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Gay marriage should not be permitted

Zarroette
2-D

PrefaceThis is only my 2nd debate on gay marriage, the first of which I lost. Please be gentle =) Full TopicIn a just society, gay marriages would not be permitted.TermsJust - based on what is morally or ethically right and/or fairGay marriage - a legally binding union conferring on two same-sex partners the same legal rights, stat...

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88 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

The Soviet Union was the primary reason for the Allies victory in the Second World War

Atheist-Independent

4 months later and I have reopened this debate. Feel free to comment if you are interested. Edit: I won't be able to debate this for another two weeks, and I won't have access to internet for the most part for the first week, so anticipate this debate challenge expiring. ...

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88 Comments
Updated 17 Hours Ago

I should be allowed to marry my toaster

mfigurski80
TGambit

Resolution - I should be allowed to marry my toaster. This debate is impossible to accept. If you accept without my consent, you automatically forfeit. Please apply in comments. Structure: Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Points Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Finalization Rules 1 No trolling 2 No deconstructional statements that insult or offend a debator in either the debate posts or the comments. 3 No changing the debate structure or definitions without public consent from both deb...

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38 Comments
Updated 22 Hours Ago

The Confederate Flag is reasonably construed as a symbol of racism.

kasmic
FaustianJustice

The Confederate Flag is reasonably construed as a symbol of racism. Definitions: reasonably: “fair and sensible” (1) con...

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16 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Death Penalty

tejretics
Lexus

PrefaceThis is a debate between Lexus and myself on the death penalty. There are 72 hours to post each argument, with a maximum of 10,000 characters per argument. I request that Lexus accept this debate as soon as possible. A minimum Elo of 2,000 is required to vote on this debate. Full TopicThe United States should retain a death penalty.TermsAll definitions influenced by Wik...

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

The Confederate flag is racist

KingEnder101
kasmic

There will be 4 rounds. These are my terms 1st round: Acceptance 2nd round: opening arguments 3rd round: counter arguments 4th round: conclusive arguements Good luck and may the best debater win...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Debatability vs. Zarroette: Drug Legalization

debatability

Hello! Zarroette has agreed to debate me on the following resolution: In the United States, all drugs should be legalized for recreational use by individuals 21 years of age or older.Zarroette agreed to debate me on this topic about two weeks ago. I have decided to make this debate impossible to accept for a few days for the following reasons.Firstly, if Zarroette decides she no longer wants this debate, I would like to see who else is interested in arguing this reso...

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81 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

Is universal healthcare a right in the United States of America?

retrogamer176
MakeSensePeopleDont

This round will be mostly acceptance (meaning NO DEBATING) Round 2 will be arguments Round 3 will be counter arguments and new arguments Round 4 will be counter arguments of arguments presented in round 3 Round 5 will be final statements (doesn't need backup) 1.ALL points MUST be backed with at least 3 agreeing sources 2.Wikipedia is not an acceptable source 3.Internet videos are acceptable sources AS LONG AS the source is verified (with the little checkbox that says verified on YouTube...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should Marijuana be Legal?

iAustinR
shp1004

I believe Marijuana should be legal because it has more benefits than disadvantages. The legalization of Cannabis would be benefit America financially. Jobs will be created helping American citizens and also can be taxed helping pay for other government expenditures and could lower the burden on the American taxpayer.States that have legalized it have seen tremendous amount of benefits for example Colorado has seen a drop of crime rate, 10 million from retail sales in the first 4 months, more re...

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3 Comments
Updated 8 Hours Ago

Ronald Reagan was a better President than Barack Obama

1Historygenius
RoyalFlush100

In this debate, I will argue that President Ronald Reagan was better than President Barack Obama in terms of policy. No trolling or semantics.Structure:Round 1: Acceptance onlyRound 2: Opening argumentsRound 3: Rebuttals/refutationsRound 4: Defend argumentsRound 5: Final rebuttals/defenses + conclusionFailure t...

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17 Comments
Updated 12 Hours Ago