Couples be allowed to marry?

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Eric A. Rivera
Elective A: The Art of Public Speaking
Debate: “Should gay couples be allowed to marry?” Closing Argument
Prof. M. Mendez CastreloDue Date: May 11, 2011

We have provided solid arguments, undeniable facts, and the importance that must be given adopting couples'values and morals while disregarding their sexual orientation. We are in no way insinuating that gay couples are better parents than heterosexual couples. We do however strain the fact the if we aretruly living in a free country, homosexuals should have the same opportunity to adopt children as their heterosexual counterparts, therefore each should be held at the same level and seen as equallybeneficial to a child as they truly are.

Homosexual couples and heterosexual couples are equally qualified for adoption. The American Psychological Association hasobserved that “no single study has found children of gay or lesbian couples to be at a disadvantage in any respect relative to children of heterosexual couples” and that “home environments provided bygay and lesbian parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children’s psychological growth.” It is undeniable that children raised by gay and lesbian parentsare as likely to be successful as the children raised by heterosexual couples; no study has proven otherwise.

There are a large number of kids in foster care, whetherit be because they have been orphaned, have abusive parents, or their parents cannot care for them. By prohibiting the adoption of children by gay couples, we are unfairly destroying these children’sopportunities of having a better life. It is ridiculous to not allow great potential parents to provide a new family to children who have lost theirs. And why? Because they're homosexual? Being gay...