Same Sex Marraige
Debate Rounds (3)
http://www.ushistory.org... ) which means that everyone was created equal. The reason Same sex marriage should be legal is because we have no right to say who can marry who, or who can be happy, and who cant be happy, its absurd that people will say No to others being happy.
1st you say that same sex marriage should be legal. Well it can be legal but to argue that is should be legal, no. When you say should that means that we the people, and the government have some obligation to allow same sex marriage and no.
2nd you bring up happiness , marriage doesn't equate to happiness. Everybody has the right to be happy should have it. Also should 14 year old be allowed to drive if it makes him happy? Should a 15 year old be allowed to watch a rated-R movies that is a parent? I believe all these are thing thats could be okay but to say that we are obligated to do so is another issue.
People should (obligated) have the right to do things that are naturally given to them at birth and that is freedom and liberty. Marriage is just a word. Marriage can be for a man and a woman, and let same sex be called something else but have the same rights as a couple like most states have in place with a civil partnership/union. People are so wrapped up in the word and the tradition behind it. Let the people keep their tradition and same sex start there own tradition. Give it a different name but with similar rights.
From my understanding people just want to have equal rights, blacks, white, heterosexuals, homosexuals, etc. Give them equal rights , with a different name and both sides of this argument might just be happy.
My rebuttal to your statements in round 2:
"The reason Marriage was even made was because of Love, Love is happiness" - your quote from round 2
Where did you get that information from? Its logical to think that and in a perfect world many people want to believe that but is that really true? A lot of marriages from hundreds and even thousands of years ago were forced marriages to spouses they barley or not know at all. Even today people are forced/get into marriage for a variety of reasons such as, financial reasons, sexual reasons, status, baby, expectations and etc. Marriage does include love, yes, but that is not always the case.
Like I said in round 2, People at the end of the day just want equal rights. Give people that want same sex marriages equal rights and just call it something else. Why? First, the term marriage has been tainted and 50% of all marriages end in divorce anyway. Second, homosexuals are in a great time in history, they have the opportunity to start something entirely new and begin there own traditions that can run parallel to marriage. Why do this?
Because it can save a lot of tax payers dollars over useless debates and precious time and efforts that could be used in other areas.
The State of Utah is planning on spending 2 million dollars (tax payers money) to fight for gay marriage in 2014 http://www.advocate.com...
John Boehner (R) (US Speaker of the House) just spent over 3 million dollars (tax payers money) opposing gay marriage in 2013
In Pennsylvania taxpayers have to pay a law firm at least $400 an hour just to fight gay marriage. http://www.policymic.com...
When will it stop?? Both side have their own reasons and unlimited time, effect and passion to keep this fight on so give the people what they really want and that is just equal rights but just a different name. This will save time and effort and our tax dollars could go to something that is actually worth debating
Anakin forfeited this round.
No votes have been placed for this debate.
You are not eligible to vote on this debate
This debate has been configured to only allow voters who meet the requirements set by the debaters. This debate either has an Elo score requirement or is to be voted on by a select panel of judges.