Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
America; the first thing that should come to your mind is a nation of peace and equality. But it's not, is it? We live in a nation of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Homosexuals get the worst of all the unfair treatment. Gays have been fighting for rights since the 1960's, maybe even before then, and yet today in 2010, those pleas for rights go unheard. I believe that we should allow same-sex marriage because banning it is unfair, love is all that matters in marriage, and gay families have certain family values that some straight marriages lack.

Banning an issue doesn't make it go away. The American Constitution states that everyone desverves the same, equal rights -- that inlcludes gay people. So banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Making this issue illegal is also a form of discrimination. Homophobics riducule and abuse gay citizens, and gay teenagers are scared to go to school because of the excessive bullying and teasing. And gays are just being themselves! We are all created equal, so why can't we all just try to get along?

What's the reason people get married for? Love is. Who's to judge someone based and whom they love? No one has the rights to do so. Gays have feelings too, and them getting married isn't hurting anyone. Having said that, love has no gender. So let's stop saying that marriage is just a heterosexual advantage.

You may not think about it, but gays have family values too. They have many strong family benefits that some straight marriages lack, such as being more open-minded and accepting. Gay couples have even been proven to have stronger emotional bonds than straight couples. And since 2 people of the same sex can't reproduce on their own, child adoption rates would increase. Strong family benefits and strong emotional bonds are essential to long-lasting relationships and marriages. In fact, a small percentage of straight marriages end early in divorce because one of the spouses finds out that they're gay; they're not "in love" with the other spouse. So let's stop the narrow-minded discrimination!

I feel very strongly that gays should be allowed to marry. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trangendered, and transexual people deserve to have the same rights as everyone else. Banning the issue in unfair, love is all that matters in marriage, and some gay families have certain family values that some straight marriages lack. Wouldn't it be good to live in a nation of peace and equality?
I HAD NO IDEA WHAT FUCKING CATAGORY TO PUT THIS IN.

Anyways, this was my persuasive essay on supporting gay marriage. Mum helped me out a little ^^; but still!

This was an assignment for english class. I got an A :D

The story behind doing this: We were told that we were doing a persuasive essay, and giving a speech on it, after christmas break. So once we got back on January 4, we started with notes and examples on how to make a good persuasive essay. But on the day we chose topics, we were in groups. ~RavenclawofSC was in mine, along with 2 boys. Mine was originally going to be "Don't drink" for personal reasons. But then I hear one of the boys behind me in our group say "We should do 'Gay is not the way; get the queer out of here.'" And I disagreed right off the bat. After a while, one of the boys goes up to the teacher to ask if he can do his on that topic. Suprisingly, she said yes -- but told him to be respectful. The boy who originally suggessted it said "Wait... I can't do my paper on that, my girlfriend's bi!" so he and ~RavenclawofSC did theirs on "Don't drink and drive." But the other boy, Robert, did his on "Banning gay marriage."
It may seem weird, but I just got a feeling that I had to do mine on supporting gay marriage. So I did. My english teacher seemed happy to see me want to do my essay on that issue, so that the class would be able to hear an issue from both sides. She had to display the groups and their topics on the board, and when the class saw mine, they didn't seem too happy. But I was all smiles. For a while, the class kept bugging me; asking me if I was straight, bi, lesbian, whatever. And Robert kept pestering me the most. He even stole my body paragraph outline and read it. He told me it made so sense whatsoever. But once the teacher came around to check them, she said "... Wow, those are some really good reasons!" and she wrote the same thing on my grade rubric.
When it came to writing the rest out, I just wrote how I felt. Mum told me to write something I would shout to Congress. So I did.
I was shaking and sweating before english class the day we had to give our speeches. ~poshnia gave me some encouragement before class, and it made me feel better. I was the 5th person to give my speech to the class. And a lot of people enjoyed it, suprisingly.

But, for the next week, everyone bugged me about it. To start off my speech, I wanted people to listen to me, I slammed my hand on the podium, and shouted "America," the first word to my opening paragraph. So everyone mocked me about it. ~RavenclawofSC wasn't at school February 10-12, so she didn't hear me give my speech, but she read my rough draft, and liked it.

When Robert gave his, he thought he'd be cool and not use his note cards, like me (I had them, but I only looked at them once or twice). And he said nothing respectful or even positive about homosexuality. "Gay started AIDS, so they would keep spreading it. And since they can't have kids, they won't use protection." "People don't wanna see gay dudes make out." "God doesn't like it." things like that.

To be honest, most gay couples, mainly gay males, choose not to have anal sex -- they consider it an "unnesseccary health risk".

And gays didn't start AIDS. It was some sort of blood disease that monkeys had before they evolved into humans (supposedly).

And not everyone believes in God -- and if you do, you should know that God loves everyone, no matter what.

When we got our grades, I was so happy to see that I got an 80/80. And I heard Robert throwing a bitch-fit over the fact that he got an F. I was exclaiming to ~RavenclawofSC that I got an A, and most of the class heard me. I'm not sure what their direct reactions were, but I recieved a glare or two from a few boys after class.

All in all, I think I did a good job. My best accomplishment yet this year.


This essay (c) ME.
Some info (c) Mum, Google, and Wikipedia.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconeva711:
eva711 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
“I feel the same way as any other woman with heartbreak and What would I
have done if not for DR. onofe, my name is Mrs. witney, I am 38. years old
and I have a son. Unfortunately almost a year ago his father broke up with
me because of a mistake I made and I just really want him back. He is the
best thing that has ever happened to me and I want our family to be
complete again, I want to spend the rest of my life with him. I read online
that Dr onofe helped a girl in this situation and I contacted him for help.
I grew up with my parents divorced and I don't want that for my son and I
miss my husband so much and just want our family to be whole again I want
the love of my life back and I can honestly say that because he is the only
man I have ever truly loved with all my heart. So I seek help from
onofetemple@yahoo.com and he responded to me and he cast a love spell for
me which I use in getting back my husband and I am happy and grateful to
him for helping me and I want you all to also have the opportunity I had
also, onofetemple@yahoo.com is the only through help I have ever known.
Good luck” you can call the great man on +2348100078330 his ready to help
you with your problem
Reply
:iconpatriciafro:
patriciafro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  New member
 I want to share a testimony on how a spell caster (OGUN LOVE SPELL IS THE BEST) helped me in getting my EX lover back, I was married to him in 2005, ever since then I was living happily with him, but everything changed when I was unable bare him a child, so last year January I was sent out packing from his home, I went out from his house, I was in great pain, I looked worried, coz I loved him so much, I told my friend about whats going on, she introduced me to the great spell caster (ogun love spell), she gave me his email, I emailed him, he asked me to buy some items faithfully I did all he asked of me. He told me not to bother, that Im going to bear him children immediately he comes back to me, two days later my Husband came with his friends and started begging for forgiveness, and asked me to come back home, I forgive him, I went back to him, luckily I was pregnant, here I am today am now a mother, I gave birth to a set of twins, a boy and a girl, and we are living happily, DR.OGUN thank you very much, if you are passing through any hardship and you are looking for break through kindly email Dr ogun on ogunlovespelltemple@gmail.com and greatsolomonalter@outlook.com
Reply
:iconreinhartame:
Reinhartame Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
My name is Daria Reinhartame, am from usa. i want to use this opportunity to thank my great doctor who really made my life a pleasurable one today. This great man DR.AISABU of Aisabulovespellgmail. com brought my husband back to me, i had three lovely kids for my husband, about four years ago i and my husband has been into one quarrel or the other until he finally left me for one lady. i felt my life was over and my kids thought they would never see their father again. i tried to be strong just for the kids but i could not control the pains that torments my heart, my heart was filled with sorrows and pains because i was really in love with my husband. Every day and night i think of him and always wish he would come back to me, until one day i met a good friend of mine that was also in a situation like me but her problem was her ex-boyfriend who she had an unwanted pregnancy for and he refused to take responsibility and dumped her. she told me that mine was a small case and that i should not worry about it at all, so i asked her what was the solution to my problems and she gave me this great man email address. i was doubting if this man was the solution, so i contacted this great man and he told me what to do and i deed them all, he told me to wait for just two day and that my husband will come crawling on his kneels just for forgiveness so i faithfully deed what this great man asked me to do and for sure after two days i heard a knock on the door, in a great surprise i saw him on his kneels and i was speechless, when he saw me, all he did was crying and asking me for forgiveness, from that day, all the pains and sorrows in my heart flew away,since then i and my husband and our lovely kids are happy.that's why i want to say a big thank you to DR.AISABU. This great man made me to understand that there is no problem on earth that has no solution so please if you know that you have this same problem or any problem that is similar, i will advise you to come straight to this great man. you can email him at: (aisabulovespell@gmail.com)...
Reply
:icontammiebruce:
TammieBRUCE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I broke up with my boyfriend almost 3 months ago. Within a week he had a new girlfriend. He told me he just wants to be friends i agreed but could not get over him, I felt like I lost my one and only true love, my situation became a bit complicated and a bit different than the “normal breakups, ”but thanks to robinsonbuckleryahoo. com for bringing my lover back to me,...when i first contacted him, i was very unsure if a love spell can bring my lover back... But after such a long time of loneliness i decided that Mr Robinson buckler should do a love spell for me to get my lover back. Well after Mr Robinson  casted the spell and told me what to do, within few days my lover came back feeling so sorry for living me lonely for 3 months, the love spell was so amazing that i could not believe what was happening. my lover came to my house and asked for reconciliation... he now shows me love more than before thanks
Reply
:iconreinhartame:
Reinhartame Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
My name is Daria Reinhartame, am from usa. i want to use this opportunity to thank my great doctor who really made my life a pleasurable one today. This great man DR.AISABU brought my husband back to me, i had three lovely kids for my husband, about four years ago i and my husband has been into one quarrel or the other until he finally left me for one lady. i felt my life was over and my kids thought they would never see their father again. i tried to be strong just for the kids but i could not control the pains that torments my heart, my heart was filled with sorrows and pains because i was really in love with my husband. Every day and night i think of him and always wish he would come back to me, until one day i met a good friend of mine that was also in a situation like me but her problem was her ex-boyfriend who she had an unwanted pregnancy for and he refused to take responsibility and dumped her. she told me that mine was a small case and that i should not worry about it at all, so i asked her what was the solution to my problems and she gave me this great man email address. i was doubting if this man was the solution, so i contacted this great man and he told me what to do and i deed them all, he told me to wait for just two day and that my husband will come crawling on his kneels just for forgiveness so i faithfully deed what this great man asked me to do and for sure after two days i heard a knock on the door, in a great surprise i saw him on his kneels and i was speechless, when he saw me, all he did was crying and asking me for forgiveness, from that day, all the pains and sorrows in my heart flew away,since then i and my husband and our lovely kids are happy.that's why i want to say a big thank you to DR.AISABU. This great man made me to understand that there is no problem on earth that has no solution so please if you know that you have this same problem or any problem that is similar, i will advise you to come straight to this great man. you can email him at: (aisabulovespell@gmail.com)...
Reply
:icondishasavy:
dishasavy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Um, did u copy this paper from another site. because i posted one of ur sentences on google, and another websites, had the same paper as you, they had the same wordings and paragraphs and everythin This is the link you copied from:  klaine-is-endgame.tumblr.com/post/17618504514/so-today-in-my-english-class-my-teacher-gave-us-a
do u realized u plagiarized?
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wrote/uploaded this essay in 2010; 4 years ago, the blog post you linked was made 2 years ago. This person plagiarized my essay word for word. I appreciate that you noticed and let me know about this, but please look more into things before you accuse someone of something.
Reply
:icondishasavy:
dishasavy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
oops no u didnt sorry
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's alright, I took care of it. Seriously, though, thank you for letting me know about this. Sorry if I came off as too aggressive/angry ;; I hope you have a nice evening ~
Reply
:icondishasavy:
dishasavy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
were did u get this from, "In fact, a small percentage of straight marriages end early in divorce because one of the spouses finds out that they're gay; they're not "in love" with the other spouse. So let's stop the narrow-minded discrimination!"?
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't recall were I found it, since it's been about 4 years, but it could just be possible that I was being a dumb 13/14 year old and just wanted to share something you hear of in some TV shows and movies without feeling the need to source it. Sorry that I can't answer your question ;;
Reply
:iconhttydchick:
HTTYDchick Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
It has been quite a time since you posted this; it is still awesome. Hats off to you, good sir.
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been a little over 3 years wHAT
Ahhh, thank you c:
Reply
:iconhttydchick:
HTTYDchick Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
(indeed it has)
You are welcome
Reply
:icondreams-and-starlight:
dreams-and-starlight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for this! i'm in GSA, and some people are just way too afraid of change. have you been following the supreme court cases for DOMA and PROP8?
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been trying to, but I haven't been keeping up for... the past week? Other than what the news is saying, I've been slacking.
Reply
:icontheif-of-mind:
Theif-Of-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Oh my god,I'm so glad that little prick got an F.Im usually against name calling,but he honestly sounds like a total jerk.
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He was.
I don't know where he is, now, though.
Reply
:iconbakafreak123:
bakafreak123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I TOTALLY AGREE! I'M A YAOI ( also means gay) FAN!!!!!! AND THEY SHOULD HAVE THE SAME RIGHT!!! Is it okay if I share this with my friends?
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feel free to share this C: just don't take any credit.
God, I sometimes forget that I wrote this. It's been almost 3 years.
Reply
:iconbrittisawkward:
BrittIsAwkward Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I'm doing a persuasive on Gay Marriage as well. And I would simply like to state the fact that you are amazing! GO YOU!! Like that's an amazing story, and that boy sickens me, even if you don't like it, that doesn't give ANYONE the right to be disrespectful.
Reply
:iconbadbrunette412:
badbrunette412 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
i was thinking of doing my persuasive essay on gay marriages, could u recommend some good sources i could use? my teacher is making us cite our sources for our facts and statistics lol
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late response D:

I don't remember having to site mine (or if we did, I don't remember what I used) but a few good ones I found a while back are [link] [link] [link] [link]
You can Google up other statistics and facts, too, but I thought these were interesting/worth a look. If your teacher lets you used Wikipedia (since mine didn't), go for that :D
Reply
:iconkirby456:
kirby456 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this, I'm doing a persuasive essay on for gay marriage :D
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconilikeitplz:
Reply
:iconokredanimelover:
OKRedAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really interesting essay. ^^ I'm doing an essay at the moment for school and I'm having trouble being persuasive. ^^' Do you have any tips? You don't have to tell me if you can't or don't wait to though. :3
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tips on being persuasive? Hmm. Well, making sure you know what your talking about is huge; details, quotes, studies on the matter, ect. are important things to make a note of. Get different points of view on the matter, if you can. Pretend you're in a situation that requires you to be loud and clear about what you think, if that helps (I was told to present like I'm on the steps on congress for my essay). Eye contact with your audience is a thing to keep in mind, too.
Altogether, just make sure you speak loudly and clearly with confidence, know what you're talking about, and relax :D Hope this helps <3
Reply
:iconokredanimelover:
OKRedAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for replying~
Ah okay then. That really helps because I'm being very unsure in this project. I don't really like talking out loud my opinions too much.
If I get a good grade I know it's thanks to you~


Thank you so much! Thank you!~ I don't know what to say but... LLAMA~
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
Oh! Thanks for the the llama! :iconblushingplz:
Reply
:iconslowlylosingatp:
SlowlylosingATP Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I AM SERIOUSLY IN LOVE WITH YOU RIGHT NOW. </hit>

But I really liked how you put this together, oh my gosh * A * Inspiring! And it's inspired me to do better in my essay on the same topic. ; AAA ;
Btw, may I use your paper in reference for an assignment I have in my english class? I'll acknowledge you! * A*
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for such a lovely comment :tighthug:
and of course you can c:
Reply
:iconsugoiotakuraichu:
SugoiOtakuRaichu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great essay! And it's even cooler that you did well on your speech too! :3

My English class did persuasive essays a few weeks ago, but it was one topic per person, and someone beat me to supporting gay marriage DX but oh well, it just means that there's at least one other person in my class who's okay with it :)
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooouu <3
and that's great :D
Reply
:iconxmunfish:
xMunfish Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I got a DA account just so I could thank you for doing this. The fact that you took upon yourself the responsibility of defending a civil right despite all the people around you that were angry because of it is nothing short of heroic.
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea how to respond to such an amazing comment :blush: thank you!! <3
Reply
:iconkelticmoon24:
Kelticmoon24 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU ARE MY HERO!

