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Is Marriage really necessary?

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Stephen_Hawkins
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Started: 10/21/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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meruyert94

Pro

Yes, marriage necessary. Marriage is a relationship which persons are united. Marriage is procreation. Marriage is necessary for man and woman to live a fulfilled life. This is possible through partnership between husband and wife. Men and women are not alike. Husbands and wives are not given competitive roles but complementary roles in the home. God made man and woman to work together to build a happy home. No one can build a happy home without having his work complemented by a partner of opposite sex. Marriage is necessary because people fall in love. Love is essential to a happy marriage and when people love as they ought, that is a compelling reason for marriage.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Yes, marriage necessary.

Gather round, all ye who speak English despair!

Marriage is a relationship which persons are united.

OK, so the tenant and renter of a property are married. Or a prostitute and the "renter" of the "property" are married. Good to clear that up.

Marriage is procreation.

...no it isn't. I mean, nowhere near. It's not even wrong, that's how incorrect this is...

Marriage is necessary for man and woman to live a fulfilled life.

Nope! There's a fairly large number of exception of this, from Jesus to Elizabeth I and everyone between and after.


Men and women are not alike.

Apart from physically (duh), there's no real difference.

Husbands and wives are not given competitive roles but complementary roles in the home.

They're not "given" roles at all. They do stuff. So what?

God made man and woman to work together to build a happy home.

Apart from the millions of cases where they don't. 50% of marriages fail.

No one can build a happy home without having his work complemented by a partner of opposite sex.

Yes they can, repeatedly.

Marriage is necessary because people fall in love.

No it isn't.

Love is essential to a happy marriage and when people love as they ought, that is a compelling reason for marriage.

The fact that most times people don't marry for love is a good reason against making marriage "necessary".
Debate Round No. 1
meruyert94

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Debate Round No. 2
meruyert94

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Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Give me your votes plz
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