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Gay Marriages - Gay Marriages One of the most controversial issues around today is gay marriages. Many believe that the media is primly responsible for the idea of same-sex marriages, but when it all comes down to it there are really only two sides; those who support gay marriages, and those who oppose them. Two authors write their opinions on their opposite views on this issue. Sullivan (2002) supports same-sex marriages and believes marriage to be a universal right, not just restricted to heterosexuals. Contrary to Sullivan, Bennett (2002) believes that marriage is a sacred traditional family value that should be set aside for heterosexual couples....   [tags: Homosexuality Gay Marriages Essays]
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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 Adoptions - ... (REF pdf with list) “Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them. Often their families face issues such as illness, alcohol or drug addiction, or homelessness.” ( http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/fostercare/index.htm) (FACT ABOUT FOSTER CARE RATES) The United States on a whole does not place children with certain illnesses like HIV/AIDS on the lists of adoptable children; thus the only option for such a child would be foster care....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Studies] 1226 words
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Gay Marriage - Gay Marriage      In the United States, there is social unrest regarding the government’s denial of the right to marry for homosexuals. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage; and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. The neo-Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination. While this may be their belief system, this country was founded on religious freedom, where the people are allowed to worship how they see fit....   [tags: Social Issues Gay Marriage Essays] 1537 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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Gay Marriage in the U.S - ... Gays who gain the same benefits from marriage would be a more productive part of society for two reasons: the benefits from marriage and the pursuit of happiness obtained from the right of gay marriage. Many gays disagree with the argument that marriage is a tradition. They believe we should not discriminate who may be married. It is clear where gays stand. They do not want to settle for less than marriage status. It is clear that one side of the argument is going to be unhappy with any settlement....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage should be Allowed - Gay Rights and Marriage In our society today, homosexuals are the odd man out. They are treated unconstitutionally, they are forced to live a secret life, they are forbidden to adopt and raise children and unable to marry the person they love. This is just a start to the many inequalities that homosexuals have mounted up against them in everyday life. The constitution guarantees the right to free speech and the right to pursue happiness to everyone, although homosexuals do not get to live their life by their choice....   [tags: homosexual gay lesbian marry]
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The Rise in Gay Teen Suicide - The Rise in Gay Teen Suicide Dedicated to Sean Taffe, a very open and sharing person who will be missed greatly. Sean passed away May 2, 2001 as a result of a tragic swimming accident. The teen years can often times be very difficult in general, but for homosexual teens their problems can turn out to be more than they can deal with. Being gay for many teens is something that they can not live with because society, most of the time, says that homosexuality is wrong. These teens usually have no one to go to with his or her problems for fear of being taunted or harassed....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Issues Essays]
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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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Should Gay Marriage 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. In Christianity, marriage is a life long commitment under god....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual] 1630 words
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Opposing Gay Marriage - Opposing Gay Marriage Works Cited Not Included William Bennett, editor of The Book of Virtues and co-director of Empower America, responded to an article that Andrew Sullivan had written supporting gay marriage in America. Bennett started out by first issuing two key points as to what divides the proponents and opponents of same-sex marriages. The two articles are derived from Sibylle Gruber’s Constructing Others: Constructing Ourselves edition. Bennett notions that legalizing same-sex marriage would weaken the meaning of it and outlines what the basic concept of marriage is....   [tags: Gay Marriage Argumentative Essays] 823 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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Legalizing Gay Marriage - ... People argue that most Americans look at marriage as a religious ceremony. Religious individuals and groups feel that they will become at risk of having to violate their beliefs by being forced to marry same-sex couples (Robinson). I am a Christian and I view religion as a belief. If someone has to marry a gay couple, they are strictly doing their job, so therefore the individual technically is not violating their religion. The individuals that are getting married are violating their religion, but they can take that up with their higher power, that is, if they believe in a higher power....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legalized - ... This is true but, a civil union is hardly the same as a wedding, “comparing marriage to civil unions is a bit like comparing diamonds to rhinestones” (91). Couples who do a civil union have to do it in Vermont and stay there. There is also no guarantee that protections will go where the couple travels to (90). With that being said, even though there is a way for them to get “legally” tied together, it is not the same. They still do not have the freedom they want or the choice to go where they want to have a civil union....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage] 1694 words
