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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy

- Today’s military is a unique force in my opinion. What makes the US Military so unique is that we have an all volunteer force. With that volunteer force there are rules and regulations that need to be followed because serving our country is a privilege. The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy is claiming that even though it may be considered an infringement on human rights and freedom of expression, it protects the rights of the rest of the military and opens a loophole for gay men and women to serve in the armed forces....   [tags: US Military]

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The Fight for Gay Equality

- As the world evolves all the people who live on it evolve as well. The United States basis its constitution on equal rights and that all people should treat each other with equal standards. The gay community over the past couple decades has evolved from not being able to marry legally, to a handful of states passing a law to allow gay marriage. Although laws are being enacted to better the equality of homosexuals, the gay community has a long way to go before they are equal with the rest of society....   [tags: Gay Rights]

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Infertility Treatments: Is it Ethical?

- In this day and age several factors have changed the definition of a family. We live in a time where careers, education, and work are now put before starting a family, making it more difficult to have children. The traditional family archetype has changed with a rise in single and homosexual parenting. This change, even though it is a positive one, can result in several people being unable to have children. Infertility treatments have become a popular option for these people who cannot have children....   [tags: fertility medications, hormones ]

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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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Improving Justice for Transgendered People

- There are many misconceptions and surrounding what it means to be a transgendered person. Some may assume that transgendered people are just confused, that perhaps a “butch” woman got pushed over the edge – or the same for a flamboyant man. But this is not so, once you consider all the diversity of trans people as a whole – there are feminine transgender men, as are there masculine transgender women. The stereotype for trans men or women, as it were, is usually highly inaccurate. A transgendered person is simply someone whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional male or female gender....   [tags: Murder Rate, Legal Protection]

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My Life as a Lesbian

- What I Already Knew Looking across the dinner table at age 7, I remember wishing for what my cousin had. She was holding hands with the love of her life, and had never looked happier. I remember thinking that someday, I would have someone who loved me as much as her fiance loved her, and once I had that, I wouldn’t let anything get in the way of it. Later that night, we were looking for wedding dresses, overly excited that we got to pick two, not just one. We sat for hours talking about what color the bridesmaid dresses would be, and we listened as the happy couple told us of their dream honeymoon....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Marry the One You Love

- Introduction Gay is defined as “pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex.” Or in other words; a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, loving each other like a man and a woman typically would. Naturally, as a man and a woman would want to do when they love each other, gay couples have been getting married. However, not everyone agrees with the gay’s lifestyle; in both government and religions, the gay lifestyle has been banned. As a matter of fact, the gay community has seen a lot of discrimination over the past few years during their “equal rights” campaign, such as hate crimes, and a lack of equal employment opportunities....   [tags: gay, sex, discrimination]

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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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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Cann Chin Professor Griesmann English 1B 20 February 2013 Gay Marriage Since the dawn of time, homosexuality has naturally occurred along with the rest of the world, but to many people, attraction to the same gender is still considered an abnormality. Lifestyles, such as orientation, gender, or race are constantly berated with discrimination, especially in the past. In our current society, discrimination has withered to a bare minimum, but there will always be room for a new one to rise. A large portion of the world have judgemental eyes, and sadly, these eyes have denied the rights of many, with one of the major discrimination being gay marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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Homosexuality : Homosexuality And Homosexuality

- In modern society, people often look to other to define who they should be, what they should look like, or even how they think. Often time, religion seem to play a big part in these discussions. Homosexuality being one of the main topics discussed and why it’s wrong within religion. Having someone telling others what to think and who to love is wrong. Even though, same sex marriage is legal throughout America, homosexuality would never be accepted nor justified within religion. A lot of cultures take homosexuality in a different light, though for many centuries, homosexuality plus religion have been argued to be sinful....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Separation Of Church And State

- Separation of Church and State," is an explanation of why something works or happens the way it does, it came from different parts of the constitution which are found mostly in the first and fourteenth change. The first amendment states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances ("U.S....   [tags: Separation of church and state]

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Discrimination Is Becoming A Bigger

- Discrimination Imagine being discriminated against because of a preference or something that is unable to be changed. What would that feel like. Discrimination is happening all around the world, with all different kinds of people. People can be discriminated against by all types of things, such as age, sex, race, religion, sexuality, height, etc. I believe that discrimination is becoming a bigger cause in other countries as the United States (US) and that it should be addressed more than it is being....   [tags: Discrimination, Racism, Gender, Homosexuality]

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The Gay Divide Of Gay

- The Gay Divide I remember the exact moment as a little girl when I learned what it meant to be gay. Also, at that same moment, I decided that it was wrong to discriminate against homosexuality - that gays should be treated equally. At my young age, I wasn’t old enough to really understand homosexuality and why others hated people for being gay. My mother and I watched a movie when I was 11 years old that resonated with me about a boy named Matthew. Mathew Shepard was a 21 year old boy who was gay....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Justification For Same Sex Marriage

- Justification for same - sex marriage To begin with, gay marriage has been a controversial issue in today 's society. It seems to me that the government finds it difficult to accept same - sex couples into marriage. By the government prohibiting same - sex couples from getting married, they are denying them freedom that every other American has. "Marriage is a unique legal status conferred by and recognized by governments all over the world. It brings with it a host of reciprocal obligations, rights and protections" (National Organization of Women, 2012, p, 1)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Recently, there has been a rather large push to legalize same-sex marriage. However, this brings about some ethical/moral questions. Almost all Americans who are married today are married to their opposite sex. on Election Day 2004, gay marriage was one of the most significant moral issues lurking below, 22 percent of the Americans claimed to be motivated by moral values when they turned out to vote “Recent analyses show that the issue had a significant influence on individual voters and state vote totals in several regions of the United States” (Olson) those who are apart from the religions like Christianity or Judaism are more likely to support same-sex marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Should Homosexual Parenting Be Accepted?

- SHOULD HOMOSEXUAL PARENTING BE ACCEPTED. There are many children in foster care. As the years pass, the numbers of children without parents have raised. Many same-sex couples would be more than glad to adopt one of these children. Society has not found a way to accept this kind of relationships completely and less accepts the idea of them parenting. It seems that as close as homosexual couples get to have equal rights as everyone else the more scared society becomes. There are many questions when it comes to gays and lesbians adopting....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Legalization Of Gay Marriage

- The Legalization of Gay Marriage Same-sex marriage being legalized in the United States isn 't as bad as everyone is making it seem. If you fall for someone of opposite sex and thats what you like then nothing should get in the way of that. The problem in our society now is that everyone is judgemental and feel like they have to criticize everything. One of our civil liberties is the pursuit of happiness, which homosexual people are not allowed to chase. Just like everyone else in the United States, gays have just as much freedom (AllieJo 1)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Men And Lesbian Women

- Throughout history gay men and lesbian women have been known to live lives of denial and secrecy, always in fear that they would get “caught” being gay. If caught it meant a number of things, people were fired from their jobs, their families excommunicated them, they might be committed to an institution for their “condition”, lives were ruined and some even committed suicide as a means of escape for the backlash they would endure if outed. The twenties were known as a time for the “Twilight World” for gay people, they were only able to show their true feelings and true selves in the late hours of the night in clubs that they knew they would be safe in....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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The Controversy Of Black Gay

- Many religious organizations in the United States and many religions of the world scrutinize more on the gays as compared to the other LGBTs. Many research studies conducted among the LGBTs in the black community have found that the black gay males are not affirmed and would lead to internalized homophobia with high levels of depression symptoms and less prevalence to psychological good health. Most of the American religious groups have been in the forefront in condemning homosexuality as sinful and even preventing the victims of the same- sex unions in acquiring a spiritual leadership in the denominations....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Gender, Gay]

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Lgbt Community : The Community

- Sixty-one years ago the world would never accept anyone from the LGBT community. They were dealing with unjust behavior every time they were seen in public. But in the last 20 years more people are coming out “the closet”, there has been many protest and gatherings, and Laws have been enforced to help the growth of the LBGT community. “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free” (Barrock Obama). It shouldn’t matter who a person decides to love, everybody should be treated equally....   [tags: LGBT, Sexual orientation, Coming out]

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An Ubiquitous Poem, We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

- We Wear the Mask, written in 1886 by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, is a ubiquitous poem that has a copious amount of interpretations; nonetheless, one of the most prevalent interpretation of the poem is that of Paul Dunbar’s background. Paul Dunbar was an African American who grew up during the time of slavery; consequently, We Wear the Mask is conceived to be written as an exemplification of the grievances faced by African Americans, during the period of slavery. Though We Wear the Mask was written over a century ago and for a reason – life for African American, during the period of slavery – it can be applied to numerous social situations faced in our present society; one of them being domestic ab...   [tags: slavery, victims, bullied]

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Human Sexuality: How Do Men and Women Differ?

- The beginning of this short research essay began with the author explaining what the essay will be about. This essay primarily focuses on the differences and similarities of sexuality between men, women, gays, and lesbians. It also focuses on time, because throughout time, human sexuality has changed. New scientific evidence has also helped give new insight to the human mind and their most basic needs. The first topic that was approached in this essay was sexual desire among men, women, gays, and lesbians....   [tags: gay, emotions, culture]

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Equal Rights for ALL Americans

- Marriage has always been a sacred agreement between a man and woman. However, as times have changed, our ideas involving marriage are forced to change with the times. Our country has developed throughout the years to enforce the belief that all Americans should be granted equal rights no matter what their skin color or cultural background. Granting gays the right to marry would simply be giving all people equal rights in the issue of marriage. When it comes to the issue of gay marriage, Americans have many different views....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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Discrimination Against Same Sex Couples

- Denying same-sex couples the right to marry causes gay and lesbian families to appear as second class citizens and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. For the longest time civil rights has been a battle of right and wrong, affecting the lives of many people around the world. Discrimination against gays denies them their civil rights with regards to their social roles in marriage work, and everyday life. As of now, 17 states in North America have licensed and legalized same-sex marriage....   [tags: rights, marriage, equality]

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Same Sex Marriage

-      Gay and lesbian unions have been for a long time a subject that no one liked to discuss. For the last few decades, gays and lesbians have come out and expressed their sexuality preferences. Many believe that same sex marriage should not be legalized because it's against the moral. It's against the definition of marriage, which is considered as the union of a man and a woman as a husband and wife. Same sex marriage should be legalized because the way society views the union of lesbian and gays can a change....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Argumentative Essays]

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Attitudes Towards Same-sex Families

- It is a recent move for social scientists into the realm of same-sex studies including but not limited to same-sex health, marriage, and families. With evident growing popularity within national and international newspapers and television news casts, recent studies have proven to show that there is something to say about all three and the results are shocking to some, if not most. With there being so many social stigmas around what is means to be a homosexual, or in other terms, gay or lesbian, recent scholars have tried to find evidentiary support for or against these stigmas....   [tags: Gay Families Essays]

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The Gay Marriage Controversy

- Marriage has been an important part of life since the Biblical times. It usually consists of the union of a man and a woman, but for gays and lesbians, it is the union of two men and two women. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Legalizing gay marriage is a very difficult issue for much of society to accept....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Stonewall Riots Analysis

- The Stonewall riots became a symbolic call to arms for many, it was gays and lesbians literally fighting back. After the riots many gay rights groups found new hope in gaining rights. New ideas, tactics, events and organizations were all a result of the riots. Shortly after the Stonewall Riots, it was time for the Annual Reminder, a picket in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. This year seventy-five picketers showed up, their biggest turn out yet. The picket started out like the previous ones; the protesters marching silently in a single file line holding their signs....   [tags: stonewall riots, gay rights, lgbt]

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Opposing Viewpoints on Homosexuality

- Homosexuality is one of the most controversial issues in today’s society. This practice was not acceptable a long time ago. Now, this is a common trend and people are learning to accept and deal with this issue. However, many people have different perspectives on this issue. Ellen Friedrichs and Trayce Hensen are two of many that have opposing viewpoints on homosexuality whether a family does not have to include a mother and father or a family must include a mother and father. Ellen Friedrichs is the author of A Family Does Not Have to Include a Mother and Father....   [tags: homosexuality, parenting, children]

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Thoughts on Same-sex Marriages

- As a predominately conservative nation, it is ideal that we as a group do not redefine the term marriage under the Constitution of the United States. It is not a question of equality, simply because men and woman will never be equivalent—both parties have different complex qualities from their hormones, genitals, brain functioning, and to their overall genetic make-up. Homosexuality holds about 5% of the population, meaning that the majority would be forced to conform to the minority. It is imperative that we recognize the consequences of gay marriage which include: health risks, redefining sexual morality, reduction of the population, many being affected spiritually, and forcing the governm...   [tags: orientation, homosexuality, conservative]

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Is Homosexuality A Choice?

- Is homosexuality considered a choice to have or not. Homosexuality is something someone is born with. Someone can not just choose whether they are straight, bisexual, pansexual, or homosexual. People sometimes want to be one, but they end up being the other, which is not their choice. People go through life thinking being a homosexual is considered a choice and for attention, but that isn’t at all what people do that for. In “Is Homosexuality a Choice?” the article states: “Supporting gay marriage becomes equivalent to supporting the construction of wheelchair ramps....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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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 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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A Sexual Orientation Case Law Study

- Bates Versus United States Congress passed and the President signed into law a provision outlawing private acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation. Called the Public Accommodations Equal Access Act, it forbids discriminations regarding sexual orientation in hotels, motels, restaurants, and eating establishments of all kinds as well as bars, barbershops, gas stations, and entertainment establishments. Congress relied on the commerce clause to justify the law. The commerce clause states in Article 1, Section 8: "Congress shall have the power...to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states." We are here to decide whether this law is constitutional under...   [tags: Law Case Studies]

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Same Sex Marriage

- Same Sex Marriage. There are many different views and opinions on the relationship between a man and a woman vs. the relationship between a man and a man or a woman and a woman for that matter. Same-sex marriage is a big issue in the United States, many are against it however; many are for it. If you do your research, you can find many negative and positive reasons for which society thinks it should be legal or illegal. What people fail to realize, is that what matters in a marriage is love. Marriage is a commitment between two people that love each other and want to share the rest of their life with one another....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Same Sex Relationships

- “I'm beautiful in my way/ 'Cause God makes no mistakes/ I'm on the right track, baby/ I was born this way/ Don't hide yourself in regret/ Just love yourself and you're set/ I'm on the right track, baby/ I was born this way” Lady Gaga—the famous pop-culture singer, songwriter behind the above lyrics—is a well-known supporter of gay rights. Her lyrics and actions support causes of the LGBT (standing for lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) community worldwide. Being a principal topic of today’s media scene, it is nearly impossible to turn on the television without hearing about the latest issues dealing with homosexuality, and there are those who are either for or against relationships between t...   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Cuba Civil Rights

- Picture a country that has limits on how much you can make random government imprisonments and more what do you do. That is the situation for the eleven million seventy-five thousand two hundred forty-four people of Cuba since the takeover of Fidel Castro. The US is opposed to Castro taking control of Cuba. Castro managed to ease the United States nerves when he said that Cuba was against all forms of communism. According to Lana Wylie the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics became close allies with the Cubans....   [tags: Prison System, Black Market]

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Legalizing Gay Marriage

- Gay marriage should be legal. What would you do if you couldn’t marry the one you love. How would you feel if the person you love is in hospital and the doctor cant tell you his/her condition because you are not considered by law to be a family member. The person you have been with for most of your life that knows you the best and cant make the final decisions with your life when you leave this world. These are just few of the obstacles that gay and lesbians couples face because they don’t have the same equal rights as straight couples do....   [tags: sexual orientation, discrimination, benefits]

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Transgendered in America

- ... Genetics, the prenatal environment, and life experiences are all major factors in transgender identities. In 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) declared that transsexuals had gender identity disorder. Recently, they changed it to gender dysphoria, which is the persistent feeling the individual is in the wrong body; gender dysphoria does not pertain to all transsexuals while gender identity disorder did. Furthermore, many transgendered individuals don’t find their gender distressing or debilitating so it does delineate as a mental disorder....   [tags: Sexuality, Discrimination, Prejudice]

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The Gay/Lesbian Market

- The Gay/Lesbian Market With the waving of the rainbow flag, the emergence of a vibrant gay and lesbian niche market is being heralded across the United States. A wide range of commodities and services aimed at gay and lesbian consumers are now advertised in an equally wide range of media and venues. Reproductions of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs in the New Yorker, Miller Beer ads in the Advocate, catalogues distributed nationally by gay-owned businesses, and websites "display" just a fraction of the new opportunities for consumption based in lesbian and gay identity....   [tags: Media Papers]

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Gay Is Okay

- Gay is Okay. Should gays be treated with the same respect as all other people. Conservative Christians and gay people are going at it again. They never seem to tire of this war. Only few Christians have the guts to admit that they believe that all gays should be treated with the same respect as any other people. It seems that only a person with a number of gay and lesbian friends and acquaintances can realize the importance of getting to know the people behind the labels and images society makes; and their experience of building connections with people of many different backgrounds and personal differences has been both challenging and tremendously rewarding....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sociology and Disabilities

- “If the technology became available for the deaf to hear completely, would you want your deaf child to have this technology?” It is every parent’s dream for their child to grow up healthy and happy. There are so many children in the world that do not have the ability to hear, and it is a horrible thing. Many would think it wrong for a parent to not want to give their child the gift of sight. If I had a child that was deaf, I would do everything in my power to help them get their hearing. If the technology was there to fix this disability, why wouldn’t anyone want their child to have it....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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We Need Same-sex Marriage Now

- We Need Same-sex Marriage Now Known to some people as a lifetime commitment of devotion, to others a promise to reside with a stranger, and even to some people as a union arranged by their parents, marriage is a widely varying ritual practiced all over the world. In the United States, marriage is a freedom of choice and an act of love, supported with benefits and privileges from the government. It has traditionally been the union of a woman and a man, made with the expectation of permanence and the aim of producing and raising offspring....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Issues]

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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. Should gay marriages really be allowed. Has the Supreme Court ruled in error. In our society today, homosexuals 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 few to the many inequalities that homosexuals face 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: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Homosexuality in Hong Kong

- Introduction In the last decade, the issue of homosexuality has been widely discussed and known in Hong Kong. People have more opportunities to approach the word `homosexuality' in their daily life through literatures, movies and occasional news revealing celebrities' homosexual behaviors. Simultaneously there has also been significant growth in commercial venues such as restaurants and bars, catering to gays and lesbians. In short, the social context of Hong Kong and the attitudes gays and lesbians are likely to hold about their sexual orientation are very different from those of previous generations....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Critical Review: It's Elementary

- It's Elementary takes a look as to whether or not gay issues should be discussed in schools and how such issues should be treated. Its not often that adults get the chance to hear what children think about homosexuality. When asked to respond to the discussion the school children responded in a frank and earnest manner, some especially in the younger grades with an instinctual sense of fairness and democracy towards homosexuals, particularly those facing adversity. Unlike opposing teachers and parents who thought discussion would expose alternative lifestyles and encourage homosexual sex, the children in the video were far more interested in name-calling, non-traditional families, and gay/l...   [tags: Film]

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Analysis of Anderson's Trailblazing

- After reading Trailblazing by Eric Anderson I was blown away by the story told in the book. It is a story of self-realization, persecution, and perseverance. At first it was hard to believe that this was the same person I see in lecture twice a week. It shows the fears and terrors that closeted homosexuals go through to keep their secret, then the oppression they face after coming out. It has truly opened my eyes to the hardships gay people face when wanting to do no more than be themselves but can't for fear of being abandoned by loved ones and ridiculed by others....   [tags: Eric Anderson]

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Fighting Stereotypes

- A stereotype is defined as a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. There are multitudes of stereotypes in our society today ranging from the physical attributes of a person or groups of people to the behaviors of a person or groups of people. According to An Introduction to Logic, “Often the fallacy of hasty generalization can lead to damaging stereotypes made on the basis of just a few examples. Stereotypes about women, religious groups, minorities, ethnic groups, and so forth are often based on this type of reasoning” (Mosser, Ch....   [tags: Psychology]

