a. Attention Getter: We allow murders, rapists, child abusers, dead beat dads, sadists, masochists, fetishists, HIV-infected people, transvestites, and transsexuals to marry. Why then do we deprive homosexuals to marry?
b. Credibility: Because of the discrimination I have witnessed toward my future mother-in-law, who is a lesbian, I feel it is my responsibility to share with you why she and others deserve equal treatment under the law.
c. Link to Audience: If the government is allowed to discriminate based on what they feel as moral, what are their boundaries? Where are they going to stop? I certainly do not want my day-to-day life to be regulated based on governmental morale.
d. Same-Sex marriages should be legalized in the United States.
e. Main Points: I intend to explain why homosexuals should be granted the same right to marry as every other citizen is entitled to by examining three main arguments:
i. Refuting the definitional argum