Gay marriage should be legal.
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"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
The Supreme Court was never given the power to decide what the correct definition of Marraige is neither wsthe Federa Goveronment, thus this should be left to the states. The constitution is the Sureme Law of the Land, any law or decision in violation of it is void, it isn't a law.
Besides, if we left Gay Marriage to the states we would have gay states and straight states, then the issue would be solved, the answer to the question "what is the proper definition of marriage?" Will be"it depends on what state you live in."
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Vote Placed by Conspiracyrisk 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Arguments - the resolution is normative, so both sides share the BOP. Con had two points that I could discern. One was that the supreme court's decision violates the constitution. This is irrelevant, since the debate is about the whether gay marriage should be legal, not whether the Supreme Court made the right decision. Con's other point was that leaving gay marriage legality to specific states would solve the issue of gay marriage. This is also irrelevant, as it doesn't relate to the resolution. Pro's only point was that anti-gay marriage laws violate the first amendment by being a law regarding religion. Pro does a poor job of explaining this and relating it to the resolution, but it was relevant to the resolution. Con merely talked about the Supreme Court and States' Rights, which don't have to do with the resolution of "Gay marriage should be legal."
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