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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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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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The Transformation of our Society Since the Internet: Online Dating

- Imagine a world without internet. There would be no emails, no Facebook, no eBay, amongst other things. Even a simple task as booking a flight or a hotel would have to be done over the phone. To think about it… life as we know it would just not be the same. This new day and age has brought us to a point where it’s possible to find virtually anything on the internet, even love. Yes, online dating has become the new revolutionary way of finding your soul mate (Houran, & Lange, 2004), and it is to no surprise since it’s easy, provides more options and is growing each and every day....   [tags: internet, online dating, ]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal Everywhere in the World

- The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. A recent news said that US president Barack Obama was pleased with the end of the passing a gay marriage law in New York state. New York will become the largest and latest state to legalize gay marriage. And the US leader said “it’s the time to allow the matrimony between gays for a nationwide policy” [2]. According to many years for fighting of the legalized same-sex marriage, gays and lesbians finally can marriage in the accept law....   [tags: Pro Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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To Legalize, or Not to Legalize Gay Marriage

- Since the beginning of time, Homo sapiens have discriminated against people with differences such as color of skin, religion, politics, and more. Over the years, society has changed to accept these differences, yet Americans still ostracize the gay community as if they were less than human. Currently one specific controversy comes to mind in consideration of gays, and that is gay marriage. The controversies surrounding gay marriage include the legal, religious, and philosophical problems that allowing gay marriage could cause....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Not 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 debate, argumentative]

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Homosexual Marriages: Two Sides of the Story

- The topic of homosexual marriages, or the marrying of two people of the same sex, is rather disputed among the majority of people in today’s society. Only small amounts of the population have opinions that are strongly favoring one side of the debate. For most of society who are the middle-of-the-road citizens, it is a tough call to make one way or the other. The main topics that are disputed are raising children in a same-sex household, the capacity of churches to allow such a marriage, and the integrity of a marriage as a legal document....   [tags: Homosexual Marriages, marriage, argumentative, per]

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How Has Homophobia Become a Witch Hunt?

- According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. Much like a witch hunt, homophobia targets and seeks out individuals, gay or straight, and persecutes them based on ignorance, and further more if one cannot provide solid proof of his or her innocence. (Hughes) It is the fuel behind many hate crimes and discrimination. Some claim that homosexuality is a disease. If this statement is true, couldn’t we all simply begin to call in “queer” to work and school when we won’t be present....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Gay Marriage: Why Should We Legalize It?

- Gay Marriage: Why Should We Legalize It. Gay marriage tends to spark many different opinions in the hearts and minds of the citizens of this great nation. This political issue is usually one that would spark a heated debate between even the closest of friends. The subject description typically spurs intense hatred and anger, even. You would more than likely witness numerous signs picketing this issue whether it may be a revised Bible quote deeming it a sin or a sign decked out in the many colors of the rainbow which is the universal flag for gays....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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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: equal rights, argumentative, persuasive]

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HIV/AIDS Testing: A Wake Up Call

- Thirty years ago, the AIDS, “Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome”, was not a well-known disease and infected people by that disease were not quarantined, because of lack of information about the disease. The medical scholars explained that AIDS is the culmination of the virus onset, HIV, “human immunodeficiency virus”. Currently, the infected people with complications, emaciation, diarrhea, tuberculosis, cancer, fever, vomiting, cannot meet together what ever the occasion, birthday party, first communion, wedding....   [tags: AIDS]

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Gay Marriage in the 21st Century

- Marriage is considered to be the ritual binding of two people into one couple. Traditionally marriage has been the foundation were a man and woman join together in the pledge of love. At this time, the time-honored views of matrimony are being changed by gay and lesbian couples challenging the same right to love, respect, and appreciate their partners as heterosexual couples have. Homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation, along with bisexuality and heterosexuality, within the heterosexual-homosexual continuum....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Same Sex Marriage Should be Legal

- Marriage is the sacred bond between two people who love and cherish one another. Traditionally this bond has been held between man and woman. With so many changes in the world, there are more openly homosexual people in our society. Though people have become more accepting of the existence of homosexuality, gays and lesbians are still considered unequal when it comes to marriage. Homosexual couples should have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples. Denying this right is unjust and is discrimination towards a group of people....   [tags: Homosexual Couples Should Have the Right to Marry]

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The Six Political Functions of Media

- Media plays a crucial role in the dissemination of information from the power-elites to the masses in the United States. Americans today consume news information largely through the use of television, and to a lesser extent newspapers and radio. Those who control the information presented in these mediums enjoy a wealth of influence in relation to the political and social values of ordinary Americans. Elites within the industry accomplish their mission of political and social influence by utilizing the six political functions of mass media; news making, interpretation, socialization, persuasion, agenda setting and framing....   [tags: Media]

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The Spark of the Stonewall Riot

- For many generations, especially in North America, homosexuality was not accepted in any way, shape, or form. Many believed that it was a medical illness that was curable, when in reality, people were, and still are, ignorant and could not come to terms that everyone in this world is different from one another. For many instances of being treated unjust, many individuals in the gay community did not want to “expose” themselves and remained in the “closet”. As means to make gays and lesbians proud and take a stand for who they are, a movement spread across internationally....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Race, Gender, and Ethnic Groups

- In April 1992, when a mostly white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of a black motorist, thousands of people in Los Angeles, mainly young black and Latino males, joined in what has often been characterized as a race riot. In the summer of 2001, ethnic riots occurred on the streets of towns and cities in the north of England (Oldham, Leeds, Burnley, Bradford), involving young British Asian men and young White British men. More recently, in November 2005, riots emerged in Paris’ suburbs, sparked by the accidental deaths of two Muslim teenagers, and then spread to 300 French towns and cities....   [tags: Race]

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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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Homosexuality and the Anglican Church

- In recent years, the issue of homosexuality has been a controversial and frequently discussed topic within the Anglican tradition. The Lambeth conference is an assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion and is convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The conference allows for a collaborative and consultation function which allows for relevant issues to be discussed within the communion (“Lambeth Conferences”). The argument over homosexuality was discussed predominately as a communion wide issue at the 1998 Lambeth conference, and it was concluded that homosexual practice was “incompatible with scripture” (“Lambeth Conferences”)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal

- "So now you see the light, eh. Stand up for your rights. Come on. Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!" Lyrics form the song, "Get Up, Stand Up", by Bob Marley If you listen to the TV or radio talking heads, it would be easy to think that America is permanently in the grip of some major political issue....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexual]

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Gay Marriage and Asian Culture

- Are gay marriages in Asia viewed with the same perspective as in the American context. The history of gay marriage is short but not liked as much. From the history of gay marriages there are an estimated number of 250 million people who live in places which accept gay marriage; this is about 4% of world’s population. In the 2nd century in Rome, men of the same age were legally allowed to marry where they were considered to be pagans and the marriages were conducted by the Mother Goddess (Celeste 2010)....   [tags: Sexual Issues, argumentative, persuasive]

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Discrimination Agaist People With AIDS

- Discrimination has grown over the years to become a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses; one of the main issues assesses HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against due to a predicament that they have no control of after they have been diagnosed. In various instances, ambulance workers are not transporting AIDS patients to the hospital, and funeral-parlor employees refuse to handle the bodies of AIDS victims who died....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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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]

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mathew shepard

- I think that Mathew Shepard was a good person. That stupid church guy that said gays are evil, Matt’s in hell, and stuff like that are the “evil people. It’s not evil to be gay. All that stuff religious people say about gays is nothing that really is true. The religious people take in everything that the bible says about everything so hard. The bible wasn’t even written by god. The people that beat Matthew up were just raised to hate gays. It’s not right to kill a gay person for hitting on you, and that’s not even what it sounded like....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Legalizing Gay Marriage

