Persuasive Speech: Why You Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

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Persuasive Speech: Same sex marriages

General Purpose: To persuade

Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade the audience to agree that same-sex marriages should not be legal

Central Idea: The audience will realize the vices and social disorders created by legalization of same sex marriages in order to preserve marital norms


I. Same sex marriage is a trending topic if not a trendy one. Countries throughout the globe are pressured with the question of homosexuality being an issue of right or morality. Countries such as Brazil, Canada, some states of the United States and the United Kingdom have legalized same sex marriages while others are still battling with homosexual pressure.

II. Today, I would like to discuss with you the unnatural nature of same sex marriages.

III I have carried out extensive research on the field of sexuality and I feel obliged to educate the public about the dangers of same sex marriages to our society, today and in the future.

IV. So today I am going to discuss three points about this issue.

Number One: why same sex marriage should not be legalized?

Number Two: what are the adverse impacts of same sex marriages in our society?

Number Three: what Measures can be implemented to discourage same sex marriages?

Transition: So let’s talk about why same sex marriage should not be legalized


1. First of all, why should same sex marriage not be legalized?

A. Legally, a same sex marriage is a union between two people of the same sexual orientation in a marital relationship. The United States does not grant the tittle ‘spouse’ to couple involved in same sex marriages. As such, same sex marriage should not be legalized as a natural marital union.

B. Same sex m...

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