FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING & EARTH RESOURCES
2011/2012 SEM I
SPEECH PREPARATION OUTLINE
REGINA KHOR MAY LIN
Should we legalize same-sex marriage in our country?
To persuade my audience that we should legalize same-sex marriage in our country. 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) Problem and solution
Picture this... A man meets someone he loves. Someone he is sure will bring him happiness and 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. Based on some survey done worldwide, the majority of countries that opposes the idea cited 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? 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. Today I would like to make a stand on why we should legalize same-sex marriage from the perspective of an evolution of marriage, the human rights and psychological stress. First, we talk about the evolution of marriage and the legalization of the same-sex marriage outside the country. II. BODY
Marriage if viewed from historical lens has evolved through the years in parallel with the changing time and physiological needs. The...
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