The Instigator
Brendon94
Pro (for)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
Nails
Con (against)
Winning
12 Points

Gay marriage should be allowed.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/10/2010 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,285 times Debate No: 11149
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Brendon94

Pro

First of all I would like to define the following with the help of the "Webster's Dictionary 2008"
Gay: of, relating to, or used by homosexuals
Marriage: The uniting of two people together.

My three main contentions for this debate are as follow:
1. Their life let them live it.
2. Why can't they be happy.
3. Who says that a Male and a Male or a Female and a female cant get married

First, Its their life let them live it. People have the right to be them selves with out being judged, but they are judge and not allowed to do certain things or not able to get a job because of the sexually orientation. They need to be looked at the same way you an me are being looked at. They need to be equal in the way we are. We got to the point where it was legal in some states but they stopped but those people that were married were not affected in the result of them stopping the marriages. Why would those people get the hope and then all of a sudden get shut down?

Second, Why can't they be happy. We as human beings need to be happy sometime in our life time and be with the one we absolutely love, why are they punished because they are attracted to the same sex? They can't be happy if all they do is being shut down by them being gay.

Third, Why can't a male marry a male and a female marry a female. If t=you think about your past and your parents have told you it was wrong. But if you think about it, it is your religion that has told you that you will be damned to hell if you are gay. But if you are happy and don't do anything wrong such as killing another human being or committing a crime I believe you will be fine. You have just been told that it is horrible but I don't see anything wrong with marrying some one the same sex you are.

For those reasons I urge the audience to vote aff.
Nails

Con

Good luck to PRO.

I'll start with my opponent's contentions.

::Their life let them live it.::

This is preposterous. We restrict autonomy all the time. I can't tell a cop who has pulled me over for driving down the wrong side of the road stark naked and completely stoned with no seat belt that it's my life and he should 'let me live it'.

::Why can't they be happy.::

I know gay people who are happy. My opponent's premise that marriage is a prerequisite to homosexual happiness is undeniably false.

::Who says that a Male and a Male or a Female and a female cant get married::

This is nothing more than my opponent's beliefs on right and wrong. My personal belief is that all those who instigate debates entitled "Gay marriage should be allowed." have committed an unforgivable sin and should be promptly executed. His belief is no more well warranted than mine.

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My position is that homosexuals should be allowed to have 'civil unions'.

Even if my opponent wins any arguments at all (which is doubtful, given that they are no more than a long list of opinions) this solves back every problem my opponent talks about. It provides a distinct benefit in that it appeases those, namely the South, who are deadset against the idea of gay marriage rather than causing outrage, and (believe me) the result of legalized homosexual matrimony would not be pretty in my neck o' the woods.
Debate Round No. 1
Brendon94

Pro

Brendon94 forfeited this round.
Nails

Con

Every time 2 homosexuals are married, somebody somewhere forfeits a debate.
Debate Round No. 2
Brendon94

Pro

Brendon94 forfeited this round.
Nails

Con

It's true.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lucky17 7 years ago
lucky17
i agree with you 100%
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
94 = born in 1994 = 15
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
I made a bet with myself that this guy was 14. I checked his profile and he was 15. Darn. I need to stop making bets.
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