Same Sexed Marriage in America

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America is currently facing a serous issue involving same sexed marriage; and whether or not it should be state reulated or federaly regulated. it is an issue that is currently very unsettled. the federal government needs to stay out of same sexed marriage issues and leave it up to the states to decide what they want. people need to understand that same sexed marriage should not be forced upon the nation, it should be left up to the individual states where the people will have the most say to decide on tthe issue. the category of ‘family’ which includes “the body of law dealing with marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody and support, and domestic relation issues” all fall under the jurisdiction of ‘the state courts’.(NCSL).

For my attention getter i need to remind my self i am speaking to a hostile group of people. this means i must focus on logos. i need to stay away from any emotional appeals because i dont want to loose the audience for good. i am going to use a statistic. i may use the statistic that 42% of americans currently live in a state where same sexed couples can marry or have benefits. i think this is a staggaring statistic which most people wouldnt think.

there is definitly a need here to resolve the issue. the issue which we are debateing is whether or not same sexed marriage should be regulated by the federal government or by the states. the audience was clearly aware of the issue and the majority said that the issue should be dealt with federaly. just about the same amount had said that it was unconstitutional to deny the right of marriage to same sexed couples. i believe that the audience is confused on what the argument is as well as what marriage is. in this section i will explain to the audience that first marriage is a priveledge not a right. i will also explain to the audience that this argument is a matter of who should regulate…...

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