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Homosexual parents are as fit to raising children as Heterosexual parents.

Back-trail
simpleguy

Last time I debated anything was 10 months ago, and although I won, I won unfairly. My opponent didn't debate a single thing leaving me to not do anything. I decided to go back on this website and try again. This time, the voting period is longer and more people can see this debate before the voting ends. Also, there's four rounds, so instead of there being only two rounds to debate in, there's three (applying that the first round is only accepting the debate). My position remains the sam...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

People should always be honest with others regardless of what the outcome

tennistanner
philochristos

First round is acceptance. If you need clarification ask in the comments....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Teenage suicide is a selfish act

simpleguy
Pitbull15

Having seen Pitbull15's thread in the forums I decided to challenge him in order to show him that teenage suicide is in no way selfish.Definitions:Teenager: A person between 13 and 19 yearsSuicide: The act of killing oneself intentionallySelfish: Concerned chiefly with one's profit or pleasureBurden of Proof is on Pro.StructureRound 1: Acceptance onlyRound 2: Arguments and RebuttalsRound 3: Rebuttals only

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

14+ year olds should be automatically tried as adults

Lolo5
jamonster

Brain researchers B. J. Casey and Kristina Caudle stated that when no emotional cues (when we are required to make decisions in the heat of the moment) are present, teens are better than adults at controlling themselves. [1] While lots of crimes involve emotional cues, it's no different for teens because adults are held responsible for their actions.It"s true that the prefrontal cortex is still developing in teens, but it is not defective. Just before puberty, research has found...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Consensual Necrophilia

whiteflame
kventling

In case there's uncertainty here, I'll provide some definitions: Consensual: relating to or involving consent, esp. mutual consent. In this case, consent would be acquired before the person's demise, and will require the signature of both the person whose body is to be used and the proposed partner. Both would have to be in their right minds before providing their consent. Necrophilia: sexual intercourse with or attraction toward corpses. In this case, it would embody the former mainly, wi...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Why is killing bad?

GambitGamer
kventling

Why is it 'bad' to kill someone, steal, etc.? We all die anyways. Why are there any rules at all? Technically, it makes no sense, even though I'm against it (because of my religion.) But to someone without a religion, it makes no sense whatsoever....

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

should women portrayed as property??

Yee
simpleguy

women are human so they should deserve respect,they should not be demeaning!! without women, there will not have human now, shouldn't we feel grateful that we have women exist on the earth? according to the bible, god create women by using men's rip because women should not be demeaning! this all i know but i know is not enough. i wish you can help me, contribute your idea, thank you....

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

China should become a Federal Republic.

Jifpop09
Kleptin

Pro will argue China should become a Federal Republic, con will argue the opposite. $th round will not be played, unless I am pm'd to extend it. Only conclusion should go there until I do. One rule... - You may not argue the republic part. We will assume they have the US federal government system of states for the purpose of the debate....

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41 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Is defending women's rights sexist?

The_Scapegoat_bleats
Josh_b

josh_b accepted this challenge and then dropped out by forfeiture. So, let's try this again?Based on our discussion here: http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-fathers-have-a-say-in-an-abortion-when-there-are-no-medical-complications-or-issues-of-malpregnancy/?aid=7C...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion

cheerboo17
MrDelaney

Abortion should be illegal in all cases in the United States of America *This will be an opinion based debate....

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33 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago