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young_lawyer_extreme
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Philocat
Con (against)
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4 Points

gay marriage

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after 2 votes the winner is...
Philocat
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/22/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 243 times Debate No: 76753
Debate Rounds (4)
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young_lawyer_extreme

Pro

Listen to this. People should be able to love who they want.freedom is amazing. I support it all the way. The problem is that in some states it is illegal. People can love who they want. No one should hide. Be proud of who you are. Think about this. What about if you were not allowed to marry the opposite sex. Even if you really loved them you couldn't marry them. That's how gay and lesbian people feel. They are entitled to free choice and they should have a right to marry whoever they want.
Philocat

Con

I will argue that gay marriage should *not* be made legal.

Why is this? There is no need for it. The government should not do anything without a good reason - if a good reason cannot be given for allowing gay marriage, then the government should not do so.

There is nothing that a marriage can provide that a civil partnership cannot (assuming we make civil partnerships give equal benefits to a marriage) - hence there is no good reason to allow gay marriage.

The conclusion logically follows.
Debate Round No. 1
young_lawyer_extreme

Pro

young_lawyer_extreme forfeited this round.
Philocat

Con

In response to Pro's main argument:

Logical fallacy: appeal to emotion.

Since Pro had forfeited, I extend my main argument.
Debate Round No. 2
young_lawyer_extreme

Pro

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Philocat

Con

Philocat forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
young_lawyer_extreme

Pro

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Philocat

Con

Philocat forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Philocat 1 year ago
Philocat
I know, I only noticed after I accepted XD
Posted by Envisage 1 year ago
Envisage
15 min/round?
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Vote Placed by Envisage 1 year ago
Envisage
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Reasons for voting decision: Resolution turned by counter proposal of Civil Partnerships with no response. Thus Con wins. PS Con make sure you get back to me regarding that abortion debate.
Vote Placed by Varrack 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff'd one less round than Pro.