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Pro Gay Marriage - Same Sex Marriage Amendment 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. One of the most hypocritical statements in the constitution is that it specifically written that marriage is limited only between a man and women when it dictates equality of all genders. Obviously since the goverment has set up so many barriers against gay marriage its only logical that gay americans are also being treated as low-class citizens which was similiar to the time when people of different races could not marry in the U.S....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual] 1795 words
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Legalize Gay Marriage - ... Other states began to follow the footsteps of Massachusetts legalizing civil unions as Connecticut did in October of 2005 while Kansas along with Texas followed the counterpart banning marriages that year. New Jersey in December of 2006 decided to legalize civil unions as Alabama, Idaho, Colorado, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin all voted to ban these unions. 2008 was a busy year for same-sex couples with New York granting same-sex couples the same rights as other couples by employers, Oregon passing a law allowing same-sex couples to register as domestic partners allowing them some spousal rights, and California ruling that gay couples have the constitutional right to marry....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Love and Marriage is Natural - ... Gay marriages are two people of the same-sex joining in civil union (Messerli). Monogamy is the state of having only one sexual partner at a time. “Monogamy is the only legal type of marriage permitted in the United States” (Definition of Marriage - Types Of Marriage). The Christian faith endorses faithful heterosexual monogamous marriages as the only acceptable form of sexuality. Marriage today is more difficult because society supports individualism (Williams-Hogan). Marriage requires considering the other partner over oneself....   [tags: Gay Marriage, 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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Legalizing Gay Marriage - Legalizing Gay Marriage '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....   [tags: Papers Gay Marriage Homosexual Essays]
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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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Controversy Surrounding Gay Marriage - The Controversy Surrounding Gay Marriage The debate of gay marriage is very complex, due to the many different feelings people express on the topic. One opinion is that gay marriage should be legalized nationally. Others feel that gay marriage should not be legalized but civil unions should be granted to homosexuals so they have an alternative that allows gays and lesbians to receive something that compares to the same rights as marriage. On the other hand there is a large group that believes neither gay marriage nor civil unions should be offered to gay and lesbian couples and that any legal union should be available to heterosexual couples only....   [tags: Gay Marriage Same Sex Debate] 1125 words
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Gay Couples Attending the Prom - ... Discrimination is something every American faces, and it is a recurring issue. However, it make individual wonder do policies rule out the U.S. Constitution. High students should be prepared for this kind of situation dealing with their rights and there is no place like high school, the center of communication among young adults. The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Constance McMillen’s behalf. The ACLU demanded that she should be allowed to bring her girlfriend and wear what she wanted....   [tags: Prom, Gay students, Legal Issues] 1558 words
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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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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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Supporting Gay Marriage - 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 What I Know” - “Gay Marriage What I Know” Gay people hear the government talk about civil unions and domestic partnerships everyday being equal to marriage, and that is just completely observed. The gay community is being feed lies. As far as I'm concerned marriage doesn't exist in the gay community. Unfortunately marriage is only recognized between a man and a women. In fact there are states that try recognize same sex relationships, but we do not enjoy the same rights as a hereto married couple at the state level....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive] 895 words
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Gay Marriage: Views From Different Angles - ... The article was written before Prop 8 was passed in California, but it's still relevant because the article is primarily written as a defense of gay marriage in itself. Rauch asks the reader to imagine a world where marrying their significant other was impossible. He goes on to say few heterosexuals could even bear the thought of a world like that. Also, he points out that while same sex civil unions are legal, they lack the benefits of marriage such as joint tax filling, secured US residency if one person is from another country, or Social Security benefits....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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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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A Critique of Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal - A Critique of “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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Gay Rights: Homosexuals Deserve the same Rights as Heterosexuals - Homosexual people do not want to have special privileges. They just want to have the same rights as heterosexuals, nothing more, and nothing less. Homosexuals are a growing minority with nearly a million gays and lesbians identifying themselves as members of same-sex couples in the 2000 census. But the total gay population is much larger, since the census didn’t provide an opportunity for single homosexuals to identify their sexual orientation, and didn’t count gay couples who live apart (Mason 1)....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage]
