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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.
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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?
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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.
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dishasavy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
oops no u didnt sorry
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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 ~
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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!"?
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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 ;;
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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.
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AnimalSam Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been a little over 3 years wHAT
Ahhh, thank you c:
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HTTYDchick Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
(indeed it has)
You are welcome
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