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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

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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39 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should you compare the mass farming of animals and their treatment to the holocaust

Balacafa
ImTimmyEh

As con, I will be arguing that the farming of animals cannot be compared to the holocaust. Here is the debate format: Round 1 : Acceptance (optional introduction to your argument) Round 2 : Main points and justifications Round 3: Contradictions Round 4: Conclusion Thank you to whoever accepts this debate....

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5 Comments
Updated 7 Hours 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

single payer health care is optimal health care system

dairygirl4u2c
wgt1984

single payer health care is optimal health care system i am borrowing this debate from else where. please use this link to find working links in this debate http://www.debate.org/debates/single-payer-health-care-is-better-than-our-current-health-care-system/1/ The right single payer system would cover everyone, while yielding better results, and saving money. BETTER RESULTS WHILE SAVING MONEY: we spend more per capita, and get less health care results back... than any other country in...

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0 Comments
Updated 2 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

The first ultimate question is "How can we improve the human mind?"

Nabukadnezar
Wylted

I define "ultimate question" as being the most urgent question humankind could answer in contemporary times. I advocate that the current ultimate question is "How can we improve the human mind?", simply because solving this puzzle would result in us becoming capable of answering the next ultimate questions faster. I realize that such questions can be split further into smaller tasks. A pertinent example would be: "How can we acquire knowledge faster?". In order to avoid this "bureaucracy", I...

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3 Comments
Updated 12 Hours Ago

if you dont have kids, you don't have a use.

Makaveli83
Berend

The meaning of life in it's simplest terms is to procreate. On this basis if you do not make life you have no meaning. Your of no benefit to mankind. Living and life are two separate things. By living you can have meaning through others. As mankind's survival is based on making new life if you do not have children then you are of no use....

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15 Comments
Updated 23 Hours Ago

Anti-Rape Devices should be made illegal

mostlogical
Euphemia

The first anti-rape device was the chasisity belt in the 15th century, but here is a list of more modern deviceshttp://www.oddee.com/item_98705.aspxI will argue why anti-rape devices should be made illegal, while my opponent (Con) will argue why they should be legalGood luck Con!<...

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5 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

Does really religion is opium?

Kyo5july
debate_freak

Unfortunately in many developing countries religious leaders are exploiting the na"ve minds of innocent young children by making them targets to the global disaster. By the time the children understand what religion is they are too much into the fervor, they are unable to look back what they lost in their innocent childhood. Taking this into advantage, those who are on the other side of the bank and starting to impose different opinions and connotations, making their lives even more disaster....

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2 Comments
Updated 5 Hours Ago