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Gay Marriage: Is it our right to deny a right? - ... The nuclear family is no longer the “norm”. It’s now a reality that there are heterosexuals who are not getting married or not staying married, as well as roughly half of all marriages ending in divorce. With marriage in a decline, one could rationally argue that two people wanting to enter into matrimony, to make an oath, not only to themselves, but to the community, the state, and basically the whole world, should be encouraged. The institution of marriage benefits society, giving strength to families and communities as a whole....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Critical Analysis of Schulman's Article 'Gay Marriage and Marriage' - ... Previously when certain laws discriminated against others, such as law for women's rights to vote, these laws were changed. Changing the traditions of the country does not mean that it will lead to the legalization of other extreme issues. Each issue consists of its own dispute and discussion with no correlation to the other. According to Kurtz “ are the proponents of poly­gamy, polyandry, and polyamorism, all ready to argue that their threesomes, foursomes, and other 'nontraditional' arrangements are entitled to the same rights as everyone else's" (As cited in Schulman, 2003)....   [tags: gay studies, argumentative, persuasive]
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What are the ‘for and against’ positions regarding gay marriage? - ... There is no grounded evidence that mentions that children are affected with same sex parents. Various assumptions can be put into context that children are affected physically, socially and psychologically, but homosexual couples who want to experience in raising a family should be allowed that same right as heterosexual couples. In Mezey’s book about gay families, Mallon states that “it is estimated that there are as many as ten million children living in families with gay, lesbian or bisexual single parents or couples” (Mezey, 2009, p.11)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Legalizing Gay Marriage] 2709 words
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Legalizing Gay Marriage is the Only Logical Choice! - Gay Marriage Should gay marriages be legal. Clearly we as a nation are undecided on this issue. Thirty-six states have passed legislation banning gay marriages, yet the state of Vermont passed a law that allows homosexual couples the right to participate in civil unions. Some other states are also debating whether or not to allow these couples to marry. Unfortunately, the dispute has left the United States' homosexual community in an awkward position. There are some people who think that gay people have no rights and should never be allowed to marry, and others believe that gay people should enjoy the same rights and privileges as heterosexuals....   [tags: Gay Marriage Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1992 words
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Gay Marriage - In their works “Let Gays Marry,” by Andrew Sullivan and “Leave Marriage Alone,” by William Bennett, they both talk about the subject of same sex marriages. They both believe that marriage is based off of tradition. However, they debate on if these marriages should be allowed and if they are proper. Sullivan goes on to prove he believes same sex marriages are proper because traditionally it is based off of the principle of love. Bennett proves his point by saying that the conventional ways are the tradition....   [tags: Gay Marriage, Homosexual Love]
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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 Studies, Argumentative, Persuasive] 1341 words
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Gender Differences in African- American Attitudes toward Black Gay Males - ... Contrary to assertions that Black women perceive that they are in competition with Black gay men for Black male sexual companions, we reason that the structure of masculinity is a powerful incentive for men to display stringent anti-homosexual sentiments (Ernst et al., 1991; Staples, 1982). The gender study stated African- American men might have a stronger driving force for homophobic views than female counterparts might. The study believes African-American women might show more compassion for gay men since women are caregivers....   [tags: Gender Roles, Gay African-Americans] 1609 words
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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 Lussac - Gay Lussac GAY-LUSSAC -- SCIENTIST With his skill in science, and with his work with the scientific method, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac earns the title of a great scientist. He was born on December 6, 1778 and he was the oldest child. His father was Antoine Gay. He was a lawyer who called himself Gay-Lussac to be apart from all of the other people with the same last name as Gay there. He got that name from the name of some family property near St Leonard(4) . The French Revolution affected the French scientists then....   [tags: Papers] 924 words
