Reports on the marriage of a Wuhan college undergraduate and a possible ban on kissing among Shenzhen university students have stirred a nationwide debate over the rights of young people on the mainland. On June 15, a 23-year-old undergraduate at the Wuhan Central China Normal University married a 24-year-old woman working for a company off campus, according to state media. He was the first undergraduate to get married on the mainland, the People's Daily reported. Two days later, Shenzhen University issued draft rules that would forbid students from kissing or touching on campus, Xinhua reported. It described the rules as 'supervision' rather than an effort to curb students' social lives. A nationwide debate in internet chat rooms and on the streets has indicated unwavering support for Shenzhen University and the Wuhan student's marriage. Some take modern views of university students as adults, while others take the traditional view that undergraduates are children who should focus on study. 'This is a person's most basic right,' one online forum participant wrote of marriage. 'Does it violate rights? The constitution grants it and the marriage law also requires marriage freedom.' But another said: 'Now university students want everything. Yes, they've grown up and want the right to marry, along with that is the right to childbirth. Imagine for a moment, coming up to the teacher to request maternity leave or coming to class thinking of the child's lack of breast milk. Terrifying!' Conflicting views on university students' adulthood were inevitable in a developing society, said Ma Zheng, a Beijing father whose daughter was kicked out of a university in Chongqing last year for becoming pregnant. 'We're in the middle of change. This problem is the same as what developed countries have faced.'