The Instigator
TheSkeptic
Pro (for)
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Zeratul
Con (against)
Losing
42 Points

Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/4/2009 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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TheSkeptic

Pro

I've been trying to challenge some few individuals on this topic, but none of them seem to accept for whatever reasons. So I guess I'll just make another open debate.

I intend to argue that any LGBT marriage should be legalized, and thus when I say "gay", I am referring to LGBT.

My sole argument is that gay people have the same rights to marry as do heterosexual people. The word "marriage" does not need to be a definite prerequisite - the only thing that should happen is for gays to have the same rights as heterosexuals. Civil unions can be an appropriate alternative, but only until it has the exact same rights as marriage (of which it currently does not).

I will allow my opponent to go first and I will refute his/her arguments accordingly.
Zeratul

Con

First off i dont neccissarily think being gay is wrong but i think the marriage idea is a little overboard. First homosexuals already have the right to be together and have relationships and basically all the same rights as heterosexuals anyway. One thing I dont understand is why marriage is so important to them let alone any sexual preference group because you can do anything you could before you were married. The only thing i can think of is biblical issues about sex(even though most have it premeridally anyway) and that shouldnt even affect gay marriage because the bible is already against them being gay so that shouldnt affect their debating over it.
Debate Round No. 1
TheSkeptic

Pro

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate.

=====Counterarguments=====

"First homosexuals already have the right to be together and have relationships and basically all the same rights as heterosexuals anyway."

----> Quite untrue. Civil unions and marriages have the same rights, but only STATE-wise. This gives around 600 rights for participants in the civil union/marriage. Federally speaking, the government gives about 1,138 rights[1] also. HOWEVER, in 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act[2] was passed by Bill Clinton, and effectively a marriage was defined between a man and a woman in the federal court. This means that for the majority of states who grant homosexuals civil union, there is an imbalance in rights. Basically, gays in a civil union get LESS rights (about a 1000 of them) than if they were in a marriage or if DOMA wasn't passed.

=====Conclusion=====

My opponent's main argument is that the rights are the same. A simple research shows this is untrue, and thus my opponent's argument fails.

---References---
1. http://www.gao.gov...
2. http://www.domawatch.org...
Zeratul

Con

Ok i didnt really put that much research into it i was just wanting to debate.
This issue is over debated and i do believe everyone should have the same rights so im not really con and the debate doesnt matter because everyone on this site is probably pro for this debate because its a very open subject

Marijuana should be legal
Debate Round No. 2
TheSkeptic

Pro

My opponent has conceded the debate and interestingly decides to argue for another topic. Sorry, but this debate topic is ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE. Vote for PRO ladies and gentleman, it should be obvious why.
Zeratul

Con

why so serious?????
hehehe hahaha hoohoohoo
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by asiandebater 7 years ago
asiandebater
I believe con does prove a point
its so overated too
go marijuana:)
Posted by TheSkeptic 7 years ago
TheSkeptic
Oh shut up FeatherintheWind and VoodooChild.
Posted by FeatherintheWind 7 years ago
FeatherintheWind
dont mess with vodoochild/drumbum/feather/itallionstallion cause if we dont like you tone, we will vote bomb the hell out of you
Posted by VoodooChild 7 years ago
VoodooChild
Yeah man i have to agree the joker is bad asss. I actually watched the movie today and when he laughedit reminded me of this debate.

hell yeah im trying to pick a fight. and btw why the hell are you sliding on a cheese grater
Posted by josh_42 7 years ago
josh_42
lol are you trying to pick a fight over the internet? but any ways that was a weird debate
Posted by FeatherintheWind 7 years ago
FeatherintheWind
i actually agreed with pro before this debate, but the comment about the joker won my vote
Posted by VoodooChild 7 years ago
VoodooChild
If that was sarcasm towards me then you better watch it cause I ain't in the mood. Ask La Brat he tried to mess with me and he had no idea what he was getting into. So i suggest you change your tone.
Posted by josh_42 7 years ago
josh_42
wow nice job
Posted by VoodooChild 7 years ago
VoodooChild
woah what the heck that was weird
Posted by VoodooChild 7 years ago
VoodooChild
Zeratul. You did a fantastic job. This is probably one of the best debates on here i have seen so far. You deserve to win this.
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