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Josephrusconi
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Gay Marriage should be legalised internationally.

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Started: 2/13/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Josephrusconi

Pro

First round for acceptance. Final Round for conclusions.

First debate be nice.
dinimuetter

Con

First debate too!

I accept your challenge, and stand against the legalisation of same sex marriage universally.
Lets begin shall we?
Debate Round No. 1
Josephrusconi

Pro

Okay,

Many people argue that the sanctity of marriage will be ruined if Homosexuals are allowed to be married. However the 'sanctity of marriage' was ruined by straight people. Brittney Spears was married for 72 hours and claimed it was just for fun. Kim Kardashian was married for less than 6 months, she still has not released the reasons for her divorce and it is widely believed to have been a publicity stunt for her Tv show which was lacking in ratings.

Others argue that Homosexuality is against the teachings of a God, however in the Bible we do not learn Homosexuality is wrong, we learn that Intercourse outside of marriage is wrong, whether it be with a male or female.

The 'Freedom to Marry any person of your choosing' is a Human Right outlined in The Deceleration Of Human Rights 1948. Not allowing a same sex couple to be married is admitting that they are not human, and robbing them of that right is an international crime.
dinimuetter

Con

First of all, I would like to put forward the fact that I find no moral faults in the act of same sex marriage. In fact, I support it in its entirety yet that doesn't mean that it should be legalised internationally.

Just look at the process of same sex legalisation in the US, the UK, France etc.; even in these Western countries which are leagues ahead of the rest of the world, even to the point of setting the standard, in human rights there have been countless protests made against said legalisation (especially in France). This shows that even in the most civilised of countries people are only just starting to accept homosexuals in the last few years and the difficulty of getting people to pass such new laws are still very apparent.

Unfortunately, the world does not consist of only progressive nation. For same sex marriage to 'be legalised internationally' we also need to legalise it in third world countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan (and heaven forbids, North Korea!)etc.

Even in India, a country comprising of over 17% of the world's population, armed with nuclear weapons and a rich history on sex, there are still massive problems with something as simple as the abolishment of the caste system and implementation of women's rights amongst countless other human rights problems. In fact, the simple act of homosexual intercourse has only been decriminalised as recently as 2009
(source: http://www.hindu.com...), not to mention that gay sex and homosexuality are still massive taboos in India. There's a host of other countries that would take a similar stance to India.

Yet, the biggest problems will come from the fanatical reaches of religion. Look at the Danish cartoon row for example: that was 3 pictures. Printed in a newspaper. In Danemark. And it already resulted in attacks on embassies. Imagine what forcing equality onto the same people that would readily stone adulterers and hang homosexuals would be like. There would, without a doubt, be bloodshed and civil war might even rear its ugly head.

The most dangerous fact is that most of these people could and would see the act of legalising same sex marriage as a direct attack on their believes which, if those who support it are adamant enough, will eventually lead to something similar to an ideological crusade.

The sheer difficulty and bloodshed involved in implementing the proposed law would far outweigh the results: it would not only widen the crack between East and West but may also cause another generation, another wave of violence sweeping across multiple regions.




Debate Round No. 2
Josephrusconi

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Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by dinimuetter 4 years ago
dinimuetter
I'm new here and I'm not sure what I should do if my opponent forfeited a round.
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