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Homosexuality should be more accepted in society.

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Started: 3/22/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nikidavis

Pro

I will be for/pro that homosexuality should be more accepted into society.
These are the rules:
Must cite sources.
Please do not use opinions such as: homosexuals are the worst people in the world!

Round 1 - acceptance
Round 2 - arguments
Round 3 - rebuttals
TheRussian

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
nikidavis

Pro

1. Suicide in the LGB community.
Suicide in the LGB community is a very bad thing. Studies done in 2006 show that suicide is more than 2 times likely than there straight peers.[1]
This is majorly from their family friends and society being against homosexuality. If it was more accepted than this number would drop.

2. Rights
First off I do not believe everyone should have the right to marry. But if a homosexual male or female who has done nothing wrong, and who loves someone as much as a straight person, they should have the right to marry.

3. Discrimination
Homosexual people do not choose to be gay. [2] studies show that homosexuality is caused by hormonal processes and early childhood development. Yes, they choose to act on these impulses. But this can lead to depression and suicide. Why should people's feelings be suppressed even through it is not harming anyone?

[1] http://www.suicidology.org...
[2] http://www.godandscience.org...
TheRussian

Con

"But if a homosexual male or female who has done nothing wrong, and who loves someone as much as a straight person, they should have the right to marry."
The very definition of "marry" goes against your statement.
mar"riage
G2;marij
noun
1.
the formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.

Research has shown that homosexuality is mostly psychological. Some people are more prone to it than others. If homosexuality was accepted in society, then more people would be homosexual.
http://www.behaviorismandmentalhealth.com...
This would lead to a decrease in population, which affects everything.

Most religious institutions are against homosexuality, not the condition, but ACTS of homosexuality. Here, for example, is the Bible and Quran.
http://christianity.about.com...
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com...

"If it was more accepted than this number would drop."
Only 1.5% of deaths are from suicide. Not all suicides are from homosexual-based reasons.
http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 2
nikidavis

Pro

"Research has shown that homosexuality is mostly psychological. Some people are more prone to it than others. If homosexuality was accepted in society, then more people would be homosexual."

You act like this is a contagious illness. I will agree that there will be more homosexuals but that is because of homosexual people staying "in the closet" because they are afraid of what will happen.

"Only 1.5% of deaths are from suicide. Not all suicides are from homosexual-based reasons."

I know that. I am talking about homosexual people being suicidal from not being accepted by other beings. The hatred and anger towards homosexuals causes people to TRY TO KILL THEMSELVES! This is the problem at hand.

"Most religious institutions are against homosexuality, not the condition, but ACTS of homosexuality. Here, for example, is the Bible and Quran."

I have to somewhat agree with this. Currently america have freedom of religion and separation of church and state. It cannot choose one religion over another. Currently there are some religions generally accepting homosexuality including:[1]
Buddhists
Wicca
Unitarian Universalist
Quakers
Jews
Presbyterian
And some others

"This would lead to a decrease in population, which affects everything."

Why is this a bad thing?
I do not see why this is such a problem. There is around 7 billion people on this earth, and I don't see way this a such a bad thing.
There are currently 153 million children without parents or a parent. [2]These children need a parent, homosexual parents could adopt these children.

[1] http://en.m.wikipedia.org...
[2]
http://www.sos-usa.org...

Vote Pro!
TheRussian

Con

"You act like this is a contagious illness."
It is not contagious, but it was actually considered a mental illness until 1974 when a committee (under pressure) voted to remove it from the DSM-II list. As you said, more people will be homosexuals as a result of it becoming accepted.
http://www.behaviorismandmentalhealth.com...

"Currently there are some religions generally accepting homosexuality including:"
Since you said "currently America", I assume we're talking about the US, which is predominantly Christian. The percentage by population of US of most of the other religious groups that you mentioned is negligible.
http://religions.pewforum.org...

"I do not see why this is such a problem. There is around 7 billion people on this earth, and I don't see way this a such a bad thing. There are currently 153 million children without parents or a parent. [2]These children need a parent, homosexual parents could adopt these children."
Population affects everything, workforce, infrastructure, industry, military etc. With decline in population, all of those things decline as well.
You also mentioned the adoption of children. Research has shown that heterosexual parents are better than homosexual parents.
http://www.frc.org...
Scroll about halfway down.
Maybe instead of focusing on the support of homosexuality, we should focus on supporting the adoption of children?

For centuries, homosexual individuals lived alongside heterosexual individuals and there was no trouble. All of a sudden, "HOMOSEXUALITY MUST BE ACCEPTED!" Why?

Thank you for the debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by IwinYoulose333 3 years ago
IwinYoulose333
I believe that homosexuality is wrong, but I do not think gays should be hated, bullied, our tortured in and way shape or form. However, I do not think that homosexuals should EXPECT to be accepted in "normal" society.

Reasons:

Although someone may argue that relationships are not all about reproduction, I will say what I have said many times: Being homosexual is not normal, simply because of the FACT that if only males, or only females existed on the earth, without the aid of modern science they WOULD NOT be able to reproduce, and would eventually die out. This leads to my previous statement, homosexuals should not EXPECT to be treated normally, and probably never will be, simply because homosexuality can not physically sustain human life as heterosexuality does.
Posted by saxman 3 years ago
saxman
I think that gays should be more accepted into society, but I do believe that homosexuality is wrong.
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