There ARE reasonable arguments against same-sex marriage, right?
January 12, 2012 12:41 PM Subscribe
I have to publicly argue against same sex marriage in a week. Help me make logically sound arguments.
posted by anonymous to society & culture (100 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
In about a week, I have the chance to debate some local public figures on Same-Sex marriage. There'll be hundreds of people in attendance.
This is a last minute thing [and not completely confirmed yet], as the people who had previously agreed to do it have backed out.
I will be arguing against same-sex marriage. This does not reflect my personal views. Rick Perry's Strong video is the best representation of my view of the majority of anti-same-sex marriage arguments. I'd REALLY like to not make arguments like that.
I'll be doing serious research over the next week, but I wanted to tap my favorite resource for this - I've never made a speech in front of an audience of this size. I'm really excited, and a bit nervous.
So with that in mind...
Has anyone heard any logically consistent, persuasive arguments against same-sex marriage?
Are there any academics who've made arguments against same-sex marriage that you've found compelling (even if they didn't convince you)?
Have you ever heard the rote conservative arguments made in a way that humanized and broadened your perspective on people who make those arguments?
Thanks! This is anonymous, because I'd rather not expose my identity this publicly, as the event will be streamed online. If you figure out who I am and what I'm doing over the next week, I'd appreciate it if you didn't say anything until after the event.