The Many Informal Fallacies of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Both sides of the same-sex marriage debate trade rather heavily in logical fallacies. Yes, I said both sides. Of particular curiosity is that they often appeal to the same informal fallacies to argue opposite sides of the argument. It’s quite odd. Don’t believe me? Here’s a sampling. Appeal to Nature For same-sex marriage: Animals exhibit homosexual behavior. Therefore it is natural. So it’s right. Against same-sex marriage: Men having sex with men isn’t natural. So it’s wrong. Appeal Read more […]