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Pluto2493
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Eureka
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Resolved: Legalizing gay marriage would be better than legalizing Civil Unions.

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Started: 3/27/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Pluto2493

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First I would like the person that accepts this debate be on the side of (or at least pretending for educational purposes) supporting Civil Unions. Please do not simply say neither should be implemented.

First I would like to define some terms.
Gay Marriage is letting homosexuals to have the exact same certificates and rights as a regular heterosexual marriage.
Civil unions were created in 2000 to provide legal protections to gays and lesbians in relationships in that state because gay marriage is not an option. However, Civil Unions do not have the exact same rights, which I will explain later.
Finally, better, specifically in this round, means either A. are more morally justified, or B. will help socicety better.

The differences between GM and CU:
When a civil union divorce occurs, one of them must live in the state they were civil union'd in for one year, before the divorce can occur.
CU couples are not able to file taxes together, and do not get tax returns for families.
They do not get all of the same benefits as heterosexual couples, such as the 25 here: http://lesbianlife.about.com...

1. Not letting gays to be married, but have some kind of recognition, would re-enforce the 'seperate but equal' policy we have escaped from from the civil rights movement. The fact is, they are not equal, and they deserve the same rights.

2. Seeing as how homosexuality is natural, gays have every right to be married like everyone else. Just because they may be different, doesn't mean they can be segregated into their own class of formal recognition.

3. It's not HURTING anyone if gays can marry. Regardless of whether you think it's right or not, they're not affecting you. So, Civil Unions would certainly not be 'more justified', or something like that.

Thank you, and I look forward to my opponent's response.
Eureka

Con

hmm well you know what, i believe that it dosent even matter about gay marriage or anything, because marriage just screws people over, they get married then the mans wife leaves him and takes every thing hes got, in a gays perspective, they beat eachother, and BOOM HeADsHoT

vote for me and yes i will send you emails full of goodies, like chocolate bars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just comment your email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Debate Round No. 1
Pluto2493

Pro

Well, seeing as how my opponent did not make any arguments and their account is closed, you are faced with no choice but to vote for me.
Eureka

Con

Eureka forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Pluto2493

Pro

Although my opponent did not make any arguments, some comments would still be appreciated (about the subject)...

White man came across the sea
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
He took our game for his own need

We fought him hard we fought him well
Out on the plains we gave him hell
But many came too much for cree
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes
Galloping hard on the plains
Chasing the redskins back to their holes
Fighting them at their own game
Murder for freedom a stab in the back
Women and children and cowards attack

Run to the hills run for your lives
Run to the hills run for your lives

Soldier blue on the barren wastes
Hunting and killing their game
Raping the women and wasting the men
The only good indians are tame
Selling them whisky and taking their gold
Enslaving the young and destroying the old

Run to the hills run for your lives
Eureka

Con

Eureka forfeited this round.
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