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Gay Adoption Should be Legalized

- Gay adoption by legal couples has become a rising controversy in the past decade, affecting the lives of many children and families. Most states allow gays and lesbians to individually adopt but do not allow them adoption as a legally recognized couple. In 1976, the American Psychological Association declared that “the sex, gender identity, or sexual… orientation of natural, or prospective adoptive or foster parents should not be the sole or primary variable considered in custody or placement cases.” Historically, the benefits of gay adoption have been recognized, but have not yet been legalized....   [tags: Homosexual Couple Adoption, Gay Parenting]

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Allowing Gay Adoption to be Equal and Fair

- America, as a nation, is known to be equal and fair to everybody. It’s a nation that made black and white people equal, men and women equal, but why aren’t gay couples equal to straight couples. Everyone deserves the same rights and equality especially when it comes to adoption. Even though gay adoption is legal it is not fair or equal. Many places don’t allow gays to adopt and many couples don’t allow their children to be adopted by gay couples. Gays aren’t any different from us they do the same thing us they are just same sex couples....   [tags: gay couples, adoption, heterosexual households]

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The Issue Of Gay Adoption

- Adoption has been around for many years, but only recently has the question of gay adoption arisen. There are many orphans in the world, but not enough families or parents to take these children in. There are not that many families who can and will adopt children, whether it’s because they cannot support them, they have children of their own, or they just do not want children. The result is still an overabundance of orphaned children in need of a loving family. The most important benefit of same sex couple’s adoption is the awareness that is creating in people’s minds, as well as the fact that it is slowly changing stereotypes and prejudices....   [tags: Homosexuality, Adoption, Mother]

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Discrimination Against Gay Adoption

- Note: This paper has a very long Annotated Bibliography. 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: adoption by same-sex couples]

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Gay Adoption Should be Allowed

- In this society people say that everyone is equal, but I wonder if we are equal. People of today fear change and believe that any change that was wrong in the past is wrong still today. I'm here to say that it is time for change. Homosexuals of the United Sates are regular people just like heterosexuals. The question that I have for society is that if all of the people in our nation are looked at as equal, then why are homosexuals treated differently. I have always believed that everyone should be treated equally, and I?m here to stand up for homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexual Adoption Essays]

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Gay Adoption

- Gay Adoption One carefully thought over, unchangeable decision is adoption. The biggest question is who should be allowed to adopt. In the world today people think too much on who have rights to adopt. There are too many kids without homes to sit and pretend like there is no problem going on. It is finally time for someone in this world to take charge and enforce the rights of the human population. Now, Gay adoption is one of the most questioned adoptions. There are people for and against this sort of thing, and now it is time to just state the facts....   [tags: homosexuality, rights, discrimination, children]

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Gay Adoption

- There are currently 107,011 kids in the U.S. foster care system that are hoping and waiting to be adopted, so just imagine how many of those children could be adopted if more lesbian and gay couples were able to adopt. According to lifelong adoption agencies more and more gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents through artificial insemination, a surrogate, or LGBT adoption. It’s hard for same sex couples to adopt because adoption agencies that have religious beliefs against same sex couples reject them, or a state law prohibits same sex parents....   [tags: same-sex, foster care]

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Protesting Gay Adoption: Let Them Adopt

- One bright and beautiful Spring morning, a buoyant boy was born. Baby Henry had ivory skin with vibrant brown hair and light milk chocolate eyes. He would hold everyone’s hand and smile with a bubbly laugh. Unfortunately, his future will not be as glorious because his parents had him on accident. To Henry’s parent, Henry was nothing but an accident. His parents did not plan on having him, but the mother’s parents were against abortion. His father abandoned him and his mother. However, the mother planned to give Henry up for adoption....   [tags: Abortion, Adoption, Homosexuals, Parents]

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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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Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption

- Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption The line between public and private is quickly diminishing, if there ever was a line to start. Private ideologies (social and moral/ethical attitudes) have been made public by what legislation does (not) relegate, and then protects the right to privacy for the individuals who abide by these private ideologies. The intrinsic protection of adherents to a dominant ideology forces those with deviant ideology to actively make their private concerns public in order to be granted their "right to privacy." However, even after this guarantee it is not possible for the private to leave the public sphere until the dominant ideology changes radically to incorpora...   [tags: Homosexual Children Papers]

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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 rights, Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Florida State and the Future of Gay Adoption

- Florida state law currently bans lesbians and gay men from adopting children. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attempting to get a case before the Supreme Court that could overturn the law. The ban on gay adoption has been in place since 1977, when the state legislature almost unanimously condoned restriction of the rights of its gay citizens. Legislation on the issue was sparked by Anita Bryant's "Save Our Children" campaign, which raged through Florida and even beyond spreading myths about homosexuality and linking homosexuality to pedophilia....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays]

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It's Time for Legalization of Same Sex Adoption Around the Country

- What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To confront this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity, not by just giving children homes, but also allowing them to experience the lifestyle that same-sex patents present. In addition, the government has to realize that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: gay studies, adoption, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexual Rights Concerning Adoption

- Gay couples should be able to adopt because they deserve to be happy as well as any other person. According to author Pascoe Watson he states “Gay couples will have to prove they have an enduring relationship with the children to know the children will be happy” (Pascoe- Watson, George p. 3). Just like any other person their relationship with their children will mature, and will soon be able to have that love and caring affection, just like any other mother and father would provide to their children....   [tags: homosexual couples, gay adoption, gay rights]

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Gay Men and Adoption Debate

- Gay Men and Adoption Debate My investigation is based on the issue ‘should gay men be allowed to adopt’. My aims are: (1) To find out how the media portray gay adoption (2) To uncover the attitudes of the general public toward gay adoption. I am interested in this issue because I believe that it is unfair that gay people suffer more prejudice than straight people when adopting a child. I think they should just be given the same checks as straight people. My first aim links into the parts of the syllabus; The Media and Power and Authority....   [tags: Papers]

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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption

- Families gather together in their backyards to celebrate America’s birth and get ready to light fireworks. Children chatter excitedly to themselves as their fathers bring out the cases of fireworks bought from the local grocery store. Mothers talk among themselves, stirring their glasses of lemonade absently. This picture, so common in society, will sound unfamiliar to very few. Every year, on July 4th, Americans commemorate the birth of their prestigious country; yet a question arises as to whether or not they remember what they are truly celebrating....   [tags: Gay Rights, Lesbian Rights]

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Same-Sex Adoption

- Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, through which the party doing the persuading uses in order to appeal to their target or the audience. Rhetorical appeals are the strategies one uses to support a claim or argument, in order to persuade someone to agree with what is being argued; and in turn the appeals can be used when responding to any opposing views. In any piece of good writing, all three appeals are present. In “Lesbian and Gay Adoption,” Annette R. Appell is discussing the different ways homosexuals have chosen to go about having children, with adoption being the topic of discussion....   [tags: annette appell, gay adoption, homosexuals]

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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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Adoption by Gay Couples Should Be Legal in All 50 States

- ... Clearly neither comparison group does as well as children raised by their married biological parents, so on its face, these claims carry little weight even if they are true”. (George W. Dent Jr. "Same-Sex Parenting Is Harmful.") People may argue that a child needs both a mom and a dad to have a healthy childhood, however, it is sufficient enough to have a single mom or a single dad, and it is considered acceptable for those people to adopt. In 2012, a lesbian couple petitioned Federal Judge, Judge Bernard Friedman, with the right for them to adopt a child....   [tags: homosexual issues, equality]

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Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed?

- Adoption by gays and lesbians first appeared in the United States in the 1970s. At the time, judges were not sympathetic to the idea of allowing a homosexual man or woman to parent a no biological child. As the society has become tolerant toward same-sex couples, this question arises: Should gay marriages adopt. Leading to a controversial statement where some people believe that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt while others consider that they should. A child needs stability while growing up....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Adoption, Gay]

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Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

- Adoption by Same-Sex Couples 19th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Conference I. Introduction In recent years, there has been an increase in same-sex couples applying to adopt children at both infancy and from the foster care system. Although society’s perception of a family normally consists of a mother and father, the times are changing. According to the United States 2000 Census, this societal perception of a normal family, referred to as the “nuclear family”, only represents less than 24%, of households in the U.S....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, gay righ]

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Same Sex Adoption : Preference Or Prejudice?

