Gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.
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The people of the United States are starting to agree with same-sex marriage, according to a recent poll 60% of Americans now agree with Same-sex marriage. So now the religious community is less than the people that favor same-sex marriage. So now even some religious Americans are agreeing with same-sex marriage. Because of "equality under all." Everyone deserves to be equal to another no one deserves more rights than another person. Why should the LGBT community be discriminated against? They have done nothing wrong! And the religious community still has their right to their opinion they can reject a marriage if they choose. They can reject something if it is against their belief's, that's the separation of church and state. Like I said before gay marriage was legalized because it gives everyone equal rights, religion can argue against it all they want. But the construction said that everyone deserves equal rights. Even the smallest of groups, everyone deserves equal rights.
And please don't give me your crap that it violates religious beliefs because more religions accept gay marriage than the ones that don't. Link here: https://en.wikipedia.org... and even in the article most religions say that everyone deserves their rights. Would a god want a world where everyone is equal? And where people aren't discriminated upon? The answer to that is yes. There is nothing wrong with what they think they can choose what they want as long as it doesn't hurt me or you. So how does there marriage affect you? The answer to that is it doesn't. Gay marriage is free will you have the right to make that decision. Why should a religion that they don't even follow affect them? Why should another persons opinion affect them? Why should a catholic church affect them? Everyone has the right to their views. But, these people love each other they are not doing any harm! They should live under the same roof together and live a happy amazing life. Not be prevented from doing so. Thank you I am looking for snax attack to post his debate. I hope his debate is equal to mine in length as well. Sorry this is so late! Good luck to you! :)
Previously, in my opening argument, I stated that Gay Marriage should not be legalized because of ensuing a ton of arguments in religious beliefs, and that I would be arguing for it being a state law than a legalization of all 50 states. My opponents first argument, that he brought up, is that Gay Marriage should be legalized because of having a right to marry whoever anyone desires. I agree with that statement, but should more stay as a state law and not a country law. There are only 13 of the 50 states of the United States do not allow Gay Marriage, so the couple has many states that allow the idea. If a same sex couple loves each other that much, they will take the time to move to a state that allows Gay Marriage and get married; otherwise they can happily just be dating.
To support this claim of dating, stated in a Huffington Post titled: "10 Reasons it's Totally Fine to Never get Married", when a couple gets married; there is more chaos, than just being a couple. Examples are having to put more "trust" among another, which places more stress upon the individuals; and a higher chance of a divorce rate. Compared to just a simple break up, which is worse? A system that has actually been said to "work" for same sex couples, besides marriage, is a policy titled: "Domestic Partnership". A Domestic Partnership is defined as: "Interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not married (to each other or to anyone else)". Basically a marriage, but not a true marriage; which has actually been more beneficial in a same sex couple, than marriage. With having the ability to date, but not having too much legalization on certain elements compared to a marriage. So if my opponent's main argument is that a same sex couple should have a right to marry each other, why not use this method instead of marriage? Why "light the fuse" against religious beliefs, that will cause more conflict, than this simple solution?
In my opponents later argument, he stated that legalizing Gay Marriage would not offend anyone's religious beliefs. Take note voters that for his source that he used the website "Wikipedia". A website that is technically not a reliable source, stated under the Education Association. So his argument about religions agreeing to Gay Marriage, is factually not reliable. While the fact that most religions oppose Gay Marriage, the numbers say that they strongly oppose Gay Marriage. On the website of Public Religion, most religions are against the idea of same sex couples; and to even support this fact even further, in a poll taken last year, it states that 83% of Americans follow a certain religion. The highest being Christianity, and second being Judaism. So why enforce an idea like same sex marriage, where many disagree, instead of just following the idea of a Domestic Partnership? Why start a religious war, when it can easily be prevented?
It is true that it was recently passed for same sex couples to get married in all 50 states, but what can come from it? The idea already made impact in numerous churches, so how much longer until this country enforces someone to believe something that they don't? It is rumored that churches will now be required to give a marriage to same sex couples, even though they do not believe their ideology, ripping apart their own area of "Freedom of Religion". Freedom of Religion is the right to believe whatever you want, but who doesn't say that the government will require to fulfill someone else beliefs? Same sex marriage will make this worse, instead of benefiting the country! Because of the lack of characters for this argument, I will have to save of why Gay Marriage is not economically beneficial.
So voters, who do you vote for? My opponent who provided one idea that people have a right to get married; causing more chaos upon his idea with different beliefs, or my idea that resolves conflict between beliefs and not necessary to legalize it in all 50 states if this idea works?
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro Forfeited, so conduct to Con. Con used more and better sources than wikipeadia so he gains those points.
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