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Should Homosexual Marriage Be Legal?

- On February 14, 2004, Michelle and Diane had been together for about 5 years and engaged for over 3 years. Michelle and Diane knew that soon they wanted to get married. They currently lived in the state of California, which same-sex marriage is legal in, so they would not have an issue with marriage. Once they make this decision, they know thousands of caring, loving, and committed same-sex couples would now be able to share that moment with them. Do you think Homosexual Marriage should be legal....   [tags: same-sex marriage, love, gay couples]

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It's A Human Right: Homosexual Marriage

- Everybody’s morals and views on life are different. Most people’s morals and views are based on their religion. One of the main reasons the people opposing homosexual marriage give is “It offends God”. First off, this is America. Just shoving it in someone’s face that homosexual marriage is ‘wrong’ because it offends God, is wrong. You have to take in consideration that those people’s beliefs may be different of your own. In the Bible it says in Matthew 7:1-2 (the words of Jesus), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged....   [tags: religion, God, sin, abomination]

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Homosexual Marriage Is a Human Right

- There are numerous reasons for discrimination and bullying in the work place. One of the reasons is Homosexuals. Most people find them to be wrong for what they do, even though they do not affect the Heterosexual population at all, because it is written in a book that is over a thousand years old. Some are even called abominations. They are often hated by society and can often be turned down and be refused of a type of service due to their sexual orientation. Today, most Homosexuals or Same Sex couples do not have to live in fear of these problems, but that does not mean that the discrimination doesn’t exist....   [tags: Social Issues, Church and State]

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Homosexual Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... (ProCon.org) With this still in mind, I bring a point that is most often overlooked; children living with homosexual families. According to the two thousand United States census, about twenty-eight percent of homosexual homes have children living with them. In the book Gay Marriage, Moral Wrong or Civil Right, social scientists Peter Swisher, and Nancy Cook N.D. gave a statement about children living with homosexual parents: A substantial number of recent empirical studies in social science research show that there are no significant differences between children raised by homosexual parents and heterosexual couples....   [tags: legalizing gay unions]

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Legalization of Homosexual Marriage

- Most people believe that they deserve the rights they are granted by the government. An upstanding citizen who pays their taxes, serves their community and abides by the law should be afforded the rights of an American. However, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Gay and lesbians are constantly denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. Specifically, gay and lesbians couples are denied the right to marry even if they are upstanding citizens. They are held at an unfair disadvantage simply because of their sexual orientation....   [tags: gay community, equal rights, gay marriage]

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Homosexual Marriage

- Once upon a time people were married and lived happily ever after, or did they. Many scholars argue that marriage in ancient times was used as a means to determine land and property rights, protect and promote nobility, and as a means to inherit more favorable financial circumstances.The notion that a man and a woman meet, fall in love, and wed is a very recent idealistic theory in practice. While most favorable to a more harmonious society, heterosexual unions are not always so easily consecrated, upheld, and protected....   [tags: Social Contract, Counterproductive To Society]

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Legalizing Homosexual Marriage

- Homosexuality in America One of the most controversial topics in modern American society is the legalization of homosexual marriage. The gay community is currently experiencing emotional and physical violence against them based on a difference in cultural choices, similar to what the black community suffered through during the civil rights movement and what women underwent during the women’s suffrage era. Laws against gay marriage are unconstitutional, as most were created because of Christian politicians’ opinions on homosexuality; however, America is not a Christian nation, and homosexuals should not be banned from marriage based on the beliefs of certain religions....   [tags: USA, Religion, Society]

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States that Have Legalized Homosexual Marriage

- Seventeen out of fifty states in America have legalized homosexual marriage. There is well over 71,165 same sex marriages in the United States today (Desilver 5-1). All seventeen states that legalizes gay marriage commits the most harmful violation of a traditional event that was created to be for a man and a woman. Marriage should be traditional and natural (involving male and female) as Jesus declared it, unfortunately, same sex marriage creates a harmful environment for children and misleads America’s judgment of civil rights....   [tags: same-sex, god, christiany]

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Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church

- Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church Imagine you were born into a world where being straight was taboo. You were raised by same sex parents, as all of your friends. Fornication of the opposite sex was merely to have children, but a relationship between the two was virtually unheard of. It was believed that same sex parents provided a better home for children. Love between a man and a man (or a woman and a woman) was believed to be the perfect love because it was loving an equal. If one should love the opposite sex it was believed that they secretly wanted to be that sex....   [tags: Papers]

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Homosexual Marriage Must be Legal

- Homosexual Marriage Must be Legal "Men and women full of age, without any limitation due to race, nationality, or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family."( Article 16-1). Most people would interpret this article as only a man and a woman have the right to be married. But many people need to reconsider the article as in each man and woman are independent, and should be able to marry whomever he or she desires. The majority of people are straight and in heterosexual relationships, but should not mean that the minority of people are any less human because they live their life in a homosexual relationship....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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America Needs Same-sex Marriage

- On May 7, 2011, a young man named Tom Bridegroom fell to his death from a rooftop, leaving behind his devastated partner of six years, Shane Bitney Crone. Tom’s family had never accepted his relationship with Shane; in fact, members of Tom’s family attacked and threatened him when he told them he was gay. Because Shane and Tom could not legally marry, Shane was not entitled to any information regarding Tom’s death, memorial service, or burial arrangements (Crone). Tom’s family was able to move Tom’s body without notifying Shane, to keep Shane away from the memorial service, and to remove from Tom and Shane’s shared home any personal belongings that Tom’s family determined had belonged to Tom...   [tags: Homosexual Marriage]

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The Importance of Marriage, Heterosexual and Homosexual

- As a society, somewhere we have lost the importance of marriage. It seems that we have forgotten how important a marriage is not only to our families, but also to our communities. We are depriving our children and our communities of the structure, and stability that they desperately need by choosing to live together, and start families without marrying. We are also doing this by denying some members of our community the right to have a healthy marriage at all. Our children are being denied the sustenance they need to develop healthy relationships of their own....   [tags: marriage, Homosexuality, psychology,]

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Not Protecting the Right of Homosexual Marriage Endangers the Rights of Others

- Not Protecting the Right of Homosexual Marriage Endangers the Rights of Others Civil marriage is enjoyed by all people in society; all people that is, excluding the ones that find love in the form of their own gender. These people are being denied the basic right of engaging in legally bound matrimony. Laws, such as this one, have been created time and time again, mostly by ignorant bigots, only to be dissolved when finally seen as immoral and unjust in the eyes of someone without hatred in their heart....   [tags: Papers]

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Same Sex Marriage and Politics in the U.S.

- Recently, Same Sex Marriage has become a major issue in the United States. There are variations in opinions concerning the topic. The main concern is should same sex marriage be allowed or declared unconstitutional. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. Many controversies and arguments have developed from this issue. There are many reasons why gay marriage should be legal or illegal. The people who oppose same sex marriage or also known as gay marriage are mostly conservatives....   [tags: homosexual Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue

- The divorce rate among homosexual couples is nearly half the divorce rate of heterosexual couples, in states where homosexual marriage is already legal. This statistic makes it evident that homosexual marriage is as successful as heterosexual marriage. However, out of 49 states with laws regarding gay marriage, only 13 legally recognize the union of two same sex people. Some of the reasoning for this is because some people believe that homosexuality is against their religion and thus, homosexual couples should not have equal rights....   [tags: homosexual marriage, gay couples, equal protection]

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Gay Marriage Rights

- ... I think we should rebuild the country on a new foundation with a few changes, but for the most part, the same traditional principles. The United States has come a very long way in its young life, and it still has a lot of growing up to do and it needs to adjust to this ever changing world. Our society should come to our senses and start giving gays the rights they deserve. There are some major benefits to being married to someone, mainly the social and health benefits. Married couples are healthier, happier and enjoy longer lives than those who are not married....   [tags: legalization of homosexual marriage]

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The Westboro Baptist Church and Their Ideologies Aganist Homosexuals

- Have you ever thought something was unjust, but every one around you believed otherwise. For many years marriage was seen as a religious and legal contract between a man and a woman. However, in recent years the American population has accepted in increasing numbers the idea that homosexuality exists and is equal. Although the majority of states do not allow same-sex marriage, today there are fifteen states that allow homosexual couples the right to get married, and they also receive all the rights that a heterogeneous couple have....   [tags: homosexual, marriage, states]

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Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- "The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime -Kennedy" (Dockterman). By denying homosexuals the right to come out and marry their partners won't make them or their "choice" change. People all around the world have their own opinions about gay rights, but people are people no matter their race, skin color, or gender and they should have the same rights as "normal" couples. Homosexual couples should be able to be together for three main reasons: they are being discriminated for being the way they are, more children would be adopted, and statistics have proven that divorce rates have declined when a state allows homosexuals...   [tags: homosexual rights, gay marriage]

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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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The Problem of Homophobia

- In today’s social order, we confront numerous challenges in addressing, conforming to, and adapting to changes in ethnic and societal norms. What some allude to as ordinary human conduct in one society, can typically be viewed as taboo in another. One of the most controversial topics facing today’s society is the subject of homosexuality. There are over four-hundred and forty species that engage in homosexuality; only one is homophobic. Homosexuality is not an infection; individuals do not call in sick because they are feeling “gay”....   [tags: homosexual, marriage, rights]

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Marriage Inequality: The Right to Marry

- Marriage is defined as “(1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage ("Marriage," 2003, p. 659). Despite the latter definition’s addition to dictionaries in the past decade, this definition of marriage is still debated. Being a touchy subject in both politics and religion today, it’s been very hard to come to an agreement....   [tags: homosexual,same sex marriage,lgbt community]

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Battle for Equality

- Imagine falling madly in love and wanting to start a family. Imagine being so sure that this is the right person. Finally meeting the one but being banned from marriage. Imagine being discriminated against. Imagine living in fear. Imagine how Gays and Lesbians feel. Who are we to tell them that they cannot get married. Same-sex marriage should be legalized in America because gay couples have as much right to be legally married as heterosexual couples do. Marriage is a major part of our society....   [tags: marriage, homosexual, gay marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- 'Would legalization of gay marriage be good for the gay community?' Sam Isaacson wrote an article analyzing the opinion of the gay community on legalizing same sex marriages. It is somewhat of a controversial issue with the gay community whether or not marriage is a good thing. He divides the community into two groups: integrationists and liberationists. The controversy is caused because of these two different philosophical views. The integrationists want to be as normal as can be. They want to 'integrate' themselves into society....   [tags: Papers Gay Marriage Homosexual Essays]

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People are People: Sexuality Aside

- Homosexual people are the same as heterosexual people; the only difference is that they like the same gender, whereas heterosexual people like the opposite gender. Who you like should not be reason enough for your rights to be different from anyone else’s. There are many people who think that homosexual people should not be able to have the same rights as heterosexual people. In most states, they cannot get married, they could get fired from their jobs or get paid less, they could be denied housing, healthcare, and they have to abide by the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” rule in the military where they cannot openly serve as a homosexual person....   [tags: homosexual, citizens, marriage, rights]

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The US Constitution on Privacy Rights

- I. Introduction The U.S. constitution contains no expression of valued rights in considering privacy. Therefore, the Supreme Court has adopted a rather narrow interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment specifically in regards to the term liberty, as established in the due process clause . Earlier Supreme Court decisions were not concerned with how states constituted their residents. Thus, any state, at this time, was at the liberty to deprive its residents of their first amendment, freedom of speech, religion, and press....   [tags: abortion, homosexual activity, marriage]

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LGBTQI in New York

- Homosexual culture has become increasingly more accepted over the past century. The United States has just begun to legalize gay marriage in many states however some areas of the U.S still do not accept homosexual culture. Many cultures around the world still do not accept homosexual culture. Some cultures accept homosexuality, some see the practice as a sin, some create laws forbidding same sex relationships and marriage, and some punish homosexuality with the death penalty. Homosexual culture is referred to as LGBTQI culture and is shared by any person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning or intersex....   [tags: Homosexual Culture, Legalization Gay Marriage]

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Same Sex Marraige Should be Legal in the US

