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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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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 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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Same Sex Marriage and Politics in the U.S. - Recently, Same Sex Marriage has become a major issue in the United States. There are variations in opinions concerning the topic. The main concern is should same sex marriage be allowed or declared unconstitutional. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. Many controversies and arguments have developed from this issue. There are many reasons why gay marriage should be legal or illegal. The people who oppose same sex marriage or also known as gay marriage are mostly conservatives....   [tags: homosexual Marriage, argumentative, persuasive] 793 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 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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Gay Marriage Rights - ... I think we should rebuild the country on a new foundation with a few changes, but for the most part, the same traditional principles. The United States has come a very long way in its young life, and it still has a lot of growing up to do and it needs to adjust to this ever changing world. Our society should come to our senses and start giving gays the rights they deserve. There are some major benefits to being married to someone, mainly the social and health benefits. Married couples are healthier, happier and enjoy longer lives than those who are not married....   [tags: legalization of homosexual marriage]
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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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Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal - "The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime -Kennedy" (Dockterman). By denying homosexuals the right to come out and marry their partners won't make them or their "choice" change. People all around the world have their own opinions about gay rights, but people are people no matter their race, skin color, or gender and they should have the same rights as "normal" couples. Homosexual couples should be able to be together for three main reasons: they are being discriminated for being the way they are, more children would be adopted, and statistics have proven that divorce rates have declined when a state allows homosexuals...   [tags: homosexual rights, gay marriage]
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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal - "So now you see the light, eh. Stand up for your rights. Come on. Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!" Lyrics form the song, "Get Up, Stand Up", by Bob Marley If you listen to the TV or radio talking heads, it would be easy to think that America is permanently in the grip of some major political issue....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexual] 847 words
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The Problem of Homophobia - In today’s social order, we confront numerous challenges in addressing, conforming to, and adapting to changes in ethnic and societal norms. What some allude to as ordinary human conduct in one society, can typically be viewed as taboo in another. One of the most controversial topics facing today’s society is the subject of homosexuality. There are over four-hundred and forty species that engage in homosexuality; only one is homophobic. Homosexuality is not an infection; individuals do not call in sick because they are feeling “gay”....   [tags: homosexual, marriage, rights] 887 words
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Marriage Inequality: The Right to Marry - Marriage is defined as “(1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage ("Marriage," 2003, p. 659). Despite the latter definition’s addition to dictionaries in the past decade, this definition of marriage is still debated. Being a touchy subject in both politics and religion today, it’s been very hard to come to an agreement....   [tags: homosexual,same sex marriage,lgbt community]
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Battle for Equality - Imagine falling madly in love and wanting to start a family. Imagine being so sure that this is the right person. Finally meeting the one but being banned from marriage. Imagine being discriminated against. Imagine living in fear. Imagine how Gays and Lesbians feel. Who are we to tell them that they cannot get married. Same-sex marriage should be legalized in America because gay couples have as much right to be legally married as heterosexual couples do. Marriage is a major part of our society....   [tags: marriage, homosexual, gay marriage]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - 'Would legalization of gay marriage be good for the gay community?' Sam Isaacson wrote an article analyzing the opinion of the gay community on legalizing same sex marriages. It is somewhat of a controversial issue with the gay community whether or not marriage is a good thing. He divides the community into two groups: integrationists and liberationists. The controversy is caused because of these two different philosophical views. The integrationists want to be as normal as can be. They want to 'integrate' themselves into society....   [tags: Papers Gay Marriage Homosexual Essays]
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People are People: Sexuality Aside - Homosexual people are the same as heterosexual people; the only difference is that they like the same gender, whereas heterosexual people like the opposite gender. Who you like should not be reason enough for your rights to be different from anyone else’s. There are many people who think that homosexual people should not be able to have the same rights as heterosexual people. In most states, they cannot get married, they could get fired from their jobs or get paid less, they could be denied housing, healthcare, and they have to abide by the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” rule in the military where they cannot openly serve as a homosexual person....   [tags: homosexual, citizens, marriage, rights]
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Stop Judging Our Sexual Preferences - ... For example, New York Times estimates that a homosexual couple will have $41,196 to $467,567 additional expenses in their lifetime compared to a married heterosexual couple. For example, when these couples file for health care or car insurance though a job they cannot add each other to their plan. Another example is when in the hospital loved ones, like a child or spouse, can make life changing decisions. However, a homosexual’s spouse is not recognized to be able to make this decision because gay marriage isn’t legal....   [tags: gay marriage, equality, homosexual] 580 words
