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Discrimination Against Gay Adoption - Note: This paper has a very long Annotated Bibliography. In recent years, same-sex relationships have become more encompassing in US society. State legislation is changing such as accepting gay marriages, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and legal gay adoptions; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is becoming public. Gay-headed families, like heterosexuals, are diverse and varying in different forms. Whether a created family is from previous heterosexual relationships, artificial insemination, or adoption, it deserves the same legal rights heterosexual families enjoy....   [tags: adoption by same-sex couples]
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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009—Ensuring Equality in the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Workers - For 29 States in the US, it is legal to fire an employee for being gay, lesbian or bisexual. 38 States in the Union have no laws on record preventing discrimination against gender identity or expression—commonly known as transgender. While these statistics may be disheartening for many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals, it is not all doom and gloom. Employment protections and rights for GLBTs have grown exponentially in the past two decades. Fortune 500 companies have helped lead the charge for securing equality for gays and lesbians in the workplace....   [tags: Discrimination, argumentative, persuasive]
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Discrimination Against Gay Marriage is the Voice of Ignorance - Discrimination Against Gay Marriage is the Voice of Ignorance Marriage is one of the fundamental establishments of the United States. As a young person, one looks forward to many goals in their lifetime: career success, a good life, and very often marriage to the person they love and a family together. This is one of the biggest parts of our "American life" and culture. Very few heterosexuals would be willing to put their right to marry on a ballot for voter approval, or even in their wildest dreams [nightmares?] have to consider doing that....   [tags: Papers] 1435 words
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Homosexuality and the Prevention of Homophobia - Homophobia in schools has taken on a different shade in recent years. There is evident bullying of homosexuals in the school system; however, there is also a lack of acknowledgement of the triumphs within the homosexual population, failing to accurately portray historical events. Thus, a lack of appropriate care in schools creates an unnecessary stigma around homosexuality that perpetuates homosexual members of society failing to amount to anything. Homophobia is defined as “irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals” (Merriam-Webster Online)....   [tags: discrimination, gay, culture] 2045 words
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Legalizing Same Sex Marriage - American society encounters many different forms of discrimination on a daily basis. There is age discrimination in which an underage minor will not be able to purchase alcoholic beverages or tobacco products. There is also racial discrimination where a black youth is denied a job in a labor union even though that is illegal. Then also another form is gender discrimination which a woman is paid less than that of a man for the same job. Yet a particularly unfair form is sexual discrimination which a same sex couple is not able to be married like a heterosexual couple....   [tags: discrimination, gay rights]
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Marry the One You Love - Introduction Gay is defined as “pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex.” Or in other words; a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, loving each other like a man and a woman typically would. Naturally, as a man and a woman would want to do when they love each other, gay couples have been getting married. However, not everyone agrees with the gay’s lifestyle; in both government and religions, the gay lifestyle has been banned. As a matter of fact, the gay community has seen a lot of discrimination over the past few years during their “equal rights” campaign, such as hate crimes, and a lack of equal employment opportunities....   [tags: gay, sex, discrimination] 640 words
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The Uniqueness of Every Person - ... Massachusetts became the first state to legalized gay marriage in May 17, 2004. And the most recent one New Mexico in December 19, 2013. Being the 17 state to allow it” according to (States). Same sex couples should be able to celebrate their commitment in the same way as opposite sex couples. It’s the same kind of human being living on earth as everyone else. It doesn’t matter if your gay, lesbian, bisexual, or whatever. So same sex couples should have the same benefits as an opposite sex couple....   [tags: gay marriage, discrimination, religion ] 596 words
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Same-Sex Marriage - The legality of gay marriage is a hot topic for many reasons. Traditionally marriage has been known as a legal bond between a man and a woman. Times have changed since those days. More and more people are coming out of the closet everyday. There are more gay people today than there ever have been and that number is only increasing. Marriage is a way for two people to show their commitment towards each other, so it should not matter what their gender or sexual orientation is. Marriage is just one way for two people to show their love for another....   [tags: gay marriage, discrimination, sexual orientation]
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Homosexuality and the Existence of Discrimination - Homosexuality is most commonly defined as a person who has a sexual attraction to someone of the same sex. To many gay men and lesbians it means much more than just a sexual attraction. It means being able to have a loving relationship with the person they choose based on their beliefs and for some the right to have this love legally acknowledged through the institution of marriage. As with many minority groups, the one thing they all have in common is to be able to live their life free from hatred and discrimination....   [tags: history and gay rights]
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Gay Adoption - Gay Adoption One carefully thought over, unchangeable decision is adoption. The biggest question is who should be allowed to adopt. In the world today people think too much on who have rights to adopt. There are too many kids without homes to sit and pretend like there is no problem going on. It is finally time for someone in this world to take charge and enforce the rights of the human population. Now, Gay adoption is one of the most questioned adoptions. There are people for and against this sort of thing, and now it is time to just state the facts....   [tags: homosexuality, rights, discrimination, children]
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Society in Jordan - ... In 1951, a revision of the Jordanian Criminal Code legalized private, adult, and consensual sodomy, with the age of consent set at 16. The Jordanian penal code no longer allows family members to beat or kill a member of their own family whose sexuality is interpreted as brining “dishonor” to the family. As of 2013, the newly revised penal code makes Honor killings, as a legal justification for murder, illegal. Honor killing are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by a male family members against female or male members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family....   [tags: discrimination, religion, family, judged] 518 words
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Gay Rights Movement - Gay Rights Movement Have you ever thought how much progress the LGBT community has made and how it affects other people. The gay rights movement was and is currently a movement that “strives to end all discrimination towards the LGBT community” (Redlingshafer). As early as 1924, the Society for Human Rights in Chicago becomes United States’ earliest known gay rights organization (“Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement”). However, most people recognize the Stonewall riot in 1969 as being the beginning of the gay rights movement....   [tags: LGBT, discrimination, Hope Speech, Harvey Milk]
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Gay Rights in Huey Newton´s 1970 Speech - “Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things--he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies” (Carter). Jimmy Carter took a religious route to support the Gay Rights Movement. The Gay Rights Movement started in the 1950s and is still a heated topic that is debated over. The Gay Rights Movement is believed to be started by the Stonewall riots. The Gay Rights Movement had no real leaders and its followers were homosexuals and people who sought for oppression towards gays to end....   [tags: Liberation, Discrimination, Homosexuality]
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Gay Rights in Russia and Interview Analysis by Fareed Zakaria From CNN - Gay rights in Russia Gay rights has always been a controversial issue in Russia. Russia has anti-gay laws that cause big conflict in the country. Some of the laws that were passed include the gay propaganda law which is against exposing children to any gay media. Another big law which is on its way to being passed is they law against gay people adopting children. Because of this big issue going on, Fareed Zakaria a CNN news reporter investigates the situation. Zakaria interviews Valery Gergiev, an artistic and general director of Mariinsky Theatre....   [tags: Discrimination, Equality] 798 words
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Sexual Orientation and Gay Marriage - ... It seems that since the 60s people have been pushing for gay rights, not only in America, but in other countries as well. I think we’ve passed the point where people think it’s okay to use “gay” as an insult. There are still many reports of hate crimes against gays. 14% of all hate crimes reported nationally are against gays. Gay rights are starting to become more of a priority in America. Right now, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) is a current legislative effort to protect the civil rights of LGBT individuals....   [tags: discrimination, rights] 1067 words
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Support of Gay Marriage - African Americans went through more than 100 years of mistreatment and prejudice before receiving their rights. Women had to fight for over seventy years to get the same rights as men. How long does the gay community have to wait for equality. Human rights are for humans, so acceptance is the key and discrimination is proving to be a huge lock. America is supposed to be the land of the free, yet we continue to bring the hammer down on people who are different. Your human rights should not be taken away because of skin color, gender, or how you identify yourself and who you choose to love....   [tags: Human Right, Discrimination, Privilege]
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ban in the Military - ... In essence by creating a policy that required a person to hide their sexual orientation the US conveyed the message to the military and the civilian population that gay, lesbian or bisexual was wrong. President Obama’s decision to repel this decision was leap forward in the right direction in helping to remove sexual discrimination from the ranks of the military. It also sent a message to the U.S, letting them know that sexual discrimination would not be tolerated. Prior to the vote that officially repealed the policy, there seemed to be support for the repeal especially among the gay and lesbian community....   [tags: Armed Forces, Gay]
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The Continuing Debate Over Gay Marriage - It is the year 2014 and the debate whether gay marriage should be illegal or legal still continues in many states around our nation. Others know America as a “Free Country”, but is it really free. Why does the government continue to force laws against same-sex marriage when the number of homosexual couples continue to rise. The 14th amendment to the US Constitution applies equally to both homosexual and heterosexual citizens; therefore, the government does not have the right to enact any law that bans marriage between individuals based on their sexual orientation....   [tags: religion, rights, discrimination] 1797 words
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Legalizing Gay Marriage - Gay marriage should be legal. What would you do if you couldn’t marry the one you love. How would you feel if the person you love is in hospital and the doctor cant tell you his/her condition because you are not considered by law to be a family member. The person you have been with for most of your life that knows you the best and cant make the final decisions with your life when you leave this world. These are just few of the obstacles that gay and lesbians couples face because they don’t have the same equal rights as straight couples do....   [tags: sexual orientation, discrimination, benefits] 1162 words
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The Fight for Gay Rights - The fight to legalize gay marriage has won many battles in recent years. It has become available in Canada, England, New Zealand, and here in the United States it is now legal in 13 states (religioustolerence.org). Gay couples have become more prominently accepted in modern society, appearing in popular TV shows such as “Modern Family” and “The New Normal”. Gay marriage is even the inspiration for popular songs such as “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Even with same sex couples being more commonly accepted, there are still conservative and religious leaders that remain opposed....   [tags: Gay Marriage, Legalization]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage - Gay marriage is a very talked about topic in are country that shouldn’t be ignored. I believe men and women should be able to love freely and not be shamed by it. Marriage is a great factor in the United States. To some people it’s what we live for; is to get married and start a family. To not give everyone the same opportunity to have a happy marriage and family is unlike us. This problem is bringing a lot of hate, the same hate that was used in racial discrimination so why not give gays equal rights like everyone else....   [tags: marriage, United States, discrimination ]
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The Gay Marriage Debate - Within this essay, the main focus will be to develop a thorough analysis and discussion in relation to the topic of gay marriage. In order to construct this, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. In reference to the position supporting gay marriage, the discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed contraty to gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legalizing Gay Marriage] 2697 words
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Gay Couples Attending the Prom - A traditional prom setting is a dance attended by a couple of young teens: a male and female couple. But what would happen if an individual would like to take a prom date of the same sex. Fighting a battle of rejection or acceptant from family or the school board to approve that a lover or a causal date to the prom should not be determine by the same sex. Whether it is gay students, friends with gay parents, gay clubs in public schools has been a controversial issue for many years. Two teenagers, Constance McMillen and Derrick Martin are facing this battle as they try to bring their date to the senior prom....   [tags: Prom, Gay students, Legal Issues] 1558 words
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The Issues of Gay and Same-Sex Marriage - ... It's in human nature for the desire to grasp a win over own ideas over other's. People using belittling terms can be noticed commonly when they are discussing over topics with their own beliefs and opinions. The issues of gay and same sex marriages have been matters of debate in American societies for a long time, whether it should be legalized and acknowledged in society or not. Everyone is conscious of this issue which is taking large attention of members in society, but not majority might have paid attention to the excessive use of word "bigot" in the arguments as a derogatory term without any connection to its dictionary meaning....   [tags: bigot, religion, discrimination] 964 words
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Gay Marriage in America - Lately an extensive issue all around America is centered on gay rights. Does being gay or straight make you less of a person. The debate in the political world concerning this is over allowing or denying gay marriage to be legal. Even though this is an exceedingly controversial topic, Legalizing same-sex marriage will have a positive effect on society because it won’t harm the institution of marriage, it will uphold the constitution, and it will inevitably happen either way. What does marriage mean....   [tags: Gay Rights, Equal Rights, Institution of Marriage]
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The Effects of Sexual Orientation Discrimination - “I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are, that’s where us gay people come from…you heterosexuals.” This is a quote from Ellen DeGeneres; an openly gay celebrity. Ellen, as well as thousands of other Americans are taking a stand to end homophobia. Homophobia refers to discriminatory remarks or actions directed towards a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) person. Homophobia has many damaging effects and for this purpose, should be stopped. Some major effects of homophobia are discrimination at work, the emotional impact it has on homosexuals, and the lack of family recognition....   [tags: lgbt, sexual discrimination, homophobia]
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Discrimination Against Gays: My Story - It was long since I realized that someone’s education doesn’t always correspond to his or her values, fortitude, or humanity principles, but I was still shocked about how unrecognizably the envy has deformed most of my colleagues at school. “I know many people with a PhD. My husband could also do it, if he wanted. But we rather invested in the new roof,” I heard Mara, and anger in her voice. I really thought that we were friends, and that she would be happy for me. Some colleagues were acting as if a PhD would be something very, very wrong, but they let me know that they could also have it, if only they would want it....   [tags: gay, education, prejudice ] 1093 words
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The Spark That Lit the Gay Rights Movement - As New York City was waking up on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. The raid led to riots and protests that lasted several days. Such police harassment was hardly uncommon at the time, but this particular raid proved to be the last straw. What could have been a quickly forgotten brawl instead became “the beginning of the modern struggle for gay civil rights” (Teal). The Stonewall Riots pushed the gay rights movement to the forefront of hot-button topics in the United States, where it has remained ever since (Teal)....   [tags: gay rights, stonewall riots, same sex couples]
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Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue - The divorce rate among homosexual couples is nearly half the divorce rate of heterosexual couples, in states where homosexual marriage is already legal. This statistic makes it evident that homosexual marriage is as successful as heterosexual marriage. However, out of 49 states with laws regarding gay marriage, only 13 legally recognize the union of two same sex people. Some of the reasoning for this is because some people believe that homosexuality is against their religion and thus, homosexual couples should not have equal rights....   [tags: homosexual marriage, gay couples, equal protection]
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Same-Sex Discrimination - ... The court, in a 5-4 decision, said no, that the act of carrying a gun does not substantially effect commerce. Congress overstepped its bounds. Justice Breyer dissented claiming a three prong approach of which the court should consider "significant effect", the act as a whole, and whether Congress had a "rational basis." Morrison (2000) struck down, in a 5-4 decision, the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act claiming that the there is no activity regulated that can be argued under the Commerce Clause....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights] 1525 words
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The Controversy Surrounding the Anti-Gay Laws in Uganda - The debate on gay has had a lot of social media coverage in the recent past. This is attributed to the fact that here have been a lot of controversial issues surrounding it. There are people who feel that gayism should be in the state constitution. On the other hand, there are those with the opinion that gayism is absurd and should not be enacted in the law. The recent happenings in Uganda, where the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed the antigay bill received diversity in terms of its coverage....   [tags: gayism, homosexual discrimination]
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Russia and Countries that Allow Discrimination to Freely Occur Should not be Given the Privilege to Host The Olympics. - Within our focus group, we decided to choose homosexuals. Our main focus was on convincing The Olympic Committee that The Winter Olympics should not be held in Russia due to the anti-gay laws and prejudice that has recently come to light through the media. We decided that our main task was to highlight what sort of prejudices and discrimination homosexuals are facing. Due to these reasons, we choose Russia as an example. Our target audience was the Olympic Committee before the host of The Olympics would be decided....   [tags: gay, homosexual inequality]
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Lawrence v. Texas and the History of Gay Rights - Gay rights have always faced an uphill battle in a country like America, one founded with Puritanical ideals rife with sexual repression. Viewed as sexual deviants and detrimental to society, the LGBT community has fought discrimination long before the acronym for the gay community ever even existed. The public fight for sexual equality goes all the way back to the 1920s, when “The Society for Human Rights in Chicago [became] the country's earliest known gay rights organization” (Infoplease 2013)....   [tags: LGBT rights, gay rights, alternative lifestyle]
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Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Homosexual Parents are Just as Qualified as Heterosexual Couples - 134,000 children are waiting to be adopted, to have what the average child has, a family. In March 2007, there were 65,000 children adopted and being raised by homosexual parents in the United States (Gandossy, 2007). Equally important, more than 14,100 foster children are in loving homes with gay or lesbian couples (The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2007). There is an alarming rate of how many children are in need of parents in the United States, to where parenting should not be defined by sexuality, but instead determined by if he/she is fit to be a parent and if they should be allowed to adopt....   [tags: Gay rights, Argumentative, Persuasive] 1341 words
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Discrimination Against the LGBT Community in Malaysia - In Malaysia , discrimination against members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community reached new levels of intensity ; sodomy remained a crime. In fact, the Government maintained its refusal to consider repeal of article 377A-B of the penal code, which criminalises “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”and punishes it with the penalty of imprisonment for a term extendable to twenty years. Throughout 2013 a government-backed musical aiming to warn young people about the perils of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender sparked wide controversy over its potential to incite hatred ....   [tags: rights, civil liberties, violation, discrimination]
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Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity in the Public Sector - Transgender individuals are disproportionately affected by discrimination in the workplace. In 2011, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality released the report “Injustice at Every Turn,” which details the discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The report revealed that across all employment sectors 90% of respondents reported experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job or took actions to avoid it, and 47% experienced some sort of adverse job outcome (did not get a job, were denied a promotion, or were fired), 26% of which lost a job due to being transgender (Grant et al....   [tags: Discrimination, Work, Transgender]
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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination - Ethnic Groups and Discrimination According to the teaching of a young age my ancestry is of English descent. The surname Aycock comes from Anglo-Saxon origin. I was told by my grandmother that the original spelling of the family surname is Heycock. The earliest immigrants of my bloodline came from England aboard ships in the year 1682. Leaving England behind for economic, religious, and political reasons my ancestors set out to find new hope (V. Aycock, personal communication, 1976). Therefore, I am of the belief that my ethnic group both immigrated to and colonized the United States of America....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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Lesbian and Gay Couples Should be Allowed to Marry - "The freedom to marry is a basic human right that belongs to each individual--not the state. The government should not be in the position of arranging our marriages,"(Matt Coles). Gay marriages are presently illegal in the United States. This prohibition is a blatant form of discrimination, carried forth through our legal system. No government should be able to prohibit anyone from legally declaring his or her love. Discrimination against a particular group of people because of race, color or religion is prohibited by our nation's constitution....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]
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Discrimination against Homosexuals at Cracker Barrel -      Equal Employment is giving the same employment opportunity to everyone without bias or discrimination because of race, religion, color or gender. Because of the importance of managing the practice of the federal government has established a Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This agency along with some others are responsible for ensuring organization abide by the law. What happens with the gray areas that organizations can finagle its way. In the case study of Cracker Barrel the gray area was found in the hiring of homosexuals....   [tags: Gay Lesbian EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity] 494 words
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Traditional and Gay Marriage - ... When the Due Process Clause fails to defend same-sex marriage, the Equal Protection Clause is put into action. The Equal Protection Clause is violated when anyone faces discrimination because of gender, race, or sexual orientation. The Equal Protection Clause recognizes that homosexuals have an equivalent legal status, which protects their right to marry. (“Equal Access and the Right to Marry”) Although marriage is a “secular institution,” religion plays an important role in the foundation of some marriages....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]
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Gay Rights in the Fire Department - ... The Hawaii state legislature soon amended the constitution to overrule the Court. This began the national debate over same-sex marriage--and the pandering efforts of many state legislatures to ban it. Even President Clinton got in on the act, signing the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 to prevent any future hypothetical same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits. Holliday 4 Bill Clinton is often remembered in the LGBT activism community for his support of a ban on lesbians and gay men in the military and his decision to sign the Defense of Marriage Act, he also had a positive contribution to offer....   [tags: Gay Rights Essays, Human Rights]
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Gay Parenting - Gay Parenting Steve Lofton and his partner, Roger Croteau live in fear each day of having their foster-son, Bert, taken away from them and placed with another family. Steve and Roger can not adopt Bert, who is 10 years old, because a Florida law banning gays from adopting prohibits it. Bert, along with four other children, has been in the care of Steve and Roger since he was an infant. If he is taken away from them, he will lose the only family he has ever known. Since June 1977, Florida has denied gays and lesbians from adopting children on the basis of morality and the supposed danger to the children (“Suit”)....   [tags: Expository Adoption Gay Adopting Essays]
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Gay and Lesbian Same Sex Marriage is a Civil Right - Interracial marriage is a topic that has been out of the national limelight for quite some time because most people in the United States have grown to accept it. When the Supreme Court ruled for the right for couples to marry interracially in 1967, they called the laws preventing interracial marriage nothing more than an attempt "to maintain white supremacy" (Stoddard 413). The conclusion of the United States Supreme court was that because laws against interracial marriage served no purpose other than discrimination, they should be eliminated....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage Must Be Legal]
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A Critique of Thomas B. Stoddard’s Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal - Thomas B. Stoddard’s “Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” is a successfully written argument with some minor flaws in technique. Stoddard uses this article to present his major claim, or central thesis, on the reasons gay marriage should be legalized. He presents his argument using minor claims. In a lecture on February 2, 2005, James McFadden stated a minor claim is the secondary claim in an argument. Stoddard uses minor claims in his discussion of homosexual people being denied their rights by the government and by others who discriminate against them....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]
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Harvey Milk: The Gay Rights Movement - Harvey Milk-Research Paper In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected as the first openly gay individual to the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. Although, he was defeated in his first two campaigns, he was still persistent in his work. He aspired to change the way homosexuals were treated. Before the fight for gay rights that began in the late 20th century, the way the homosexuals were regarded was abominable (“Bringing People Hope”). Milk was a politician who defended his personal rights, beliefs, and faiths not only for himself, but the entire gay community as well....   [tags: biography, gay individual, san francisco]
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Gay Adoptions - There are basically two types of adoption agencies: Public agencies that are usually supported by public funding and are run by the state and Private agencies that are licensed by the state, but run privately (Reference 99). Regardless of the type of agency, the state has some say in their operations, and if the state has a ban of gay adoptions, then the agencies will have to abide. In 1977, Florida passed a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. In response to the ordinance’s creation, a campaign themed “Save Our Children was created and led by the singer of the hit “Paper Roses” and former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Anita Bryant....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Studies] 1226 words
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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption - Families gather together in their backyards to celebrate America’s birth and get ready to light fireworks. Children chatter excitedly to themselves as their fathers bring out the cases of fireworks bought from the local grocery store. Mothers talk among themselves, stirring their glasses of lemonade absently. This picture, so common in society, will sound unfamiliar to very few. Every year, on July 4th, Americans commemorate the birth of their prestigious country; yet a question arises as to whether or not they remember what they are truly celebrating....   [tags: Gay Rights, Lesbian Rights]
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Liberty and Justice for All: The Pursuit for Gay Rights - Historically defined as the union between a man and women the idea of marriage has been socially ingrained into the minds of Americans leaving any other possibilities of who love can happen between as unacceptable. These strong societal beliefs are far from the truth yet dictate the ability of homosexuals rights to marry one another. Avoiding defining what marriage entails in the constitution, the issue of whether or not gay people have the right to marry has become a state issue. The conservative idea of marriage is changing as society is undergoing a transformation in its beliefs to a more liberal stance....   [tags: gay rights, same sex]
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The Ethics of Sexual Orientation-Based Discrimination in the Workplace - Tangibly speaking, discrimination occurring on the basis of sexual orientation, while small in aggregate numbers, reaches the same rates as gendered discrimination against women in the workplace, when measured at a per capita rate, and creates a situation in which homosexual and transgendered individuals typically earn 10 or more percent less income than their heterosexual peers (Croteau, 1996). With this, sexual orientation-based discrimination is a significant problem in American society. In a broad sense, the pervasiveness of this discrimination is facilitated by the significant permeation of religious bias into America's ostensibly secular democracy and civil society....   [tags: LGBT Discrimination ]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legal - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination....   [tags: Social Issues Gay Marriage Essays] 1537 words
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Gay Rights in the United States - United States is known to be one of the free countries in the world, and other nations look at it with awe and aspiration. America is a nation with multi – cultural backgrounds, and people with different identities and personalities. However, if two men or women walking on the street gradually start kissing each other or showing affection with the same sex, others would look at them with disgust. Even being an extremely modern country, homosexuality is looked down upon with much intolerance. Is there something wrong with what those people just did....   [tags: freedom, culture, intolerance, homosexuality]
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The Need for Gay Marriage Equality - I think that gay marriages should be allowed in this country and that gay people should have the same exact rights as straight people. Gay marriage really has nothing to do with the bible or religion, all because it says something about it being wrong in the bible does not make it true. People’s rights should not be based on a book. Because the same book said that owning slaves is OK as long as you don’t kill them. People just seem to make it their business of what other people do, why do you care....   [tags: rights, prejudice, religion] 638 words
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The Fight for Gay Rights - ... When one of them fell ill his partner was not allowed to stay and comfort him. They forced his spouse to leave his side once visiting hours were over because they were not technically married, and there are many more recorded cases of such travesties. Also when one member in a married couple is dying their husband or wife has the power of attorney, which states that they have the power to make medical decisions for that loved one. If a couple, however, is united in a civil union they often must prove their relation to their ill partner before being allowed to make any decisions at all....   [tags: same sex marriage]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Marriage between same-sex couples continues to be a heated issue of debate in society today. Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Feud Over Gay Marriage - ... Our country was founded and started upon the Christian roots that the four Founding Fathers had planned it to be. The large and main picture of this whole mess is that same-sex marriage is wrong and shouldn’t be legalized throughout the states. Trying to get a little more concrete evidence on the other side of things, I decided to look at this article Gay Activism, going over the years from when gay activism first started to gay activism nowadays, Thomas B. Stoddard really gets true hard facts showing that gay activism has grown over the years.Gay activism is the effort to eliminate the discrimination against homosexual men and women....   [tags: homosexual rights] 1564 words
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Discrimination Against Those with AIDS - Discrimination has grown over the years to be a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses. One of the main issues that it evaluates is HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against for something that they cannot control after they are diagnosed. More specifically, insurance companies and employers are one of the big factors in discrimination of these people in the work place. It is very important to them because they need the money in order to live and they need to coverage in order to stay healthy....   [tags: Discrimination AIDS] 4348 words
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Gay Marriage Must Be Legal - Legal marriage is the right of all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation. Gay marriage is certainly a hot button issue. It invokes an emotional dialogue filled with passion, rage, hate and fear. However, at the base of it all, are two people who are in a committed relationship living normal and productive lives and contributing to society in a positive manner. This issue is being debated in every state of the union, and will eventually go to the Supreme Court. Gay people want to formalize their relationship and gain some of the legal standing and support that is given to heterosexual couples on a daily basis....   [tags: Pro Same Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Controversy Ocer Gay Marriage - Gay marriage, also known as same-sex marriage is defined as the union of two people of the same gender “Same-Sex Marriage: An Overview” ( Rich, Alex K., ). Today only forty-one percent believe that gay couples should be able to marry. The defense of marriage act gives the state the right to refuse same sex marriages, this was passed in 1966. June of 1977 fifty-six percent of American's voted that a person that was attracted to someone of the same sex was due to upbringing, thirteen percent voted that they are born gay, three percent thought same sex attraction was caused by both factors and fourteen percent said neither....   [tags: homosexuals, rights, love] 1264 words
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Gay Marriage and the Bible - People are always saying how being gay is not okay, and that God says in the bible that it should be man and woman not man and man. But It also says in the bible that no one should judge one another, whether it be on looks, height, race, and or gender. So I feel like all these people that are judging all the people who are making the decision to be gay is wrong. If they truly went off of what the bible said, They’d know that all sins are equal. So them judging them about being gay is a sin, well they’re sinning just like the gays are....   [tags: religious beliefs and opinions] 753 words
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The Gay Marriage Debate - The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. As of January 2014, only seventeen states in the U.S. had legalized gay marriage, allowing same sex couples to marry. The other 33 states have constitutional amendments that deny the freedom to marry among same sex couples (Where State Laws). Gale states that homosexual relationships and even gay marriages have existed since the beginning of recorded history. However in 1970, when gay couples desiring marriage licenses were denied, the battle for equal rights exploded (Gay Marriage)....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage - Lindsey and Beth, a lesbian couple, have been living together for eleven years. Lindsey conceived two children from a sperm donor. Together, Lindsey and Beth turned their house into a loving home for their two children. One day, on the way home from the grocery store, Lindsey was killed in a tragic car accident. Before Beth could even grasp the situation, the children that she helped raise from birth had been taken away and placed into the care of Lindsey's parents, who never were a part of their lives because they did not accept Lindsey's homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Rights Same Sex Couples]
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Gay Rights: Homosexuals Deserve the same Rights as Heterosexuals - Homosexual people do not want to have special privileges. They just want to have the same rights as heterosexuals, nothing more, and nothing less. Homosexuals are a growing minority with nearly a million gays and lesbians identifying themselves as members of same-sex couples in the 2000 census. But the total gay population is much larger, since the census didn’t provide an opportunity for single homosexuals to identify their sexual orientation, and didn’t count gay couples who live apart (Mason 1)....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage]
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Gay Marriage - Marriage is the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple. Marriage should not be based on what others think. When people get married in a heterosexual union, they do it for their own happiness, not for the happiness of others. Gay marriage is the same way. Homosexuality has always been around and will continue to exist. Why should homosexuals be denied the rights of heterosexuals. No one has the right to say that homosexuals can not marry....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Reasons behind Homosexual Discrimination - ... These riots, otherwise known as the Stonewall riots, ultimately transformed “the Gay Rights Movement from one limited to a small number of activists into a widespread protest for equal rights and acceptance” (“The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline"). From that point forward, things gradually progressed in a positive direction. In 1973, homosexuality completely disappeared off of the American Psychiatric Association’s official list of mental disorders. Jump forward about thirty years, and by 2004, Massachusetts officially became the first state to legalize same-sex marriages....   [tags: religion, heterosexism] 1205 words
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Discrimination Agaist People With AIDS - Discrimination has grown over the years to become a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses; one of the main issues assesses HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against due to a predicament that they have no control of after they have been diagnosed. In various instances, ambulance workers are not transporting AIDS patients to the hospital, and funeral-parlor employees refuse to handle the bodies of AIDS victims who died....   [tags: AIDS Essays]
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Pro Gay Marriage - ... Religion also leads the way as a strong argument towards gay marriage with many people believing that it’s against their religion. Opponents to gay marriage with strong religious beliefs believe that gay marriage is “sinful” with marriage also being a religious intuition for only man and woman. Despite this, to legally marry someone there is no requirement for a religious ceremony to be held; this proves that marriage isn't a religious intuition though it’s certainly true that it’s a legal one governed only by the law....   [tags: Homosexuality, Controversy] 820 words
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Believer in Same-Sex Marriage - Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two people of the same gender. Being born into a more liberal generation, I was taught that anyone should be entitled to be with whom they want to. It is only obvious that I am strongly in favor of same-sex marriages to be legal. I am a strong believer for equality and people’s rights. Gay couples should have access to the same benefits that heterosexual couples do and prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination. Same-sex couples should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment in the same way heterosexual couples do....   [tags: gay, discriminiation, relationships] 558 words
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On the Employment Non-Discrimination Act - ... The USCCB promotes the dignity of work and marriage and to oppose unjust discrimination; but they refuse to support ENDA because it rejects biological basis of gender. Due to such disregard and contempt for human rights and mankind refusing to give a honest hard working citizen the right to health and liberty for which they earned from their respected labor; although with the Creator God who worked as an example creating the universe in six days and He rested the seventh day and for the human man He created in His own image during those six days from Therefore who gives the insurance agencies from ENDA the right to disagree with the creator; on the ethical way to work and receive what...   [tags: reflection paper, US Bishops view] 603 words
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Outcomes for Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents - Children of gay and lesbian parents have the same potential as other children despite living in a nontraditional household, a growing trend in America. Same-sex parented families face many struggles such as discrimination based on sexual orientation of the parents. Individuals who do not support same-sex marriage or same-sex parenting believe that the child will not be raised in a stable household. Multiple studies have confirmed that a parent’s sexual orientation does not heavily influence a child’s performance in school or their social behavior....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays, nontraditional family]
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HIV/AIDS Discrimination and Injustice - Since the first cases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 1981, over 36 million people have died from the disease’s progression from HIV to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, scientists generally accept that the HIV virus started in a specific type of chimpanzee in Western Africa. HIV weakens the patient’s immune system by “destroying important cells that fight disease and infection.” After HIV is acquired, progresses, and grows it turns into a much more lethal stage, AIDS....   [tags: health, Samaritan's Purse]
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prejudice in the Workplace - Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prejudice in the Workplace. Sexual orientation is “the clear, persistent desire of a person for affiliation with one sex rather than the other”, otherwise known as sexual preference. (http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com) Prejudice against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transsexuals (otherwise known as LGBT people) remain widespread in American society. LGBT people have always been a target for discrimination. Like other forms of prejudice, this discrimination is based on a hostile attitude toward a specific group and in this case minority....   [tags: homosexual couples, unequal treatment]
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Discrimination Against Homosexuality - Homosexuality is term to describe a person who is sexually attracted to those of the same gender. Homosexuality can be used to refer both gay and lesbian. Discrimination against homosexuality has been an important issue that has produced a number of victims and it is crucial to stop this unnecessary death. Although homosexuality might be considered a blasphemy in a religious point of view, discrimination against homosexuality can lead to bullying, depression and suicidal tendencies which is against humanity....   [tags: same gender, gays, lesbians]
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