Common Argument #1: Gay marriage harms the institution of traditional marriage.
Your Response: Okay, then name one demonstrable effect that same-sex marriages have on the functioning of individual heterosexual marriages. The legal rights and benefits of heterosexual couples are not affected by gay marriage.
- Not if you read the Old Testament – women were property of men and men had many
- Christian Church marriages only came into being in the 16th
(Catholic marriage preformed in a Catholic church before a priest and two witnesses only became enforced with the Council of Trent (1563 CE).
Common Argument #3: The purpose of marriage is to procreate, and same-sex couples can’t have children.
- Should straight couples be prevented from marrying if they don’t want kids or biologically can’t have them?
- Stats more and more straight couples do not want kids.
- About 19% of gay couples adopt.
Common Argument #4: If we legalize gay marriage, it’s a slippery slope to polygamy, incest, and/or bestiality.
Your Response: I’m arguing for one law, and one law only: Legal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
- Polygamy, incest and beastility are other laws.
- Pedophia and incest are crimes.
- Children cannot give consent to sex and animals cannot give consent to a marriage.