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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

Wikipedia is an acceptable source to use in debates.

LR4N6FTW4EVA
Im_always_right

Wikipedia is often not allowed as a source in a debate. People say "Oh, anyone can change it, they can make it say anything." While this is partially true, one forgets that unless something on Wikipedia has a source, it can be challenged and removed. Also, I would like to point out that Wikipedia has been found to be about as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4530930.stm The Encyclopedia Britannica is considered reliable and is by no means taboo...

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29 Comments
Updated 6 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

It is inconsiderate to protest Christmas just because you don't believe in it , it isnt hurting you

kels1123
Oberbeck

Here is what I want to debate . If you don't believe in Christmas , that is fine. But why must a person protest that it is wrong and evil and such? If you don't believe in , thats your decision. Why must people protest it, how does it bother you so much? Christmas is a Holiday many believe in , many don't . I don't think just because you don't believe in a holiday that many people do that you have to criticize it. How does it affect you that others celebrate Christmas? Why does it bother you...

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13 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 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

Can this be considered as an actual debate?

mynameisjonas
crazypenguin

This round was forfeited because the debater did not post their argument within the allotted time. ....

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5 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

THIS HOUSE WOULD LEGALLY RECOGNIZE HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES

faye_seventeen17
Danielle

okay. basically homosexuals are those we call as "gays, lesbians, etc" in the other hand, marriage is a sacred sacrament that needs to be respected. if we would allow this homosexuals to marry, we would actually deprive the culture of the society with which, they are used to men-women marriages. with the given explanations. i believe that it's best set in the Philippines since homosexual marriages here are not yet allowed...

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6 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 3 Years Ago