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Was legalizing gay marriage a good decision?

Opening Argument

Some perspectives include that it should have been the states' decision or that it would go against tradition; or that it is every human's right to marry who they love and there is no reason for any level of government to prohibit marriage
  1. Legalizing gay marriage was a good decision

    17 votes
    1. Agree
      52.94%
    2. Disagree
      47.06%


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Arguments

  • No, I believe that the states should decide on this legalization.
  • WhyTrump - a good question
  • Great decision, people should be allowed to do whatever they want to do.
  • @WhyTrump I agree it was a fair decision; however I don't think America could ever end up like Chechnya
  • @melanielust, I would hope not
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • LogicLogic 232 Pts
    People should be allowed, But when they got what they wanted, They wanted more.  Example: Bathrooms for gays.  Like really? Give em an inch, And they take 5. 
    aarong
  • I agree with @logic .
  • inc4tinc4t 156 Pts
    Marriage is a good legal framework to protect gay couples that are life partners.  If left to each state, there any many legal issues that expose these life partners.  Marriage simplifies it.  
  • LogicLogic 232 Pts
    @inc4t  What legal issues? People date each other for years, Without marriage. To be honest, I think marriage complicates things even more. 
  • Yes, great decision.
  • inc4tinc4t 156 Pts
    @Logic, lets say there is a gay couple that are life partners.  They love each other and want to get married.  They want to commit to each other, but legally they can't. They are not eligible for inheritance, social security benefits, and other legal protection that marriage provides.  
    If we are to accept LGBT into our society then the marriage construct offers them the same protection as husband and wife.  
    We can debate if we truly want to accept them or not, but legal protection issue is real.
  • LogicLogic 232 Pts
    @inc4t  Couldn't we make a security system which doesn't need marriage? When they got what they wanted, They wanted more i.e Gay bathrooms.  Accepting them isn't a problem, They are people after all. If they take what they asked for, And Stop asking, Then fine. Everything's good. 
  • I agree with @logic .
  • What does "marriage" mean now?  It used to mean a union between a man and a women primarily for the purposes of procreation.  It doesn't mean anything anymore.  Why limit it to two people?  Can't three people love each other? How about more?  Can't a man love his dog?  Can't a woman love herself?  How can we draw a line?
  • LogicLogic 232 Pts
     @CYDdharta Exactly. 
  • inc4tinc4t 156 Pts
    @logic and @CYDdharta , you are making valid points.  We need to carefully draw the line.  That said, there is a hugh gay population and that issue is real in our society.  Marriage is a valid solution that resolves many of their challenges and offers acceptance.
    The transgender issue continues to push the boundary further, and I recall your debate about chimps from awhile ago.

    http://www.debateisland.com/discussion/565/are-chimps-people-too

    Bottom line, I somewhat support the gay marriage because we are where we are and at this point I am willing to draw the line there. But at the same time, I am not really supportive of further extending the line.
    This is one of tough issues I actually went back and forth on.

  • No, the line needs to be drawn. I'm a conservative Republican, due to this I'm against any kind of gay marriage. Marriage is between a man and woman, not both genders. It changes tradition, and can disturb normal, civilized life or make this be rethought. I understand the gays and lesbians, want to be happy, but this happiness can come at a cost. Although, I do believe that if non-married gay couples are living with each other for a decent period of time, the state or country should
    not be able to take money away from the partner or spouse. This would be unfair. Do example, if a couple is living together, by not legally married, and one dies, and a will points to them, the spouse must get it. If there is no will, but the spouse is in some way pointed to, through paying for the house or something simialar, they should get the money or st least a good portion. The state can't take it away nor the country. Overall, ima hasn't gay marriage, but I am for the things I listed which should possibly be implemented if gay marriage is not legal.
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