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This House Believes That Marriage Has No Place In Modern Society
March 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
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Marriage is an ancient institution which is deeply ingrained in many cultures around the world. Advocates for marriage say that it creates strong family units, and is a vehicle by which communities can sanctify a partnership. However, critics argue that it’s an inflexible institution which promotes an outdated way of thinking; lack of sexual freedom, exclusion of LGBT members, religious and state control of society, and an idea of co-ownership that is especially detrimental to women. Proponents counter this by pointing to the legalisation of gay marriage, saying that marriage is an institution that can change with the times. This week the Manchester Debating Union asks: Does marriage have a place in modern society?