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Gay Adoptions - There are basically two types of adoption agencies: Public agencies that are usually supported by public funding and are run by the state and Private agencies that are licensed by the state, but run privately (Reference 99). Regardless of the type of agency, the state has some say in their operations, and if the state has a ban of gay adoptions, then the agencies will have to abide. In 1977, Florida passed a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. In response to the ordinance’s creation, a campaign themed “Save Our Children was created and led by the singer of the hit “Paper Roses” and former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Anita Bryant....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Studies] 1226 words
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The Fight for Gay Equality - ... Strikingly, 58 percent of self-identified conservatives support gays serving in the military — up from 46 percent four years ago. (Katel) The Group LGBT has been trying since the early 1900’s to get the Nondiscrimination Act passed. In 1996 it was one vote away from being passed in the senate. Ever since then it hasn’t been able to come close to getting passed again (Gay Rights). The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community just want to have this act passes so that they are protected in the work place....   [tags: Gay Rights]
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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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Legalizing Gay Marriage - Most societies view homosexuality as something that is horribly wrong. People view sexual relations between like genders as disgusting. For thousands of years homosexuality has existed on this Earth, but the question is, what makes it so wrong. During my research I have yet to find a legitimate reason as to why homosexuality is so wrong. With homosexual relationships, comes the question about homosexual marriage. Should gay marriage become legal in all fifty United States, or should it stay illegal in some states and remain legal in others....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legalized - There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as those who are heterosexual. Every individual person should be granted equal rights, regardless of sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, it has been held off for too long. Moreover, there are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage] 1694 words
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Legalize Gay Marriage - Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized Just about everyone has an opinion on legally allowing same-sex couples to marry. The arguments range from personal beliefs to what marriage is said to be in the Bible. Why should a couple be forbidden from showing each other along with family and friends that they are fully committed to each other. What place is it for the government to say that said couple is not allowed to commit to the one who truly makes you happy. Why should these people who are willing to be together for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer not get the respect, consideration, and benefits that any opposite sex couple are granted....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Rights in Ireland - ... The absolute importance of being able to express one’s sexual orientation is not always fully appreciated by people who identify as heterosexual. If straight, one can refer, without very much fear of any kind of adverse reaction, to one’s spouse or partner; to ‘home’; to what ‘we’ did at the weekend. One can invite colleagues over without worrying about ‘de-gaying’ the house or banishing the partner. One can avoid arguments at home about ‘gay hair’ or ‘camp clothes’. One can go out to the pub or for a walk or to have a meal without worrying about who will see, and what they will suppose....   [tags: Gay Rights Essays]
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Gay and Lesbian Spirituality - I began investigating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) representations of the sacred during my late adolescence. In college, my knowledge of same-sex desiring and gender-variant deities evolved into a study of the spiritual roles and legacies of GLBTQ people. Such legacies are abundantly evident in parts of the world where indigenous and pluralist religion have remained unhindered, such as on the Indian subcontinent where hijra (male-bodied female-identified individuals) are seen as harbingers of good fortune and curses and perform ceremonies at weddings and births....   [tags: gay, lesbian bisexual]
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The Gay Science,by Friedrich Nietzsche - ... How might it terrify some people and empower others. The consequences for the death of god are far reaching and and many in Nietzsche's work. Christianity sparked the death of God as most of us know him through the actions of Martin Luther. Luther's desire to give the common man the ability to understand and read the bible brought a end to the churches monopoly on morality and brought the "divine" to the common man making the common man "divine". Luther's desire to develop the christian consciences unwittingly lead to the downfall of not only God but also spelled the end of the Churches stranglehold on morality....   [tags: The Gay Science, Friedrich Nietzsche] 1580 words
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The Gay Community - The Gay Community One of the most commonly held assumptions in the gay community is that because politics has regressed to a focus on acceptance in the coastal powers of New York and San Francisco, the entire nation has moved with it. I propose that by looking at the history of Kansas City in a more radical way, we will uncover new evidence to create a more intricate and accurate description of national trends. More specifically, by shifting our focus to a Midwestern city, and by looking at the history of conflicts over space instead of the history of events and people, we will uncover a new body of evidence to complicate national gay histories....   [tags: Gays Homosexual Gay Essays] 3706 words
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Gay Adoption - Homosexuality is becoming more and more accepted and integrated into today’s society, however, when it comes to homosexuals establishing families, a problem is posed. In most states, homosexuals can adopt children like any other married or single adult. There are many arguments to this controversial topic; some people believe that it should be legal nationally, while others would prefer that is was banned everywhere, or at least in their individual states. There are logical reasons to allow gays to adopt children, but for some, these reasons are not enough....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Adoptions]
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Gay Couples Attending the Prom - A traditional prom setting is a dance attended by a couple of young teens: a male and female couple. But what would happen if an individual would like to take a prom date of the same sex. Fighting a battle of rejection or acceptant from family or the school board to approve that a lover or a causal date to the prom should not be determine by the same sex. Whether it is gay students, friends with gay parents, gay clubs in public schools has been a controversial issue for many years. Two teenagers, Constance McMillen and Derrick Martin are facing this battle as they try to bring their date to the senior prom....   [tags: Prom, Gay students, Legal Issues] 1558 words
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Gay Parenting - Gay Parenting Steve Lofton and his partner, Roger Croteau live in fear each day of having their foster-son, Bert, taken away from them and placed with another family. Steve and Roger can not adopt Bert, who is 10 years old, because a Florida law banning gays from adopting prohibits it. Bert, along with four other children, has been in the care of Steve and Roger since he was an infant. If he is taken away from them, he will lose the only family he has ever known. Since June 1977, Florida has denied gays and lesbians from adopting children on the basis of morality and the supposed danger to the children (“Suit”)....   [tags: Expository Adoption Gay Adopting Essays]
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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption - ... Following the death of the mayor, he took Milk to his old office and killed him as well (Alsenas 106). Of course, this act of hatred was not one of the very few that has occurred over the years in America. Alsenas’ book highlights more discriminatory disasters which took place in the United States. At the height of the AIDS fiasco of the 1980s, gay men were targeted because this autoimmune disease spread the fastest among themselves due to the usual use of unprotected sex (112). While gay men were dying in hospitals, their partners could be prevented from visiting since they were not technically considered family....   [tags: Gay Rights, Lesbian Rights]
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Trying To Avoid Gay Stereotypes - My name is Rob Geis, and I’m a male college student who happens to be gay. Now, I’m not an “oh-my-God!” gay, nor am I an “honey, that blouse is all wrong” gay, but for some reason that image gets stuck in people’s minds when I tell them that I am gay. In many ways, coming out was one of the most liberating experiences of my life. I‘m free to do whatever I want under the banner of homosexuality: I can wear skimpy, too-tight clothing that doesn’t suit me, put on makeup, act effeminate and cutesy, or cry at the drop of a hat, without society so much as batting an eye....   [tags: Top 10 Gay Stereotypes]
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The Challenges of Lesbian and Gay Youth - The Challenges of Lesbian and Gay Youth This research paper is missing the works cited “The unprecedented growth of the gay community in recent history has transformed our culture and consciousness, creating radically new possibilities for people to ‘come out’ and live more openly as homosexuals”(Herdt 2). Before the 1969 Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychological adjustment of homosexuals....   [tags: Lesbian Gay Teens Adolescents] 2611 words
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Morality and Gay Rights Discourse - Morality and Gay Rights Discourse When Aristotle discussed the material premises of enthymemes as being important in rhetoric, he was prescient of the kind of appeals that would be tendered by opponents in the discourse over gay rights issues long after his time. Smith and Windes express the nature of this conflict accurately when they write, “symbols expressing fundamental cultural values are invoked by all sides” (1997: 28). Similarly, Sarah S. Brown describes the participants in a “struggle to stake out symbolic positions of good and to frame their side in terms of morally powerful conceptions of right and wrong” (2000: 458)....   [tags: Gay Rights Ethics Essays]
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Critical Analysis of Schulman's Article 'Gay Marriage and Marriage' - Marriage, for years has been argued that the rights to it or strictly only between a man and a women. Both sexes are assumed to marry someone of the opposite sex. What if, however, an individual wanted to marry someone of the same sex. Why is this debate so heavily heated amongst individuals. Is it that religion is a large structure base that those in society are guided by. Or is it that individuals do not understand that marriage is a union between two individuals who are in love. Whatever the case may be, there is always someone who has to argue that homosexual marriage is “wrong.” Sam Schulman argues that homosexual marriage is about the duties or roles that these couples perform that would be different from that of heterosexual couples....   [tags: gay studies, argumentative, persuasive]
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Homosexuals are Not Born Gay - Homosexuals are Not Born Gay Missing Works Cited 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....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual Papers] 1371 words
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Gay and Lesbian Marriage - Gay and Lesbian Marriage Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett argue profusely on the subject that is in almost every American’s mind, whether or not to civically let gays marry. Between Sullivan’s article “Let Gays Marry” and Bennett’s article, “Leave marriage alone, they pretty much sum up both sides of the argument. Andrew Sullivan, the editor of The New Republic and author of Virtually Normal: An argument about Homosexuality, discusses why gays should be allowed to marry. William Bennett, the editor of The Book of Virtues, and co-director of Empower America, responses to Sullivan’s piece....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Essays] 515 words
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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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Gay Marriage Should be Legal - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination....   [tags: Social Issues Gay Marriage Essays] 1537 words
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We Must Legalize Gay Marriage and Same-Sex Parenting - ... However, I think more than anything else, the issue is logical. It helps that the opposition can't formulate a logical, cogent response.” In conclusion to the question, Williams stated that there is simply no logical reason to deny someone the right to devote their life and resources to another person regardless of gender. Perhaps, this argument would not have been valid before, but only when the sole purpose of marriage was legitimization of heirs (Williams.) In recent years, support for the Gay rights movement has been on an upswing....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Rights]
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We Must Legalize Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual Marriage - ... There is little room for tolerance concerning matters of race, gender role, and especially sexuality. As most Oklahomans subscribe to the religion of Christianity, these individuals also shun homosexuality. The bible is regularly used as a tool to condemn homosexuals to hell, often using violence to “teach gays a lesson”. Many Christians use bible scriptures as a basis hatred of gays. One scripture states, “Do you not know the wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of God. …...homosexual offenders will not inherit the kingdom of god”(NIV, I Corinthians 6:9)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]
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The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage - The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage The issues of abortion and gay marriage rights were issues that were fought over constantly by Liberals and Conservatives in the last elections. Both parties had different ways of looking at these problems, hence they both had different ideas as to how we could solve these problems. The Conservatives tended to take a more traditional stance, whereas the Liberals were set on pursuing the problem with new age solutions. The issue of gay marriage is a rather new controversy that has only become disputed in the last decade....   [tags: Abortion Political Gay Rights Ideology Essays] 1509 words
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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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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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Lawrence v. Texas and the History of Gay Rights - ... The Supreme Court can rely on precedent as one of the reasons to not answer a writ of certiorari. That being said, it is highly unlikely they would take a case so similar to one previously heard only to rule in the same manner as they did the last time—such reinforcement is not needed from the highest court in the land. Rather, the Supreme Court took on Lawrence v. Texas knowing full well that some change needed to come following their colossal mistake in Bowers v. Hardwick 17 years prior. And that change was made with a liberal-leaning majority....   [tags: LGBT rights, gay rights, alternative lifestyle]
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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage - Lindsey and Beth, a lesbian couple, have been living together for eleven years. Lindsey conceived two children from a sperm donor. Together, Lindsey and Beth turned their house into a loving home for their two children. One day, on the way home from the grocery store, Lindsey was killed in a tragic car accident. Before Beth could even grasp the situation, the children that she helped raise from birth had been taken away and placed into the care of Lindsey's parents, who never were a part of their lives because they did not accept Lindsey's homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Rights Same Sex Couples]
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Gay Marriage: A Modern Soddom and Gomorra -         Gay parenting and marriage has become publicly accepted by some and rejected by others. Many have come to believe this topic to be immoral and impossible. Society has also realized that the average family has developed into many different forms in the last few years. Gay families have developed and are perceived today that raising kids without both a Mom and Dad, deprives the child from being introduced to both worlds. The approach to this debated topic will be to analyze and to defend the “cons” of gay parenting and marriage....   [tags: Against Gay Marriage, Argumentative Essay] 1804 words
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Gender Differences in African- American Attitudes toward Black Gay Males - It is commonly thought among activists and scholars that African -Americans are significantly less tolerant of homosexuality than whites. But little empirical research has contributed to understanding the direct effects of differences among them like church attendance, education, income and urban residency on their attitudes toward gay males (Halton 1989; Rose 1998; Waldner, Sikka and Baig 1999). If African -Americans are more homophobic, it is likely that their greater degree of homophobia results in greater stigmatization of homosexuality in African-American communities and, in turn, causes more “closeted” behaviors and produces more stress among gay African-American men (Rose 1998)....   [tags: Gender Roles, Gay African-Americans] 1609 words
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Is Was Unfortunate That AIDS Hit The Gay Community First - Is Was Unfortunate That AIDS Hit The Gay Community First If the United States had known 20 years ago what it knows now about the transmission and progression of HIV, it would have most likely taken greater steps to contain the spread of the virus. However, it was then unknown that each diagnosed case of AIDS represented hundreds of cases of undiagnosed HIV in the greater population. It was also unknown that HIV's eight-year incubation coupled with its mode of sexual transmission would rapidly result in one of the worst epidemics in modern history....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Issues Essays] 1033 words
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Lesbian and Gay Couples Should be Allowed to Marry - "The freedom to marry is a basic human right that belongs to each individual--not the state. The government should not be in the position of arranging our marriages,"(Matt Coles). Gay marriages are presently illegal in the United States. This prohibition is a blatant form of discrimination, carried forth through our legal system. No government should be able to prohibit anyone from legally declaring his or her love. Discrimination against a particular group of people because of race, color or religion is prohibited by our nation's constitution....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]
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Gay Rights: Homosexuals Deserve the same Rights as Heterosexuals - Homosexual people do not want to have special privileges. They just want to have the same rights as heterosexuals, nothing more, and nothing less. Homosexuals are a growing minority with nearly a million gays and lesbians identifying themselves as members of same-sex couples in the 2000 census. But the total gay population is much larger, since the census didn’t provide an opportunity for single homosexuals to identify their sexual orientation, and didn’t count gay couples who live apart (Mason 1)....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage]
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Gay and Lesbian Same Sex Marriage is a Civil Right - Interracial marriage is a topic that has been out of the national limelight for quite some time because most people in the United States have grown to accept it. When the Supreme Court ruled for the right for couples to marry interracially in 1967, they called the laws preventing interracial marriage nothing more than an attempt "to maintain white supremacy" (Stoddard 413). The conclusion of the United States Supreme court was that because laws against interracial marriage served no purpose other than discrimination, they should be eliminated....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage Must Be Legal]
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A Critique of Thomas B. Stoddard’s Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal - Thomas B. Stoddard’s “Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” is a successfully written argument with some minor flaws in technique. Stoddard uses this article to present his major claim, or central thesis, on the reasons gay marriage should be legalized. He presents his argument using minor claims. In a lecture on February 2, 2005, James McFadden stated a minor claim is the secondary claim in an argument. Stoddard uses minor claims in his discussion of homosexual people being denied their rights by the government and by others who discriminate against them....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]
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Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage - Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage Gay marriage has been one of the most controversial topics of the twenty first century and the topic has mainly circulated around such issues as procreation and marriage benefits. Although Adam Kolasinski, the author of “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage,” never refers to homosexual behavior as “wrong,” he argues several key points, including financial issues, to conclude why homosexual marriage is not allowed in the majority of states....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Same-Sex Marriage] 910 words
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Gay Rights - ... This also should be how all people are judged, by their actions only. Milk’s main purpose to do the speech was to explain how similar gay people are to everyone else and to get the rights back that were taken away from them. Many LGBT people got their rights taken away just because they are gay, like the right to be married, and the right to be openly gay in the military, but some of them were able to find ways around it. In California, Prop 8 was a way for people to vote if gay people should be able to get married or not....   [tags: The Hope Speech, Stereotypes]
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Gay Marriage - “Men and women of full age, without limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and have a family” (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 5). This article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights set forth by the United Nations clearly states that any adult, man or woman, has the right to marry. At the beginning of the Declaration, there is another article saying that every human being is entitled to all rights set forth by this document without exception to any status....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage - Legal marriage is the right of all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation. Gay marriage is certainly a hot button issue. It invokes an emotional dialogue filled with passion, rage, hate and fear. However, at the base of it all, are two people who are in a committed relationship living normal and productive lives and contributing to society in a positive manner. This issue is being debated in every state of the union, and will eventually go to the Supreme Court. Gay people want to formalize their relationship and gain some of the legal standing and support that is given to heterosexual couples on a daily basis....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Adoption - ... There are so many lengthy prolonged debates over who is fit to be called a parent that some people don’t even want to get involved period (Weiss 100). According to Reverend Maurice Gordon, “Under no circumstances should a child be allowed to be brought up in a homosexual environment” (Weiss 95). Now some people may believe the way you raise a child in a homosexual home is harmful because of internal problems with the children’s minds and way of thinking about stuff. Some say that they will have a big chance of having psychological problems....   [tags: homosexuality, rights, discrimination, children]
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The "Gay" Gene - Nowadays, being gay is everywhere. From hit shows like Glee and Will&Grace, all the way to music artists like Joann Jett and David Bowe. It seems like a regular trip to the supermarket is never complete without a magazine or commercial on the radio advertising gay pride. It seems like the most effective of these trials has to be the hit television show Glee. Many of the shows episodes revolve on the aspect be yourself, whether you are gay, straight, handicapped, or popular. But only one of these has caught the eye of the American public....   [tags: Sexual Issues, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage - ... A gay couple cannot have those same benefits because the federal government does not legally accept it as a binding marriage. As a marriage is supposed to be between a man and woman, there is no evidence that two gay men or two gay women would devalue the meaning of marriage. Murphy states in an article that, “at a time when same-sex marriage was legal nowhere, it is hard to make the case that same-sex marriage triggers a decline in the sanctity of the institution of marriage, inconsistency with traditional definitions of family, or even—in the most extreme articulations of the position—harm in the form of a contribution to an overall breakdown in social order.” (Murphy, T.F., 2011) People opposed to same sex marriage feel that marriage is for procreation and having a same sex marriage the gay couple can procreate....   [tags: marriage, love, sexuality, family, adoption]
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Gay Rights - ... From hate crime to hate crime, whether it is because one is Black, Caucasian, Mexican, or a part of a LGBT group, they are all the same; they are just treated abnormally because one is deemed more acceptable. These crimes are not handled the same way either because this is just represents the ones that are reported. There remains many, many more instances of hate crimes everywhere, even in schools where one should be able to freely express one’s self. “Matthew Shepard was the young gay man who was brutally beaten in Wyoming and left to die on a rural fence in 1998” (“Hate Crimes Expansion Covers Gender, Orientation, Disability” 1)....   [tags: LGBT, intolerance, marriage, equality, society]
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Gay Marriage - ... Lafleur that the “freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family is one of the liberties protected the Due Process Clause.” US District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote on Aug. 4, 2010 that Prop. 8 in California banning gay marriage was “unconstitutional under both the Due process and Equal Protection Clauses.” May 2013 Gallup poll showing 53% of Americans supporting gay marriage. This percentage is getting higher and higher, if we keep fighting for this, we can evolve marriage once again....   [tags: marriage, United States, discrimination ]
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Gay Parenting - ... The type of traditional family is starting to change. Nearly one-fourth of the children that live in the United States are living with one parent (“Gay Parenting” 2). The need for adoption is among the world today. In reference to Pappas, homosexuals are a “powerful resource” for children that need to be adopted and taken into a new, warm, and loving home (Pappas 2). “Normal” parents suggest that homosexuals contribute to the decision of their children becoming gay. However, in an interview conducted with Jane Doe, who has homosexual mothers, stated, “Family to me, is where love is spread throughout and equally to all members of the family, and family is spending time with each other and not to let anyone stand in the way of my family.” When she was asked does her mothers affect her current relationships, she said, “I am who I am, neither of my mothers can affect that, and I have never had the thought of being homosexual at all....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]
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Gay Marriage - ... It’s protected by Constitutions commitments to liberty and equality. The US supreme court ruled in 1974s Cleveland Board of Education v. Lafleur that the “freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family is one of the liberties protected the Due Process Clause.” US District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote on Aug. 4, 2010 that Prop. 8 in California banning gay marriage was “unconstitutional under both the Due process and Equal Protection Clauses.” May 2013 Gallup poll showing 53% of Americans supporting gay marriage....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Rights in the United States - ... Hence meeting a church authority is a challenging and risky strategy, but can be a productive idea if it works. To bring light within the public, I would run a campaign in my community or a heavily populated area to create awareness among public regarding gay rights. I understand that such a campaign would require funding, and I would raise funds by providing incentives to the public. As per (Cunha) “The key to any successful campaign from local organization elections to federal government elections is money”....   [tags: freedom, culture, intolerance, homosexuality]
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America Needs Gay Marriage - ... This data shows that this is the lowest percentage since some of the first U.S census records. People in the United States are proving that they simpley don’t believe in marriage compared to previous generations. If society already does not believe in the institution of marriage, how is homosexual marriage ruining it as a whole. Also with the legalization it will prove to younger generations that marriage is still valuable. People are fighting for their right to be joined with their love by marriage, and that it is not to be taken for granted....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - ... I believe that if we work together and stop the hate, we could save some of those that are committing suicide because of their sexual identity. Today teens are even discriminated against by their parents or guardians. There is an estimate of 1.6 million homeless American youth, and 26 percent of gay teens were told that they must leave home because their sexual orientation. Children are being victimized if their parents are gay and or if they are gay, which is not fair because were all human, love is love and we should all be treated how you want to be treated....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Anna Quindlen On Gay Marriage - Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- these are the unalienable Rights all Americans receive when we are born. President Obama made an excellent point; gay Americans receiving these unalienable rights. Anna Quindlen also made a good point,” No religion should be forced to marry anyone in violation of its tenants (gay marriage), although ironically it is only religious ceremonies that gay people can marry, performed by a clergy who find the blessing of two who love each other no sin”… The purpose of Quindlens article is to persuade the reader that gay marriage should be acceptable to today’s society and Gay couples should receive the same benefits when they are married as straight married couples....   [tags: Social Issues, argumentative, persuasive] 704 words
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A Study on Gay Parenting - Homosexuality has been a sensitive subject in society for a long time, and in recent years, it has sparked both support and controversy in areas such as legalizing gay and lesbian marriage and various other matters that have arisen surrounding the movement towards equality of treatment and integration into society. One of these matters that has garnered attention is gay parenting. With some states now allowing same-sex marriage or unions, the next step being taken is starting a family. There has been wide speculation into sexual orientation and whether it has an impact on homosexuals and their abilities to be good parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]
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