- The Federal Government should make same sex marriage legal in the United States. It is a human and civil right which is being denied to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) community. Same-sex couples should have access to the same marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples and prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination. Denying gay marriage infringes on the Civil Rights of American citizens. Not allowing same sex marriage is also a minority discrimination....   [tags: lgbt, gay marriage, homosexual rights]

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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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Against Legalizing Homosexual Marriages

- Against Legalizing Homosexual Marriages The legalized marriage of individuals with the same gender is drawing more attention these days. When asked, most people want to avoid the subject of homosexuality altogether or they have a very strong opinion on it. The debate over whether the United States should allow homosexual couples to marry legally is giving rise to a new social dilemma in our country. This question has courtrooms nervous, churches wavering and equal rights activists angry. Courtrooms should be nervous though....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Papers]

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The Fight for Gay Marriage

- Over the past several years the homosexual community has made great strides in attempting to justify their right to legally join in matrimony. Society as a whole has come a long way in becoming more tolerant and acknowledging of same sex partners and their choices to form families. Given our first amendment right to freedom of speech, there are plenty of sentiments regarding whether or not laws should be ratified permitting these male or female partners to have the legal right to marry. There are numerous of current trends that provide absolute support to the homosexual community with hopes of increasing the level of tolerance....   [tags: homosexual rights/legislature]

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Traditional and Gay Marriage

- Although marriage is recognized legally, religiously, and socially by various groups of people, it has a central meaning. The widely accepted definition of marriage is the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman to each other, sanctioned by God and State, in order to bear children and obtain a companion. Traditional arguments state that the right to marry belongs to heterosexuals. Today, however, same-sex marriage has become a challenge to that theory and is positively redefining the way society views marriage....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

- Should Gay Marriage Be Legal. According to Cortina (2000), if a society wants to achieve peaceful coexistence every single part of the society must reach equality, this means, everybody should have the same rights and obligations. Nowadays, in some countries, people still do not approve marriage between two persons of the same gender, even though they fulfill every obligation they have with the society, a variety of opinions argue against this. In order to analyze these opinions, which can be for or against homosexual marriage, we will need to adopt a more ethical perspective in the matter and also ask ourselves; shouldn’t homosexual marriage be legal since everybody is suppose to have the s...   [tags: politics, gender equality, homosexual rights]

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Should Homosexual Parenting Be Accepted?

- ... . . Conservatives [Christians] also generally believe that homosexual behavior is hated by God and condemned by the Bible.”(Robinson, 2002) Christians strongly believe that homosexuality is something that people learned and, for instance, is not natural, and they refuse to accept an unnatural couple to raise a child. It is unclear whether his description of a "non-traditional environment" includes both same-sex committed couples and single parents.” (Robinson, 2002) The Christian religion strongly believes that giving the same rights to homosexuals would weak society and the idea of a normal heterosexual family....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage: May Anyone Marry Whom They Choose?

- Gay Marriage: Can Everyone Marry Who They Choose. If it wasn’t for one mom and one dad none of us would exist. Marriage is defined as “the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc” (marriage). Parents have the role to raise their children in love and teach them good values. “They note that violence among homosexual partners is two to three times more common than among married heterosexual couples, and homosexual partnerships are significantly more prone to dissolution than heterosexual marriages, with the average homosexual relationship lasting only two to three years” (Diggs)....   [tags: homosexual, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gay Parenting Should Not Be Encouraged

- Gay Parenting Should Not Be Encouraged Statistics from the United States (ACLU Fact sheet, 1999) estimate the there are between 6 and 14 million children being raised in same sex parent families. Whilst some significant advances have been made by the pro gay parenting movement, current legislation is for the most part geared against same sex marriage and adoption, this status quo should be maintained. Gay parents rights group argue that being raised by two parents of the same sex provides a balanced and healthy approach to parenting....   [tags: Sociology Same Sex Marriage Homosexual Essays]

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Supporting Gay Marriage

- ... I suppose that with this background I am biased towards the idea of people with different sexual orientation not being accepted in society. With that in mind, I decided to take an educated, unbiased look at the debate of gay marriage. To have an ethical argument, one must understand the ethical or unethical basis for which gay marriage exists upon. Why does one person believe in equality while the other denies it to a certain person. Religion stands out as being one of the major contributing factors to the rejection of gay marriage, or homosexuality in general....   [tags: justice, equality, homosexual, beliefs]

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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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Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in America

- I do. The marriage of homosexual couples is a hot topic today. It is a reminder of decades past when marriage between people of different ethnicities, race, and religious affiliation was banned (Buffie, 2011). In modern America, the culture is shifting again with more support for same-sex marriages. Many United States (U.S.) politicians are listening to their constituents on this debate and have changed their stance to in favor of same-sex marriage. Along with these politicians changing their stance, many states are overturning their previous bans on same-sex marriage....   [tags: homosexual couples, race, religious affiliation]

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Homosexual Familes More Successful than Heterosexual Familes

- “Being gay is much more profound than simply a sexual relationship; being gay is part of that person’s core identity, and goes right to the very center of his being. It’s like being black in s society of whites, or a blonde European in a nation of black Asians” (Tamara L. Roleff). Although marriage, cohabitation and parenting styles of homosexual families pose no threats to the heterosexual society; many still believe same-sex marriage goes against its true purpose. “At the national level, American public opinion on the issue remains split (44 percent support legalizing same-sex marriage; 53 percent oppose same-sex marriage in a May 2010 Gallup Poll) even as opposition toward legalizing same...   [tags: Homosexual Relationships]

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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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In Favor of Same Sex Marriage

- Equality for all. I think not. You’re sitting in a church for your friend, Kathryn. She has invited you and a few other people to her wedding. As you watch her, you notice how happy she is about this marriage. Both partners say “I do,” and you hear the clergyman say, “I pronounce you wife and wife.” The church erupts with applause as your friend and her partner share their first kiss as a legally married couple. That is fantasy that has yet to come true for most homosexual couples. The war for same-sex marriage has yet to be won in America....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual]

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The Legalizaiton of Gay Marriage

-  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. Now that the Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage legal, we will observe the impact upon parents, children, same sex couples, families, and the social and political world. The arguments surrounding the issue though confrontational nonetheless are easily seen from a wide array of perspectives....   [tags: Homosexual Lesbian Legal Marry]

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Homosexual Parents: Does It Influence the Sexual Orientation of Their Kids

- Homosexual Parents: Does the Parents’ Sexual Orientation Affect the Kids. Society in many instances does not fully support or understand homosexual issues. The homosexual community is a valid part of the social community that has been excluded and marginalized for many years. With the continued ostracism of the homosexual community misconception, myth, and prejudice continue to exist concerning homosexuality. However, recently a new series of laws in the United States have pushed gay issues to the forefront of societal concerns....   [tags: pychology, same sex marriage]

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The Proposed Legalization of Same Sex Marriage

- The Proposed Legalization of Same Sex Marriage The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family law....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual Papers]

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Pro Gay Marriage Rights

- The exploration for gay marriages has been severe over time that it can only be liken to the movements that fought for civil right for the Americans long before the law stood in. It is sudden that in the quest for equal marriage rights, the gay rights activists happen to be few as they work their way out to the constitution. But their struggle is being supported by the public and bearing in mind that the political shift is also working to their advantage (Newton, 69-70). Despite the tireless effort of the equal rights activists, their opponents already happen to have support of the constitution and the big question remains to, when this will actually happen....   [tags: homosexual activisim, politics]

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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage

- Lindsey and Beth, a lesbian couple, have been living together for eleven years. Lindsey conceived two children from a sperm donor. Together, Lindsey and Beth turned their house into a loving home for their two children. One day, on the way home from the grocery store, Lindsey was killed in a tragic car accident. Before Beth could even grasp the situation, the children that she helped raise from birth had been taken away and placed into the care of Lindsey's parents, who never were a part of their lives because they did not accept Lindsey's homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Rights Same Sex Couples]

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Homosexual Parents: The Ongoing Struggle For A Family

