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There should be no laws in regards to gay marrige.

Im_always_right
CiRrO

There is no reason why gay/lesbian people should not be legally allowed to marry. If they didn't get married they would still be doing things together. Allowing them to marry, would just allow them written commitment to each other allowing safer practices, meaning less STD's to spread using the logic, that gay/lesbians spread STD's quicker than strait people due to unsafe practices. There should also be no laws based on religeon. Just because gay people choose to be married does not mean you...

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

No body really deserves arbitrary respect.

tenjusato
Mangani

People always say that everyone deserves the utmost respect. When someone speaks in class to present their work, it is a given that they get respect. Teachers always tell their students to treat each other with respect. Yet if every one gave and in return got respect, what is the merit of even having it. Like money and power, respect is something people earn rather than deserve. It is apparent that today's society has grown so sensitive that criticism is often misconstrued as an insult. Many tim...

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9 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Public Nudity Should Be Legalized

FREEDO
XStrikeX

=== INTRODUCTION === I affirm the proposition that any person should be free to choose whether to wear cloths or not in either a personal or public environment without any threat of legal action against their decision. Con will be arguing that people should be forced to wear cloths in public places rather than be allowed the choice to go naked. I recognize that I have the burden of proof in this debate. === DEFINITIONS === Public place: 1. A public place is generally an indoor...

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61 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

should clothing be mandatory

liberal_at_heart
Kleptin

as it is well known that all humans born are not natural in garments but born of naked flesh then immediately are cloth and covered ,shamed. why is this because we are afraid of our naked truth ... we as humans have obtained shame from our first mother and father Adam and Eve .. it was those two who sin in the garden of eden forcing us to see our self's as grotesque and naked. "We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our...

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5 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Animals: Should They Have Rights Under U.S. Law?

marikunin
goldspurs

Animals should have basic rights under U.S. law. There is research done by many organizations that show that abusing animals is only a step below abusing children. Also, though animals may not have reason and logic like humans, they do have some degree of emotion and deserve to be treated decently. In almost every organized religion, studies show that animals are not to be treated poorly....

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7 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

David Icke's view that the world is ruled by a secret group called "Illuminati" is false

TheSkeptic
GeoLaureate8

I welcome GeoLaureate8 to this debate, and him in general to this website. I hope this turns out to be quite enjoying given it's unique nature ;) Unless I am mistaken, most members of Debate.org are new to these ideas that Geo has recently espoused upon entering this site. In general, his ideas align with David Icke's - an infamous British writer and public speaker who has developed this type of "New Age Conspiracism"[1]. To summarize it briefly, he basically believes that there is a secret g...

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26 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

is civil disobedience still necessary in a democracy?

AJmartinez
Mdal

In the past, there are many times when civil disobedience has brought about a change. Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Rosa Parks are all prime examples. But in today's society, we no longer need to disobey the law in order to bring about change. There are court procedures, you can talk to any official... All of these are nonviolent ways of brining about a change, the only difference is, one is legal....

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11 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The Practice of Tipping should be Stopped immediately.

scriptcoder
mongoose

Tipping: The practice of giving an expected gratuity to a member of the service trade. The practice of tipping is one of the most illogical and crazy behaviors in our society. As a consumer you are expected to tip certain people- but not others, and to always tip- but don't give too little! Frankly the social rules of tipping can be a little confusing and arbitrary. People who advocate tipping usually put forth the argument that the people working in the jobs where tipping is deemed accep...

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23 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Current Drinking Age

audraxheartsxyou
kels1123

The current drinking age is extremely to high. It should be lowered to 18 for the following reasons: >You can buy tobacco products at 18 >You can die for your country at 18 >Some people start their lives at 18 >You get to vote at age 18. So why not drink. The drinking age in the United States is the highest in the world. (http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/LegalDrinkingAge.html) Also, there's still loads of underage drinking going on, so maybe if it was lowered, we wouldn't have much of a...

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Homosexuals are perfectly justified and deserve all the rights of other people.

giuocob
beem0r

So...gays are definitely people. Their homosexual actions have no negative impact on anyone but themselves (placing them apart from rapists and pedophiles.) Therefore, no country is morally justified in placing restrictions against any of their rights. Whoever accepts this debate must find a reason why we have a right to discriminate against gays....

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8 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago