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Sartania-Georgia
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Same-Sex Marriage

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Fictional_Truths1
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/27/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Fictional_Truths1

Pro

Pro will be arguing that same sex marriage should not be illegal, therefore Con will argue that same-sex marriage should be kept illegal. No childish semantics, or playing with language. No personal insults..... you get the picture. First round is acceptance only. I would like to thank you for accepting this debate, I look forward to an intellectually stimulating experience :)
Sartania-Georgia

Con

First of all, Hello !
I'm glad to debate with you about Same-sex Marriage, as you mentioned, i want to earn experience from this debates, so i will say it should stay illegal and i have a lot of reasons for it, let's start our debate and thank you again
Debate Round No. 1
Fictional_Truths1

Pro

First of all, thank you for accepting. Now that we have the formalities out of the way, let's begin.
1. Equal Rights
We as a country are built on the principle that all men are created equal, that no man should be judged by genetics, but by the actions he chooses to take. Since homosexualality is a birth-given trait, not a learned one, which has been proven not only in humans but in over a thousand members of the animal kingdom (http://www.news-medical.net...), (http://en.wikipedia.org...), (http://en.wikipedia.org...) , it follows that we, as a people, should not judge people who are homosexual as we would judge those who choose to drink, because homosexuality is not a choice, it is not learned, you cannot reason with a homosexual person because they are born with the inherit attraction to those of the same gender. We once thought that the color of the skin was what determined the goodness of a man, but the Civil Rights Act show's that we know better now. (http://en.wikipedia.org...). We once thought that women were subhuman, that people should be based on gender, but the 19th amendment show's that we know better about that to. (http://en.wikipedia.org...). We, as a people, used to think sexual orentation should be a basis for judging a person, but, for the first time, the majority of the population see's homosexuality as a moral choice (http://firstread.nbcnews.com...), (http://en.wikipedia.org...). Social progress has been a defining character of our nation, and we shouldn't and won't stop at gay marriage, as those sources have shown.

2. Parenting
Parenting by same-sex couples has been proven to be jsut as effective as parenting by their heterosexual counterparts (http://en.wikipedia.org...), (http://www.aap.org...), so saying they can't marry to protect the children is flawed logic. Though it is true that single parent's are sometimes not allowed to adopt, it is usually because their income is insufficient and/or there is nobody to call in an emergency, both of which are concerns which same-sex couples do not have. The fear that homosexuals will influence their children to be homosexual is unfounded because, like I said before, homosexuality is a birth-given trait, you can't learn it.

I have many more argument's, but I will save them for later. The fact is, homosexuality is simply a trait, just like Black skin, or narrow eyes. Each gender is born with specific characteristics, and now matter how you try to raise them, they will alway's be their. It is wrong to oppress someone based on something they have no control over. Harry Potter is a great example of this. You can take the boy out of the wizarding world, but you can't take the wizardly world out of the boy, no matter how much you lie to him and beat him.
Sartania-Georgia

Con

Sartania-Georgia forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Fictional_Truths1

Pro

Con has forfeited this round. Please give conduct point to pro.
Sartania-Georgia

Con

Sartania-Georgia forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Fictional_Truths1

Pro

Con has forfitted every round. Please give a 7 point victory to pro.
Sartania-Georgia

Con

Sartania-Georgia forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Babeslayer
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