol.
Posted by pcmbrown 7 years ago
pcmbrown
Very much agreed :)
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