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Gays and lesbians should be Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
Debate Score:112
Arguments:26
Total Votes:133
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Should gays and lesbians be allowed to marry?

Gays and lesbians should be

Side Score: 58
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Gays and lesbians shouldn't be

Side Score: 54
5 points

The way to look at it, in my opinion, holds that you should ask yourself the question "In what way would allowing gay marriages make me think different about the value of my own, straight, marriage". When you ask yourself this the answer is obvious, of course it wouldn't, as it's completely separate from your own. If, for instance, two convicted criminals would marry, you probably wouldn't attach this marriage to your own. The same counts for gay marriage, you may not agree with it but the marriage is completely separate from your own and wouldn't affect it in any way. The only argument people opposed to gay marriage could make is the religious one. But as the constitution specifically states a division between religion and state this argument is moot.

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
4 points

In the Loving v. Virginia case before the US Supreme Court (which struck bans on interracial marriage), the decision states, "Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival.... The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State." Marriage is a legal contract formed and recognized by the state, and the people have the right to choose their partner in this contract. Nothing could be simpler.

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
4 points

Sure, but it beats the hell out of me why a gay would want to marry a lesbian :-P

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be

HG...LOL! I'll forgive you this one but there was a day, in my time, where the term Lesbian was frowned upon. Today, because everything and everyone MUST be categorized we've been split into Males (Gays) and Females (Lesbians). I still take exception to it because I remember the stigma attached to it. Faggots and Lesbos, Fags & Lesbians! We called each other Gay...no one else did. Geeze, what monikers! So now the guys have the Happy term and women have the Politically Correct one!

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be

I had a friend that got into an argument with some guy and she had quite a silver tongue (if you know what I mean) and he was loosing so he called her a stupid Jap. So she got up close to his face and said, "I'm not a Jap! I'm a chinc! So get it right!" I laughed ;)

I've been called spic, beaner, you name it. And I just smile cause I'm like, "How old are you again?"

I don't know, I just think that you should just ignore ignorant people and be able to laugh at yourself. Life is too short to spend most of it being serious. I rather spend most of it laughing.

The best way to go would probably be at a family gathering at the dinner table. Someone says something funny and I choke to death laughing. Then when they get together again and retell the story, they wont be able to cry because they'll remember the funny line and then they would be like, "Yeah, that was so funny beer came out my nose and then Joe freaking keeled over HAHAHAHA!"

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be

Are marriages performed outside the U.S. recognized by the U.S.? Maybe gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry in Canada. And if they stay there for their honey moon, they would have killed two birds with one stone. Then, when they come back, they would have bypassed all the crap.

God! This is getting complicated. Forget I said anything.

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
nagtroll(269) Disputed
0 points

Forget I said anything

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5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
4 points

Yes gays and lesbians should be aloud in the military, because if they want to serve there country like the rest of us let them do it.

4 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
3 points

Gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry because this is America and we are build on the foundation that America is a land of freedom and opportunity. Look at Canada and how well their freedoms are looked upon. Gays and Lesbians can freely marry the person they love without the government restricting that given right. I say that prejudices needs to stop within the government and stop using it to control American society. Let gays and lesbians marry who they want to marry!

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
nagtroll(269) Disputed
2 points

Gays and lesbians should be allowed because this is America and America is a land of Canada and how well their Gays and Lesbians can freely restrict that given right to stop the government and using it to control American society they want!

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
3 points

Can a person have the right to choose if they can marry or not? I mean, does a total stranger have the right to change someone's life completely by opposing their marriage? If you said yes, why? Is it that you want to feel that you have more power than they do? Is it that you want to feel like you're above them? If so, imagine that someone opposes your marriage. Can u accept this? I'll say no. No one has the right to choose if they can marry or not unless they have a real head-nodding reason.

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
nagtroll(269) Disputed
1 point

I have the right to change someone's life completely

why?

you want to feel that you have more power

you want to feel like you're above them

imagine u accept this

No

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
2 points

A gay man wouldn't be all that gay if he married a lesbian, now would he?

4 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
2 points

all sorts of relegions say that being gay or lesbian is wrong that you will go to hell for it even but they don't really explain why they think this, most of the argument is based on GOD SAYS! but i see no reason why it would be considered wrong it does not hurt anybody or threaten anyone or anything, gay and lesbian people should be allowed to marry! this is america it is supposed to be about freedom and keeping good citezens from the right of marrige is wrong!......... and unamerican.

4 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
2 points

people are going to be gay/lesbian if you narrow minded homophobes out there want them to be or not they pay rent and taxes and have chidren and go to work and eat breakfast just like everyone else they are not a menace to society,

if people said that you will go to hell for wearing a mohawk would the goverment ban mowhawks?

4 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
2 points

Separate but equal never really worked out now did it?

This applies to the not wanting Homosexual marriage not called Marriage.

4 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
2 points

They should be! I'm catholic and I see it as okay. Is it really going to affect my life? No. I understand some say we should call it a "Union" but, for goodness sake, can we just call it a marriage and get on with our lives? Its not affecting people, all it is doing is hurting, lesbians, gays because they have this discrimination towards them. If its not hurting anyone, besides people who are "Homophobic", another stupid term, then it should be allowed. Thanks.

3 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
1 point

i think gays should be able to get married . this topic shouldn't even be a problem its gonna end up like interracial marriages. people say that it is a sin to be homosexual . well if it is why would god create something just to damn his own creation to hell . we are all gods children as it says in the bible , but its the way people interpret it . the bible can be interpreted in so many ways . all i want to say is that if god created everything then he created homosexuals as well . so stop saying we are a sin .

122 days ago | Side: Gays and lesbians should be
6 points

lmao, some idiot is serial up voting this side, and down voting the other, and don't realize my arguement was pure sarcasm. How effing ironic.

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be

They did it in another debate too on the same topic. My guess is it's probably one if the school-aged among us with way too much time on their hands creating multiple accounts. Pretty stupid.

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
1 point

I'm kind of new here. Are there not moderators who prevent this sort of thing?

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
nagtroll(269) Disputed
0 points

How FUCKING ironic.

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5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be

Quentin Tarantino, is that you!?!???

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5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
5 points

A gay guy marrying a lesbian?

I believe these are refered to as marriages of "convenience"

In which case I protest.

I've never heard of anyone's marriage being convenient, so why should homosexuals get one?

5 years ago | Side: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be
-2 points


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