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...plored how worldviews form and what causes them to change, which directly relates to how same-sex marriage in America is progressing. Most importantly, last weeks lecture explored why some identities are more privileged over others. We discussed the construction of the ‘other’ as someone who can live outside or within the border of the nation state. Although America is not entirely a nation state, and the subject pertains to homosexuals as opposed to immigrants, we can apply the concept of the ‘other’ to the gay and lesbian community as they are oppressed, subordinated, and marginalized. This is also how national identities are created, as race, ethnicity, and sexuality are often important features of who belongs and who does not. Therefore, DOMA, a past symbol of American culture now serves as an unconstitutional issue gatekeeping the process of national equality.
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