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Gay Marriage should not be legal

debatefan01
TheSkeptic

The discussion over whether the state ought to recognize gay marriage has thus far focused on the issue as one of civil rights. This argument is erroneous because the state recognition of marriage is not a universal right. States regulate marriage in many ways besides denying couples of the same sex from marrying. Many states prohibit first cousins from marrying, and all prohibit marriage of closer blood relatives, even if the individuals being married are sterile. In all states, it is illegal t...

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25 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Gay marriage should be legal

Fluer
YoungBrain

Straight forward debate on gay rights. Men should be allowed to marry men and women should be allowed to marry women. My opponent will argue that this is only heterosexual couples should marry. Set up Round 1 = acceptance Round 2 and 3 = arguments and rebuttal Round 4 = closing speech (rebuttal but no new arguments) Rules Forfeit and you lose conduct. New arguments in R4 and you lose conduct. No "shouting" or bad language Only accept this debate if you are actually against it. I lo...

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25 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Gay marriage should be legal.

YYW
drmigit2

First round will be for acceptance. I thank you. You thank me. Everybody's a happy family. Round 2 will be for opening arguments. I say a whole lot of stuff to support one side. You say a whole lot of stuff to support the side I'm not supporting. Debate commences. Round 3 will be for refutation and case reconstruction. I tell you what is wrong with your case. You tell me what is wrong with my case. We debate. Clash happens (ideally). Round 4 will be for closing arguments. Some ground...

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25 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

gay marriage should be legalized

pensfan
MoralityProfessor

I think gay marriage should be legal because there no different then a man and a woman in love. yes, the bible might say its wrong but doesn't it also say that god loves ALL his children, and doesn't it also say that everyone is created equal under the eyes of god? it could also raise some peoples self-esteem. Studies show that LGBT teens are between 30 and 40 percent more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers. some of these teens might think "what's the point of living if I cant m...

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24 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Gay marriage should be legalized in all states

radicaalllll
thelogicalchristian

I believe that same sex marriages are the same at heterosexual marriages. To me marriage is between 2 people who love each other, and they would favor in sharing their love for the rest of their lives. As we live in a modern day society, people are now re-defining the meaning of marriage and is starting to suppose gay rights, and that's great! But there is still a percentage of people who believe it's wrong. Gay marriage can be a positive thing prior to our financial system. If gay marri...

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23 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

breanadawnx3
Neonix

In my belief, everyone is equal and therefore they should be treated equally no matter what their are and what they stand for. I believe in Same Sex Marriages and the right for Equality for the whole LGBT community. When two people get married, it signifies their unconditional love and commitment to each other. A member of the LGBT community, primarily a homosexual human being, is still a human being regardless of which gender they prefer to be with. The support for gay marriage is so very littl...

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23 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Gay marriage should be legalized in the United States.

WriterDave
1dustpelt

This debate is being set up to argue the resolution that gay marriage should be legalized in the United States. I had intended for this to be a debate between myself and 16kAdams, but according to his profile, he is not accepting debate challenges at this time; therefore, if someone else beats him to picking up the gauntlet, so be it. Since I am the one making the claim that gay marriage should be legalized in the United States, I shoulder the burden of proof. Because I shoulder the burden of...

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23 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Gay Marriage

piymonk
darkkermit

It seems that many people use the bible as a reason as to why Gay Marriage should be illegal. With the separation of church and state, all the bible's texts (or any other religious writing's for that matter) are rendered useless. One can also argue by saying that because gay people cannot reproduce, they should not be together since the point of life is to reproduce. One can counter by saying that life isn't about reproducing, and even if it was, many straight people fail to reproduce as well, b...

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23 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Gay Marriage

lawyer1995
Marauder

"A loving man and woman in a committed relationship can marry. Dogs, no matter what their relationship, are not allowed to marry. How should society treat gays and lesbians in committed relationships? As dogs or as humans?"- Anonymous There is nothing wrong with Gay or lesbian marriage. It may make certain people uncomfortable, but for some people, being in small spaces makes them uncomfortable. Does that make small spaces wrong? There is no logical explanation for Gay and lesbian marriage to...

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22 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Gay Marriage/Rights

Justin-L
Dazedinday

Gay Marriage/Rights have been a huge topic of debate within our country recently. In this debate, I will be PRO or for Gay Rights and my opponent will be CON or against Gay Rights. Each of us will give our arguments and counter-arguments as to why Gay Rights should/should not be allowed. Religious arguments are allowed. I will allow my opponent to make the opening argument....

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22 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago