Is LGBT eligible for children under the age of 19?
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Being this young and being able to make this types of choices that could affect your life in the long run, and not for the better.
Children got through things like puberty that implement mood swings and voluntary reactions to different questions.
A kid might feel a certain way one day and feel the exact opposite on another. So seeing them make choices like this as kids is hard.
I recommend they should thing about it over the years to get an answer that you they have approved and disapproved many times, to get an outcome they want.
A kid might feel a certain way one day and feel the exact opposite on another. That may be true, but not necessarily for gender. I've never once felt like a girl in my life and gender identity tends to stay pretty consistent. On...
...it says that gender identity starts developing from infancy. Then you see children playing (usually) in groups of their own gender. You see girls playing in pairs and boys playing in groups, in their own specific gender, children naturally separate/organize/classify/whatever everything including gender. And you said, "I recommend they should thin[k] about it over the years to get an answer[...]." If I have a "P.P," instead of a pair of, "kittens," or a "missing piece," I don't have to think about it for years. Anyway done for this round.
I also fear for ostracism and not being accepted if you do come out as a kid. 655 of children 14 and under have killed themselves due to friends/family not accepting their place.Children should not have to go through processes like this and can, once again, hurt them in the long run. Bipolar depression, suicidal thoughts, etc. and will affect them doing things like having job interviews, their kid's perspectives on life and can cause their lives to be wrecked. I am looking out for the well being of children and how most of them will be after experienced the situation.
For fear of ostracism and not being accepted if you don't come out as a kid, a child should keep it secret (since it's generally looked down upon by society and nature) to their peers. They should receive counseling from a trusted adult then make it official that they're LGBT once they're over the age of 19. LGBT should not be at all considered, until someone is fully matured and capable of their own decisions and views upon themselves and the world. If they reveal they're LGBT at an age under 19, then their peers will discriminate and ridicule them. It's strongly opposed in my religion but they are still people and must be treated as such, discrimination is wrong. Some other children and adolescents. don't realize this. They harass them physically, mentally and sexually and this is why there are such high suicide rates for LGBT. So basically, many young people don't know good social skills. Receiving counseling, and waiting to "come out," and making it official until you are fully grown adult is a good idea.
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Vote Placed by EverlastingMoment 4 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I think you both got the sides mixed up, Dab8er was arguing against the topic while lunar was arguing for it, but since it's your first debates that's understandable. Con's main argument about ostracism was weak especially since Pro countered it with the whole idea that they should be counselled about it instead of coming out and getting discriminated in the first place. The one main problem I saw with Pro though was that he never proved that it will necessarily be different for those over the age of 19 to come out about their sexuality and be accepted, as the 'high suicide rate' isn't proven to be just kids alone. But since Con never picked up on this and didn't bring out the urgency as to why kids HAVE to come out with their sexuality when they are still under the age of 19, Pro's challenge to that statement wins him the debate.
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