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Gay Marriage - ... The Church of the Brethren, a small denomination of Christianity, has a statement on homosexuality. It says that homosexuality is contrary to what was the norm in the Bible, that being heterosexuality (“Brethren Debate Gay Issues” 1). Much opposition for homosexual marriage comes from fear. Some differences in society, including the condemnation of gay of gay marriage, is based to keep women subordinate to men. A lot of fear of homosexuality comes from the fear of the loss of masculinity. Some men think of lesbians as women outside the control of men and gay men as “traitors and predators” (Tushnet 2)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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gay marriages - Gay Parenting The conception that lesbians and gay men may be parents is frequently perceived in today’s society as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often viewed as excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women only. My approach to this uniquely controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the Pro side first. Gays and lesbians are human too and who is to say that they don’t deserve equal rights in society. Society has to realize that the modern family has developed into many different forms in recent years in that the "nuclear family" is not necessarily the most common form anymore....   [tags: essays research papers] 2065 words
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Gay Rights - Gay Rights Two men are walking down the street very peacefully until they decide to kiss one another right out in the open. Some people look upon this as weird and others look upon it in disgust. Some even get angry about it. Is there a problem with what these men just did. Should they be left alone or reprimanded for what they have done. The issue of gay rights is very cloudy in our great nation. Most of this is due to the problems with the issue, the reasons for controversy, and pros and cons of the issue....   [tags: essays research papers] 1298 words
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gay people - The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very controversial is when gay people marry each other....   [tags: essays research papers] 1212 words
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Gay marriages - Part I: Throughout the contents of this paper, I will discuss the article dealing with the legalization of gay marriages in Massachusetts by Richard Cohen. I will begin my discussion by analyzing the article and providing a brief summary of the factual information presented in the text. In addition, I will present my opinion on the article along with corresponding information regarding this particular issue. In turn, I will present my personal beliefs on this topic and support them with other additional information to support my opinions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1840 words
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Gay Marriage - ... Of course, this isn’t true at all as same-sex marriage has been inexistence for twenty years in Denmark and for a decade in the Netherlands. Austria, Belgium and Spain have all legalized same-sex marriage in the past decade. Civil society in Denmark, the Netherlands and the other countries hasn’t broken down and there has been no increase in heterosexual divorce. In addition, Canada and many states in America has allowed for civil unions with no breakdown in the overall standings of heterosexual marriages....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriages - Gay Marriages Growing up in a heterosexual neighborhood, gay couples were not something that you came across every day as you do in today’s time. At the age of 22, Dawn was introduced to her first gay couple, Mike and Thomas. They were friends of her husband. She had never known a gay couple before or even a gay person. It was extremely strange and uncomfortable for Dawn to be in the presence of two gay men. It was nothing out of the ordinary at first. To Dawn, it was just like two men living together as roommates until they kissed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The "Gay" Gene - ... The only queer people are those who don't love anybody (Quotes on Homosexuality).” Kathleen Melonakos, founder of Delaware Family Foundation, wants to know how it’s not considered a mental disorder. Considering that homosexuality involves a life threatening behavior with an addictive component which has serious health implications. “That word "lesbian" sounds like a disease. And straight men know because they're sure that they're the cure,” Denise McCanles (Quotes on Homosexuality). Though many researchers will agree that homosexuality is not genetic, still, others beg to differ....   [tags: Sexual Issues, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay U.S.A. - Gay U.S.A. Wow, again. When I first saw this I thought of what a fun, exciting way to express one’s identity-at a parade. All I could think about was when and where the next would be closest to St. Louis. So many people, so many smiles. An old lady immediately caught my attention: “When one group is oppressed, all groups are oppressed”. This reminded me of the material we read, The Common Elements of Oppression, in that there is no hierarchy of oppressions. To eliminate one oppression successfully, a movement must include work to eliminate them all or else success will always be limited and incomplete....   [tags: essays research papers] 512 words
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Gay Marriage - Gay Marriage      Today is a time when what is right and what is wrong is overshadowed by what seems right and what seems wrong. Controversial issues deepen the difficulty for each one of us as we determine what we believe and why we believe it. As soon as we establish our foundation, the storms of others' opinions beat against the center of our foundations. The issue of gay marriage is one of the controversies that leaves our society searching for the answers. Traditionally marriage is the union of a man and a woman....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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gay literature - While sexual difference may not exist between lesbians all other forms of difference do. These include differences of identity: race, class origins, employment status, age, religion, physical abilities - and while we may struggle against these differences within our individual ‘spaces’ they have a material and institutional reality that cannot be wished away What, to you, seems important about the terms gay and lesbian in literature. In the face of a homophobic society we need creative and critical processes that draw out the complexity of lesbian lives and same sex choices, not a retreat into the comforting myths of heroines and unfractured, impeachable identities This quote addresses directly the primary difficulty of the issue....   [tags: essays research papers] 1585 words
