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Gay Marriage/Homosexuality

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Started: 4/19/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Round 1 - Acceptance
Round 2 - Opening Statements
Round 3 - Rebuttals
Round 4 - Closing statement

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Firstly, gay marriage and homosexuality is a huge controversial topic. There are many important aspects taking part in this dispute, including religion, human rights, the law, and even personal oppression and family issues. For this argument, I will be taking the con-side.
Debate Round No. 1


Thanks for accepting the debate! I'll be arguing that homosexuality and gay marriage is perfectly fine.

A. It's Not A Choice
B. Equality
C. Separation of Church and State
D. Adoption Increase

Here we go!

A. It's Not A Choice

For, I'll start with the actual science and statistics, then I'll talk about the "choice" of being gay with hypothetical situations and questions.

"Biological gender is set in the first trimester of pregnancy; psychological gender is set in the second, when the child in the womb is exposed to varying levels of testosterone. It"s not a mutation; it"s very much like the genetic regions that determine whether you will have black or brown hair, whether you"ll be tall or short, have dark or light skin, have broad or narrow hips" in other words, it is part of the normal range of normal human sexuality. And across all societies, the percentage of people who are gay remains about the same, at between 5-8% (although there is a difference between the incidence for men and women)." [1]

If homosexuality was a choice then why would the percentage around the world be so similar? Because this is something that is predetermined, just like you gender, hair color, eye color, so on.

Now for the hypothetical situations and questions. Say you were a man in love with women. Most other people in the world are gay or lesbian. You can't help it. You can't choose to love another man the same way. Just like you can't pick your race, you can't just pick and choose your sexuality.

I'm actually a gay woman and if I could, I'd most definitely decide to be straight. But why is that? The prejudice and discrimination against LGBT+ people is unbelievable!

"Nearly a fifth of students are physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation and over a tenth because of their gender expression.

"About two-thirds of LGBT students reported having ever been sexually harassed (e.g., sexual remarks made, being touched inappropriately) in school in the past year."

"The average GPA for students who were frequently physically harassed because of their sexual orientation was half a grade lower than that of other students." [2]

Would someone really want to be embarrassed, condemned, and harassed due to their sexuality?

B. Equality

The Declaration of Independence states that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." [3] So why don't we grant these unalienable rights? For this part, I'll focus on liberty.

Liberty- the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. [4]

Should gay couples be barred from marriage? If they are then that's oppression by authority on one's way of life and behavior. Straight couples are allowed to marry freely, so what makes people think that gay couples should be treated as lesser and unable to marry in some parts of the world?

C. Separation of Church and State

A common argument of religious people against gay marriage is that it's a sin and The Bible condemns it shouldn't be permitted. But we have the separation of church and state, which is where religious beliefs can't define the government. For example, The Ten Commandments don't guarantee the results of our justice system. [5]

So why don't most religious people condemn round haircuts, tattoos, eating bacon, divorcing, or trimming your beard? [6] These are also seen as sins due to their context in The Bible, but these aren't taken quite as seriously as gay marriage.

D. Adoption Increase

"In 2009, 69,947 children had parental rights terminated by the courts, yet only 57,466 were adopted... Last year, 29,741 children turned 18 and left the foster care system without being adopted... Nearly 40 percent of American adults, or 81.5 million people, have considered adopting a child, according to the National Adoption Attitudes Survey. If just one in 500 of these adults adopted, every waiting child in foster care would have a permanent family." [7]

With the rapid increase of gay marriages, don't you think that more children could find a loving family to care for them? Studies show that same-sex parent as no effects or even positive effects on the child's well-being. [8, 9, 10] A child needs love and if they're able to be given love from capable parents then they should adopt children.

In conclusion, gay marriage is perfectly fine as shown by the points above. Thank you. I look forward to your opening statements. Peace.



ulibanana forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


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Debate Round No. 3


As my opponent has failed to post his own opening arguments, I best be going. My argument extends. Goodbye.


ulibanana forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Reasons for voting decision: Not only do i take a lot of interest in this debate as a whole (and am disappointed that it never really developed) But the con position never responded to a single claim of the pro. I have no choice regardless but to vote for the Pro side