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Debate Score:34
Arguments:20
Total Votes:37
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Is marriage worth fighting about?

Is marriage something people should be fighting about? About who gets to marry who and what their marriage is.

Yes

Side Score: 16
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No

Side Score: 18
2 points

i know im going to get bashed for this but here it goes. i have absolutely no problem with gay relationships. if two people love each other let them do what they want to do. but. marriage is a sacred religious bond. described as a man and a woman. and when two people are married the general expectation should be that they will reproduce. a gay couple is incapable of reproducing. and is not a man and woman. so. i have friends that are gay. and i have no issue. but i think it is wrong for them to enter into a "marriage"

Side: Yes
Jace(4706) Disputed
2 points

i have absolutely no problem with gay relationships.

Just in extending them equal legal protection and support.

if two people love each other let them do what they want to do.

Except practice the same legal rights and liberties available to you.

but. marriage is a sacred religious bond. described as a man and a woman.

According to your religion, which has no place in the law or in the lives of others who do not share your beliefs. For the record, marriage predates your religion both in other theologies and in law.

and when two people are married the general expectation should be that they will reproduce.

Bullshit. If that were true then we would never let asexual, abstinent, sterile, or elderly couples marry. We do.

gay couple is incapable of reproducing.

Not inherently true, but utterly irrelevant so I will not get into it further.

i have friends that are gay. and i have no issue. but i think it is wrong for them to enter into a "marriage"

In this respect, then, you are a terrible excuse of a friend. You have placed your personal insecurities and prejudices above the well-being of people you claim to care about.

Side: No
2 points

God: For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother ..

and be joined to his wife .. and they shall become one flesh ....... Genesis 2:24

Jesus: .. But from the beginning of creation .. God made them male and female ..

for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother .. and the two shall become one flesh .. so they are no longer two .. but one flesh .. what therefore God has joined together .. let no man separate ....... Mark 10:6-9 .. http://dadmansabode.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=750#p750 ..... indeed it is

Side: Yes
Jace(4706) Disputed
2 points

Your religion has no place in the law, nor in regulating the individual lives of other people who do not share your religious beliefs.

Side: No
ffemt333(51) Clarified
1 point

im not very religious. but i still hold to the moral norm of a man and woman. i dont have a problem with gay love. or even gay sexual activity. i just do not support gay marriage

Side: Yes
Jace(4706) Disputed
2 points

Your view is no longer the moral norm, but an increasingly unpopular and obsolete morality.

If you have a problem with extending equal legal rights to homosexuals, then you do have a problem with homosexuals. Sugar coating that is just a way to make yourself feel better about the discrimination you support and perpetuate.

Side: No

Yes. Same sex couples have the same right to marry as any other couple. Conservatives have no right to force their beliefs on other people.

Side: Yes
3 points

Marriage is a religious institution. We supposedly have separation of church and state. Therefore, the government shouldn't be involved in marriage. If it was simply a religious institution no longer backed by the US government, there wouldn't be a fight.

Side: No
Cartman(18192) Disputed
1 point

Marriage is a religious institution.

No, it isn't. There is religious marriage and government recognized marriage. They are different. The rules applied to government recognized marriage don't change anything about the religious marriage. Your argument doesn't apply.

Side: Yes
nobodyknows(745) Disputed
1 point

I should have added that civil unions are possibly a legitimate function of government. The rule that marriage is between a man and a woman is entirely based on religion and should not be part of a government that is supposedly separated from religion.

Side: No