Mar 122015
 
What?

What?

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.

 

Unknown-30Common Argument #2: Marriage has always been between a man and a woman. Legalizing gay marriage would be changing thousands of years of tradition.

Your response:

  1. Not if you read the Old Testament – women were property of men and men had many
  2. (polygamy)
  3. 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.

Your Response:

  1. Should straight couples be prevented from marrying if they don’t want kids or biologically can’t have them?
  2. Stats more and more straight couples do not want kids.
  3. 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.

  1. Polygamy, incest and beastility are other laws.
  2. Pedophia and incest are crimes.
  3. Children cannot give consent to sex and animals cannot give consent to a marriage.

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