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Gay marriage - Gay Marriage There seem to be Specific time in history where certain issues define the culture tension in a society. They become representative of large worldview and clearly emphasize the battle between divergent moral and spiritual perspectives. Homosexual marriage in the United States is one of these issues. In the past five years, there have been various threats and debates about the possibility of legalizing homosexual union. The issue took centre stage in February largely. The U.S Senate quashes a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gays from marrying....   [tags: essays research papers] 1228 words
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Gay policy - In West Jordan, Utah a principle at Copper Hills High School, tried to put in effect a policy where gay couples had to get a permission slip signed from their parents before attending school dances. For 4 days a small group of people protested across the street from the school before having a meeting with the principle, Tom Worlton. These people were subjected to insults, obscene gestured, and snow and egg throwing from passing cars. Afterwards, the Worlton decided to take the policy back and reevaluate it....   [tags: essays research papers] 682 words
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Gay Love - Love is something that is very popular in today’s world. Everyone should be able to love and be loved, to be joined in marriage. But, some people don’t get those rights simply because they’re gay. Congress combines church and state to make marriage illegal. But, people have different religions, different beliefs, and different views on everything. Banning gay marriage violates a person’s constitutional freedom. The constitute states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Church and state are being combined to rule out marriage for gays....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Gay Marriage - ... But Minister Bob Runciman does not agree with The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. The MCC has been issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals. Minister Runciman states that, “the Canadian federal law which requires that a legal marriage must be the union of a man and a woman.” (DeMarco) Conversion therapy, a place where gays are cured, often seems to be a popular choice for their “problems.” There is a 30 percent efficacy rate in which gay patients are cured. But, “researches are likely to misclassify bisexuals are homosexual, which makes it more likely that clients will pursue heterosexual behavior even without treatment.” (Haldemen) That shows that conversion therapy may not even work....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage - Why is same-sex marriage such a controversial issue in the United States. In the 21st century we as a society have witnessed science and technology that seems to be infinitely changing. As if there is truly no limit. Our society boasts of equality and equal opportunity. We have become practical in our thinking, for science has taught us to do so. Yet for a society that prides themselves on being superior in intellect, technology and equality we still discriminate against gay people and their right to marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 776 words
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Gay Marriage - ... It is absolutely important to point out that under Christian faith; it is especially unsavory for this time tested institution to be nothing but a single man and a single woman. Any other combination of number or gender is strictly prohibited and is contrary to the majority of Christian sentiment. In this country, it has been later established that there is a very fine but definite separation of church and state. It is due to this, that however strong our moral objections may be, me included, we must not blur the lines of this separation....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 773 words
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Gay Marriage - Gay Marriage A battle has been in progress for years over whether equal rights and equal protection against discrimination should be extended to homosexuals. Recently this has expanded into the area of marriage. The topic of homosexual marriages is a prevalent issue today. Even in the nation's capital, representatives are finding ways to make this alliance unlawful. This topic has been debated bringing up many valid points, but the fact of the matter is that homosexual marriages are wrong and we, as a country, should not condone such acts....   [tags: Homosexual Marriages Argumentative Essays] 960 words
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Gay Rights - Gay Rights Throughout history, homosexuality has been looked down upon and legislated against. The law has prohibited any type of behavior outside of the heterosexual relationship. This deviant behavior has included not only homosexuality butalso fornication, adultery, oral, and anal sex. Originally, religious laws prohibited these types of behavior; then civil laws followed suit. The reasoning for these prohibitions is that marriagebetween a man and a woman is the cornerstone of society. "The idea of a man,a woman, and children is what civilization is based on." Therefore, any acts outside of a heterosexual marriage are viewed by fundamentalists as an erosion of society as stated by the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....   [tags: Equality Homosexuality Papers]
