Resolved: Same-sex marriage should exist.
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I will be making the argument that marriage, no matter the gender, is an arrangement of love -- something that is the same, regardless of sexual orientation.
To begin, I believe that same - sex marriage should not exist because first of all, it is not the way we were created. Mankind was created in the image of God, being; man unites with a woman and produce offspring. Also, having a marriage with one of the same sex can be difficult on your children because children need a male model to lead them, and a female model to love them and help them grow.
I am very grateful for this debate opportunity, and I am very keen to hear what my opponent has to say.
I will also rebut your second point. You mentioned that children need a male model to lead them and a female model to love the and help them grow. There are so many flaws in this point. Firstly, gender does not determine what type of role model a person may be. There are so many influential people in the world who were raised by one parent (Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, etc). My point is, you do not necessarily need both parents to raise a fine child.
Secondly, How does gender play a role here? Two people of the same gender are completely capable of raising a child. Isn't that what they're doing right now? Take Neil Patrick Harris. He's gay, married, and has two ordinary adopted children.
In regards to homosexuall marriage itself; It should not be allowed because it isn't how it's supposed to be used.
Let's say I invented fountain pens. They're for writing, right? Well, lets say someone takes my fountain pen, and stabs it into the wall, and hangs a portrait from it. I would not appreciate that because hanging a portrait was not my intention in creating fountain pens.
The same thing applies to homosexuality. God created marriage with the intention for man to be with woman and "...be fruitful and multiply..."
If we make homosexuality legal, we are basically taking marriage, (God's fountain pen) and stabbing it into the wall to make a portrait.
In regards to a male and female role models, (your second rebut) what you said is true, you don't need two different parents to raise a fine child. However, going back to the fountain pens, that is not also what marriage is intended for.
Finally, gender plays a huge role in a marriage. In regards to children, you need a male and a female to help develop good character. Now, I'm not, saying that people with gay parents are stupid by any means, I'm just saying children with a mom and a dad are good kids too.
In a family, children need to learn to be strong and have good character, but be loved at the same time. Corrected when wrong, and praised with right; this is what a male model should do. Me are the leaders, the protectors of the family, which is why marriages need one man.
Also, children need a mother for support, encouragement, love, kindness, and many more things to help build character.
It is also helpful to have two different parents when your kids want to talk to you about something. For example; what if a girl has two dads, and has her period. As a girl myself, their isn't any way that I would talk to a man about my period.
Same goes for boys when they have their problems and growth spurts; do they really have the courage to talk to a woman about that?
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