- Same Sex Adoption; Preference or Prejudice. In our world where thousands of people are born each day, and millions of children are left without families, loving partners willing to adopt should be a golden opportunity. Due to religious prejudice, however, a huge group of willing and able couples are not allowed to adopt due to their sexual orientation. Gay’s, Lesbian’s, and other members of the LGBT+ community have a moral and constitutional right to adoption. Many bills and laws remain in the United states alone that either deter or flat out reject candidates for adoption based on orientation....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Couple Adoption “There is so much work to be done to treat gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples with the respect that they 're entitled to. They deserve, in my judgment, partnership benefits. They deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to adoption and immigration” (John Edwards). Gay couples already have it tough in the world, and they should have the same rights as adopting children just as heterosexual couples do. I really don’t want to write this paper but I Within the last couple decades, it has been socially acceptable to be openly gay....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Homosexuality, LGBT]

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Gay Parenting

- 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....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]

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Same-Sex Parents and Their Struggle with Adoption

- The California UPA has a unique function, which allows a mother to establish parenthood through the provision that fathers use to establish paternity. The California Supreme Court recognized that the Court of Appeal made an error, by ruling, “California law recognizes only one natural mother”, in interpreting a statement from a prior California Supreme Court ruling in Johnson v. Calvert. The Attorney General, representing “the public interest in establishing, modifying, and enforcing support obligations,” contended that the statement from Johnson, cannot be used to deny children of same-sex parents the benefits that children of opposite-sex couples receive when only two parties are entitled...   [tags: parenthood, court, gay and lesbians]

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The Importance of Gay Marriage

- The definition of marriage varies depending on who you ask. Some people say it is a union between a man and woman, and others would argue that marriage is a union between two partners. The topic of same-sex marriage has been a growing debate in the last century. Seventeen states currently have a law that allows same-sex marriages, eight which have been passed since 2011 (ProCon.org). This suggests that there is an increase in the belief that same-sex couples should be able to marry, and I agree....   [tags: financial, adoption, equality]

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Religion and Gay Rights

- Since the beginning of time there has been homosexuality and that has always led to a debate of opinions. But in the last 20 years this topic has jumped to the top of the religious/political controversy list. This topic is important to all Americans because so many different groups have a stakeholder position in this issue. Adoption agencies, health services, insurance companies and the wedding industry just to name a few. Many believe legalizing marriage for same-sex couples would not only change the meaning of marriage, but change society all together....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, equal rights]

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Supporting Homosexual Couples Adoption Rights

- Homosexual Couples and the Issue of Adaptation "Having two mummies or daddies is stupid, but it's better than having none at all" When asked for his opinion on the matter of gay couples adopting and raising children as their own, my eight year old brother replied with the above statement. Children are said to be the harshest critics; their opinions considered whole truths. But is this neutral and innocent view shared by the thousands of children currently in foster care worldwide....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Adopt Foster Parent Parenting]

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Same Sex Parenting and Adoption

- Adoption for same sex couples is a very controversial topic in Family Law, and often same sex couples face many unique issues if they wish to adopt. Many states have different laws that apply for gay and lesbian adoption, as opposed to heterosexual couples. Several states also have special rules that apply when a child is born into a gay or lesbian partnership. Gay and lesbian couples may sometimes opt to bring a child into their lives through conception and birth as well. For a lesbian couple, this is usually done through a male donor or a sperm bank and having one of the couple become pregnant....   [tags: adoption, homosexuality, family law]

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Adoption Agency And Birth Parents

- The sound of an infant crying in the night, the ripe smell of a dirty diaper, and the countless spit up stains on your favorite shirt are a few reasons couples may decide raising children is just not for them. However, many couples that cannot have children together long to cradle an infant in their arms and rock them back to sleep, or even change a toddler’s diaper, so they can get back to exploring all the new things of their world. A few of these couples that can’t have children of their own give up, some others turn to surrogates, and many look to adoption....   [tags: Adoption, Family, Same-sex marriage]

