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When people look back at yesterday’s momentous vote on equal marriage, they will rightly remember the outcome of what proved to be a long and heated debate, but will they remember the debate itself?

I for one think it is awfully important that they do as a progressive society must first be a debating society for the laws that govern us are decided by the beliefs that define us and a belief is only as strong as the beholder’s ability to defend it.

A great way of spotting a bad argument is to screen it for logical fallacies and Steve Doran, CLDS debate trainer extraordinaire, gives a great summary.

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