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Debate Score:31
Arguments:20
Total Votes:36
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If a man can marry a man can he marry his mother or sister?

Yes

Side Score: 14
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No

Side Score: 17
1 point

Hello bront:

Incest laws vary depending on geography.. My bet is you CAN marry your mother in Alabama, or your sister in Tennessee..

excon

Side: Yes
1 point

...but that people actually would marry them in California.

Side: No
1 point

Not on any legal ground, but honestly, if they aren't having children, why would I care?

Side: Yes
1 point

I am definitely opposed to the idea of siblings marrying each other etc, but what happens if an couple meet each other, go out, have sex etc then get married. Now after they have gone way over the boundaries of what they shouldn't do, dig back into their past and learn they have the same father but different mothers, because back in the father's hey-day he liked to sleep around and refused to be tied down to any one girl?

What happens here, two people who are completely innocent in the beginning, have now created a life with each other, may even had kids? The complexities of the situation are way beyond anything any one can work out. For the sake of simplicity they should get a divorce and then kill off the child/children?

The added problem to this (seemingly) fictitious scenario is, it HAS happened here in Australia. I have my values and beliefs and also the added bonus of not being caught in a situation like this, yes I agree it is incestuous at a fundamental level. Here is hoping they fall out of love and break up, and life runs its course of events.

I can't condone this, but I can't condemn it either, because I refuse and cannot play judge, jury and executioner. Given this scenario, the lesson learned for me, is I understand why it is important to not sleep around.

Food for thought.

Side: Yes
3 points

No, but in this context a bi-sexual could marry him/herselself.

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Side: No
2 points

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Side: No
NowASaint(1389) Clarified
2 points

Sounds like you're losing it a bit, brother .

Side: Yes
2 points

To start with, a man cannot marry a man unless you change the meaning of the word marry into something with no unchangeable definition. If you first change the meaning of marry, deny that it is the joining of a man and woman to be one flesh as God has ordained, then a man can marry a rock or a fish or his mother or sister or his dog or whatever he claims in the name of Hell he feels like marrying.

Side: No
Amarel(5149) Clarified
1 point

it is the joining of a man and woman to be one flesh as God has ordained

By this definitely, what stops a man and his family member from marrying?

Side: Yes
NowASaint(1389) Clarified
1 point

Well, if common sense does not prevent it, and law does not prevent it, nothing short of a shotgun can stop a man from marrying his daughter or mother. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have always been told that if a man marries anywhere closer than second cousin there is a greatly increased risk of debilitating birth defects. Parents with any brains or concern for their children will guard against "kissing cousins", and much more against perversions among closer relations.

Side: Yes
EldonG(550) Disputed
1 point

Never actually read the bible, have you? Try it sometime.

Side: Yes
NowASaint(1389) Clarified
1 point

So you are ignorant of the Bible, and you assume that your ignorance proves everybody else is ignorant? Typical of atheism, I hope you are not all that much of a fool.

Side: Yes
1 point

No, but in this context a bi-sexual could marry him/herselself.

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Side: No
1 point

If I have multiple personalities, can I marry them all in a 25 person polygimist love fest?

Side: Yes
1 point

The only values/beliefs that are universal across cultures are music and the incest taboo.

True, what counts as incest changes from culture to culture (cousins? uncles/aunts?), but parents and siblings are off the menu in all cultures.

Homosexuality is something on which cultures have never agreed.

Side: No

You make an excellent point. With the slippery slope of Political correctness, and the insecurities from all these activist groups, they have broken down the door to common sense nature and the natural design of biology and family.

We will now see groups trying to force States to allow men having 30 wives.

There will be those who will push to allow what you just described for the purpose of marriage benefits, etc.

This is what happens when Progressive activists start playing with nature.

Side: No

Hey does being gay have anything to do with incest? That is right it does not one involves the possibility of deformities in the offspring and the other does not play god but does not reproduce.

Side: No
0 points

This is illegal in all nations that I know of but marrying a first cousin is legal in some Asian and African nations but I think it's illegal in all South American, North American, European and Australian (the continent) nations.

Side: No