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creepie7
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The Contender
Philocat
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gay marriage

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Philocat
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/28/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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creepie7

Pro

" It involves changing the definition of marriage and its fundamental essence, which weakens it (as constant institutions and concepts are more trusted). As marriage is a good thing, it should not be weakened so we shouldn't legalise gay marriage."

I do not believe that gay marriage is weak.
Philocat

Con

Pro seems to have found something I have said elsewhere, and wishes to respond to it in a debate format.

I am happy to do this, although this debate will be somewhat informal, since it is a continuation of a standpoint I have written somewhere else.

Until I decide to present new arguments, I will ask voters to consider the argument quoted in Pro's round 1 to be my opening argument.


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Right, now onto the argument.

Pro simply responds to my argument by stating:

'I do not believe that gay marriage is weak.'

But I never argued that gay marriage itself was weak, that's beside the point; all I argued was that the act of changing the definition of marriage will weaken marriage itself.

We accept that marriage is good, and so any unnecessary weakening of it is bad. Gay marriage weakens marriage unnecessarily, so gay marriage is bad. Simple as that.
Debate Round No. 1
creepie7

Pro

creepie7 forfeited this round.
Philocat

Con

I extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
creepie7

Pro

creepie7 forfeited this round.
Philocat

Con

My opponent has completely forfeited.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 1 year ago
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