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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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Gay Marriage in the U.S - Gay Marriage in the U.S Gay marriage is a topic I am particularly fond of; gay marriage is a subject that is highly debated and appears to be unsolvable. Gay rights groups are fighting for rights and religious groups are fighting against gay marriage. I do not believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America is a free country and people should be able to be in a relationship with whomever they desire. Gay marriage is only legal in a few states. In some of these states, the uniting of two gays is called a civil union or domestic partnership....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Should 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 Marriage] 1630 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 Love and Marriage is Natural - There are many ways to describe marriage. There are legal definitions, biblical definitions, and personal definitions. Which one is the right definition. The decision of which definition is the right one depends on where you live and what you believe. Marriage has evolved throughout history. In today’s society there are many different types of unions that can be viewed as marriages. Comparing these different relationships give insight to how relationships are formed and joined. Although marriage is just a civil union in the eyes of the government, it is so much more to the people involved....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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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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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 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 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: Views From Different Angles - Gay Marriage: Views From Different Angles The gay marriage debate has been simmering for almost as long as I can remember. Considering how long society has been hearing about this particular issue, it seems odd that the debate is now, more or less, treading water . 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 a definite decision on the issue....   [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 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. Also, schools rarely have groups for gay students to go to for help and parents are often unaware of what their children are going through....   [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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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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Gay Marriage: Is it our right to deny a right? - Ever since their invention, you cannot turn on a TV or listen to the radio without seeing or hearing some sort of political advertisement. When it comes to politicians and their viewpoints, they always look for something that will really inspire voters to side with them without alienating anyone. Although policy thinkers used to avoid talking about the controversial and dividing issues, the times have changed. This was very apparent during the 2004 elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the hot button issue of same-sex marriage....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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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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What are the ‘for and against’ positions regarding gay marriage? - 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, the angle of this essay will display the ‘for and against’ positions in relation to gay marriage in our society. In reference to the main positions of ‘for’ legalising gay marriage, discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed in reference to ‘against’ gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legal Issues, Legalizing Gay Marriage] 2709 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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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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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 Studies, 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 Adoption - Intro In recent years, same-sex relationships have become more encompassing in US society. State legislation is changing such as accepting gay marriages, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and legal gay adoptions; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is becoming public. Gay-headed families, like heterosexuals, are diverse and varying in different forms. Whether a created family is from previous heterosexual relationships, artificial insemination, or adoption, it deserves the same legal rights heterosexual families enjoy....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Gay Marriage - Marriage is the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple. Marriage should not be based on what others think. When people get married in a heterosexual union, they do it for their own happiness, not for the happiness of others. Gay marriage is the same way. Homosexuality has always been around and will continue to exist. Why should homosexuals be denied the rights of heterosexuals. No one has the right to say that homosexuals can not marry....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage - Same sex marriage is a topic today that brings strong moral objections from both sides. Should same sex marriage be allowed. I intend to analyze three different aspects relevant to this very controversial subject matter: Marriage as it exists as a religious institution, marriage as a contractual agreement, and finally, why I believe “marriage” should be allowed for everyone, straight, gay or otherwise. I strongly believe that to disallow same sex marriage simply as a registered, contractual partnership denies citizens American civil liberties, and should not be allowed....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 773 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 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 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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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized? - Marriage is defined as the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life. In the definition it says couple, with out indication of gender. In our society gay marriage is a hot topic. Previously legalizing gay marriage was out of the question, but as times has changed and more liberal politicians have gained office to reflect the views of today’s society. One of the reasons that LGBT people fight for the right to marry because married couples receive more protections and advantages in the law and insurance polices....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Let Us Legalize Gay Marriage - America is said to be the land of the free, which means that every legal citizen is given freedom of speech, and the right of privacy. Among these rights, we are given freedom of religion. If someone is Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or even Buddhist, that someone is welcome to practice their own religion however they see fit, and you are welcome in America because this is the land of the free. Or is it. When the topic of Gay Marriage arises in conversation, the main "Anti-Gay" point would be that the Bible does not agree with it....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage in the USA: Tides of Change - When Americans face the question about the definition of marriage, many of them seem to be sure of how to define it, always emphasizing in the importance of the civil union. There are many interpretations depending upon point of perspective and social identity. The commonly accepted meaning of marriage is a legally accepted relationship between a man and a woman in which they live as husband and wife. “Marriage” looks like a simple word, but it is much more complicated. This word has caused many feelings of guilt, humiliation and strife in relationships where trust has been compromised....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage: Let Them Love - Marriage is a commitment of private love between two people, yet homosexuals have been denied the right to make their marriage recognized in 45 of 50 states in America. The people that are against gay marriage believe in protecting traditional marriage between a man and a woman (Jones). They argue that homosexuality isn’t natural, therefore it shouldn’t be accepted in our society. Also, they say that a child can be raised best in an environment with a mother and a father, and that having gay parents will result in their child being gay (Hansen)....   [tags: Persuasive, homosexuality, Argumentative] 765 words
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