Wolfson made some bold statements regarding how the denial of marriage has such a harsh impact on children during tough economic times, but failed to provide evidence. This leaves the audience wondering how families and individuals experience the disadvantage he asserts. Having the burden of proof, the affirmative argument simply stating that there is a need was not enough. There needs to be evidence to persuade the audience to agree with the need any remedy. Since need was not established in this argument, the burden of proof was not met, and so the negative side won this argument.