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Being gay is not a choice.

mongeese
Danielle

Gay - homosexual - having the romantic or sexual attraction or behavior among members of the same sex, situationally or as an enduring disposition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual Choice - the mental process of thinking involved with the process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one of them for action http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choice I contend that being gay is a choice on behalf of the person whose sexuality is being questioned. There are at least two...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Jack vs The Police (Jack Murdered Mr Giant)

Saoirsesfather
hunnydew

Hi, this is a mock trial of Jack and the Beanstalk. I will be defense or against the claim that Jack murdered Mr Giant. Please refer to this link for the info: http://www.abc.net.au/mocktrial/thecase/thecase.htm The prosecution must prove each and every element of each offence beyond reasonable doubt. It is conceded by the Defence that the alleged victim, Mr A Giant, died from head injuries received from a fall which occurred while he was climbing down a beanstalk on 1 April 1997. It will...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Parent-elective circumcision of offspring is ethically unacceptable

1Devilsadvocate
FourTrouble

Parent-elective circumcision of offspring is ethically unacceptable. This is to counter Jarhyns' debate, which he made impossible to accept. Pro will make opening arguments in Round 1. Con gets final word in round 5, Pro may not respond. If Pro does respond con automatically wins....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

"Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment."

mongeese
TheSkeptic

I negate the resolution: "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_for_the_Ethical_Treatment_of_Animals As usual, I will allow my opponent, PRO, to make an opening statement. Thank you to whoever accepts this debate....

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37 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Gay Marriage Should Be Allowed

SpeakYourMind
crazyninja77

I belive gay marriage should be alllowed for simple reasons. I myself am a heterosexual man, but I believe that every person has the right to live their lives as they see fit. Not allowing gay marriage is effectively infringing upon other people's lives, and not allowing them to be with the sex that brings them fullfillment. I understand that the Bible condemns homosexuality. Understand though, that the Bible was written when the Romans and Greeks, famous for their horrible sexual practices w...

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37 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Solarman1969 should be removed from Debate.org

Darth_Grievous_42
Solarman1969

Well Solarman, you challenged me to debate you, and here I am. Defend yourself, oh mighty knowledgeable, unquestionable elder. Solarman1969 should be removed from this site. I will first clarify that I am not saying this our of contradiction to his opinions, as I do respect them. we have a 52.63% disagreement ratio, which means we agree on something. No, rather my "beef" is the presentation of his topics. His purposes for being on this site do not seem to be to inspire change, add to the publ...

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37 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Gay people have a right

debatecrazzy
Alex

What does it affect other people if gays get married. They have done nothing wrong. Come on they are born with it. I really want to debate somebody who does not believe that gays should have rights for themselves...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Democracy without constraint eventually leads to more socialism. We are well on our way.

HandsOff
Patrick_Henry

Since a literal interpretation of the constitution has gone out the window, there is no concrete protection against the have-nots (or work-nots as I call them) voting in large numbers to confiscate property from its rightful owners and redistibute it in the name of public welfare. As the spoils(welfare, free healthcare, government housing, etc.) from voting democrat (or even republican these days) become more apparent, more and more will be tempted to try and vote their way to prosperity rather...

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37 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Left-side traffic is not better than right-side traffic

Lightkeeper
Ragnar_Rahl

This debate is about road traffic systems. I am against the resolution that left side traffic is not better than right side traffic. In other words, I will attempt to prove that left side traffic is in fact better than right side traffic. Left side traffic is the system where we drive on the left side of the road (eg Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand). Right side traffic is the system where we drive on the right side of the road (eg France, Germany, USA). "Better" ----- we all shou...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Access to drinking water ought to be valued as a human right instead of a commodity

Zaradi
TheBrorator

Resolved: Access to drinking water ought to be valued as a human right instead of as a commodity.Pro is for water being a human right.Con is for water being a commodity. Rules:1. First round acceptance.2. This will be an LD debate. All forms of LD cases are acceptable. 3. Cases may be posted through a google document link. ONLY CASES, not refutations.4. In the event of a forfeit, all seven points m...

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36 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago