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Same Sex Marriage.

Objective: You will be engaged in an in-depth study of same sex marriages. This project will involve research and the result will be an argument presented in the form of a debate.

Viewpoint: AGAINST.

Arguments:
1.     Homosexuality is not natural.
Much like eyeglasses, cesarean sections, birth control and painkillers are not natural.
2.     The purpose of marriage is to procreate.
Therefore, sterile males, women that cannot bear children, the elderly, infirm, and infertile CANNOT be married.
3.     Living with gay parents will adversely impact children’s lives.
Living with abusive parents, alcoholics, drug addicted parents, and parents that are never home is worse than living in a household with two loving gay people.
4.     Gay Parents raise Gay Children.
Straight parents only raise straight children.
5.     Gay marriage will encourage people to be Gay.
If you hang around too many redheads, you will begin to sprout red hair.
6.     Gay marriage is against religion.
Even that of all you Atheists and Satanists.
This especially true about those of you who have no religion.
7.     Children need both male and female influences in their lives.
Single, divorced, and widowed couples are forbidden to raise children.
8.     Gay marriages are loveless and will result in divorce.
Because divorce is really an illusion, straight couples never have those.
9.     Our society is not ready for this magnitude of change. It will be rejected.
As was the freedom of the slaves, the right to vote for women, and the accepting of blacks as equals.

The arguments against gay marriage are innumerous. For example, that of taxes. Same sex couples aren’t looking for special treatment, they are simply asking for the same treatment as EVERYBODY ELSE. Is that too difficult to ask? Women had to fight for decades to earn their rights as equals, and African Americans were enslaved for hundreds of years before they got theirs. It took a war for them to be called equal. Is that what has to happen? Has our nation fallen to such a low where unless it is forced to accept something that it will remain blind, close-minded and unaccepting?




Hate, violence, kill, rape, murder, death, drugs, fuck, shit, bitch, cunt, bastard, faggot, gay, dyke.
  Words we hear every day. They are acceptable in conversation.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender.*
  Some of the most feared words in the English language.
*When said with the words: Love, marriage, union, and sex lead to disgust and revulsion.

These people want what everyone else wants out of a marriage. Love, happiness, companionship and sometimes children. Consider this, can you right now, be legally married to the person you love? If you said yes, consider yourself very lucky.
Out of the 50 United States, only Massachusetts recognizes same sex marriages.
(While others have created different types of ‘unions’ to substitute for marriages)

Who is the state to dictate who is allowed happiness?


Tom and Dylan have been living together for 15 years.
Samantha and Alex have also been living together for 15 years.
Each couple has one child.
They are both ‘happy families.’
Every night, after work, Tom gets drunk and beats Dylan. Their child runs into its room and hides under a blanket, waiting for the crying and yelling to stop.
Every night before bed, Alex and Samantha tuck their child into bed, read to it and kiss it goodnight. They have never hit each other, nor have they ever hit their child.
Samantha and Alex have their child taken away from them.
Dylan, a 28 year old woman dies from loss of blood after she “fell down the stairs” leaving her child in the custody of her abusive, alcoholic husband.
Both Sam and Alex are women.
A child has been ripped from its loving family because it has two loving mothers instead of just one.


Each individual is granted the right to “Life, liberty and the persuit of happiness” and yet they condemn happiness when it involves attractions within the same sex. Who is the state to deny any individual the right to love whom they want and marry whom they choose and live happily?

Don’t let them take away your rights.
First, they tell you whom you can’t marry.
Next, they will tell you what to eat,
Where to work,
When to breathe,
And who to be.
Edit 7/2/13 --- WOAH. Guys, I wrote this in 2008, when I was only in high school and had gotten stuck with a sucky assignment that pissed me off. I had been seeing a girl at the time and had really been struggling with my sexuality and how other people looked at what they thought was a "choice" (and luckily I live in a fairly open-minded part of New York). Five years later, I keep checking back and KEEP getting comments and notes from people that read this piece. Obviously some people misunderstand - I was young, I got an assignment that was not only against my personal views but that personally offended me and this was how I chose to write it instead. It is sarcastic and satirical, not meant to be read literally and in no way against same-sex marriage. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am at all the comments that you guys have made and all your support here. You are all AWESOME! Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting <3

EDIT 8/24
PLEASE UNDERSTAND WHILE READING THIS PIECE THAT IT IS NOT AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE. IT IS A SARCASTIC PIECE WRITTEN TO SHOW THE IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE MINDED AND REFUSE TO ACCEPT HOMOSEXUALITY AND HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS AS EQUAL.
Please stop leaving nasty comments, I agree with you guys! Keep fighting for the cause! :heart:
Thanks :) <3

This was an actual assignment I got for my law class, and yes, I am writing against same sex marriages. I wrte this after having finished my essays in frustration because I may as well have scrawled the word LIES all over it. Because that's basically what I did. Please note that the beginning IS satirical and that I am in no way against same sex marriages. Thanks.
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Jtcreepypastarox Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sorry just read the paragraph not the bottom sometimes I just get so angry I go off on people without checking for a reason
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Jtcreepypastarox Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Listen I can respect ur opinion but I accept it people love who they love u can't force them t change that through your opinion. My father is against gays in fact that's the reason he hates Ellen de generous. But he can't change that because he doesn't agree with it
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soahwhoami Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
im perfectly straight, but i find myself arguing with those around me who are against gay/lesbian marriage.
hope you dont mind quoting some of your lines once in a while.
this is the most straight - forward, practical, realistic and striking thing i ever read about the topic.
i totally enjoyed it.
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Rizzobaby Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Marriage is not jut for pro creating! I planned on getting married and not even having kids! I can't believe that some religious people expect ya to have a child just because your a wife. Plus I never heard of a Drunk gay father coming home to beat his gay partner, that's in like straight marriages. 
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JohnnyStorm23 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I seriously got halfway through the list and I was like, "This has got to be a joke..." And it was.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I don't see what the big deal is about the assignment itself. It didn't say to write a piece AGAINST same sex marriage. It said to present an argument in the form of a debate. Am I missing something? Why is everyone saying what a horrible assignment it is?

On that note, I saw a post recently that was much like this, though I believe it had 10 points instead of 9. It was an image. Considering the similarities, it may have been based on this.
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SniperRed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
When I saw the title, I KNEW you had to be joking.

I think it's really shitty someone made you write an assignment about this. Is that really allowed?

All these anti-gay assholes talking about marriage. Whoever said you had to be married to have children?
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obenta5 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cann't believe this, really, I can't. If a teacher assigns me this, I'm dropping out and taking online school. And if they make me do it online, I'll be homeschooled.
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obenta5 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't want to do this assignment, or anything like it! My boyfriend's parents are gay! (No, he's straight. Like I would care if he weren't.)
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jennifishie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Edit 7/2/13 --- WOAH. Guys, I wrote this in 2008, when I was only in high school and had gotten stuck with a sucky assignment that pissed me off. I had been seeing a girl at the time and had really been struggling with my sexuality and how other people looked at what they thought was a "choice" (and luckily I live in a fairly open-minded part of New York). Five years later, I keep checking back and KEEP getting comments and notes from people that read this piece. Obviously some people misunderstand - I was young, I got an assignment that was not only against my personal views but that personally offended me and this was how I chose to write it instead. It is sarcastic and satirical, not meant to be read literally and in no way against same-sex marriage. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am at all the comments that you guys have made and all your support here. You are all AWESOME! Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting <3
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