Rights for Homosexuals
Gay marriage is a hotly debated issue in today's society. Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett offer opposing views in the June 3, 1996 edition of Newsweek. Sullivan's article, “Let Gays Marry,” offers several arguments supporting the issues of same sex marriage. Bennett counters in his article, “Leave Marriage Alone,” that same sex marriages would be damaging to the sanctity of marriage. Each author presents several reasons for the positions they defend and bring up valid points to defend their opinions. William Bennett and Andrew Sullivan share a mutual respect for the values and sacredness of the bond of marriage. Their disagreements stem from who they believe should be allowed to marry.
Bennett’s article states that there are two key issues that divide people on the idea of same sex marriages; the basic understanding of marriage itself and whether or not same sex unions would strengthen or weaken the institution (29).His concern is that by allowing same sex unions, the rules which govern behavior in the conventional definition of marriage would be shattered (29). He fears that broadening the definition of marriage any further could stretch it beyond recognition (29). The well known promiscuity among homosexual males, Bennett feels, would conflict with the values of marriage. He believes that “marriage is not an arbitrary construct which can be redefined simply by those who lay claim to it” (30). Bennett sees marriage as a ...
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Abstract On June 26, 2015 a divided Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples could now marry nationwide. At the time of the split ruling there were 9 supreme court justices, 5 of the justices were Republicans, and the remaining 4 were Democrats. In high profile cases it is except that the justices will vote along party lines. When the 5-4 ruling was reveled by the following statement. “It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right (Corn,2015).” written by
What is marriage? For thousands years, marriage has been a combination between a man and a woman. When they love each other, they decide to live together. That is marriage. But what will love happen between two same sex persons? Will they marry? Is their marriage acceptable? It is the argument between two authors: William J. Bennett and Andrew Sullivan. The two authors come from different countries and have different opinion about same sex marriage. Sullivan agrees with the gay marriage because of human right, on the other hand, Bennett contradicts his idea because he believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Even though their theories are totally different, their opinions are very well established.
Swoosh! Nothing sounds better to a basketball player, than the sound of the basketball when it goes through the net. It is, without a doubt, the most satisfying sound in the entire game. However, this sound doesn’t come easy. In order to hear this beautiful sound, a player must perfect the shot. The secret behind the ideal shot, lies in two incredibly significant steps; the position/grip of the ball and Jumping. Adding the following information to anyone’s shot would make it unstoppable.
Dribbling is all based on conservation of energy and the two different types of collisions, elastic and inelastic. The more air pressure a basketball has inside it, the less its surface will bend or deform during a bounce, and the more its original energy will be stored in the compressed air inside (Bill Willis, 2001). The reason for this is that the air inside of the ball can return the energy of the ball better than that of the material of the ball, which is usually leather. This is the basic concept of the conservation on energy.
In a country with it’s fundamentals based on liberty and equality, America has always struggled with those very concepts. Throughout history, Americans have been challenged to make decisions that have oppressed and freed certain groups of people. The political fight for same-sex marriages is a perfect example of this notion. This relation between spouses has created a major controversy that is creating history in our nation. A series of protests, acts and political scandal has finally opened America to discuss a topic that had been in “the closet” for a long time. This discussion asks questions that have caused a visceral reaction in society. Questions such as whether gays and lesbians should marry, and if so, should they be granted the same matrimony rights as heterosexual couples? Should marriage be protected to fit traditional American values? How would these unions affect or contribute to our definition of such a celebrated institution? .
If you think about it, it’s almost impossible to measure the force that it takes to dribble a basketball, unless you have the right tools. Let’s just think about the basic physics that you should know. In order to dribble a basketball you need to apply enough force for the ball to go from your hand to the floor and back up to your hand. When the ball is in your hand it is holding potential energy. Potential energy is the energy that is about to be transferred into kinetic energy, which is when the energy is in use. The ball is in kinetic energy after it leaves your hand and starts to fall. So the force of gravity has to be less than the force of the bounce to keep the dribbling going.
Understanding the physics of shooting and dribbling a basketball may not increase the enjoyment of watching the NBA finals, but it may help improve a basketball player’s skill. If he can find the right force necessary to propel the ball back to his hand when dribbling and realizes the importance of giving the ball a chance to fall down into the rim, he will be better off for the next game.
As has been noted in your response, the experiment performed was consistent with the facial feedback hypothesis. Although our averages for the portion of the experiment based on an individual with pursed lips varied slightly, the result of those who were asked to show bared teeth were the same. While this hypothesis is most fitting, one might attempt to apply other theories to the experimentation. Consider the dual-pathway model of fear, should one attempt to apply this concept to another emotion such as happiness, what might it look like (Nevid, 2015, p. 309)? It must be noted, this theory was not created as a concept to apply to happiness, thus its name, “model of fear”. Nonetheless, according to this “feel first, think second” concept,
Why women smile”, I consider this as a very interesting essay. However, the statement of “how deep and how much a woman smile can hide” is totally make me feeling uncomfortable, because I do not think we/woman use our “smile” to hide our feelings or anything at this point. Honestly, “hide” is a strong word to me. In fact, smile is generally recognized as a courtesy in our society. What seduction or evil works has to do with woman’s smile? Are all woman‘s smiles coming with “bad” intention? What about a man’s smile? I understand that there could be many reasons behind a smile, but it is definitely a better way to escalate our feeling, sometimes it could be something that we do not want to share (privacy) or we simply cannot share
Subramani, R. (2010, February). Insight through Body Language and Non-verbal Communication References In Tirukkural. Language in India , 10 (2), pp. 261-271.
While completing my Naturalistic Observation, I set out to study human emotions. Emotions fascinate me because they are an essential aspect of life and they play a critical role in way people think and behave. Emotions allow individuals to express themselves which creates a unique personality for everyone. Facial expressions have a strong correlation with people’s emotions. They are one of the best ways to understand how a person is feeling by portraying emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust. Many of these emotions are unpleasant and can be difficult to express. There are times when our strongest emotions hide behind other emotions because they can represent our deepest fears and it is scary to express them. My Naturalistic Observation focuses on the study of a positive emotion, happiness, and how it is indicated through facial expression. Smiling is a facial expression that is often associated with the emotion of
The discovery of a true smile is credited to Guillaume Duchenne. He discovered it during his studies on emotional expression. He figured out what our face muscles were doing by stimulating them with electrical currents. Ouch! Apparently he did a lot of his testing on the severed heads of executed criminals. Okay, to note, it was 1862. Anyway, Duchenne concluded that while the cheek muscle can be voluntarily used to create a lip smile, only "the sweet emotions of the soul" can cause that beautiful dance between the zygomatic maj...
Ronald E Riggio is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology. He talks about the psychological affects our smiles can have on our lives. He stated three main points. How smilings affects your brain, how smiling affects your body, and how smiling can affect those around
“Sir Isaac Newton came up with the basic laws of physics by watching an apple fall from a tree”( (n.d.). Retrieved March 21, 2014). He came up with a phrase what goes up must come down. So when shooting a basketball the right arc, velocity, and momentum increase the chances of the ball going through the hoop. A big factor in shooting a basketball is pure strength. If a person is weak the ball might not even make it to the hoop. If the person is strong they could shoot the ball perfectly. There is a lot of leg strength that goes into shooting a basketball also, the right amount of leg force can make your shot that much more accurate.
Over the last years the topic of same-sex marriage has been of great importance to our society. The idea of the same gender being lawfully married is disturbing to a group of people but in the recent years the number of supporters has increased. The cases that argue for the legalization of same-sex marriage are focusing on the relationship of the individuals and do not see anything in same-sex marriage that could harm our society as a whole. The article “How the President go to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage,” published by Joe Becker in April 2014, explains how Barack Obama started saying that he was undecided about the subject matter but is now leaning toward the legalization of same-sex marriage. The subject matter takes a lot of analyzing of what pros and cons are to come from the legalization of same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is a global argument that deals with unifying two individuals of the same gender under the law. The main reason that supporters give for justifying same-sex marriage is that it is for the same reason as straight people, to show love and commitment to each other. Furthermore, the argument of same-sex marriage is difficult to generalize because of the multiple factors that need to be taken in consideration when making any decision regarding this topic. Although Becker does have true premises, he lacks clarity in his terms which make his argument be false and invalid.