Kendall Marquez, COM 268-01, Informal Speech
A. My topic is about Gay Marriage in Connecticut. It has been an ongoing process trying to pass the same-sex marriage law, and Connecticut is one of the first 3 states to pass the law. B. To inform the audience regarding Gay Marriage in Connecticut. C. I am going to speak about how Gay Marriage became legal in Connecticut, what certain groups believe about Gay Marriage, how people in this world can have their own beliefs and make certain decisions about themselves, and what our own President believes in this issue. D. Topical Pattern
E. During the surveys, I found out that most of the audience has some type of relation to someone who is of Gay/Lesbian or Bisexual. This is helpful to my speech because this means the audience has some knowledge of what is going on within the Gay community.
Informative Speech Outline
A. Legalization in Connecticut
I. Candidates for Same-Sex Marriages
II. Candidates against Same-Sex Marriages
B. Marriage is a basic civil right and people have their own beliefs
I. Marriage is legal and it is of the most basic laws in America
II. People can make their own choices
III. People can have their own beliefs and now they have a choice to do what they’ve always wanted. C. Certain Religions are believed to be against same-sex marriage.
I. Ancient Definition
II. Religious groups and conservative groups
D. President Obama addresses the issue
I. ABC News
II. His stand on Gay Marriage, not only in CT, but across America. 3. Conclusion
A. “President Obama is one of many Presidents that the general public can connect with on a personal level and some people, like myself, could refer to Obama as someone like a friend. This gives the President a comfort level with certain people and Gays are most definitely among that group of people.”
B. Restate the evidence of the Legalization of Gay Marriage, Marriage being a civil right, people having their own beliefs, and the fact that our own President supports this issue.
C. “Now that you have heard me speak to you about this and are more aware of the situation at hand, where will you stand?”
When I say “marriage,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the cake? The bride? The ring? Does main Government Issue cross your mind? I bet it didn’t at all. It doesn’t seem like that would be a main issue since marriage is legal in America everywhere you go. But once “same-sex” or “Gay”, is in front of the word, a heated debate begins to arise, and a fight for equality around the states being to erupt. Gay Marriage is right up there with War, Health Care, and Immigration. The United States have been in discussion about Gay Marriage for years now, and the moment you think the issue is resolved and fixed, a Politician brings it back into play. Gay Marriage is an issue that continues to progress because a President finally admits that they support it, Connecticut is one of the first three states to approve it, and other states continue to appeal the decision. Marriage is a basic civil right, and whatever you believe is what you believe. Gay Marriage laws will affect people of heterosexual marriages also. Being Gay is a choice and something you decide. In certain Religions, being Gay is an abomination and would never stand up in a court of law. This presentation will be useful because it will give the audience a good understanding of what is going on and why this is all happening. This speech will be well educated, but also very understanding. Now in 2004, the Connecticut case took place when eight same-sex couples were denied marriage licenses by the town of Madison. They sued, saying their constitutional rights to equal protection and due process were violated. Connecticut legalized marriages of same-sex couples on November 12th, 2008. Connecticut was the third state to do so after...
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