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The Reasons for Adoption

- When a couple or individual decides to adopt a child, they know they are going to take on the responsibility of taking care of someone else’s child. Due to the biological parent(s) who can’t take care of that child anymore, because of either drug abuse, alcohol abuse, abuse to the child or if the parent(s) had died and there is no other care for the child. So that’s why this gives other couples who cannot have kids, the opportunity to promise themselves to be a great parent to a child in need. Though there are some bad things about adoption as well....   [tags: Adoption, ]

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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]

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Same Sex Couples, Adoption and Parenting

- “ An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millions of dollars in the hope that they can help vulnerable children find sanctuary in these institutions. This hope is badly misplaced. Orphanages are not safe places for children.” (Ahern, Laurie) . These are real facts about orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses. Out of your “flawless world” of religions, stereotypes, homophobia and antagonisms this is happening....   [tags: Orphanages, Foster Care, Orphans, Adoption]

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Adoption Is A Solution That Will Help Find The Children A Great Home

- Adoption has been around for many years, and recently gay adoption has been asked by many people. There are many children in the world that need somebody, but there is not enough families or parents to take them in. There aren’t that many families who can and will adopt children. Some families can’t support them, they have children of their own that they need to support, or they just don’t want children. Gay adoption is a solution that will help find the children a great home. There are many openly gay couples that will love to adopt children....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Family]

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The Fight for Gay Rights

- The fight to legalize gay marriage has won many battles in recent years. It has become available in Canada, England, New Zealand, and here in the United States it is now legal in 13 states (religioustolerence.org). Gay couples have become more prominently accepted in modern society, appearing in popular TV shows such as “Modern Family” and “The New Normal”. Gay marriage is even the inspiration for popular songs such as “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Even with same sex couples being more commonly accepted, there are still conservative and religious leaders that remain opposed....   [tags: Gay Marriage, Legalization]

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Gay Rights And Lgbt Rights

- This was seen a major victory for gay rights in Canada, and championed by many activists. While this was not the end of the fight, many in the community saw this as the last great fight for rights, but it begged the questions who actually wanted these rights. Not everyone in the gay community wanted to be a part of the so-called “nuclear family” and criticized the idea that they should have to fit within traditional heterosexual norms in order to be considered legitimate (Warner 2002, 218). This leads to a bigger question about the exact nature of rights LGBT activists were fighting for throughout history, and how that affected how they fought....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay Liberation, Bisexuality]

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Gay Marriage

- When a person thinks about marriage, they usually think of a man and a woman. With more and more people getting married, it is all opening the door to gay marriage. No matter whom the person is, or what sex they chose to marry they should be treated the same. If a man and man want to unite in marriage and announce their love to each other, they should be able to and it should be accept in our society. If a female and another female are inmate it is considered arousing however, if those same woman want to make a commitment to each other it is then deemed unacceptable....   [tags: marriage, love, sexuality, family, adoption]

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Adoption : The Laws That Frighten

- Adoption: The laws that frighten Their hearts sank as they watched the child they had come to know and love as their own, be taken away by strangers that they had never met until today. As the CPS worker spoke with Mary she explained, “If you had just logged in her injuries acquired during the accident and told us what medicines you had used, this would not have happened.” Mary thought to herself “it was just a scrape… just a tiny little cut…” Many parents all over the world have gone through hardships like this one....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Foster care adoption]

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Overview of Adoption

- This world has come so far since the first century and the Great Depression. Technology has boomed and more and more resources have become available to the citizens of this country. Even with the advanced technology, some people still find it hard to start a family. There are many factors that play into this like the lack of knowledge, drug use, and family medical background. People with these issues tend to look towards adoption as a way to start their family. Adoption can do many good things for people, which include giving gay couples the opportunity to parent, and taking children out of bad situations and providing them with good homes....   [tags: Parenting, Adoption Agencies, Teen Parents]

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Looking For Love : Adoption Into Homosexual Families

- Looking for Love: Adoption into Homosexual Families Every child in this society deserves the opportunity to be united with a family. Family love is very essential for the growth of a child. Despite this, not every child has the chance to enjoy this love, due to neglect or demise of the parents. The only option left for these children is adoption. Looking at the present and past of society, the concept of family as it has been perceived since World War Ⅱ has significantly changed. These issues have raised so many changes in the way adoption was being observed in ancient times....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Homosexuality]

