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Rp311
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matspub
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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal in the U.S.

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matspub
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/28/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Rp311

Pro

1. In today's society, the main reason for marriage is for the economic benefits and married couples get benefits to help them in their life. So, by restricting marriage you are helping to discourage economic growth and prosperity.
2. Marriage is something to help show how much two people love each other, so by preventing same-sex couples form marrying, then you are saying that they are not as in love as other couples, which is offensive.
3. By saying that same-sex couples cannot marry, then you are saying that they are not equal to others, which is unconstitutional.
matspub

Con

1. Economic benefits is not the main reason because over 72% of marriages have left couples in debt of more than $35,000 that is only payed off in 44% of those instances according to an Economist article dated on June 18, 2010.
2. Marriage is defined as a legally or formally recognized union of a man and a women as partners of a relationship though the connotation my seem to show love that is not what marriage technically is and therefore is not offensive
3. It is not unconstitutional because in the 14th amendment it does not specify who has the right to marry and this is shown in the Zablocki vs. Redhali case in which the jury found that the constitution is too vague in who has the right to marry and what is the right to marry.
4. It does not create a family but a naturally sterile union because the natural family helps with the upbringing of children which benefits the state. We need to do what is best for the nation and to do that we need to keep the normal nuclear family to help in the development of country.
Debate Round No. 1
Rp311

Pro

Rp311 forfeited this round.
matspub

Con

As by opponent has forfeited I cannot do a rebuttal of their work so automatically I win this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Rp311

Pro

Rp311 forfeited this round.
matspub

Con

As he forfeits again therefore I automatically win
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff many times, so conduct to Con. Con refuted all of Pro's arguments,so Pro failed to meet the burden of proof.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture