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Gay Marriage

Persuasive speech on gay marriage

Ashley Nevin

on 3 May 2010

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Transcript of Gay Marriage

Why Not Have Gay Marriage? marriage is religious
not natural
government will spend more money due to increased marriage benefits
unable to procreate Arguments Against Why Is This An Issue? Against people's religious and ethical beliefs
Government doesn't want to pay for extra marriage benefits (it's making more money from gays not being married)
More and more people are finding the courage to reveal their sexual orientations, thus creating more of a demand for gay marriage What Is The Issue? Legalizing gay marriages on the national level Arguments For You can't help who you fall in love with
Minimal to no effect economically
Legal issues do not delve into religion, and religion does not belong in politics because of the establishment clause in the U.S. Constitution
Gays deserve equal treatment and deserve their marriage to be recognized by the national government (constitutionally and morally) and deserve the benefits of a married couple (insurance, next of kin with relation to hospital visits, etc.)
Works Cited http://www.helium.com/items/547403-the-current-issues-surrounding-gay-marriage
http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/wedding/a/unionvmarriage.htm Why Don't Civil Unions Take Care Of This Issue? Civil unions provide state benefits to gay couples, but are not protected under federal law. Civil unions are only allowed by state laws, so it differs with every state, if the state even allows it.
States like Vermont, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon.
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