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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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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Gay Marriage Debate

- 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, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. In reference to the position supporting gay marriage, the discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed contraty to gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legalizing Gay Marriage]

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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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History of Adoption

- ... Adoption is an excellent way to overrule inequality of children and solving violence of children without parental care in our society. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”) regulates a commitment protecting all the children rights including The Universal Declaration of Human Rights issues the law about common concept for human rights that children “are entitled to special care and assistance” (Todres, 2007). Firstly, family environment is the most important factor to children, exceptionally unparented children....   [tags: care, love, inequality]

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Increase in Adoption in the United States

- When a person decides to adopt, he takes the responsibility of raising a child who is not biologically his own. There are various reasons why people decide to adopt. Some say adoption is the best thing for certain children and many successful stories prove it to be true. However, there are also numerous tragic reports of adopted children being abused. 'Basically, what adoption meant, and still means, is that someone (the adoptive couple) is promising to assume all responsibilities for taking care of someone else' (Powledge 4)....   [tags: Adoption Family Families Children Essays]

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Adoption to the Homosexuals Couples

- What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To face this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity. Not by just giving children homes, but allowing them to experience, the lifestyle that same-sex parents contribute. In addition, the government must consider that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Adoption Is A Big Responsibility

- Adoption is defined “in legal sense as a process that allows for the transfer of the legal right, responsibilities, and privilege of parenthood to a new legal parent or parent.” (Schaefer 308) Adoption is a big responsibility and is becoming very common nowadays. People turn to adoption for many different reasons and the many different reasons lead to people wanting to have a child or an addition to their family. Adoption agencies however are sometimes biased and restrict certain group of people based on their sexual orientation....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, LGBT, Gender]

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Parents And Same Sex Adoption

- If you were to Google the definition of the word family, you would see “a group consisting of parents and children living in a household” or “a person or people related to one and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy.” In my opinion, family is a group of people, no matter their race, religion, or sexual orientation, who love each other and will do anything to protect them. However, there are people in this world who believe family should be limited to parents of opposite genders. Mitch and Cam Pritchett are the power couple when it comes to same-sex adoption, even though they are fictional....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Equal Rights for Adoption

- What does the word family mean to you. Our current society has many definitions of family that exist beyond the traditional mother-father-child dynamic. With these changes to the modern concept of family has come much controversy. One of these changes is the rise of gay men and lesbian women who are currently raising children or are interested in becoming parents. There has been both legal and social resistance to gay parent adoptions in the United States. However, research has shown no proof that child development is negatively impacted by same-sex parenting; therefore, sexual orientation is not a valid reason to deny adoption....   [tags: Family Psychology ]

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The Battle for Homosexual Adoption

- “If it was me,” declares Texas legislator Robert Talton, “I would rather [leave] kids in orphanages as such – this is where they are now if they’re not fostered out. At least they have a chance of learning the proper values” (Sanchez). Such a mindset betrays Talton’s ignorance of children raised in same-sex households. The blame does not solely fall on him though; many people in the world today are in the dark about whether or not to allow gay and lesbian parents to adopt children. Many research studies conclude that children are not adversely affected in any way from growing up in homosexual households; however, the fight for same-sex parents to be joined in marriage goes on, not only for...   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Should LBTG Adoption Be Allowed?

- ... I saw “The Three Stooges” and Teddy was chosen, he did not look as if he trusted the people that were choosing them. Later in the movie it was revealed that the parents were very abusive to Teddy because at a very young age, Teddy was sent to a military school because his parents did not like them. Also I read in the book “Bud not Buddy.” Bud was abused by the white family that adopted him and they forced him to sleep in the shed where there were spiders and all sorts of insects including a hornet’s nest that was bigger than a human....   [tags: orphans, families, parents]

