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ZAGMAN125
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OsamaTheCityzen
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should the government recognize civil unions?

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OsamaTheCityzen
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ZAGMAN125

Pro

All citizens should be able to be free in the United States of America.
OsamaTheCityzen

Con

Leaving religion out of this entirely, I believe that the United States should not recognize civil unions. The problem is that anything can now happen, it is not a matter of freedom anymore. Today we allow the LGBT community to be recognized, and tomorrow we'll allow men to marry cats and the day after we'll allow incest. That is not to say that we should prevent them from doing what they want for each other, because as u said it is a free country, but we should have limits. If we have no limits, there will be no saying what could happen next.
Debate Round No. 1
ZAGMAN125

Pro

ZAGMAN125 forfeited this round.
OsamaTheCityzen

Con

I'm willing to keep this debate going, unless you see that it has been resolved?
Debate Round No. 2
ZAGMAN125

Pro

ZAGMAN125 forfeited this round.
OsamaTheCityzen

Con

Thank you for this debate. I look forward to the voting.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff many times, so conduct to Con.
Vote Placed by tejretics 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con wins conduct due to the forfeit. While Con was the only one to make any arguments, they didn't sufficiently explain their arguments to the extent that I award them 3/7th of the victory. Con says "now we allow gay marriage, next we'll allow incest," which is a bare assertion. Con's whole case consists of claims that aren't sufficiently explained enough to award points. Debaters should explain their arguments in such a way that they are able to convince a lay judge, which Con has clearly failed in doing. I must punish Con for this, but at the same time punish Pro for lack of arguments. Arguments are tied. There were no significant disparities in S&G sufficient to warrant the awarding of that point, since only in cases where the cases are completely incoherent or un-readable can 1/7th of the victory be awarded on that basis. Neither side used any sources, so "more reliable" is incoherent. Con wins on conduct alone.