Second, states are beginning to realize that gay marriage is not the worst thing in the world and are slowly legalizing it. Third, gay marriage is played into the political views because of the many laws that are made to prevent it. Then there ways that gay married couples are treated differently. Lastly, many believe that children should have a man and a woman as their parents but gay couples do just as fine as heterosexual families do. To make sure there is a partial understanding at to what is at hand, here is a brief summary of the history of the battle for gay marriage.
In 1973 homosexuality was officially listed as a mental disorder. Two-thirds of American's thought gay and lesbian couples should not have the same rights of heterosexual couples in 1999. May 2004 forty-nine percent of voters agreed same-gender couples that are in the civil union should have same the same rights as heterosexuals, and forty-eight percent opposed. The issue of gay marriage has been stirring controversy among the nation for some years. Previously considered a forbidden subject and only discussed within the gay community, the issue of gay marriage has made it to the forefront of relevance.
Demystifying Gay Adoption The topic of this paper is about gay adoption in the United States. I chose this topic due to its relevance and controversies, as well as my personal interest in it. Judging people, especially their parenting skills, based on their sexual orientation is irrational. Therefore, understanding the importance of gay adoption and demystifying myths related to gay adoption are essential for the mainstream population to advance towards equality in the adoption field. This paper will be arguing that despite the controversies of gay adoption, gay parents are in fact as effective as heterosexual parents.
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. The main issue really is, what is in the best interest of the child?
Gay Marriage has been debated in many countries for a long time. It interferes with citizens civil rights so is therefore a major issue. Many gay couples today have come out and expressed their sexuality. Although many people are against legalization of gay marriage, I believe it should be legalized for the reason that it encourages strong family values, leads to the increasing number of child adoption, and is a citizen civil rights. To Begin With, marriage of the same sex better encourage strong family values.
For generations, homosexuality has been repelled against and condemned. Homosexuality is not normal, according to certain traditions and religions. Homosexuality is to be frowned upon and recognized as demons and sin-natured. In modern times, homosexuality has become a lifestyle and a relationship for more and more people with each passing moment. Although homosexual marriage is not allowed in some states, the anatomy of the person, whether male or female, hardly allows them to reproduce without sperm or ovaries.
Also, the ramifications of the legalization of gay marriage, both for gays and society, will be examined. Finally, I will refute arguments against same-sex marriage. Society benefits by having fewer "closet gays." "Closet gays" are homosexuals who try to abide by society's standards, and marry a partner of the opposite sex (Harbinger 683). However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683).
As time goes on though people are becoming more and more accepting of homosexuality, which was a huge taboo about forty years ago. Society has become used to the idea and reality of homosexuality and allowed it grow in every community. They have even started debates to allow same sex couples the same rights and freedom as any other couple in the country. While not all people agree with this movement the numbers of people who do show support is growing over the years. Homosexuality, dates almost everywhere over last millennium.
Johnson Nicolosi, believe that conversion therapy is actually effective in changing people’s sexual attraction from the same sex to the opposite sex. They are convinced that homosexual people who aren’t accepting of themselves seek out help to “convert” that. The truth is, someone who is unaccepting just needs time. We live in a world where being different is frowned upon and it’s often that our parents influence our views. In most cases, a homosexual teenager who is raised by religious parents will grow up thinking being gay is a sin, because that’s what the bible says.