- Legalizing Gay Marriage The battle over Gay marriage in the United States reached a fever pitch during the presidential election of 2004. The issue vaulted into prominence when the Democratic mayor of San Francisco flouted state law and performed marriage ceremonies for Gay couples. Conservatives claim that the issue catapulted them into power by motivating fundamentalist Christian voters to turnout in order to defeat anti-gay-marriage amendments in eleven states, including the crucial swing state Ohio....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Tipping the Christian Rope

- Gays and Lesbians are forever engulfed in the battle of Religion vs. our “lifestyle”. We subject ourselves to everything, including exorcisms to assist our becoming “normal again” or at least tip back into that closet. When it was my turn to come out, or should I say – be “outed”, family and some friends outright disowned me. In one hour, I went from being a God-fearing youth leader that was an example for the children I worked with, to an evil abomination before God, demonic and contagious, all because my sexuality has a clause that states, “No men allowed”....   [tags: Religion ]

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Defense of Marriage Act

- Within the last month a highly anticipated law suit toward DOMA or the Defense of Marriage Act has come to a close. A federal judge has named portions of DOMA as unconstitutional. The verdict is a large win for those supporters of gay rights, as well as giant loss for those that oppose this type of union (Trotter). To clarify, if this verdict is upheld, federal government would have no say in whether or not to legalize gay marriage. Each individual states government would be held responsible to do so (Trotter)....   [tags: Marriage]

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Defense of Marriage Act

- The LGBT communities have been and continue to struggle with equal rights with their straight counterparts. Many people will argue the notion that they support the LGBT community and feel they should have equal rights as heterosexual individuals; however how many of them will agree that LGBT communities should have the right to marry, adopt, etc. The minute the issue of marriage is brought up, many people will argue that marriage is a union between man and woman. Same sex marriage or marriage among the LGBT community is an issue dating back to the 1970’s....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Values in Urban Studies

- Introduction: In Urban Studies the two theoretical frameworks of positivism and standpoint ideologies hold slightly ontological and epistemological differences in the question of value free science. I will argue from a standpoint perspective that values do and should come into urban studies research because values allow us too empirically and rationally understand urban processes from the perspective of the liberation of gender and heterosexist oppression. First I will develop a working definition of positivist and standpoint frameworks....   [tags: Values Ethics Sociology]

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Political Parties of Texas

- As individuals, we turn towards political parties to identify with a group that has the most in common with our own values and principals. Each political party’s agenda focuses on the primary interests affiliated with that party and is motivated to enact its beliefs and interests through legislation by electing officials into government. Texas is a large state with four political parties: Republican, Democratic, Green Party, and Libertarian. Each political party has a basic fundamental ideology and platform on current issues....   [tags: Political Science]

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stock market crash

- Sexual discrimination has been around for many years and is present in many circumstances, however, that does not justify the unethical and immoral views against lesbians or gays There is info in the play “the children’s hour” that proves lesbianism was looked down upon for the wrong reasons. a. They lost their jobs – all of the parent’s of the children attending the school checked their kids out. b. People would stare at them – Even Martha went to check the mail people driving by would stare. c....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gay and Lesbian Issues - Homosexual Couples Must Be Allowed to Marry

- Homosexual Couples Must Be Allowed to Marry "I do." Two simple words that can change lives. For most people, the phrase conjures up images of a man and a woman being joined in marriage. But for gays and lesbians, having the chance to legally say "I do" is a far-off dream, not a reality. For years in other countries, same-sex couples have had their marriages federally recognized, but the unions of American homosexuals still go unrecognized by the United States government. Same-sex marriages deserve to be legalized in this country....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Feminist Bashing of Tennessee Williams and A Streetcar Named Desire

- A Streetcar Named Desire and the Gay Roots of Feminist Straight Bashing      Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire is widely considered the highest achievement of 20th Century American theatre. Stanley Kowalski is a symbol of the heterosexual male. Significantly this male icon is portrayed as a rapist. In 1947, Tennessee Williams (through Blanche DuBois) also describes Stanley as "sub human," a term that would inspire outrage if it had been used against Jews, blacks, women or gays. The play is a good example of how Williams, a homosexual, contributed to the "modern malaise" by undermining the legitimacy of heterosexual males, females and the family....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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