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Gay Marriage and Asian Culture - ... Jeffrey O’Malley, the director of the HIV group for the United Nations Development Program in New York City says that people cannot deny there is homosexuality (Jyoti & Kathmandu 2009). In 1993 the United States government came to realize that the gay marriages were being conducted and as a result they came up with measures to rule out the act. This was supported by the 1996 defense of marriage act in which the homosexuals were denied the traditional benefits related to marriages. In 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court brought forth life in the gay supports by ruling out that gays also had rights to marriage....   [tags: Sexual Issues, argumentative, persuasive]
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To Legalize, or Not to Legalize Gay Marriage - ... The definition of marriage has almost always been between a man and a woman. The stance of the Catholic Church on gays is, “Opposes gay marriage and the social acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex relationships” (The Catholic Church, Homosexuality and Gay Marriage). Besides the Church being opposed to gay marriage, Leviticus states “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind, it is abomination,” (Leviticus) and later the Bible states, “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.” (Deuteronomy)....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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The Gay/Lesbian Market - The Gay/Lesbian Market With the waving of the rainbow flag, the emergence of a vibrant gay and lesbian niche market is being heralded across the United States. A wide range of commodities and services aimed at gay and lesbian consumers are now advertised in an equally wide range of media and venues. Reproductions of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs in the New Yorker, Miller Beer ads in the Advocate, catalogues distributed nationally by gay-owned businesses, and websites "display" just a fraction of the new opportunities for consumption based in lesbian and gay identity....   [tags: Media Papers]
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Equality and Gay Marriage - Equality and Gay Marriage With gay marriage being a central cause for debate in the upcoming presidential elections, it is essential that voters become aware of the focal points of each side of the argument. As many minority groups in the United States have fought for their civil rights in past decades, it is the gay community that now finds itself striving for equal opportunities amongst a culturally diverse nation. Although they have already come a long way in the path of acceptance, most recently the gay community has had to confront extremist conservative groups who claim that allowing same-sex couples to join in a civilly recognized union violates the act of a traditional, sacred marriage....   [tags: Papers] 740 words
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The Gay Rights Movement - The Gay Rights Movement The history of the gay rights movement goes as far back as the late 19th century. More accurately, the quest by gays to search out others like themselves and foster a feeling of identity has been around since then. It is an innovative movement that seeks to change existing norms and gain acceptance within our culture. By 1915, one gay person said that the gay world was a "community, distinctly organized" (Milestones 1991), but kept mostly out of view because of social hostility....   [tags: Papers] 1050 words
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The Case for Gay Marriage - ... Civil marriages are bound by federal law and by the First Amendment which requires separation of church and state. Religious marriages are also bound by federal law, but are based out of a church and obviously do not have to keep religion separate from marriage. If society were to legalize gay marriage, the only type of marriage that would be affected would be civil marriages. Gay marriages would be performed by the state, and would not need to be recognized in any way by a particular church....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legal - Gay Marriage Should be Legal Gay marriage should be legal because as woman and man, all individuals have the same right in society; because same-sex couples can constitute a good based family; because it is just a way to make official a common union nowadays, even with the religious issue; because it is not related to polygamy; and because love matters and it does not differ in nature according to the sex of its object or the person who experiences it. The first reason why same sex marriage should be legal is because it is fair for all individuals to have the same rights in society....   [tags: Homosexuality same-sex couples] 893 words
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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 Debate over Gay Parenting - ... In stark contrast to the commonly held beliefs and scientific studies of several decades ago, today the overwhelmingly popular norms, beliefs and debates are for gay parenting. Studies have consistently found that a parent’s sexual orientation has no adverse effects on their children. Besides finding no differences mentally or socially, researchers actually found kids of gay parents are more tolerant of differences and have the advantage of being open-minded (Pappas)The well-being of a child does not seem to be dependent on the gender or sexuality of the parents, instead it “is the quality of relationships within the families they have” (Tellingator)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]
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Gay Marriage and the Government - Gay Marriage In recent years, the debate over same-sex marriage has grown into a nationwide controversy, reverberating into the halls of congress, at the white house, in dozens of state and legislature and courtrooms, and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at both the national and state levels. As the debate rages on, the American religious community remains deeply divided over the issue, and over the morality of homosexuality. The debate has grown from an issue that occasionally arose in a few states to a national and even worldwide controversy....   [tags: same sex marriage, political, american government] 1769 words
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