Persuasive Essay Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Persuasive Speech Essay

1562 WordsMay 7th, 20137 Pages

I am doing my presentation in a fictional persona called Alyssa.
Hi everyone my name is Alyssa, and I’m Gay. It’s not such a big deal; I’m just like all the other women in the world, except I prefer women over men. One day I would like to marry a woman, but at the moment the government is restricting me from doing so. We live in a democratic society where we believe in equal rights don’t we? Well why don’t gay couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples? The Law is obviously old and out-dated, as the values of the community have changed since it was originally made. It discriminates against us, when we are only being ourselves. People say we are the unnatural ones, when in reality; they are the ones being unnatural, as the…show more content…

People who are fighting against gay marriage are hypocrites. They preach equality and anti-discrimination, but at the same time they discriminate against homosexuals. We say we’re Australian and that we believe in equal rights and are against discrimination, yet every time we fight against gay marriage we are being discriminatory. The majority of common society supports it, just ask anyone in the community, they’ll tell you to legalise it already and move on to more important issues. So if it’s un-Australian, let alone illegal, to discriminate, why is it still happening?
Okay I understand some people are super-religious and are against gay marriage because it’s against their religion, but it’s not like we’re asking them to marry someone of the same sex. They claim that it’s a sin in the eyes of God, and that it’s their job to “stop it”, but God wants us to love one another equally. They argue that it says in the bible that homosexuality is sinful, however in the Age article The Straight and Narrow, the writer, Elizabeth Skinner says “If Adam marrying Eve in the Bible has anything at all to do with marriage only being possible between a man and a woman… then I pray to God that nobody asks how Cain and Abel (Adam and Eve’s sons) had daughters, because I’m not sure what would be legal then.” God doesn’t judge which gender you love, he doesn’t judge at all. Promiscuity and Abuse, okay I can understand how

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Same-Sex Marriage should be legalized because denying same-sex marriage is a violation of religious freedom. In my honest opinion denying same-sex marriage is the ultimate denial of human rights; no society has the right to pass a law that denies a person from pure happiness. People think that legalizing same-sex marriage leads to bestiality, the common question usually supporting that ridiculous accusation is if we legalize same-sex marriage where does it stop? I can tell you right now that I have never heard of such nonsense there is a fine line between same-sex marriage and bestiality it is utterly preposterous to say if we legalize same-sex marriage the government will consider legalizing bestiality. Various people have the opinion that gay couples shouldn’t legally adopt, Children in particular benefit from same-sex marriage.

More than one quarter of the same-sex couples we surveyed were raising children and almost all of these couples said their children were happier and better off as a result of their marriage. So why do people want to try and jeopardize a couples chance at being a family? Same-sex couples should have the exact same rights as a straight couple. Statistics shows that children of same-sex parents do as well as children whose parents are heterosexual in every way therefore there is no valid reason as to why same-sex couples should not adopt. How would you feel if your child wasn’t allowed to get married due to the law? You would do almost anything to try and abolish that law am I right? Well that’s how hundreds of people feel.

It is no one else’s business, if two people of the same-sex love each other they should be allowed to show their commitment publicly just like straight couples do. There have been many incidents were a couple in a same-sex relationship is denied hospital visitation rights Governor Walker of Wisconsin’s states “I believe a new law that gives gay couples hospital visitation rights violates the state constitution and I have asked a judge to allow the state to stop defending it.” Regardless of sexual orientation a person should never be denied the right to see a loved one when they

Statistics
– Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has privately polled his electorate finding 68 per cent in favour of same-sex marriage – Same-sex people make up 1-4% of the population in most cities – Statistician’s predict a majority of Americans will support same-sex marriage by 2012 – One third of lesbian couples and one fifth of gay male couples have children – 1.4% of women and 0.9% of men said they were bisexual

Expert Quotations
– “I’ve just concluded that for me personally to it is important to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should get married.” – Barack Obama – “Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.” – James Baldwin – “No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.” – Rita Mae Brown – “I believe today that freedom does mean freedom for everybody. People ought to be free to choose any arrangement they want. It’s no one else’s business.” – Dick Cheney

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