As opposed to the other arguments listed above, there is no rhetorical sleight of hand going on here. In any case, surrogacy brings other serious problems, not least of which is the introduction of a third party into what is meant to be an exclusive relationship. The question now becomes one of determining whether the argument is sound, since it appears to be a valid argument - that is, assuming the premises from which it begins are true, the conclusion is true. Premise 2 is also clearly false, as stated. It requires a further argument to say why this should be so, but for the moment, the argument as stated does not support the conclusion of the above argument, namely that marriage is to be extended to gay couples.
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31 arguments against gay marriage (and why they’re all wrong)
The postal survey is a threat to us I've spent a bit of time recently thinking about what exactly it is the Liberals find so threatening about my family, writes Cathy Brown. It is like arguing that the function of a cupboard is the same as a refrigerator because some refrigerators don't work, but can be used to store things, so it is the same as a cupboard. While it is true that many reputable studies have shown two-parent families tend to be most beneficial, the gender of the parents has never been shown to matter. Well, no, unless the Pollie Pedal regularly transitions into a Polyamory Pedal — but Andrews' point seems a better justification for a ban on Lycra than a ban on gay marriage. Love takes many different forms.
The love and care homosexual couples routinely provide children are, it would seem, irrelevant. How the 'working girl' Myora came to rest in the Brisbane River A masked muscleman defending gingers? But take a closer look and you'll spot the homophobia, says Jason Wakefield. Marriage is a human right, but it is reserved for heterosexual relationships since it is through the very nature of such relationships that families can be formed. In rallying in opposition to marriage reform, religious campaigners claim that their arguments are grounded in reason and common sense.