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SameSex Couple and Adoption

-   Introduction Adoption is not about finding children for families, it’s about finding families for children” (Joyce Maguire Pavao). Same sex couples should have the same options as heterosexual couples. Who says that a gay couple can’t raise a child and they come out perfectly fine. Many same-sex couples, after a lot of struggle, have been able to adopt and have changed a child’s life.Allowing same-sex couples to adopt is a powerful step towards success and it helps in many ways, which is why same-sex couples should be able to adopt....   [tags: Families, Orphans, Heterosexual Families]

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LGBT Adoption

- LGBT Adoption “ There are approximately 100,000 children and/ or adolescents who are in the Child Welfare System waiting to be put into foster care or be adopted” (Kreisher). The number of children living with 1 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) parent today ranges from six to fourteen million children or adolescents. Adoption is to take into one’s family legally and raise as one’s own child. Although adoption is first spoken of in the Bible, the first recorded adoption takes place in 1693 in the colonial United States when the governor of Massachusetts adopts a son marking the first legal adoption (Sezun)....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Homosexual Adoption Rights

- New Jersey’s statewide parenting legislation espouses a progressive stance on the matters of same-sex parenting and child care in the processes of adoption and foster parenting. The Garden State allows for same-sex adoption; allows single homosexuals to adopt; and allows second parent same-sex adoption (“Same-Sex Adoption Laws,” n.d.). New Jersey has passed progressive laws and policies that prohibit discrimination charged against gay individuals in the adoption process (Sudol, 2010). New Jersey state law also bans discrimination against gay individuals in the foster parent process (2010)....   [tags: Legal Issues, New Jersey, Foster Care ]

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Same Sex Adoption

- Same Sex Adoption The Great Debate Legal Issues in Adoption As a society we are governed by the laws of our nation. As a nation our laws are fluid, evolving with a changing society. It is often said that children are our future; they are our successors, the ones who will replace us and continue on to change the nation and the laws that govern it. It is the job of a parent to raise and sustain youth until they are able to stand alone. Of the many issues facing our society, one pressing issue that needs to be addressed involves the development of these crucial beings, specifically who is legally fit to do so....   [tags: changing society, laws]

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Adoption of Children by Same-Sex Couples

- Traditionally, a family has been considered to consist of a heterosexual couple and their children, but many forms of family life exist in contemporary society. Homosexual people also form family units, either as single parents or as couples, with children, who are included in the family through a variety of circumstances. Many have children who were born in previous families (Johnson & Piore, 2004) and many have children who were born in a previous heterosexual marriages. A gay man or lesbian women or couple can enlist the help of a surrogate to have a baby while other homosexuals adopted or foster children (Sherman, 2002; Virtel, 2007)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]

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The Debate Over Same Sex Adoptions

- In recent headlines, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has legalized same-sex marriage across all fifty states. As presumed, the court’s decision has erupted a sea of concerns regarding the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling. The push for equal marriage rights from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) community has many wondering if their movement for social equality includes a motion for child rearing rights. Although adoption by a single LGBT individual is not illegal in any of the fifty states, certain states prohibit the joint adoption or second-parent adoption of a child by a same-sex couple....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Adoption]

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The Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage

- Is it fair to be punished for loving a person of the same-sex. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. Homosexuality is illegal in many countries. Leaders punish their own citizens by jail, or even death, for being gay. In the United States, however, many states allow gay marriage. Some people approve of it, but also, some do not. Society also plays a big part in the gay marriage legalization process. Same-sex marriage is a major controversial issue in the United States; specific examples would be the views of Americans, pros and cons of same-sex marriage, and the reality of it in the United States....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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The Need for Gay Marriage Equality

- I think that gay marriages should be allowed in this country and that gay people should have the same exact rights as straight people. Gay marriage really has nothing to do with the bible or religion, all because it says something about it being wrong in the bible does not make it true. People’s rights should not be based on a book. Because the same book said that owning slaves is OK as long as you don’t kill them. People just seem to make it their business of what other people do, why do you care....   [tags: rights, prejudice, religion]

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Is Gay Parenting Bad For Kids?