- The Ongoing Struggle for a Family "The most important thing in a family is that all the people in it love each other.” This excerpt is from a children’s book, written by Leslea Newman, Called “Heather Has Two Mommies.” This story is intended to show kids that not everyone’s family is the same. Many reasons are given to dispute gay and lesbian parenting but all founded on some of the archaic beliefs that Hitler used to kill homosexuals during W.W.II, fear and prejudice. Although having children and being parents seems like a basic human right or choice, many people believe that the government should have the authority to discriminate who can are cannot have children, regardless of their pa...   [tags: gay marriage, research papers]

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Same-Sex Marriage

- Same-Sex Marriage Many people believe that marriage is an integral part of their lives. Currently, marriage is defined within the parameters of a partnership of one man and one woman. Under Canadian common law, a same-sex couple cannot get married and the government refuses to acknowledge homosexuals as equals. Prohibiting same-sex marriages in legislation is discrimination. Denying homosexuals the ability to form this bond violates freedom of expression, equality rights for minorities, and freedom of religion, provisions present in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Papers]

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Same-Sex Marriage

- Same-Sex Marriages Marriage is humanity’s version of love written in a legally binding document. Typically when you think of a happy marriage you envision a woman and man exchanging vows of eternal love and support in a church. However, as time has passed homosexuality that was once seen as a“curse” or “affliction” that needs to be driven out has waned by extreme measures, and gay couples’s petition for the right to marry and have their love recognized by the government. Coming from a family with two lesbian sisters and a strong heterosexual father who is a Christian; I’ve seen arguments from both sides and still find that same-sex marriages should be allowed....   [tags: homosexual rights, gay unions]

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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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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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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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Same Sex Marriage Debate On Gay Marriage

- Same Sex Marriage Debate Same sex marriage is a very controversial subject when it comes to the foundation of marriage. Politics, government, constitutional liberty and equality have played a role in the debate on same sex marriage. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (ushistory.org)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Case Against Passing a Law or Bill that Would Allow Gay Marriage

- America was founded on the ideals of freedom. Written into the first amendment of the constitution is the basic right to freedom of speech, press, protest, and religion. However, where does one draw the line to how far these freedoms can go. Are they limitless, or should they be regulated. In reality, the regulation of these freedoms is necessary, otherwise they could be interpreted and used in many different ways that are potentially detrimental. The main complication is how far to let these rights stretch, and when they must be cut off....   [tags: homosexual rights, legislation]

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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legalized

- "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 Same Sex Marriage should be legalized in the United States. There are over 1,049 federal rights and also over 300 state rights (depending on what state) that couples receive when they become offical married of many of which are denied to people in civil unions....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual]

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A Research Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... Children will confuse about the foundation of family and have a misunderstanding of marriage (Nguyen). Marriage needs the protection of laws because society must be concerned about its own preservation and continuity into the next generation. Homosexual couples and their defenders had been fighting for legalizing same sex marriage for many years. Most of the time, supporters and defenders of gays or lesbians mentioned about liberty and equality in their articles. They often ask for human rights, but they forget human rights include children rights....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- The issue of gay marriage has been addressed with various approaches, arguments, and opinions. In the broad perspective of these arguments, there are only two opposing arguments which consists of: advocates and opposers of gay marriage. The particular arguments that accompany the two opposing sides include: the effects it has on society and children, government benefits, the specific law of marriage, and the production of children. These particular arguments are controversial topics that require an in-depth discussion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Article ' Against Gay Marriage

- Rights Versus Wrong In the article, “Against Gay Marriage,” author William Bennett asserts that permitting same-sex marriages would result in extensive social damage. He states that marriage serves as the cornerstone of societal structure. He envisions that societal indifference on marriages will leave future generations in a state of identity confusion. Representing a different perspective, the article “American Marriage in Transition,” composed by Andrew J. Cherlin suggests that as the practical necessity of marriage diminishes, its symbolic importance may be increasing....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Fourteenth Amendment And The Right Of Marriage

- In 1868, after the abolition of slavery in the United States, the government decided to take measures to ensure “equal protection of the laws” to all citizens. The Fourteenth Amendment to our Constitution was written for that reason, and it further stated governments may not “deprive any person [of these rights] without due process of law.” Since that time, the U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged that several basic rights, including the right of marriage, must not be denied regardless of a person’s race, nationality, or gender....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Rights Of A Same Sex Marriage