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The US Constitution on Privacy Rights - I. Introduction The U.S. constitution contains no expression of valued rights in considering privacy. Therefore, the Supreme Court has adopted a rather narrow interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment specifically in regards to the term liberty, as established in the due process clause . Earlier Supreme Court decisions were not concerned with how states constituted their residents. Thus, any state, at this time, was at the liberty to deprive its residents of their first amendment, freedom of speech, religion, and press....   [tags: abortion, homosexual activity, marriage] 2169 words
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LGBTQI in New York - Homosexual culture has become increasingly more accepted over the past century. The United States has just begun to legalize gay marriage in many states however some areas of the U.S still do not accept homosexual culture. Many cultures around the world still do not accept homosexual culture. Some cultures accept homosexuality, some see the practice as a sin, some create laws forbidding same sex relationships and marriage, and some punish homosexuality with the death penalty. Homosexual culture is referred to as LGBTQI culture and is shared by any person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning or intersex....   [tags: Homosexual Culture, Legalization Gay Marriage]
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Same Sex Marraige Should be Legal in the US - The Federal Government should make same sex marriage legal in the United States. It is a human and civil right which is being denied to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) community. Same-sex couples should have access to the same marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples and prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination. Denying gay marriage infringes on the Civil Rights of American citizens. Not allowing same sex marriage is also a minority discrimination....   [tags: lgbt, gay marriage, homosexual rights]
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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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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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Gay Parenting Should Not Be Encouraged - Gay Parenting Should Not Be Encouraged Statistics from the United States (ACLU Fact sheet, 1999) estimate the there are between 6 and 14 million children being raised in same sex parent families. Whilst some significant advances have been made by the pro gay parenting movement, current legislation is for the most part geared against same sex marriage and adoption, this status quo should be maintained. Gay parents rights group argue that being raised by two parents of the same sex provides a balanced and healthy approach to parenting....   [tags: Sociology Same Sex Marriage Homosexual Essays]
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The Fight for Gay Marriage - Over the past several years the homosexual community has made great strides in attempting to justify their right to legally join in matrimony. Society as a whole has come a long way in becoming more tolerant and acknowledging of same sex partners and their choices to form families. Given our first amendment right to freedom of speech, there are plenty of sentiments regarding whether or not laws should be ratified permitting these male or female partners to have the legal right to marry. There are numerous of current trends that provide absolute support to the homosexual community with hopes of increasing the level of tolerance....   [tags: homosexual rights/legislature]
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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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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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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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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? - Should Gay Marriage Be Legal. According to Cortina (2000), if a society wants to achieve peaceful coexistence every single part of the society must reach equality, this means, everybody should have the same rights and obligations. Nowadays, in some countries, people still do not approve marriage between two persons of the same gender, even though they fulfill every obligation they have with the society, a variety of opinions argue against this. In order to analyze these opinions, which can be for or against homosexual marriage, we will need to adopt a more ethical perspective in the matter and also ask ourselves; shouldn’t homosexual marriage be legal since everybody is suppose to have the s...   [tags: politics, gender equality, homosexual rights]
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Supporting Gay Marriage - ... I suppose that with this background I am biased towards the idea of people with different sexual orientation not being accepted in society. With that in mind, I decided to take an educated, unbiased look at the debate of gay marriage. To have an ethical argument, one must understand the ethical or unethical basis for which gay marriage exists upon. Why does one person believe in equality while the other denies it to a certain person. Religion stands out as being one of the major contributing factors to the rejection of gay marriage, or homosexuality in general....   [tags: justice, equality, homosexual, beliefs] 979 words
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Gay Marriage: May Anyone Marry Whom They Choose? - Gay Marriage: Can Everyone Marry Who They Choose. If it wasn’t for one mom and one dad none of us would exist. Marriage is defined as “the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc” (marriage). Parents have the role to raise their children in love and teach them good values. “They note that violence among homosexual partners is two to three times more common than among married heterosexual couples, and homosexual partnerships are significantly more prone to dissolution than heterosexual marriages, with the average homosexual relationship lasting only two to three years” (Diggs)....   [tags: homosexual, argumentative, persuasive] 980 words
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Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legal - According to Christian belief, in the beginning, god made Adam a man and then made eve a woman. He gave Adam a woman, not a man, so that the human race can maintain. For thousands of years homosexuality has been a sin or misconduct in many, if not all, religions. We are continually beset with this controversial topic and now have reached an age in where homosexuality is more open and widely received than it has ever been before. Now, gay men and women fight for the right to be married....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual debate, argumentative] 1630 words
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Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in America - I do. The marriage of homosexual couples is a hot topic today. It is a reminder of decades past when marriage between people of different ethnicities, race, and religious affiliation was banned (Buffie, 2011). In modern America, the culture is shifting again with more support for same-sex marriages. Many United States (U.S.) politicians are listening to their constituents on this debate and have changed their stance to in favor of same-sex marriage. Along with these politicians changing their stance, many states are overturning their previous bans on same-sex marriage....   [tags: homosexual couples, race, religious affiliation]
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Same Sex Marriage Should be Legal - Marriage is the sacred bond between two people who love and cherish one another. Traditionally this bond has been held between man and woman. With so many changes in the world, there are more openly homosexual people in our society. Though people have become more accepting of the existence of homosexuality, gays and lesbians are still considered unequal when it comes to marriage. Homosexual couples should have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples. Denying this right is unjust and is discrimination towards a group of people....   [tags: Homosexual Couples Should Have the Right to Marry]
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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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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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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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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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In Favor of Same Sex Marriage - Equality for all. I think not. You’re sitting in a church for your friend, Kathryn. She has invited you and a few other people to her wedding. As you watch her, you notice how happy she is about this marriage. Both partners say “I do,” and you hear the clergyman say, “I pronounce you wife and wife.” The church erupts with applause as your friend and her partner share their first kiss as a legally married couple. That is fantasy that has yet to come true for most homosexual couples. The war for same-sex marriage has yet to be won in America....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual]
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The Legalizaiton of Gay Marriage -  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. Now that the Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage legal, we will observe the impact upon parents, children, same sex couples, families, and the social and political world. The arguments surrounding the issue though confrontational nonetheless are easily seen from a wide array of perspectives....   [tags: Homosexual Lesbian Legal Marry]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized - ... But how is this related to whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to marry. Same-sex couples do have the privilege of adopting children to begin a family of their own. However, they are often rejected because of their unmarried status. Even if the government does not wish to provide some financial security for homosexual couples, it should not punish the children of such relationships. The government directly discriminates against the children of same-sex marriages by not allowing them the same rights as children who have heterosexual parents....   [tags: homosexual rights in the United States] 1291 words
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The Proposed Legalization of Same Sex Marriage - The Proposed Legalization of Same Sex Marriage The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family law....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual Papers]
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Pro Gay Marriage Rights - The exploration for gay marriages has been severe over time that it can only be liken to the movements that fought for civil right for the Americans long before the law stood in. It is sudden that in the quest for equal marriage rights, the gay rights activists happen to be few as they work their way out to the constitution. But their struggle is being supported by the public and bearing in mind that the political shift is also working to their advantage (Newton, 69-70). Despite the tireless effort of the equal rights activists, their opponents already happen to have support of the constitution and the big question remains to, when this will actually happen....   [tags: homosexual activisim, politics]
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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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Defense of Marriage Act - Within the last month a highly anticipated law suit toward DOMA or the Defense of Marriage Act has come to a close. A federal judge has named portions of DOMA as unconstitutional. The verdict is a large win for those supporters of gay rights, as well as giant loss for those that oppose this type of union (Trotter). To clarify, if this verdict is upheld, federal government would have no say in whether or not to legalize gay marriage. Each individual states government would be held responsible to do so (Trotter)....   [tags: Marriage] 2253 words
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? - ... With same-sex marriage legalized in areas negative aspects started springing up that made it illegal in the beginning (Friedman). Same-sex marriage should be illegal because same-sex couples, not legally married, can still adopt kids in most states. A negative about same-sex couples adopting, is that the child of the couple will miss out on either a mother or father figure. A child adopted into the family of a same-sex couple will miss out on acquired traits passed down from a mother and/or father....   [tags: homosexual, mother-figure, adoption]
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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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Same-Sex Marriage - Same-Sex Marriage Many people believe that marriage is an integral part of their lives. Currently, marriage is defined within the parameters of a partnership of one man and one woman. Under Canadian common law, a same-sex couple cannot get married and the government refuses to acknowledge homosexuals as equals. Prohibiting same-sex marriages in legislation is discrimination. Denying homosexuals the ability to form this bond violates freedom of expression, equality rights for minorities, and freedom of religion, provisions present in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Papers]
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Defining Marriage - The purpose of this essay is to analyze fastidiously and personalize Warner’s Beyond Gay Marriage article. Three convergent points of Warner’s argument will be broken down, and examined. First, the concept that marriage consecrates some pairs at the cost of others. Second the question of why marriage has become such a prevalent organization in gay politics. Finally, the definition of marriage in public, private, and state terms. Marriage is far beyond what it has been previously defined in history....   [tags: Marriage] 1891 words
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Analyzing Same-Sex Marriage - ... Should they be allowed the same rights, prerogatives, responsibilities. Nevertheless, marriage is something that is so much greater than the commitment between two people. The booster of same-sex marriage propose the union of two men or two women. This negates the obvious biological, physiological, and psychological facts about men and women which find their supplementarity in marriage. Not only that, it also negates the basic purpose of marriage that is the immortalization of the human race and the raising of children....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual relationships] 1524 words
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Same-Sex Marriage - Same-Sex Marriages Marriage is humanity’s version of love written in a legally binding document. Typically when you think of a happy marriage you envision a woman and man exchanging vows of eternal love and support in a church. However, as time has passed homosexuality that was once seen as a“curse” or “affliction” that needs to be driven out has waned by extreme measures, and gay couples’s petition for the right to marry and have their love recognized by the government. Coming from a family with two lesbian sisters and a strong heterosexual father who is a Christian; I’ve seen arguments from both sides and still find that same-sex marriages should be allowed....   [tags: homosexual rights, gay unions]
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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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Gay Marriage: The Right to Love - Marriage has been a part of society from the earliest of time. The joining of one man and one woman has been celebrated by many. We are taught to be the “perfect” husband or wife or at least the skills it takes in order to be considered a “perfect” husband or wife. We’re taught to love each other through sick and poor and all the battles we will face together. Over time, marriage has changed. Marriage, once a strong bond between man and wife, is now simply a flimsy piece of paper that has no strength to keep them together....   [tags: Homosexualism, Marriage, LGBTQ, Gay]
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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal - Same sex marriage is when a couple of the same sex undergoes a martial relationship with each other. This implies all legal rights and responsibilities just like a normal one. There are many arguments regarding human rights, morality, religion, equality, and many problems have emerged from these issues toward same sex marriage. I will explain the predicament of this ongoing subject and express my thoughts on how same sex marriage messes with many peoples ethics and morals with this difficult subject....   [tags: Gay Marriage]
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Gay Marriage Is Good For America - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservative groups do NOT agree with this decision. The gay marriage debate has been simmering for as long as I can remember. The four articles I have selected give information from four different perspectives including that of liberals, conservatives, homosexuals, and orthodox Jews. With so many differing opinions, one can understand why it's been so hard for the nation to come to agree on this issue....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Australia Constitution's Definition of Marriage - Section 51 (xxi) of the Australia Constitution gives Commonwealth power to regulate and define the meaning of marriage. It has been defined as “a formal, monogamous and heterosexual union for life”. This definition of marriage is taken from the 19th century English cases, which are Hyde v Hyde and Woodmansee . However, nowadays, people start to challenge the definition of marriage given in the constitution and demand for the change. They want the definition of marriage includes same sex couples and these couples been given the same rights as heterosexual couples....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage ] 997 words
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Gay Marriage Should be Legal - There can be no question about the definition of marriage. There is considerable evidence form history, the origins of the word, and even its current legal use. Yet, somehow there is still tension and confusion surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage. As the debate intensifies, emotional ones quickly replace rational thoughts. Lately, homosexuals carry out most of the fight for the right to be married. Of course, there are several other situations, in which people attempt to challenge traditional matrimony....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage Will Harm Children - The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue. If same-sex couples are allowed to marry they will hurt heterosexuals. If they are denied this right, then they are hurt. If it is something we have to recognize is that marrying same-sex persons represents itself as a social experiment that never has been experimented, including by societies that fomented the homosexuality (for example the traditional Greeks) as it is explained in Rezza encyclopedia....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - RD of Synthesis Essay “’til Death Do Us Part?” How many people do you know with a girlfriend or boyfriend. Or that are married. I’m sure it’s a countless amount. But how many of those couples are same-sex couples. There are many same-sex couples across the world; however, many of those couples are facing a huge dilemma, not being able to get married. Gay marriage is banned in most areas of the world. This is an ethical issue that is these people face every day. If two people are in love, it shouldn’t matter what sex they are, as long as they are happy....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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In Favor of Gay Marriage - In the twentieth century, America has undergone vast changes in family styles. Because of the increase in many gays and lesbians speaking out, we see a new emphasis on the word family. "Many gays and lesbians have decided to come out of the closet shaking up an issue that has made a ruckus between Americans" (Carey 2). We find that the Defense of Marriage Act states that marriage should be between one man and one woman for federal purposes; but is this fair. The United States was founded on the belief of equality, loyalty, and justice for all....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Same Sex Ethics]
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America Needs Gay Marriage - “When I meet gay and lesbian couples, when I meet same-sex couples, and I see how caring they are, how much love they have in their hearts, how they're taking care of their kids, when I hear from them the pain they feel that somehow they are still considered less than full citizens when it comes to their legal rights, then, for me, I think it just has tipped the scales in that direction." - Barack Obama As of date, Homosexual marriage has been legalized in 16 states with 33 states banning the form of marriage with constitutional amendments or laws....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Federal Marriage Arrangement - In the United States there are approximately 593,324 unmarried same-sex couples. Of those couples, 287,687 are unmarried male-to-male couples, while 305,637 are unmarried female-to-female couples. A homosexual is someone who prefers his or her significant other to be of the same sex. Same-sex marriage has been legalized in a number of countries around the world including Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, and Sweden. Legalization of same-sex marriages in these countries led other nations to be more accepting towards homosexual couples by giving them the same rights as heterosexual couples....   [tags: legalization of same-sex marriage] 1963 words
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The Gay Marriage Controversy - Marriage has been an important part of life since the Biblical times. It usually consists of the union of a man and a woman, but for gays and lesbians, it is the union of two men and two women. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Legalizing gay marriage is a very difficult issue for much of society to accept....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Debate Over Gay Marriage - In the last 45 years gay groups have been fighting with mainstream America in order to gain the right to enjoy the same rights as all other Americans. In the last ten years they have been fighting for their right to join in marriage. The individual States are left to determine the laws that govern this situation. Gays and other liberals feel that they have a right to join together in harmony, while the conservative groups in the United States fight this position adamantly. We will look at the arguments for both sides, to determine which side has a strongest argument....   [tags: same-sex-marriage, supreme court]
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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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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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The Case Against Passing a Law or Bill that Would Allow Gay Marriage - America was founded on the ideals of freedom. Written into the first amendment of the constitution is the basic right to freedom of speech, press, protest, and religion. However, where does one draw the line to how far these freedoms can go. Are they limitless, or should they be regulated. In reality, the regulation of these freedoms is necessary, otherwise they could be interpreted and used in many different ways that are potentially detrimental. The main complication is how far to let these rights stretch, and when they must be cut off....   [tags: homosexual rights, legislation]
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The Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage - For many years and in many countries same sex marriage was ignored not tolerated by many. It took a few years and after many debates Spain legalized same sex marriage on July 03, 2005. After many years under the governmental control of Gen. Francisco Franco and the Roman Catholic Church who so quickly put the ban on gay marriage. Once the Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero became the leader of the nations socialist party he immediately began the campaign for this world wide issue. Through research I will discuss my findings on the statistics on this issue, the pros and cons and of course how the community and the church reacted to this new law that equalizes same sex marriage....   [tags: spain, catholic church, gay marriage]
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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legalized - "So now you see the light, eh. Stand up for your rights. Come on. Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!" Lyrics form the song, "Get Up, Stand Up", by Bob Marley Same Sex Marriage should be legalized in the United States. There are over 1,049 federal rights and also over 300 state rights (depending on what state) that couples receive when they become offical married of many of which are denied to people in civil unions....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual] 1795 words
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Overivew of the Same Sex Marriage Debate - Overivew of the Same Sex Marriage Debate In today's rapidly growing society, current social issues and family morals are constantly changing the dynamics and aspects of individuals. One constant issue that has been a topic of discussion in the last decade has been marriage of the same sex. There are many people who support this idea, as well as people are against the concept. Same-sex marriage has been an issue today. Some people argue that the Constitution of marriage is intended to bond one male and one female, that the definition of marriage makes the same-sex marriage improper because same sex marriage keeps children from learning proper roles....   [tags: Marriage Equality, Homosexuality]
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Forcing Belligerent Action on Gay Marriage - A loving couple just moves into the house of their dreams, one is a music teacher at the local charter school; the other is fulfilling their dream by becoming a beautician at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in the next town over. The neighbors stop and stare as the couple gets settled into their new home. They do not know what to think of it, this couple is much different in their eyes, something they are not use to seeing in their community until today. The difference with this couple is that they are gay....   [tags: gay, couple, community, marriage] 1482 words
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Same-Sex Marriage Must Remain Legal - Over the past five years same-sex marriage has become one of the most controversial issues in the United States, many social activist strive to aid homosexuals and their fight to legalize same-sex marriage. Marriage is a fundamental right not a privilege. Gay men and women should not be discriminated against based on their sexuality. Marriage is a sacred bond between two people that love each other no matter the sex, race, or religion. Everyday homosexuals are treated unfairly; most were born gay and cannot help their feelings....   [tags: Gay Marriage]
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