FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING & EARTH RESOURCES
2011/2012 SEM I
SPEECH PREPARATION OUTLINE
REGINA KHOR MAY LIN
|Topic Area: |Relationship | |Title: |Should we legalize same-sex marriage in our country? | |General purpose: |To persuade | |Specific purpose: |To persuade my audience that we should legalize same-sex marriage in our country. | |Central idea: |Same-sex marriage should be legalized since it is the natural form of the marriage evolution, | | |part of human rights and able to prevent psychological stress from the LGB community. (LGB- | | |lesbian, gays and bisexuals) | |Organizational pattern: |Problem and solution | |I.INTRODUCTION | |A. Open with impact/ Attention |Picture this... A man meets someone he loves. Someone he is sure will bring him happiness and | |getter: |someone he wants to grow old with. He wants to take the next important step in his life with a | | |marriage proposal but oops...the person whom he proposes to is of the same sex! Now he is | | |distressed because the law of his country says that it is wrong to marry the person of the same | | |sex. | |i. Tie to the audience / reason to |Based on some survey done worldwide, the majority of countries that opposes the idea cited | |listen |religious ground as their main objection to this type of marriage. Putting that aside, what are | | |left to stand between the union of two people who wanted to spend their lives together? | |ii. Credibility statement material |Since 2001, there are 10 countries which had legalized same-sex marriage. There are included | | |Spain, Canada, Argentina and other seven countries. The same-sex couples able to enjoy their | | |marriage benefit same like others such as the insurance, ownership of property, agency law and | | |others. | |iii. Preview of main points/ central|Today I would like to make a stand on why we should legalize same-sex marriage from the | |idea |perspective of an evolution of marriage, the human rights and psychological stress. | |Transition to body of speech: |First, we talk about the evolution of marriage and the legalization of the same-sex marriage | | |outside the country. | |II. BODY | |A. Main point 1: |Marriage if viewed from historical lens has evolved through the years in parallel with the | | |changing time and physiological needs. The first...
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