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Yes. No,
Debate Score:130
Arguments:128
Total Votes:138
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Is marriage between a man and a woman?


Yes.

Side Score: 64
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No,

Side Score: 66
3 points

Yes it is and Obama and Hillary even made the statement it is. Barack Obama: 'marriage is between a man and a woman'

Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, has spelled out his views on gay marriage on the eve of the election. The White House front-runner(2008) said in an interview with MTV he did not support same-sex weddings and believed "marriage is between a man and a woman".

When Clinton was a senator(2004) ‘I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.” The talk continued:

“...the fundamental bedrock principle that [marriage] exists between a man and a woman, going back into the midst of history as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.”

A decade prior, she stood by her husband as he signed the Defense of Marriage Act, a piece of legislation that codified gay America’s second-class status. So it’s fair to say that Hillary Clinton has had a longstanding opposition to gay marriage.

Hypocrisy is owned by the Progressive Left in America !

Side: Yes.
3 points

Well said, I agree. Liberals only bitch when a moderate or conservative says it.

Side: Yes.
Cartman(18192) Disputed
1 point

If that were true then Obama wouldn't have had to change his position to represent the people complaining.

Side: No,

Yes. Marriage is between a man and a woman. I know many married couples who consist of a man and a woman.

Side: Yes.
1 point

Rock on....................................................................................................

Side: Yes.
NicolasCage(506) Disputed
1 point

I know of many married couples which consist of a man and a man or a woman and a woman. What's your point?

Side: No,
1 point

Marriage is about love, not biological sex. :)

Side: Yes.
1 point

. I vote in favor of it, and for the last time, I do not believe that homosexuality is a choice. Sexuality is not a choice, but actions are. You choose to have sex or to abstain, to marry or to abstain. That is all. Rant over.

Side: Yes.
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

There is only 2 genders and 2 sexes that is all there is. What is so compelling for you Progressives to have government involved in marriage ?

Side: No,
Atrag(5550) Disputed
1 point

Strange logic there chat bot. Progressives (whatever the fuck that means) shouldnt be compelled for government to become involved in marriage because there are 2 genders? Error 302. Shut down.

Side: Yes.
FromWithin(8239) Disputed
1 point

You just said that homosexuality is not a choice. So explain bisexuals. Do they choose who they want to marry? Do they flip flop back and forth?

If a person is born a certian way, which way was a bisexual born?

We all make choices to who we sleep with. There are men happily married to women who at the same time cheat with other men.

There are literally thousnds of weird sexual orientations in the world and guess what? They are a choice just like every other fetish people engge in.

No one forces anyone to live a homosexual life or a heterosexual life. It is a choice. It matters not your feelings. You can choose to act on your feelings or not.

Side: No,
Atrag(5550) Disputed
1 point

Bisexual is when someone is attracted to both the same and the opposite gender. Also not a choice.

No one forces anyone to live a homosexual life or a heterosexual life. It is a choice. It matters not your feelings. You can choose to act on your feelings or not.

Right. You can spend decades lying to yourself and suppressing your feelings - feeling inferior to everyone around you and having a partner that you, ultimately, don't find sexually attractive. OR you can just relax and be who you are.

Side: Yes.
Cartman(18192) Disputed
1 point

So, you think you can be in a happy marriage and cheat on your spouse. Good to know.

Side: Yes.
sylynn(626) Disputed
1 point

If a person is born a certian way, which way was a bisexual born?

Who says it has to be a binary choice? I like coffee, but I also like beer, however you think I can't like both and should only choose one.

No one forces anyone to live a homosexual life or a heterosexual life. It is a choice.

No one is arguing that. Yes, the life they live is a choice, but what we're saying is who they are attracted to is not a choice.

Side: No,
1 point

Same sex marriage is not my problem. I you do not have the right to dictate to people.

Side: Yes.
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

Your whole premise is falling apart because it is government that is dictating to the people about whom should be married when it is none of the government's business. Being from Spain as you claim you are you know nothing about why government got involved in marriage which only shows how truly ignorant you are about something you know nothing about !

Side: No,
Atrag(5550) Disputed
1 point

Right. The government has a law that says marriage can only be between man and woman. When two men apply, the government denies it. The government should back off.

Side: Yes.

Yes. And marriage is between a child and a man according to Islam, of which liberals consider normal apparently, seeing they refuse to say anything bad about the cult of special needs.

Side: Yes.
Cartman(18192) Disputed
2 points

What you don't realize is that you just said nothing bad about Islam and only attacked liberals. When will you attack Islam?

