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Freedom To Marry's Evan Wolfson Wins Economist Debate With Maggie Gallagher

Freedom To Marry's Evan Wolfson has been named the winner of the weeklong online marriage equality debate with Maggie Gallagher at the Economist.
The votes are in and though the tally has fluctuated throughout the week, a steady majority of you are convinced that gay marriage should be legal. Congratulations to Evan Wolfson, who passionately defended the motion. He is your winner. Commiserations to Maggie Gallagher, whose losing argument still resonates with many Americans. In the end, our audience was not convinced that gay marriage would have a deleterious effect on society or heterosexual unions. Quite the opposite, in fact. Many of you noted the benefits marriage would bestow on gay couples and their families, while agreeing with Mr Wolfson's argument that "there is no good reason" for their exclusion. Marriage is as applicable to devoted gay couples as it is to their heterosexual counterparts, you concluded, and it is their right.
Congratulations to Mr. Wolfson!

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