March 16, 2011

Same Sex

                Good Day everyone. I am much honored to have been invited to speak before you. Today, we have a very important topic to discuss. It is about the same – sex marriage or more popularly known as Gay Marriages.

                It is known to us that all over the world there are a varying views and opinions about Gay Marriages. It is undeniable that even in our country this has been a prevailing issue that needs to be addressed. In a not – so – perfect society, it is just but normal that one opposes and the other agrees. As they say, we are entitled to our own opinions. It is not even a question of who is the majority. It is about our stand. It is about our choice. It is about our decisions and most importantly how we responsibly respond to its’ challenges.

                The same sex marriages have been in the news in the past couple of years, many people do not know much about the subject. The issue is more than just about right and wrong or the name people say when they slip a ring around a person's finger. Instead, same sex marriage has a number of important ramifications. Thus, before we proceed further, it would be very important that we understand fully what the real essence of gay- marriage is.  Gay Marriage is a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender. Gay pertains to the lesbians and gay men who are considered as part of the third-sex in the society. Marriage is the union of two people who are mutually bonded by love and trust for each other.   It is said to be legal and religious in nature. Marriage is a vow, a vow that should be lasting a lifetime.  The traditional definition of marriage is a union between two people of the opposite sex. But this definition can't be allowed to be a basis for discrimination.

So now folks, I would like to enumerate some important points and arguments in regards to gay marriage.  I would like to make my argument a little clearer. I agree in having Gay Marriages be legalized. I have no problem with it.

Many people today talk about the sanctity of marriage.   This belief is part of the reason why many people believe that gay marriage should not be legalized. Yes, I agree.  I agree that marriage is sacred. What I do not understand is, how come a gay marriage would ruin its’ sanctity? How about those fly – away marriages in Las Vegas, the “shot – gun marriages and marriages done just for the sake of it being done: can we consider them as ruining the sanctity of marriage as well. In my opinion, yes they do.  They are actually more than the gay people, who are just trying to exercise their rights. They are treating marriage as such it is a game that they can get into and get out off anytime they would like to.  Many religious people argue that the marriage is a sacred thing between a man and a woman. Well for me it is about exercising one’s right and social responsibility.

                One of the more important arguments about same sex marriage is having it legalized. It is important to take note that legalizing gay marriage is a great deal to prevent discrimination.  . I believe that gay marriage should be legalized simply because I believe that marriage is something between two consenting adults who love each other, no matter what their gender may be. Prohibiting the gay community from being married to that of their same sex is basically discriminating them and restricting them from exercising their rights

Gay Marriage: What's the Big Deal?

So, what’s the big deal? If two people love each other, shouldn’t they be allowed the same rights, privileges and responsibilities, no matter their genders? Yet, marriage is so much greater than the commitment of two people to each other. Marriage is an institution that much of our culture revolves around. It is also an institution that is in crisis. Infidelity is all around and that ruins the true sense of marriage not about having people of the same sex marrying each other.

Separation of church and state is essential to attaining freedom, freedom that would let the gay couple fulfill their dreams. As we all know church has been the main opponent of same – sex marriage. As they find it too immoral to be recognized.

                We are aware that in our country, this is a pressing issue. There had been lots of movements encouraging our lawmakers to create a law that would legalize the same-sex marriage.  Gay people are now slowly being recognized in our society. Though the progress is a little slow, it is a great advancement already compared to before. Our society has now been putting values on the great contribution these people do. Slowly but surely, we will be able to accept that it is not about morality, sanctity, legality or the validity. It is about letting people express themselves, exercising their rights and providing them the freedom to choose. We should not have a problem, should they chose to be on that path, long as we are not being maligned or seriously affected by such act, we have no right to oppose.

God created all of us equally. We should not look into one’s status, education, achievements and their sexual preferences. We should look at each other as a fellow human being that has the same right as we are.  The lesbian, gay and bisexual people are and should be regarded as valued members of society who have exactly similar rights and responsibilities as all other citizens. This includes ... the rights and responsibilities involved in a civil partnership.

I would like to end my speech by saying this. It is not about the question “is gay marriage, right or wrong,” the more appropriate question is “are we ready for this?” I hope that we are man enough to open our eyes and our hearts and free our minds

disclaimer: speech work ko to for my English M03 subject. Don't be harsh naman sa grammar ko hehe. try lang.