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simonstuffles
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Should teenage marriage be allowed? ages 17-19

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simonstuffles
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/6/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mea

Con

I think no because, you have a life ahead of you and getting married at that kind of age is to young and early.
simonstuffles

Pro

As per DDO customs I'll use this first round for acceptance.
Debate Round No. 1
mea

Con

mea forfeited this round.
simonstuffles

Pro

Rebuttal
Con argues that 17-19 is too young. In fact, many 18 year olds are responsible adults who hold a job, and are therefore perfectly capable of making this decision without the government interfering.

Constructive Case
Marriage from 17-19 should be allowed because it would be unfair to deny the tax breaks that come with marriage, to a consenting couple. It's true, that for most people, this age bracket is too young, but no one will force teens to marry. Simply by permitting it, you remove any unjust situation by which a healthy consenting couple do not receive marriage's benefits, despite being no different to any other couple in all attributes but age.

Conclusion
If two people love each other with consent, and are capable of raising healthy children, there is no reason for them not to be able to marry.
Debate Round No. 2
mea

Con

mea forfeited this round.
simonstuffles

Pro

I extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
mea

Con

mea forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
mea

Con

mea forfeited this round.
simonstuffles

Pro

I have provided a constructive case and a reasonable rebuttal of my opponents arguments. Vote Pro!
Debate Round No. 5
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Reasons for voting decision: Full forfeit On behalf on con that's why I give 7 points to pro
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