The Instigator
sam098
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The Contender
lannan13
Con (against)
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28 Points

gay marriage

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after 6 votes the winner is...
lannan13
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/7/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sam098

Pro

So what if they cant reproduce they love each other and that's what matters and the world is already over populated having gay married couples is not a bad thing to help that problem.
lannan13

Con

Hi, welcome to the site and thanks for the challenge.

Contention 1: Overpopulation

My opponent states in her opening argument that the world is overpopulated, but that fact is false. Here's a fun fact of the day! If the entire world population had the same amount of living space as New York City then they would fit into Texas! (http://www.realclearscience.com...) See this means that we aren't overpopulated it just shows that us as humans are just really just spread out. In an article by Time we can see that the world's population is actually decreasing not increasing. (http://newsfeed.time.com...) Doesn't look like you believe me. Many nations that have high female financial independence look at Europe. Their childbirth rates are actually lower than the death rates! The US has actually reached it's lowest all time as the US birth rates are falling. US birth rates are down 8%, foreign births are down 14%, and Mexican birth rates are down by more than 23%! (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org...) So it looks like the Earth is not overpopulated.


Contention 2: Homosexuals should not get married.

First let me give you a Bible verse that is against the Bible. "'Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable."-Leviticus 20:13 Now I state that homosexuals should not get married, because it is against many different religions and we can all agree that marriage is a religious Sacrament where that the church says it is between a man and a women. (http://www.americancatholic.org...) Now the US has the Separation of church and state, so my point is that the federal government should stay out of a religious affair as it has no right to intervene.
Debate Round No. 1
sam098

Pro

sam098 forfeited this round.
lannan13

Con

All points extended.
Debate Round No. 2
sam098

Pro

sam098 forfeited this round.
lannan13

Con

Please extend my points across the board.

Thank you and please vote con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: Con made good well supported arguments, and while I don't agree with all the argument especially the religious one I must award points to Con for argument and sources. Con made an argument, while Pro made a personal what if statement. Conduct also goes to Con as Pro forfeited.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture.