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Homosexual Familes More Successful than Heterosexual Familes - “Being gay is much more profound than simply a sexual relationship; being gay is part of that person’s core identity, and goes right to the very center of his being. It’s like being black in s society of whites, or a blonde European in a nation of black Asians” (Tamara L. Roleff). Although marriage, cohabitation and parenting styles of homosexual families pose no threats to the heterosexual society; many still believe same-sex marriage goes against its true purpose. “At the national level, American public opinion on the issue remains split (44 percent support legalizing same-sex marriage; 53 percent oppose same-sex marriage in a May 2010 Gallup Poll) even as opposition toward legalizing same...   [tags: Homosexual Relationships]
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Homosexual Marriages: Two Sides of the Story - The topic of homosexual marriages, or the marrying of two people of the same sex, is rather disputed among the majority of people in today’s society. Only small amounts of the population have opinions that are strongly favoring one side of the debate. For most of society who are the middle-of-the-road citizens, it is a tough call to make one way or the other. The main topics that are disputed are raising children in a same-sex household, the capacity of churches to allow such a marriage, and the integrity of a marriage as a legal document....   [tags: Homosexual Marriages, marriage, argumentative, per] 811 words
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Homosexual Rights Concerning Adoption - Gay couples should be able to adopt because they deserve to be happy as well as any other person. According to author Pascoe Watson he states “Gay couples will have to prove they have an enduring relationship with the children to know the children will be happy” (Pascoe- Watson, George p. 3). Just like any other person their relationship with their children will mature, and will soon be able to have that love and caring affection, just like any other mother and father would provide to their children....   [tags: homosexual couples, gay adoption, gay rights]
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How Children Turnout in Homosexual Households - Children today are growing up in more diverse families then children from sixty years ago. Times are constantly changing. Whether a child is raised in a family with heterosexual parents or homosexual parents, both sets of parents have similar values that they want their children to have. Some people believe that children raised by homosexual couples do not do as well in school and also have a higher risk of ending up in jail. Throughout this paper, research will be shown as to why homosexual couples have equal outcomes as do heterosexual couples....   [tags: gay parents,homosexual families,paternal role]
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Homosexual Rights and Equality - ... Due to their sexual orientation, some individuals are being fired and are receiving negative job evaluations. The Center for American Progress Action Fund states, “15 percent to 43 percent of gay and transgender workers have experienced some form of discrimination on the job” and “20 percent reported being harassed verbally or in writing on the job” (Hunt, 2012). The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that is currently waiting for the approval from Congress is trying to provide homosexuals protection against discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation....   [tags: gay and lesbian couples, homosexuals]
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What is a Homosexual? - Andrew Sullivan, author of, What is a Homosexual, portrays his experience growing up; trapped in his own identity. He paints a detailed portrait of the hardships caused by being homosexual. He explains the struggle of self-concealment, and how doing so is vital for social acceptation. The ability to hide one’s true feelings make it easier to be “invisible” as Sullivan puts it. “The experience of growing up profoundly different in emotional and psychological makeup inevitably alters a person’s self-perception.”(Sullivan)This statement marks one of the many reasons for this concealment....   [tags: Andrew Sullivan, Literary Analysis]
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Utilization of the Investment Model to Asses Commitment in Homosexual Relationships - Introduction Research focused on commitment in heterosexual relationships has resulted in a large exclusion of the studying commitment in same-sex relationships. Many theoretical ideas and meanings of relational commitment for same-sex couples have typically been generalized from heterosexual relationships (Rostosky et al., 2006). The overlap of concepts in commitment based on heterosexual relationships to homosexual relationships needs to be tested rather than assumed. Even though similarities are seen between the two, identifying them as one rejects important differences and understanding of struggles that are present in same-sex relationships....   [tags: Same Sex Marriages, Homosexuals]
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Homosexual Parenting: Yay or Nay ? - ... Having homosexual parents does mean that a child will be gay. The chances of a child of homosexuals becoming gay is the same as a heterosexual couple’s child. Having gay parents does not make a person gay, just like having straight parents does not make a person straight. If having heterosexual parents makes you straight, Magic Johnson’s son would be straight. Someone’s sexual orientation is already encoded somewhere deep inside them once they come into this world, they just do not know what that is until they start to experience feelings for whatever sex they choose....   [tags: controversial topics]
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It's A Human Right: Homosexual Marriage - Everybody’s morals and views on life are different. Most people’s morals and views are based on their religion. One of the main reasons the people opposing homosexual marriage give is “It offends God”. First off, this is America. Just shoving it in someone’s face that homosexual marriage is ‘wrong’ because it offends God, is wrong. You have to take in consideration that those people’s beliefs may be different of your own. In the Bible it says in Matthew 7:1-2 (the words of Jesus), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged....   [tags: religion, God, sin, abomination]
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Homosexual Marriage Should Be Legal - ... (ProCon.org) With this still in mind, I bring a point that is most often overlooked; children living with homosexual families. According to the two thousand United States census, about twenty-eight percent of homosexual homes have children living with them. In the book Gay Marriage, Moral Wrong or Civil Right, social scientists Peter Swisher, and Nancy Cook N.D. gave a statement about children living with homosexual parents: A substantial number of recent empirical studies in social science research show that there are no significant differences between children raised by homosexual parents and heterosexual couples....   [tags: legalizing gay unions]
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Homosexual Marriage Is a Human Right - There are numerous reasons for discrimination and bullying in the work place. One of the reasons is Homosexuals. Most people find them to be wrong for what they do, even though they do not affect the Heterosexual population at all, because it is written in a book that is over a thousand years old. Some are even called abominations. They are often hated by society and can often be turned down and be refused of a type of service due to their sexual orientation. Today, most Homosexuals or Same Sex couples do not have to live in fear of these problems, but that does not mean that the discrimination doesn’t exist....   [tags: Social Issues, Church and State]
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The Debate on Homosexuals Adopting Children - People may ask them self, is it acceptable for a homosexual marriage to adopt children. Would children be affected mentally being adopted by a homosexual marriage. Does it make the child happy. Some people say it’s better for a child to be in a gay marriage home than in foster care homes. In the other hand, other people say that it’ll affect children mentally and will be raised in the wrong way. In an online blog, Alpen Gideon describes the discussions people have over homosexual marriages adopting children....   [tags: Homosexual Marriages, Adoption]
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Homosexual Rights: The Evolution and Causes - ... Discrimination based on sexual orientation was a common occurrence in Canada in the 1900s. Many people were speculative and considered homosexuals to be a threat, therefore in the eyes of the law, they were culpable of many crimes. By way of contrast, in the early 1970s it became clear that there had been inaccurate psychological investigation into the psyche of homosexuals. 3 It was shown that a large part of the investigations done had been inconclusive and there was no scientific proof that homosexuality was a mental illness, as it was previously believed to be....   [tags: rights, society, equal, marriage] 827 words
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The Battle for Homosexual Adoption - “If it was me,” declares Texas legislator Robert Talton, “I would rather [leave] kids in orphanages as such – this is where they are now if they’re not fostered out. At least they have a chance of learning the proper values” (Sanchez). Such a mindset betrays Talton’s ignorance of children raised in same-sex households. The blame does not solely fall on him though; many people in the world today are in the dark about whether or not to allow gay and lesbian parents to adopt children. Many research studies conclude that children are not adversely affected in any way from growing up in homosexual households; however, the fight for same-sex parents to be joined in marriage goes on, not only for...   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Russian Intolerance of Homosexual Behavior - Although homophobia exists in nearly all societies, Russia has recently gained notoriety for its intolerance of homosexual behavior. In a world that is becoming more and more accepting and tolerant of homosexuality, Russia seems to be moving backward when it comes to LGBTQ rights, existing in a tightly conservative macrosystem. Many Russian’s hold a constructionist view of homosexuality, meaning outside forces are responsible for influencing “untraditional” behaviors, rather than the contemporary essentialist view, meaning homosexuality is an inborn trait (Welch, 146)....   [tags: homophobia, conservative macrosystem]
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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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Should Homosexual Marriage Be Legal? - On February 14, 2004, Michelle and Diane had been together for about 5 years and engaged for over 3 years. Michelle and Diane knew that soon they wanted to get married. They currently lived in the state of California, which same-sex marriage is legal in, so they would not have an issue with marriage. Once they make this decision, they know thousands of caring, loving, and committed same-sex couples would now be able to share that moment with them. Do you think Homosexual Marriage should be legal....   [tags: same-sex marriage, love, gay couples]
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Homosexual Individuals and Gender Norms - “Beni, I have something to tell you,” my friend Marie said to me one year ago. “I am a lesbian.” At that moment all my views and beliefs about homosexual individuals were shattered. Marie has been in my life for about 13 years now, and is a very good friend of mine from the church. Growing up, she has been a tomboy that expressed herself in ways that deviated from the female gender norms, or ciswoman (Wood, 2013, p. 26). “Sex is a designation based on biology,” therefore, Marie’s sex is female (Wood, 2013, p....   [tags: Gays, Lesbians, Masculinity, Femininity]
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The Importance of Homosexual Rights - The bestowed rights of humans have been distorted throughout time. Regarding all who deserve the same privileges as others, compassion is not shown with respect. Given that times are changing, it is only right that everybody follows suit and makes the necessary alterations to equalize all humans. I believe, if individuals are more informed on Gay Rights such as marriage, adoption and the military discussion of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) maybe we can fight to give same-sex couples the opportunities that the rest of the population have....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Is Homosexual Activity a Sin? - Introduction Perhaps you’ve heard these before. “I can’t trust a book that commands stoning people for trivial offenses.” “Homosexual activity is a sin. Well so is eating shellfish and mixing fabrics!” As these statements and others like them indicate, it is common for non-Christians and Christians alike to not understand the relationship between Old Testament law and the Christian life that is built on Christ. It is important to have an answer to give to the honest seeker, confused Christian, or hostile skeptic....   [tags: christians, gospel message] 2837 words
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A Normal Homosexual Family - This study investigates support resources for homosexual people and their family in Washington State and other states. While many Homosexual marriages increase, many others strong, opposite voices are from society. The prejudice for their marriage is often from their family member, aspects of society. In my long search paper, I will show that how Homosexual people organize their family as a normal family. While some areas such as Washington and California have homosexual marriage cases, other states will provide the most basic materials....   [tags: gay] 595 words
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Equality for Homosexual Individuals - ... Society negatively stereotypes gay persons as romantically unstable, more promiscuous, and more likely to abuse children. Yet, there is no scientific basis to such drastic assertions. In the United States, the FBI reported that 20.4% of hate crimes reported to law enforcement in 2011 were based on the victim’s sexual orientation. 56.7% of these crimes were based on anti-male homosexuality, while 11.1% were based on anti-female homosexual basis, and 29.6% being based on anti-homosexual bias with no regard to gender....   [tags: Gender, Gay, Activism] 548 words
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Why Homosexual's Deserve Rights - Homosexuality Have you ever went through a stage of homosexuality. Homosexuality is discriminated through religious beliefs, Health benefits, and The understanding of homosexuality is for one gender to like the same gender. There use to be Laws against Homosexuality so that people could not be seen in public together if they were homosexual. Homosexuality has been a characteristic of people for a long time. Predominantly, and most remarkably in archaic Greece, certain forms of lewd appeal and intimate thrill between males were often chronic,accepted part of the cultural norm....   [tags: equality, discrimination, legislation] 1049 words
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Legalization of Homosexual Marriage - Most people believe that they deserve the rights they are granted by the government. An upstanding citizen who pays their taxes, serves their community and abides by the law should be afforded the rights of an American. However, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Gay and lesbians are constantly denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. Specifically, gay and lesbians couples are denied the right to marry even if they are upstanding citizens. They are held at an unfair disadvantage simply because of their sexual orientation....   [tags: gay community, equal rights, gay marriage]
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Dracula the Stereotypical Homosexual - In Bram Stokers Dracula, the Count Dracula represents a homosexual figure, which in Victorian times was seen as an inversion of the “typical” male figure. Diana Kindron states the Victorian idea of a homosexual was one of a male body being fused with a female soul. This is just what Count Dracula represents in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. By Amanda Podonsky, “The Count seems to be an exaggerated representation of the concept concerning ‘evils’ of abnormality and how it can spread and infect.” This says how Dracula represents the fear of Victorians at that time of something abnormal, in this case homosexuality....   [tags: bram stokers, victorian times, homosexualism]
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Homosexual Soldiers - When I think of the military I think about the camaraderie between soldiers, the bonds that tie them closer than brothers, and the willingness of one to die for another. I think about the long hours at work, the cramped living quarters and shared showers. I think about long deployments on ships where three hundred and fifty Sailors and Marines live in a single room. My husband had the privilege of serving in the United States Marine Corps for eight years, six of which we were married. I have witnessed the military men and women serve our country to the best of their ability, enduring endless hardships....   [tags: Military Policy, argumentative, persuasive]
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Homosexual Adolescents - If one were to identify a time in life when the recognition of a homosexual identity would be most disruptive, adolescence would be at the top of the list. According to psychologist Erik Erikson, adolescence is a time of identity versus confusion. During adolescence, children are exploring their independence and developing a sense of self. Those who receive proper encouragement and reinforcement through personal exploration will emerge from this stage with a strong sense of self and a feeling of independence and control....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Homosexual Marriage - Once upon a time people were married and lived happily ever after, or did they. Many scholars argue that marriage in ancient times was used as a means to determine land and property rights, protect and promote nobility, and as a means to inherit more favorable financial circumstances.The notion that a man and a woman meet, fall in love, and wed is a very recent idealistic theory in practice. While most favorable to a more harmonious society, heterosexual unions are not always so easily consecrated, upheld, and protected....   [tags: Social Contract, Counterproductive To Society]
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Homosexual Stigma - Homophobia is a terrible form of bullying and it is one of the largest issues in secondary schools today. The perceived opinions and concepts that come out of this type of harassment causes young adolescents who are part of the LGBTQ community or ones that remains closeted to fall into a stigma that can be extremely harmful. By falling into this stigma it opens the youth up to whole world of harassment, ridicule, physical altercations and numerous other acts that can ultimately diminish a person to nothing; which, in some cases can end unfortunately....   [tags: Homosexuality, Academic Essays]
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The Westboro Baptist Church and Their Ideologies Aganist Homosexuals - Have you ever thought something was unjust, but every one around you believed otherwise. For many years marriage was seen as a religious and legal contract between a man and a woman. However, in recent years the American population has accepted in increasing numbers the idea that homosexuality exists and is equal. Although the majority of states do not allow same-sex marriage, today there are fifteen states that allow homosexual couples the right to get married, and they also receive all the rights that a heterogeneous couple have....   [tags: homosexual, marriage, states] 1091 words
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The Negative Impact of Homosexual Behavior on Society - Homosexuality is not a 20th century situation but has been in history from the age of ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, and even China. The attitude toward homosexuality always has been a variable, depending on the social, cultural and morality, or even the political development (Barnecka et al., 2005). Back in Greek history the concept of relations between two men was seen as the highest form of love, whereas the Judaic view always was against and frowned upon these relations considering it immoral and illegal....   [tags: gay studies, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Church's Response to the Homosexual: Annotated Bibliography - Cassidy, Ron. “The Clear Teaching of the Bible on Homosexual Practice.” Expository Times 115. 9 (2004): 298-301. Academic Search Complete. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. In my summary of “The Clear Teaching of the Bible on Homosexual Practices” I feel there are many ways to look at the context of the bible. The article is about what is acceptable and what is unacceptable in the Christian lifestyle. They do not want the reader to look at the bible at a literalist view. This means that the reader should not take the text as is but should analyze the meaning of scriptures and seek to see if they have more of an alternative understanding....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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Differences Between Homosexuality and Homosexual Behavior - Homosexuality (the tendency to be more sexually attracted to the same sex) is often confused with homosexual behavior (acting on homosexuality by engaging in homosexual acts), but the two are distinctly different. Even though homosexual behavior, especially in more recent years, has become an acceptable standard in our society it is a voluntary act and a sin, but the church has the ongoing responsibility and God-given call to love our neighbors, regardless of their sin because we too are all sinners....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 905 words
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Legalizing Homosexual Marriage - Homosexuality in America One of the most controversial topics in modern American society is the legalization of homosexual marriage. The gay community is currently experiencing emotional and physical violence against them based on a difference in cultural choices, similar to what the black community suffered through during the civil rights movement and what women underwent during the women’s suffrage era. Laws against gay marriage are unconstitutional, as most were created because of Christian politicians’ opinions on homosexuality; however, America is not a Christian nation, and homosexuals should not be banned from marriage based on the beliefs of certain religions....   [tags: USA, Religion, Society]
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Raising Children in a Female Homosexual Household - Today’s society, family structure has changed dramatically from the traditional nuclear family to the unconventional, such as single parent and same sex families. Over some decades, many individuals questioned whether or not a parent’s sexual orientation affected their child’s sexual preference. There is some significant research that has shown that children with lesbian parents are not as different from children with heterosexual parents. Many individuals stated that it is the value of the parent’s relationship with the child and not the parent’s sexual orientation that affects the child’s development....   [tags: Child Development, argumentative, persuasive ]
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States that Have Legalized Homosexual Marriage - ... Leviticus 18:22 says: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Same sex marriage is not natural or right for the United States of America. “Whenever one violates the natural moral order established by God, one sins and offends God. Same sex marriage does just this. Accordingly, anyone who professes to love God must be opposed to it.” (TFP Student Action1-3). Same sex marriage creates a harmful environment for children. For a healthy lifestyle, a boy should be taught the word of God and raised to become a responsible man....   [tags: same-sex, god, christiany] 859 words
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The Homosexual Brain? - The Homosexual Brain. In 1992, Vice-President Dan Quayle said that homosexuality "is more of a choice than a biological situation...It is a wrong choice." (1). Quayle's statement counters the sentiment of many homosexuals that their sexual orientation is neither a lifestyle nor a personal choice, it is innate and unchangeable (2) . Is homosexuality a choice or does sexual preference have a biological basis. This question is at the forefront of academic, scientific, political, legal and media consciousness (3)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Homosexual and Religion - The essay by Peter J. Gomes, entitled �Homophobic. Read Your Bible,� can be analyzed in many ways. The essay discusses the issue of homosexuality as it relates to religion. The Baptist minister provides an unexpected approach to the subject. Mr. Gomes�s thesis statement in this essay is, �The army of the discontented, eager for clear villains and simple solutions and ready for a crusade in which political self-interest and social anxiety can be cloaked in morality, has found hatred of homosexuality to be the last respectable prejudice of the century� (�Homophobic� 414)....   [tags: Gays and the Bible]
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Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church - Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church Imagine you were born into a world where being straight was taboo. You were raised by same sex parents, as all of your friends. Fornication of the opposite sex was merely to have children, but a relationship between the two was virtually unheard of. It was believed that same sex parents provided a better home for children. Love between a man and a man (or a woman and a woman) was believed to be the perfect love because it was loving an equal. If one should love the opposite sex it was believed that they secretly wanted to be that sex....   [tags: Papers] 2335 words
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Homosexuals are Not Born Gay - If a young boy has a feminine throw he may be homosexual. Also if he has a soft or high voice this would be another detection that one would be homosexual. There have been many conclusions and statements as to what causes homosexuality. These are the traits that normally are classed with someone who is homosexual. The popular argument in today’s society is that homosexuality is something that is inborn, genetically linked to an enlarged gland in the brain or due to a particular chromosome. This would prove that it is natural, and that it is luck of the draw whether one is homosexual....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual Papers] 1371 words
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Homosexual Parents: Does It Influence the Sexual Orientation of Their Kids - Homosexual Parents: Does the Parents’ Sexual Orientation Affect the Kids. Society in many instances does not fully support or understand homosexual issues. The homosexual community is a valid part of the social community that has been excluded and marginalized for many years. With the continued ostracism of the homosexual community misconception, myth, and prejudice continue to exist concerning homosexuality. However, recently a new series of laws in the United States have pushed gay issues to the forefront of societal concerns....   [tags: pychology, same sex marriage]
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Homosexual Marriage Must be Legal - Homosexual Marriage Must be Legal "Men and women full of age, without any limitation due to race, nationality, or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family."( Article 16-1). Most people would interpret this article as only a man and a woman have the right to be married. But many people need to reconsider the article as in each man and woman are independent, and should be able to marry whomever he or she desires. The majority of people are straight and in heterosexual relationships, but should not mean that the minority of people are any less human because they live their life in a homosexual relationship....   [tags: essays research papers] 513 words
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Homosexual Marriages Must be Permitted - Homosexual Marriages Must be Permitted      Marriage is traditionally viewed as the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife. However, what happens when those two people are two men or two women. This topic of gay marriage has been a major issue in the United States over the past few years. It has raised several political debates as well as other minor arguments throughout the United States and around the world. Until recently, homosexual couples in the United States were allowed to marry....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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The Cause of Homosexual Behaviors - The Cause of Homosexual Behaviors The cause of homosexual behaviors has long been a controversial topic debated by scientists, psychologists, and many others among the general population. The Newsweek article Born or Bred discusses many possible causes of homosexuality. According to the research done in 1991 by neuroscientist Simon LeVay, the area of the brain that controls sexual activity called the hypothalamus, was less than half the size in homosexual males compared to heterosexual males....   [tags: Papers] 1247 words
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Do You Choose to be Homosexual? - Do You Choose to be Homosexual. Is it possible for one to choose his or her sexual orientation. Is one's sexual orientation something that can be changed, or is it a fixed attraction. These are a few questions, among many others that have been raised by researchers and religious organizations, as well as everyday people. Particularly, over the last decade there have been various debates over whether sexual orientation is based on genetic factors or whether it is a choice. Most researchers find that homosexuality, like many others psychological conditions, is due to a combination of social, biological, or psychological factors (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Raising Children in a Homosexual Household Does it affect them? - In today’s society, family structure has changed dramatically from the traditional nuclear family to the unconventional, such as single parenting or same sex families. Over the years, many individuals questioned whether or not a parent’s sexual orientation affected their child’s sexual preference. There is significant research that has shown that children with lesbian parents do not differ from children with heterosexual parents. Many individuals stated that it is the value of the parent’s relationship with the child and not the parent’s sexual orientation that affects the child’s development....   [tags: Child Development, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Bar Scene: A Place for Homosexual Culture and Identity - In every walk of life, people seek refuge from the judgmental perception of their contemporaries. Thus, many people live in secrecy. For them, secrecy is an absolute necessity in dodging undesired scrutiny and maintaining normalcy in public. When it comes to gender and the expression of it, lines are often blurred. While some hide, others brazenly parade their sexuality in public and their alternative perspectives on gender roles. In “The Bowery as Haven and Spectacle” from Gay New York, by George Chauncey, explores the emergence of the Bowery “fairy” bars, and how they became a sanctuary for the queer and working-class of New York City....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 1981 words
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Should Homosexual Couples Be Allowed to Adopt Children? - One of the issues that are argued everywhere in the United States of America the most today is whether gay or lesbian couples should be allowed to adopt children. People have different opinions on this kind of issue because some may think, for instance, that child who is raised by gay parents will turn out gay, and so on. However, people forget about children's happiness although they believe that children will be happier with straight and "normal" people. Who said so. Why do people decide for a kid....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, argumentative, persuasive] 687 words
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Description of Three Homosexual Potential Veterinarian Position - ... In fact, the moral obligation to serve society is so high, that it is only as a consequence of this servitude that the welfare of animals is kept and the world is made a better place (Kirwan 6-7). Animals, lacking the free will that humankind has, do not enjoy rights as humans do (Kirwan 6). Therefore an employer, when considering which veterinary candidate to higher, has to first and foremost consider whether or not his new employee will be able to adhere to this value. The employer must ask himself if the new employee will be able to maintain the dignity of all the clients who walk into the practice....   [tags: candidate review and analysis] 1755 words
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Against Legalizing Homosexual Marriages - Against Legalizing Homosexual Marriages The legalized marriage of individuals with the same gender is drawing more attention these days. When asked, most people want to avoid the subject of homosexuality altogether or they have a very strong opinion on it. The debate over whether the United States should allow homosexual couples to marry legally is giving rise to a new social dilemma in our country. This question has courtrooms nervous, churches wavering and equal rights activists angry. Courtrooms should be nervous though....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Papers]
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Analysis of Homosexual Families - Analysis of Homosexual Families The Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination of an individual on the basis of their race, sex, religion, or national origin fails to provide federal protection to individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. The fact that this landmark federal policy does not include civil rights protection for homosexuals has put them at a disadvantage legally and socially. Although social attitudes towards homosexuality are slowly progressing, erroneous myths and bias attitudes within the legal system continue to persist....   [tags: Papers] 2233 words
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Semantic Change: How Gay Became Homosexual - ... I wanted to see if at the beginning of ‘gay’ starting to change semantically, it took on a negative connotation since many opposed homosexuality especially in schools and whether or not this had an effect on the semantic change, almost trying to understand that if being gay was never seen as being bad would the word gay had even changed semantically at all. In conclusion into this secondary research I found that many people in the 15-18 year old category were honest and admitted that at the start the semantic change could have been put down to the fact it carried a derogatory meaning....   [tags: evolution of meaning, linguistics] 1168 words
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Advertisement’s Inclusiveness of Homosexuals - Advertisement’s Inclusiveness of Homosexuals Are homosexuals really the same as heterosexuals genetically. In other words, is the gay community what we perceive to be “normal” or is it different. The truth is that there is no evidence that homosexuality is due to a genetic mutation; therefore, we are all, as human beings, the same. Unfortunately, the public doesn’t seem to comprehend that concept of oneness. This is why the Gay-Rights movement is so arduously working to spread knowledge in order to achieve equality....   [tags: Advertising Marketing Gay Homosexual]
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Trials and Tribulations of a Homosexual - The history of the gay rights movement has been a hard fought battle within the United States. In fact the first gay rights movement dates back to 1924 with the creation of The Society for Human Rights in Chicago, Illinois. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that gay rights started to make progress. In the year 1969 The Stonewall Riots took place when gay, lesbian, and transgender patrons of a New York bar were raided by the police. This forever changed the movement from isolated incidents to a world wide phenomenon....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Study of Homosexual Men in The Relationships between Life Events and Mental Health in Homosexual Men by Michael W. Ross - ... The author describes one main piece of background information that is relevant to this study. Sagarin and Kelly who summarize the contradiction that one cannot maintain that homosexual men are no different in psychological adjustment than heterosexual men, and that psychological maladjustment in homosexual men is a result of social stigmatization. This information is relevant because there is probably a significant relationship between the two variables, but it has yet to be described scientifically....   [tags: life events, mental health, gay effect]
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Homosexual Couples - Homosexual Couples Argument Essay We Can Do It, Why Can’t They. In the world now there are different kinds of partners: Black, White, Interracial, Straight, Gay, etc. But like many people, in the world, not everyone is accepted. Many people do not except Homosexuals for the reason that they are different from us. People would say that Homosexuals choose to live a “non normal” life. But they are people just like us. They have a heart just like we do, but they choose to put their heart towards their own sex....   [tags: essays papers]
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Homosexual Indifference - Homosexual Indifference The times seem to be changing in acceptance of homosexual relationships for the better, but many laws as well as society still prohibit gay marriage and adoption. There are two sources which I will use to show different view points on gay marriage and adoption. The first is an article written by Andrew Sullivan, titled “Let Gays Marry.” This is written as an informal piece to argue that gay people should be allowed to marry one another. The next is also on gay marriage, but in this article, “Leave Marriage Alone,” author William Bennett writes that it is wrong for gays to marry....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 937 words
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Homosexual Undertones in the Movie, Bride of Frankenstein - Homosexual Undertones in the Movie, Bride of Frankenstein James Whale recreates the original horror of Frankenstein with his sequel Bride of Frankenstein, in which Henry Frankenstein once again tries to play God with the addition of an Eve to his already thriving Adam. "Henry Frankenstein...may attempt to reverse the Original Sin and re-enter the community by acquiescing to the horror cliché that 'there are things we are not meant to know'--except that his initial hubristic motive was not just to figure out eternity but to create life without the help of any Eve (he wants to 'be as God' in a double sense), and when in the sequel he manages to get married it is a sure bet that some Dr....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Homosexual Parents: The Ongoing Struggle For A Family - The Ongoing Struggle for a Family "The most important thing in a family is that all the people in it love each other.” This excerpt is from a children’s book, written by Leslea Newman, Called “Heather Has Two Mommies.” This story is intended to show kids that not everyone’s family is the same. Many reasons are given to dispute gay and lesbian parenting but all founded on some of the archaic beliefs that Hitler used to kill homosexuals during W.W.II, fear and prejudice. Although having children and being parents seems like a basic human right or choice, many people believe that the government should have the authority to discriminate who can are cannot have children, regardless of their pa...   [tags: gay marriage, research papers] 913 words
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Supporting Homosexual Couples Adoption Rights - Homosexual Couples and the Issue of Adaptation "Having two mummies or daddies is stupid, but it's better than having none at all" When asked for his opinion on the matter of gay couples adopting and raising children as their own, my eight year old brother replied with the above statement. Children are said to be the harshest critics; their opinions considered whole truths. But is this neutral and innocent view shared by the thousands of children currently in foster care worldwide....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Adopt Foster Parent Parenting] 1920 words
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Recognizing Violence Within Homosexual Relationships - Domestic violence in relationships and marriages has been a long-standing problem in American society. A lot of people have not realized that it is not just a problem for heterosexual couples. Domestic violence in lesbian, gay, and bisexual relationships is just as prevalent. Lori B. Girshick, a Professor of sociology and women's studies at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, states that we live in a society where "sexual violence is defined only in terms of male penetration and intercourse"(Griffin)....   [tags: Papers] 711 words
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Homosexual Adoption Rights - New Jersey’s statewide parenting legislation espouses a progressive stance on the matters of same-sex parenting and child care in the processes of adoption and foster parenting. The Garden State allows for same-sex adoption; allows single homosexuals to adopt; and allows second parent same-sex adoption (“Same-Sex Adoption Laws,” n.d.). New Jersey has passed progressive laws and policies that prohibit discrimination charged against gay individuals in the adoption process (Sudol, 2010). New Jersey state law also bans discrimination against gay individuals in the foster parent process (2010)....   [tags: Legal Issues, New Jersey, Foster Care ] 2526 words
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Differences between Being Raised by Homosexual Parents or by Traditional Heterosexual Couples - Homosexuals adopting and having children has been a hot topic for debate over the past couple of decades. It is a topic in which many people have very strong moral and ethical beliefs about. The main focus of many of these debate centers around the children to be adopted by homosexual parents. People apposed to the idea of homosexuals adopting and parenting children may not just be apposed to the idea of homosexuals have the right to be parents but may be more concerned for the well being of the child....   [tags: more egalitarian views on gender roles]
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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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We Must Teach the Homosexual About Christ - We Must Teach the Homosexual About Christ All sins are forgivable and we are all sinners, but sin has to be recognized for what it is if divine mercy is to be had. So much of the talk about homosexuality is an understandable human effort to change the subject. Any reference to the wrongness of homosexuality is likely to invite the charge of homophobia, turning the accusation on the supposed accuser. But of course the moral law is not the property of anyone, and invoking it need not be an accusation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1459 words
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Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's Sonnet 20 and Byron's To Thyrza - Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's Sonnet 20 and Byron's To Thyrza   Crompton states in his epilogue "...diverse sexual lifestyles still arouse apprehension even when they threaten no direct harm to others. In this particular matter, our culture faces business unfinished by the Enlightenment" (381). Examining Byron and Shakespeare's poetry, opens a window to the prevailing sexual attitude of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century and defines more clearly the intent of these poets. A sexual metamorphosis involving the realization of homosexual desires and nonconventional erotic preferences occurs in both Lord Byron's "To Thyrza" and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 20", but the poets,...   [tags: Sonnet essays] 2145 words
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Teaching and Modeling Homosexual Tolerance in the Public School System - Teaching and Modeling Homosexual Tolerance in the Public School System I am an advocate of acceptance and tolerance as well as equality for homosexuals. I am going to try and explain to you the course we as a society needs to take. I want to share with you the history of the world in relation to gay relationships, genetics, statistics, and Christianity in order to familiarize you with the topic in hopes of helping you see things my way. I will be doing all of this to try and persuade you to agree with me on the idea of supporting gay rights and equality in our society and in our public school system right here at home in America....   [tags: Gender Studies] 1371 words
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Homosexual Elements in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - Homosexual Elements in The Picture of Dorian Gray       In spite of the novel's heterosexual text, many critics agree that it has various homosexual elements in its characters, in the dialogues, and even in the portrait itself. One of the critics, Richard Dellamora, mentions this feature of the text, and comments that "By definition this context is heterosexual. Wotton is married and pursues actresses. Basil himself is a graduate of Oxford, a well-established artist, and respectable to a fault" (28)....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde]
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Sexual Orientation is a Social Construct - “I love you, Katherine, believe me, I’m not a gay”. This statement is necessary to be mentioned, these days, if you love Katherine but why is there a need to justify your sexual orientation and how do you decide your sexual orientation. Actually, human beings are animals of their desires, but unlike other animals, these desires are developed under some social pressure. On a whole, society determines likes and dislikes of its individuals. No two societies are exactly identical to each other. Different societies influence its people in a different way....   [tags: homosexual, heterosexual] 1655 words
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Not Protecting the Right of Homosexual Marriage Endangers the Rights of Others - Not Protecting the Right of Homosexual Marriage Endangers the Rights of Others Civil marriage is enjoyed by all people in society; all people that is, excluding the ones that find love in the form of their own gender. These people are being denied the basic right of engaging in legally bound matrimony. Laws, such as this one, have been created time and time again, mostly by ignorant bigots, only to be dissolved when finally seen as immoral and unjust in the eyes of someone without hatred in their heart....   [tags: Papers] 1176 words
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Courage and Homosexual Desires - Essays - Courage and Homosexual Desires Persons with homosexual desires have always been with us, however up to recent times, there has been little if any outreach in the way of support groups or information. Most were left to work out their path to chastity on their own. Many found they were unable to do this and folded to the pressures of the increasingly secular society opting to act on their desires in gay circles. Choosing this direction locked them into a way of life that does not bring benefit to one's existence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples] 704 words
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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal in All States - ... One reason why people are against it is because of their religion. Religion plays a big part of why people don’t want to legalize same sex marriage. They believe that it is a sin and homosexuals will go to hell. Since the most popular religion worldwide is Christianity, with over 2,116,909,552 Christians (Most Popular World Religions) http://geography.about.com, I will focus just on their point of view. In the Christian Bible, it states that "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward o...   [tags: homosexual rights] 1374 words
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Fighting for Equality: Same-Sex Marriages - Same-sex marriages have been at the center of heated discussion since 1993, since the Hawaiian Supreme Court stated that allowing same-sex partners to license their relationships contradicted the Constitution. In 2004 Massachusetts was the first state to announce that it would make same-sex marriages legal. At present there are seventeen states, along with the District Columbia, which allow this kind of marriage. However, there are still thirty-three states which consider same-sex marriages unconstitutional....   [tags: homosexual legislation]
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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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Gay Marriage: The Truth - The First Amendment is an amendment to the U.S. constitution, validated in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting Congress from getting involved with religion, speech, assembly, or petition (Marriage and Religion 1). The main arguments against same sex marriage are firstly; it will levy the federal government's vast amounts of money, so they say. Secondly, the issue within religious beliefs. In this paper I am going to show you the facts about gay marriage, what it really would do to the federal government, and all the benefits it provides to not only the homosexual community, but the world....   [tags: homosexual rights, ]
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America Needs Same-sex Marriage - On May 7, 2011, a young man named Tom Bridegroom fell to his death from a rooftop, leaving behind his devastated partner of six years, Shane Bitney Crone. Tom’s family had never accepted his relationship with Shane; in fact, members of Tom’s family attacked and threatened him when he told them he was gay. Because Shane and Tom could not legally marry, Shane was not entitled to any information regarding Tom’s death, memorial service, or burial arrangements (Crone). Tom’s family was able to move Tom’s body without notifying Shane, to keep Shane away from the memorial service, and to remove from Tom and Shane’s shared home any personal belongings that Tom’s family determined had belonged to Tom...   [tags: Homosexual Marriage]
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Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage - ... According to Canon Law, homosexuality in all form and manner is a sin punishable by death. In hindsight, it’s almost poetic - the Spanish represent a tragic hero: they implement their ideal form of justice based upon a false belief, much like Reverend Hale from the Crucible. Enough with the Spanish, returning to the Americas - modern America; the first known homosexual political organization in the U. S. was the Mattachine Society. This was an underground emancipation movement started by Harry Hay, a young musicologist....   [tags: homosexual rights] 731 words
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The Ethics of Homosexuality - “All men are created equal, No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words,” Harvey Milk. A homosexual, as defined by the dictionary, is someone of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. Homosexuality is ethical, and I will provide rational arguments for, and irrational arguments against the topic. A few objections are as follows: It is forbidden in the Bible and frowned upon by God; It is unnatural; Men and women are needed to reproduce; There are no known examples in nature; and the most common argument that concerns homosexuality is whether it is a choice or human biology....   [tags: Homosexual Issues]
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Acceptance of the Homosexual Lifestyle: An Evaluation and Comparison between the United States and Other Locations - Acceptance of the Homosexual Lifestyle: An Evaluation and Comparison between the United States and Other Locations The idea of homosexual behavior has created a number of responses worldwide. Currently, the United States has many levels of acceptance of homosexuality. There are places on this earth that have the same outlook as the United States, and there are places that are completely opposite. By looking at these different perspectives, the public could obtain some valuable points in the battle of acceptance....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Importance of Marriage, Heterosexual and Homosexual - As a society, somewhere we have lost the importance of marriage. It seems that we have forgotten how important a marriage is not only to our families, but also to our communities. We are depriving our children and our communities of the structure, and stability that they desperately need by choosing to live together, and start families without marrying. We are also doing this by denying some members of our community the right to have a healthy marriage at all. Our children are being denied the sustenance they need to develop healthy relationships of their own....   [tags: marriage, Homosexuality, psychology,] 1201 words
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