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  • Submitted: 16/10/2008
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GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise

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Personal Writing: Non Fiction

Task: Write a speech arguing either for or against same sex adoption

In 2004 a law was passed, the Civil Partnership Act, making gay marriage (civil partnerships) legal, though gay couples cannot marry in church. On the 5th September, 2005, the law came into operation. If it has been agreed that gay couples are allowed to be married, surely gay adoption should be the next stage forward? However, if the parents truly want their child to grow up as a well balanced adult, they need role models from both sexes. It also could be argued that children raised by gay parents are only offered one partnership model and therefore are more likely to be gay. Added to this, the child's school life will be far from easy having gay parents, bullying is probable and the child's education, social life and wellbeing is being put in great danger.

During my speech I would like to state the three most important reasons why gay adoption should not be permitted in my mind. These are, religion, what affects it will have on the child's childhood and how it may affect the child in the

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