The Instigator
BossSetLow
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The Contender
JasperFrancisShickadance
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Should Same-Sex Marriage be legalized ?

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JasperFrancisShickadance
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/30/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 457 times Debate No: 58365
Debate Rounds (3)
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BossSetLow

Pro

Everyone has their own opinion and style of life but I don't think that the govt has the right to tell someone else who they can and cannot marry. Everyone has the right to be happy no matter what they like. Everyone is different. With Same-Sex marriage being legal in 19 states, some people have to travel just to marry the person that they love which is unfair.
JasperFrancisShickadance

Con

I accept this debate. I believe same-sex marriage is wrong therefore should not be legalized.

But, one thing is most likely, and that is that the American government will try to get all states to legalize gay marriage even while many people are against it.

You're saying that gay marriage is a choice/opinion? Please clarify.
Debate Round No. 1
BossSetLow

Pro

BossSetLow forfeited this round.
JasperFrancisShickadance

Con

I now postpone any arguments. I know that my opponent is new to this site so will not go hard on him.
Debate Round No. 2
BossSetLow

Pro

Yes , I am new . I apologize . But everyone's point of view is an opinion . If the govt told you that you couldn't date and/or love the opposite sex ,how you you feel or go about that situation ?
JasperFrancisShickadance

Con

I forgive you and will try to answer that one question, although you did not answer mine about your view on gay marriage (see first round).

You ask: "If the govt told you that you couldn't date and/or love the opposite sex ,how you you feel or go about that situation ?" I see how you're thinking. But it's just not that simple, and a lot of people think the way you do so it's not like I've never heard it.

Marriage has always, from the beginning of earth and ever since creatures were first...created...the way to join together with someone and (usually) have sex. Not just anybody married anybody, but it has also always been a human instinct, to love and be greedy for love from someone else. A (biological) family is only started when a male and female make reproduction with sex and are hopefully married. If the government told us all we couldn't marry the opposite sex, A) society would go crazy having sex with anyone, not being able to marry before sex to have a family, or B) just straight ou: population would probably die out over a matter of years because families couldn't be made--and children couldn't be, either. So this is irrelevant to whether gay marriage should be legalized or not.

As I said, it's not that simple. Just because you love someone doesn't mean you marry them! A lot of people love their bestie (another term for 'best friend,' NOT including boyfriend/girlfriend), but they don't just marry!!

I'll stop there knowing you don't have an opportunity to respond. I know the first debates are confusing on this site! Thanks though.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JasperFrancisShickadance 2 years ago
JasperFrancisShickadance
unfortunately it panned out pretty quickly
Posted by Stottinator 2 years ago
Stottinator
I am interested to see how this one pans out. I am pro-gay marriage, so we'll see who is more convincing here.
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Vote Placed by cwt002 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gave no arguments and did not attempt
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro abbreviated. F2f a round, and offered zero reasons to accept his arguments.
Vote Placed by Phoenix61397 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con gave the only real arguments here, pro also forfeited a round