- ... That may be true, but what do they say about polygamous and incestuous marriages(). People fear that this could happen with gay marriage. However this has already happened and society except editia the heterosexual committee 's. Turn on your tv and you can already see polygamous and men marrying five women at one time. What makes that right, you have to ask yourself that. Just because someone married to someone that is of the same sex does not mean they believe in or would act on this . Just because you are in the same sex marriage does not mean they are promiscuous or a polygamous....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Defining Marriage

- The purpose of this essay is to analyze fastidiously and personalize Warner’s Beyond Gay Marriage article. Three convergent points of Warner’s argument will be broken down, and examined. First, the concept that marriage consecrates some pairs at the cost of others. Second the question of why marriage has become such a prevalent organization in gay politics. Finally, the definition of marriage in public, private, and state terms. Marriage is far beyond what it has been previously defined in history....   [tags: Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Is The Religious Groups

- The first main group that is against Gay marriage are the Religious Groups. They do not consider Gay Marriage as a marriage. They see it as a big sin, a sin against Gods values and rules. In the Book of Genesis it says,” God created man in his image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed, saying; “Be fertile and multiply: fill the earth and subdue it “(Gen; 1; 28-29). Religious people fallow Gods Rules and because Gay Marriage has nothing common with the marriage between opposite sexes, they do not consider and accept it as a Marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Not Acceptable

- Same Sex Marriage Is Not Acceptable On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court came to the conclusion that marriage is a right protected by the U.S. constitution in all 50 states. Prior to their decision, same sex marriage was legal in 37 states, including Washington D.C. Same sex marriage goes against what the bible says. I feel that homosexuality is unnatural and immoral. Gay marriage is incompatible with the beliefs of several Christian. Marriage is the joining of a man and a woman, who loves one another and wants to spend the rest of their lives together....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage And The Lgbt Community

- ... The Bible tells us a lot about everything, but one thing that we must hold true in order to follow Christ is love and compassion. Without love, it’s hard to see what is good in the world. The world is such a scary and messed up place, living your life without love is extremely hard. The Bible tells us in Luke 6:31 “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As broad of a bible verse as this is, it tells us that love others as you want to be loved. Hating homosexual marriage is wrong because you don’t want someone hating your marriage because you’re straight....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Argument Against Gay Marriage

- Gallagher’s argument against gay marriage rests on the fact that children are best helped by being raised by both of their biological parents who are within a low conflict marriage. Gallagher then asserts that since children are best off with their biological parents society should limit marriage to a man and a woman in order to protect children. John Corvino identifies that there are missing steps in Gallagher’s arguments against same sex marriage due to the fact that many marriages are currently sanctioned where children are not found to be living with their biological parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

- Legalizing gay marriage has been an issue since the early twentieth century in America, but it was not in the early times. Same-sex marriage was not looked down upon in many cultures; in some it was even encouraged. In Rome it was not unusual for a man to show his affections to another man. In some cases they were even married, like the Roman emperor Nero. After the murder of his wife he remarried a man who looked like her. “In 65 AD, the mad Pontiff Nero crowned all his other debauches by a same-sex marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Allowed?

- ... These are two people who feel love for one another and those two people who want to be together. If we change the situation a little and a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, try to get married it causes chaos. Homosexual couples need social recognition of marital status as any other couple in love. No-one would be affected if gay marriage got legalize. Many people think that homosexuals are born that way, while other don’t think so. Other people think that is something you can develop when growing up....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Critique On Against Gay Marriage

- Critique on Against Gay Marriage Is marriage strictly between male and female, or should it also be open for homosexuals. William Bennett, a well known politician believes in the traditional marriage, being between a male and female. His thesis reads “We are engaged in a debate which, in a less confused time, would be considered pointless and even oxymoronic: the question of the same-sex marriage” (409). Not only is this statement bias, but other elements of his work held problems. The way his case was defended was ineffective to his case....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Legalization Of Gay Marriage