- While gay families are accused of tampering with child’s development and sexuality, research shows this to be untrue. We often hear in society that gay families effect children and often cause the child to become gay; another claim is that children have a harder time developing because they lack a mother or father figure in the family structure. Here we will look at these claims that children develop differently and I will discuss both the author’s positions and determine what they both agree on and disagree on....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality]

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A Case in Pro of Gay Marriage

- Wedding day, as their loved one walks down the aisle and as their loved one arrives to podium, the couple is told by the priest that they can’t get married because its not allowed by law. For centuries, Marriage has only been associated with a man and woman, making it difficult for same-sex couples to be able to marry. Marriage is about love and commitment, and it gives off an official feeling to the eternal relationship. Marriage shouldn't be restricted by law because the government should not decide whether a man can marry a man or a woman....   [tags: legalizing same sex unions]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage This information will be providing the historical background about same – sex marriage in the United States and also brief information and facts about gay adoption and benefits as a gay couple. Next will be seeking through the tradition of family and the way society envisions family. Sandra Bem is a theorist that talks about the theory Gender Role Theory and the impacts that gender and sex roles stereotypes may have on society. Sandra Bem has had great success within psychology with her research in sex roles, unconventional families and gender schema theory....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Gender role]

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The Controversy Of Gay And Lesbian Families

- Gay and lesbian families deal with a great amount of controversy from people all over the world. Although it is starting to be viewed differently as times and laws change, people wonder what the effects of having same sex parents have on the children being raised in that household. To better understand how gay and lesbian families are viewed in society, it is important to look at the history behind the gay rights movements, and studies aimed at the development of children who are growing up in a same-sex household....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Should Gay Rights Be Legal?

- The Rejected Type Karen Fowler once wrote “My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve” (Goodreads 1). Controversy has risen with adoption as gay rights have been taken into consideration. It is not unlikely for states in the United States to have laws banning homosexual couples from adopting children. These laws come in many shapes and forms whether it be saying that they cannot adopt or stating that the agency can refuse adoption services based on their sexual orientation....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled by a 5 to 4 vote that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. This new right plays a role for the people who accept gay marriage and the people who oppose it. The people who accept it will be glad and enjoy the fact that everyone will be treated equally, and the people who don’t accept it won’t be too excited. I personally stand by the fact to allow gay marriage because we live in a diverse and welcoming country. This is additional proof of something we have been taught in schools all our lives....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Marriage between same-sex couples continues to be a heated issue of debate in society today. Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- In today’s society people have to fight for their love. People are going to love who they love and we as a society can either support it or ignore it. While gay marriage may offend the Christians’, love has no limits, you love who you love. However, divorce rates will decrease, the child adoption rates will increase, and financial economic benefits if gay marriage would become legalized. With the divorce rate increasing nowadays, legalizing gay marriage can decrease the divorce rate. People that are gay and want to pursue their dreams to getting married are likely to last longer than female and male marriage as they are more mature and older than most couples who get married then get divorce...   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Couples Should Be Legal

- People love their parents. People love their mothers, and their fathers. What if you didn’t have a father though. What if you had two mothers. Would you still love them the same. Would they still love you the same. This brings us into the question of whether or not gay couples should be allowed to legally adopt. Simply put, they will still be the same parents as straight couples. However, there is still another side of the debate. The view is that they will be encouraging their children to be gay, or that it’s not the government’s job....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Religion]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Should Gay Marriage Have Been Legalized. It’s not over till you quit is a motto expressed by many Americans. As free citizens, we are allowed to voice our opinions according to the first amendment. Especially when something has gone against our own wishes, we seem to be pushed into fighting even more for our choice. Gay Marriage was legalized on June, 26 2015. It occurred more than a year ago, a controversial event that changed The United States of America forever. It may have been more than a year ago, but some Americans don’t seem to give up on trying to reverse the irreversible....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage It seems like all we have heard about for the past year is gay marriage, right. Comments such as: should two people of the same sexual orientation be permitted to unite as one, if two people of the same sex are intimate then they are promiscuous and unworthy of god, and that is not in the definition of marriage. They are just a few of the debates out there today on this topic. I see it as the saying I heard many times growing up “to each is their own”. Who am I to decide if a woman being with a woman, or man being with a man is right or wrong....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Introduction “Do you, take him to be your lawfully wedded husband. Do you love, comfort, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer for as long as you both shall live?” (“DOTCOMWOMEN”) This is just one of the traditional speeches you might have heard in a normal wedding when a couple is pronounced husband and wife. How different would it be if it were for a same-sex marriage. Define ‘marriage: Firstly, what is marriage. Basically, the definition of marriage varies with cultures and views....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Being Gay and Staying Christian

