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There is no rational basis for banning gay marriage.


This is a short debate about gay marriage in the United States. I believe bans on gay marriage cannot be defended, even under rational basis review. When courts apply rational basis review, the question asked is whether the law at issue is rationally related to a legitimate government interest. This is the lowest level of judicial scrutiny. Thus, the issue up for debate is whether bans on gay marriage are rationally related to a legitimate government interest. This should give those against gay...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Religion is good for humans while homosexuality and gay marriage is bad for humans


As a homophobic atheist, I prefer to debate an atheist because most atheists are pro gay and anti religious. Even though God is fake, religion is a psychological immune system so it's good for those who believe God exist 1. Gays triggered the HIV epidemic in North America according to the timeline of aids from " Source 1981 "270 reported cases of severe immune deficiency among gay men, and 121 of those individuals have died" 1982" "CDC reports cases of...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Gay Marriage


Homosexuals, like heterosexuals, neither chose their sexual orientation, nor should they be denied the same legal rights heterosexuals enjoy simply because they were born different from what is considered "the norm." Every respectable scientific organization in the world, including the American Psychological Association, says that sexual orientation is connected to biological factors and cannot be changed. Just as it is wrong to deny legal rights to blacks, women, and people born left-handed...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Marriage should not be redefined or gay marriage should be illegal


In this debate, make sure you include in your argument the following: 1. Show how there is a right to same sex marriage and how traditional marriage laws violate the equal protection clause. 2. Show how having gay marriage is more beneficial then banning it. 3. Show that gay marriage would benefit state interests. Also, you can cut and paste information from other debates you have been in to save your time, if you want. What is CIVIL marriage and the purpose of it: "Sexual unions o...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Gay marriage


Gay marriage is wrong and should never have been legalized. This "progress" that people like you claim that America has made is only proving to be a step back. Real progress would be a way to achieve this without restricting the liberties of those within the Christian community. What is progress when there is a group of people who are being forced to commit actions that go against what they believe in? I do not believe in this at all, but if it must be done then why can't gay couples go some...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

It is a good thing that gay marriage is now legalized in the United States


Hello - and thank you for joining my debate. This debate will have 3 rounds for argument with the following setup:1st round: Opening statement and argument2nd round: Counterarguments3rd round: Final counterarguments and conclusion / final statementI look forward to a friendly and detailed discourse from both sides.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Gay marriage should stay legal in all 50 states


Hello welcome to the debate! This is 1st round acceptance only! *Just to clarify* Con will be arguing that same-sex marriage should be illegal in all 50 states Con may use religious arguments if they so choose. Violation of these rules will result in automatic forfeiture. Good luck to you!...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

A secular debate about gay marriage


I see a lot of debates of gay marriage yet none of them secular. Every one of them has religious terms and for once, a secular debate about it must be made Just to clear things up i am for it and con will be against it. No references to religious terms will be made. Good luck challenger....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Are there justified secular reasons against gay marriage?


I do not believe there are justified, unbiased, secular reasons to oppose gay marriage.First round is acceptance. If you are against gay marriage for justified, unbiased, secular reasons, please state your acceptance in your reply, along with possibly a few points you'd like to address.I look forward to hearing y...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Should Gay Marriage Be Legal In America


I am a Christian, and I strongly believe and know that gay marriages are wrong. The Bible talks in several different places that it is wrong. Christianity is what America was built on, so why abandon it now and listen to pop culture that's telling us that gay marriages is okay? forbid gay marriages...

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Updated 1 Year Ago