Side: No,
sylynn(626) Disputed
1 point

And marriage is between a child and a man according to Islam,

This is also true according Judaism and Christianity

Side: No,
1 point

Yes. The reason men and women were made were to reproduce.

Side: Yes.
sylynn(626) Disputed
1 point

Even if this was true (which I'd argue is not), what does this have to do with marriage?

Side: No,
TrumpWonLOL(41) Clarified
1 point

Sorry. I meant to change that ,but then forgot. What I meant to say was that Man and Woman were made to be together.

Side: Yes.
3 points

Most of the time. Some of the time it isn't. Are you against gay marriage now?

Side: No,
2 points

Yes. I read the Bible online, and considered what is says about marriage.

Side: No,
FromWithin(8239) Clarified
1 point

Now I want you to read the Bible that you profess, and look at it's words when it says God knows us in the womb.

Side: Yes.
sylynn(626) Disputed
1 point

The Bible considers marriage between a man and woman as a business transaction.

Side: No,
0 points

Do you think you have adopted a better position?

Side: No,
LittleMisfit(1749) Clarified
0 points

Let's take a look at what the Bible says about marriage.

•One man and one or more women who were sold to the highest bidder (Exodus 21:7-11)

•One man and the virgins he decides to keep as spoils of war (Numbers 31:17-18)

•One man and the hot woman whose family and friends he recently slaughtered (Deut 21:10-14)

•One man and one or more women whom he raped (Deut. 22:28–29)

•One man and many women and concubines (Gideon had at least 1 concubine, Nahor: 1, Jacob: 1, Eliphaz: 1, Caleb: 2, Manassah: 1, Saul: 1, David: at least 10, Rehoboam: 60, Solomon: 300, Belshazzar: more than 1)

•One man and the woman his deceased brother was married to (Gen. 38:8–10). If he won't get his brother's wife pregnant he is to be put to death.

Before anyone cries, "but that's the Old Testament!" watch this

BTW, I'm still waiting for answers to these questions. The verse we are discussing in that debate is also relevant to this debate.

In addition to those questions, I would like to know why you believe the Bible is God's word?

Side: Yes.
2 points

What cartman said.

And besides, I see zero down side to any two consenting adults loving each other.

And since I see references to religion in the other posts let me add:

1) In a society with freedom of religion no single religion gets to dictate their beliefs to everyone else for their compliance.

2) And every religion's texts are rife with influence from the cultures they arose in, meaning they're based on Bronze age belief systems. Just because the person allegedly writing on behalf of God had beliefs against homosexuality or gay marriage doesn't mean that God does as well. Indeed God made all those people too.

Side: No,
1 point

God created Satan as well. He still chose his own path of destruction.

I can say I like little boys and animals, then tell you it's my business, but that won't magically make it right or prevent the final judgement.

Side: Yes.
1 point

So tell us how the children of gay parents turn out and tell us about the mass influx of claims from gays about being messed up mentally from being molested as a child. Looks like it's destructive based on their own testimonies. Milo Yianoupolis' testimony is a perfect example. He's a gay man who admits it is a mental disorder triggered from messed up situations in their youth.

Side: Yes.
1 point

It is between my wife and I, but there are also same sex couples who are married.

Side: No,
1 point

Some women like men some women like women.. Some men like women some men like men. I have no idea why this is such a difficult concept to grasp, how does it hurt anybody if someone decides to love whoever they love? It hurts nobody if a women decides she wants to marry another women, it is not killing anybody if a man decides to marry a man. Now get over yourselves and mind your own business, as long as nobody is trying to like force you into same sex marriage you're fine. You'll live, thank you and have a nice day.

Side: No,
Diaboliklove(12) Disputed
1 point

But it's not normal, as a matter of fact, it's disgusting.

Side: Yes.

It is whatever people want it to be.

If we see it as a religious union, then no, unless you want to condemn the deity who made homosexuals.

As a legal institution, it is a political decision what marriage is to be. You just need enough power to make it as arbitrary as you desire.

As a commitment between consenting adults, no, it clearly isn't.

As a random event in life, again no, it isn't.

Side: No,
1 point

Who says the deity "created homosexuals"? Did the deity create alcoholics, or did humans choose to be alcoholics by their own free will? If someone humps the couch, is that their mother's fault or was the booze kicking in?

Side: Yes.
1 point

The mother can not control the existence of booze, but that isn't true for an omnipotent deity.

Can anything exist that an omnipotent deity wouldn't want to?

Side: No,