- Introduction Homosexual. Deviant. Abomination. Sodomite. Pervert. Vocabulary such as this is used every Sunday in churches across the United States of America. While the majority of believers within a conservative congregation might proudly shout “AMEN!” each time one of these terms is spouted off from behind the pulpit, others cringe as they sink further and further down into their seats. These believers sit quietly and pray that their discomfort isn’t noticeable to others; desperately hoping that the person behind the mask they wear remains undiscovered....   [tags: homosexuality, spirituality, religion]

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The Lagalization of Gay Marriage

- America’s Legalization of Gay Marriage The legalization of gay marriage is a controversial issue that even makes some Americans fearful that it could ruin the morals of the United States. However, before people make their decision about whether it should be legal, they should look at the laws of our government, the affects living in a gay household has on its victims, and the science of loving someone of the same-sex. There are many laws in our Constitution that are contradictory to the ideas on legalizing homosexual marriage such as: Separation of Church and State, “no-fault” divorce laws, etc… Also, the scientific studies, on children living in gay parenting households, are astonishing, a...   [tags: morals, constitution, freedom]

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Gay Families are Still Families

- ... I have found several portals to information regarding same-sex marriage, and will be utilizing these as a method to uncover more anecdotal and statistical information that relates to my topic. These sources will allow my point/counterpoint to have a much broader range than if I were to rely on direct field research, as they will allow me to cover a diverse spectrum of cases and demographics. While my base might be broader if I were to include blog posts of personal experience, I feel that these may not hold up to scrutiny from a legal standpoint and might also suffer from unreliable narrators....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage: A Modern Soddom and Gomorra

-         Gay parenting and marriage has become publicly accepted by some and rejected by others. Many have come to believe this topic to be immoral and impossible. Society has also realized that the average family has developed into many different forms in the last few years. Gay families have developed and are perceived today that raising kids without both a Mom and Dad, deprives the child from being introduced to both worlds. The approach to this debated topic will be to analyze and to defend the “cons” of gay parenting and marriage....   [tags: Against Gay Marriage, Argumentative Essay]

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Lesbian and Gay Coparenting

- As scholars investigate complex family system, the research on how partners work together to parent children increases. Coparenting is a unique component in a family relationship where parents function on a continuum between working together and struggling against each to make parental decisions. Historically, traditional coparenting referred to the collaboration between a man and a woman to raise their children. However, important social changes have led to other forms of coparenting in families....   [tags: complex family systems]

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Gay Marriage: The Truth

- The First Amendment is an amendment to the U.S. constitution, validated in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting Congress from getting involved with religion, speech, assembly, or petition (Marriage and Religion 1). The main arguments against same sex marriage are firstly; it will levy the federal government's vast amounts of money, so they say. Secondly, the issue within religious beliefs. In this paper I am going to show you the facts about gay marriage, what it really would do to the federal government, and all the benefits it provides to not only the homosexual community, but the world....   [tags: homosexual rights, ]

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Same-Sex Adoption

- Change the World Imagine that you are with the person of your dreams. They are smart, sweet, intelligent, your parents even approve of them. You have gotten to the point in your relationship where you want to have a family, but like lots of families in the US, you are not able to conceive a child, so you do what any loving couple would do, you try to adopt a child. You get dressed up, get your papers together and go to the adoption agency only to find out that it is illegal for you to adopt a child....   [tags: Parenting, argumentative, persuasive]

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A Brief Note On Gay And Lesbian Families

- What is a family. To many people, this question is easy. People that are blood related and share the same beliefs. Now a day a family is a group of people that love and care for one another. There are many different types of families in America. One of the types of families is same-sex parent families. Gay and lesbian families are when two people of the same-sex starting a family. Some usually were married to the opposite sex before. Gay and lesbian families are more growing than people think. There are many more gay and lesbian partners and they are starting families....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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