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mtsaleh
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Katelyn21
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Gay marriage

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Started: 5/31/2016 Category: People
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mtsaleh

Con

Gay marriage SHOULD NOT be a right in the United States. People should marry the opposite sex due to reproduction.

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Katelyn21

Pro

Gay marriage SHOULD be allowed in the United States! People should be allowed to be with who they want.
The 1st amendment of the Constitution states that a person"s religious beliefs or a lack of thereof must be protected. Legislatures cannot discriminate against marriages of the minority party which, homosexual people fall into that category. There is also an amendment stating there is separation of church and state, so you cannot declare that a marriage is a gift from God. ~ teensink.com
Marriage definition ~ The lead for formality to recognize union of a man and woman (or in some jurisdictions, to people of the same-sex) as partners in a relationship.
Debate Round No. 1
mtsaleh

Con

The human race depends on people reproducing. The couple has an option to adopt. If they do adopt a child(ren), the child will know something isn't right. The child(ren) need(s) both a motherly and fatherly figure in their life and having two of one sex will be hard on the child when the child needs either a mother or a father.
Katelyn21

Pro

The rate of a male and female divorce is 50%. There are 37 states with a law that has the rights for gay people to marry. When a family goes through a divorce, the male and female split. They no longer live together so the child(ren) will only live with there mother or father and visit one of there oarents ever so often. Love is a strong positive emotion of regard and affection.
Debate Round No. 2
mtsaleh

Con

But when a child's parents get a divorce they live with one parent. Living with two of the same gender parents will make the child(ren) wonder. They will compare their parents to their friends parents. This will make them fell even more weird or uncomfortable. When gay couples are seen in public it makes the whole community ,old and young, feel uncomfortable. Also, in the Bible, Qur'an, and the Torah they all say that a man marries a woman and a woman marries a man. The Torah, Qur'an and Bible considers a homosexual act between two men to be an abhorrent thing ,punishable by death"a strong prohibition. Also in the Qur'an, Bible, and Torah, God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve or Eve and Jane. This is why gay marriage is wrong.
Katelyn21

Pro

Would those children of a broken marriage be any less confused when exposed to their parent's new mate? NO! Talk about weird and uncomfortable! Same sex parents are not aliens. The uncomfortableness people feel in public when same sex families are present is only felt by those with close minded views and those unwilling to look outside of their religious and prejudice shortcomings. Children want to be loved and supported and if allowed to be in a family regardless of the structure will only make this world a better place. There's so many children living in foster care. Legalizing gay marriage will allow these children a chance at a loving family life that includes all the rights we as Americans are entitled to according to the Constitution.
Debate Round No. 3
mtsaleh

Con

The institution of marriage is traditionally been with a woman and a woman. Changing a law and tradition for only about
780,000 people in the United States (out of about 323,944,051 people who live in the U.S.) is like changing a rule in school because one student doesn't like it. This isn't right because instead of this changing of laws affecting those who are gay, it affects everyone in the United States of America.

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Katelyn21

Pro

Yes, laws are made but they can be changed when circumstances arise.That is why we have amendments to our Constitution. Laws are made and amended over time regardless of the number of people affected. Equality means=the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.
According to www.people-press.org, A majority of the public continues to support the legalization of same-sex marriage (57%). With this in mind, gay marriage should be approved since majority rules! This is what makes America strong.
Debate Round No. 4
mtsaleh

Con

mtsaleh forfeited this round.
Katelyn21

Pro

Katelyn21 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by mjlothian 6 months ago
mjlothian
Gay couples not being able to reproduce is not a good argument. Many straight couples can not reproduce due to infertility or simply by their choice. Should they be banned from marrying to? Religious rules is also not a viable argument, as we have freedom of religion.
Posted by shaidari 6 months ago
shaidari
The pro side had stronger evidence and arguments. There were many more statistics. Also, the arguments on the cons side needed to be rewritten. Some of the pro statements could have also been rewritten.
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