Gay Marriage Outline for Speech or Essay

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Gay Marriage Outline for Speech or Essay

By | Feb. 2011
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Specific Purpose: To educate and persuade my audience.
Central Idea: That homosexual couples should be allowed to get married.

Introduction
I.How many people have always dreamed of getting married?
A.I know as a little girl I always dreamed of having a wedding of my own, but that dream of mine is short lived. II.The American culture has grown accustomed to the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness; however there have always been minority groups restricted from these basic rights. A.According to Merriam Webster Dictionary marriage is the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. i.The definition excludes the union of same sex couples.

III.Today I’m going to share why same sex couples should be allowed to get married, the controversy and what the LGBT community is doing to fight back. Body
I.Immigrants come to this country with the hype that America is the home of the free and we have all these freedoms. A.As American citizens we are promised rights our unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as it states in the Declaration of Independence.

i.With the hesitation of gay marriage, society as a whole is denying these simple rights. B.Homosexuals are fighting for the same cause that African American’s were fighting for in the 60’s. i.The right to be content in the skin they’re in, being socially accepted and being granted the same rights the Caucasians were giving. C.Lastly it comes down to why deny a certain group the human rights that everyone else receives. i.How would you feel if you say back and watched everyone around you getting what you want in life but you’re denied because of a simple thing like sexual preference? II. Now with something of like this of great importance there is going to be controversy. A.“In November 2004 elections, voters in 10 states passed state constitutional defining marriage as between...
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