- ... We all have the choice to pick who we marry, but people argue that marriage should only be between a male and female. We fought the British because we were denied our basic, unalienable rights, but now it seems as if we fought for nothing because we are the ones denying those rights. This is a free country, and we should all have the same rights as any human being. We all have our own rights and we must be able to do what makes us happy. We all deserve the same rights as any human being. We weren’t born to be perfect, and if they choose to get married with someone of the same sex, let them....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... In this society we live in, it is well known that these individuals are not open about their sexual orientation due to the fears of discrimination, losing friends, and most importantly, losing a family member’s love because he or she is homosexual. Generally speaking, when it comes to family members on the behalf of same-sex marriage support, it can be severely challenging for these individuals to confess their hope of approval for same-sex marriage. These external forces can be specific challenges for any romantic relationship deviated from its familial norm....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- For some time now, a cultural war has been taking place, should homosexual couples be given equality when it comes to civil law, specifically marriage. There are countless arguments regarding human rights, morality, religion, equality, and many difficulties have arisen from these issues toward same sex marriage. “On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the recognition of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges. Three years earlier, the Spanish Constitutional Court did the same in its ruling 198/2012 on November 6, 2012....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Fight Against Gay Marriage

- America has always been in constant fighting between their different political parties. Everyone holds themselves to different ideals and standards which often conflict when it comes to achieving equilibrium. One of the issues that has come to the forefront is tied to gay marriage. The union of a homosexual couple in the past was frowned upon, recently it has been given more leeway and freedom. Yet, the two sides continue to take their frustrations out on one another. No matter which side you may agree with, understanding the issues that come from supporting either stance is the most important part to finding out your own opinion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Justification For Same Sex Marriage

- ... The Debate over gay marriage will forever rage until it becomes legalized by legalizing gay marriage will create equality for all people in a relationship and defeat the injustice among homosexual couples. Others may say that gays and straight are different from one another but I argue that the only difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals is their sexual orientation. Nevertheless, as of yesterday the Supreme Court delivers tactics win to gay marriage. The Supreme Court on Monday let stand appeals court rulings allowing same - sex marriage in five states....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage: The Impact Same-Sex Marriage a legal union of two individuals of the same gender. From the Freedom to Marry campaign to TV shows like Modern Family, the movement to legalize same-sex marriage in America has risen over the years and continues to spark controversy. On the show Modern Family, Mitchel and Cameron play two married, gay fathers who adopt and raise Lily, a Vietnamese orphan. Like most actual father, they both dote on their daughter, push her to succeed and provide her with a happy home....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... Also, on a common sense level, do American citizens really think that if gay marriage is not allowed, that gay citizens are going to stop or change their way of life. But of course those who oppose giving citizens their freedom, really have no supporting facts to throw into the argument besides the religious ones. Additionally, many people think marriage is about making kids, but this isn’t always the case. To support this statement, Pollitt mentioned in “What’s Wrong with Gay Marriage?” that “having children isn’t a marital requirement” (530)....   [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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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... Utilitarianism was created by Jeremy Bentham and was started in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the opposition to Christian ethics. Utilitarianism says that everyone should act in a way that will bring about the greatest good for everybody concerned and act for the interests of all of those who are involved. Utilitarianism is to keep people from all forms of hurting so granting the right to gay marriage will bring about the greater good for everybody involved. In the journal “The Religion Card: Gay Marriage and the 2004 Presidential Election." Campbell- one of the authors- talks about how the presidential of 2004 gay marriage played a factor in who won....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- ... She then offers up another question for consideration, asking “whether we matrimonially elastic and readily divorced straights have left the martial meringue out in the rain?” This time she uses very descriptive language in order to create a strong image through striking and unusual words such as “matrimonially elastic” and “marital meringue”. This has the same effect as the first question; however, because of its colorful language it is more distinct and memorable. Tuohy then explains to the reader what she has been prompting them to think about through her series of question, “we are confused,” she remarks....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- America has come a long way since the founding fathers wrote the Constitution in 1787. Many amendments have been altered and new ones have been added in order to keep up with the fast-paced, ever changing society of America. Although these amendments may still be relevant in society today, some people struggle to understand how they apply to modern lives, especially since the Constitution was written over 250 years ago. One issue this brings up is the topic of gay marriage - an issue which, even after the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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