Informal Logic - Same Sex Marriage Outline

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1 Introduction
a Most people believe that marriage is a sanctified institution, and should only be between a man and a woman, and that it's wicked for marriage to exist between same sex couples. I believe marriage should be legal for a man and a woman that truly love each other, with the intentions of wanting to unite their lives together. Should homosexuals be able to marry? I intended to explain my reasons for homosexual and against homosexual marriage. Some people believing that marriage should be between a man and a woman not for homosexuals. The question is should homosexual marriage be allowed?

2Reasons against homosexual marriage
aIt could provide a slippery slope in the legality of marriage (e.g. having multiple wives or marrying an animal could be next). (Messerli, 2011) iIf the idea of marriage goes from a man and a woman to allowing for same sex marriage then what is to stop there. Why would we not allow for the Islamic religion to practice their beliefs and allow for a man and a man only to have multiple wives? Even further why only allow for people of a certain age to be allowed to married? Why not allow for a man or a woman to married into bestiality?

bIf the purpose of marriage is to raise children, then the question of same-sex marriage comes down to the biology of the sex organs. A man and a woman can have a child, but a woman and a woman, or a man and a man, cannot. Since same-sex couples cannot procreate, they cannot fulfill this basic function of marriage. (Sullivan, 2013) iThe fact stands and cannot be refuted that is the world were to be gay mankind would not exist. A man and another man or a woman and another woman can not in any way procreate. It is physically impossible for this to happen and to existence of human on earth would end. So why would we as humans allow for some to practice an action that could be devastating to the human race.

cPerhaps the most controversial argument that the defenders make is that...
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