The Instigator
Mint-Green
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Philocat
Con (against)
Winning
5 Points

gay marriage

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after 2 votes the winner is...
Philocat
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/28/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 278 times Debate No: 74403
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Mint-Green

Pro

Gay marriage should be accepted because it is the definition of marriage. That is why its called gay marriage.
Philocat

Con

Pro's argument uses dubious logic. Just because something is called marriage it does not mean that it should be accepted as marriage.


I could easily replace the word 'gay' with something else. This highlights the absurdity in Pro's argument.


'Incestuous marriage should be accepted because it is the definition of marriage. That is why its called incestuous marriage.'


or


'Child marriage should be accepted because it is the definition of marriage. That is why its called child marriage.'



Clearly, these are no grounds for accepting incestuous or child marriages.


I will also point out that the burden of proof is on Pro, since those who are pro-gay-marriage are requesting that the government sanction marriages between those of the same gender. The government does not do things for no reason (or at least it shouldn't), so those who advocate gay marriage have the burden of proof to give a sufficient reason why the government should sanction gay marriages.
Debate Round No. 1
Mint-Green

Pro

Mint-Green forfeited this round.
Philocat

Con

I extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Mint-Green

Pro

Mint-Green forfeited this round.
Philocat

Con

My opponent has completely forfeited.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by spartans 1 year ago
spartans
i agree with philocat here that just because its called marriage doesnt mean its right.sure gay people are still human beings and we should accept that but that doesnt mean we have to accept same-sex marriage
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