Gay Marriage Persuasive Speech Essay

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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 The Law is obviously old and out-dated, as the values of the community have changed since it was originally made.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
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It’s not meant to be taken literally and applied to every situation in life, many of the stories written were about that particular time period, and don’t always apply to the present day. As society changes, the Church often lags behind, especially when it comes to change. In order to rule out discrimination altogether, the Church needs to catch up to the rest of society.
Speaking of a different time, the legal meaning of marriage in Australia is old and out-dated. It was made in the Marriage Act 1961 and states that marriage is “the union of a man and woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.” Society has changed dramatically since the ‘60s. Women are less oppressed, and all races are considered equal. Back in the ‘60s people didn’t agree or understand homosexuality, and whatever they didn’t understand scared them. In the 21st century, we believe change is often good and we don’t shy away from what we don’t understand, instead we investigate to try and understand it. We have anti-discrimination laws, which protect sex, race etc. but it doesn’t extend to sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalised, ask anyone on the street, they’ll ask why it hasn’t been done already. Society changes, people change, now all we need is the law to change.
So we discriminate against homosexuals, with many people saying it’s “natural” or