that is all....
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblushingplz: oh, well, thank you~!
and thankyouthankyou for faving! :la:
Reply
:iconcaitlincullen1995:
CaitlinCullen1995 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
this is really, really good and well written and you brought up some excellent points. I'm actually doing a similar thing as an assessment at the moment but i'm just doing a written piece about my views on gay marriage and this has helped me get a rough idea of what to do. again, well written and executed, you deserve the A!
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :blush: I'm glad you like it so much >w<
Glad I could help C: I hope yours turns out good, too! <3
Reply
:iconnumber492:
number492 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Very nice. You brought up many good points. I agree completely. Really.

What makes them so different from us that the government won't offer them protection? What makes heterosexual married couples not capable of defiling the "pure sanctum of marriage"?

I don't know you, but I respect you. A lot. You had the guts to stand up in front of your peers and give a speech on one of the most controversial topics in the world and state your opinion. That's incredible.

You know, I'm growing up in a society of 50/50 liberal and conservative people where homosexuals are accepted but generally shunned when they come out with it. I have so many friends whose parents have divorced and remarried, and I feel for them. Where is the bond that is supposed to exist?
Then, there are my homosexual and bisexual friends. They get a very hard time from their parents whom do not accept their homosexuality, but I hope my support will help them through. When you have friends like that and you support them, you just might save a life.

I'm so envious of your courage. To be able to stand your ground and get your point across. Ahh~! You are an extremely awesome person just from doing this.

(Hope I'm not creeping you out or anything....)
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness X3 thanks for the lovely comment~ <33 :hug:
I'm pretty sure my teacher was happy to have both sides to such a contoverial topic in her class that year, too X3
Reply
:iconposhnia:
poshnia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Dude, I just read this for like.... the third time, and I have to tell you something.
EVERY SINGLE TIME I READ THIS I GET REALLY HAPPY. >| [okay, reading that again, that sounds kinda weird, but I mean it :P]
I like to hear what you have to say about this Sam. I'm not even kidding :| -Dude, I feel like SMILING ALL OVER THE PLACE.-
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yayayayayayay~ ily :3
Reply
:iconflaimdude:
Flaimdude Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Wow, I have the completely opposite opinion of you. :) (You fav'd my owl city stamp, and I give llama badges to people who fav my stuff, and saw this, and was intrigued. That's why I'm commenting. XD) I am not, however, going to bash you for it, since I think that basing for the sake of bashing is, quite frankly, idiotic. ;) However, I would like to know what you believe about God, and about the fact that you think He loves everyone, no matter what.

Also, lol at the guy who couldn't do his paper on it because his gf is bi. XD
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Bashing is pretty stupid, so I thank you for being polite and not doing so. :D

Honestly, I don't really believe in a "God"(I would say I'm agnostic), but most of my family is catholic, and most people in the world are, and the catholic/christain bible says that "God loves all of his children"(since God, supposedly, created all humans), so saying God hates gay people is just dumb. If God's real, sure he may not LIKE homosexuality, but he doesn't hate the person/people that are.

Gimme a break on explaining this kind of thing, I'm only 14 ^^;

Oh, and thanks for the llama :)

Reply
:iconflaimdude:
Flaimdude Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
:D

Gotcha. :) You might have heard it before, but I believe that God loves the sinner, hates the sin, so I'd pretty much agree with you. I'm a Christian btw, but without the stereotypes that go along with it. ;)

And I'm only 16, but I love debating/discussing philosophy/religion. :D It's good to start thinking about it early. :)

And you're very welcome!
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A peaceful debate can be fun, at times XD And it is pretty good to think about this kind of stuff early :D
Reply
:iconflaimdude:
Flaimdude Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
So props to you for thinking about it earlier then when I did, haha. :)
Reply
:iconanimalsam:
AnimalSam Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconanimalsam: More from AnimalSam


Featured in Collections

pt.3 by sadlittlejasmine

poems by MCRFAN125


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
February 18, 2010
File Size
2.5 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
42,612 (55 today)
Favourites
21 (who?)
Comments
58
×