Homosexual couples should not have kids since the kids will have a tough time growing up
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P.s: Don't be too hard or serious please... :p I'm not a native English speaker and I'm here to improve my English and also improving my skills in debating. So thank you :)
Normal - conforming to the standard or the commontype; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural
What do you mean by normal? If you mean normal in America, there is practically no such thing as a normal family. Families can range from a married mother and father, a single mother and father, to two mothers or two fathers. As mentioned in the definition of normal, it's very common and usual at least in the United States(1). Besides LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) parents, there are also parents who are poor or parents that are multiracial. Children with LGBT parents aren't the only children who have a tough time growing up; poor and multiracial children have the same problem with their parents being "not like others" in some cases. Yes, kids can be cruel and ignorant but they can be cruel and rude about anything- from the way you dress, to the way you act and look.
p/s: I'm sorry for my English if my post is giving you difficulties understanding.
Logic- a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something; a particular way of thinking about something.
I know you barely speak english, and that's okay, but I still find it difficult to understand what you are trying to say, so I will do the best I can to answer your questions. No child chooses their parents- homosexual or straight. All of us have been bullied in some part of our lives so I'm well aware how sad it is to be bullied by certain things (looks, beliefs, ethnicity, etc), but I don't see any difference if children were bullied because of the sexual preference of their parents; bulling is bulling. Do you think that kid you want me to imagine, who was adopted by two homosexual parents, would not be bullied or talked about if he/she had straight parents?
As much as I would like to talk more about bulling, we're kind of getting off topic. This debate is about whether or not should homosexual couples be able to have kids. I understand that you want a fuller view of the topic, so I will do the best I can with that as well. Instead of thinking religiously or culturally, what about logically?
Is there a logical explanation as to why they shouldn't have children?
Will they endanger the welfare of the child?
In my opinion, I think the system (such as foster care) is doing more danger to the children than LGBT parents. What I mean by this is many states in the US still ban LGBT couples from adopting while there are over 400,000 kids in the US foster care system. Same-sex couples are six times more likely than their different sex counterparts to be raising foster children and four times more likely than their different-sex counterparts to be raising an adopted child(3). If there are this many LGBT couples willing to adopt than heterosexual couples, why stop them? Why stop children from having a potentially loving home?
Will the children of LGBT parents be mentally or emotionally different from children of heterosexual families?
Research has shown that the kids of same-sex couples " both adopted and biological kids " fare no worse than the kids of straight couples on mental health, social functioning, school performance and a variety of other life-success measures(2).
"[T]here is no evidence to suggest that lesbian women or gay men are unfit to be parents or that psychosocial development among children of lesbian women or gay men is compromised relative to that among offspring of heterosexual parents. Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents. Indeed, the evidence to date suggests that home environments provided by lesbian and gay parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children"s psychosocial growth." - American Psychological Association, Lesbian and Gay Parenting(4)
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Vote Placed by bluesteel 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: (1) Arguments. Pro's only real argument is that children of homosexual parents would be teased and that they don't choose their parents, so they don't deserve the teasing. Con successfully rebutted this, however, by pointing out that *no* child chooses his or her parents and that children tease and bully each other about pretty much everything that they can think of. Sparing a child from bullying about one specific subject isn't worth denying children entirely to same-sex couples. As Con points out, the kid might get bullied anyway (about his or her looks, weight, etc.). Con also establishes that even if homosexual parents are not ideal for a child being bullied, it's better than the alternative, which is foster care. Con successfully points out that there are a lot of unwanted children stuck in foster care who would be better off with a homosexual adoptive parent than stuck in "the system." (2) Conduct. Pro forfeited two rounds.
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