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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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Development and Transition Markers for Homosexuality

- Introduction It is the duty of social workers to advocate for vulnerable and oppressed groups. Becoming aware of the life span development of various cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, social classes, and diverse forms of families enables social workers to identify areas that are unique and require further research. Learning about the unique aspects of various cultures and social classes also provide social workers with an enhanced understanding and ideas for social work implications on a micro and macro level in efforts to improve the wellbeing of the clients....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Homosexuality: A Pesky Problem

- It is a sad sight indeed to walk throughout our magnificent towns and cities and find our eyes settle upon blights of the landscape. These childless, unnatural, and frightening “people”, who turn a keen eye upon those of the same sex, are a smudge upon our otherwise immaculate canvas. Many of those who count their profession amongst science have shined a privy light upon this queer behavior, and their findings are quite consistent, specifically that there is something not quite “right” with such folk....   [tags: Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality Is Not A Choice

- "My own experience taught me much about 'choice ' in sexual orientation. I knew I was 'different ' at age 13, despite growing up in the relentlessly heterosexual America of the 1940s." This quote is from Patricia Nell Warren, she knew she was gay since she was 13 years old, however, instead of coming out she was forced to hind who she was. She ended up getting married at the age of 18 and remained married for 16 years, denying her inner reality. She even attempted therapy to rid herself for her homosexual feelings, but those failed as well leaving her helpless....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Heterosexuality]

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Is Homosexuality A Sin?

- One of the most disputable issues among society is homosexuality. Is homosexuality a sin, a genetic virus that we should try to prevent, or just a personal choice people tend to make, a right to be differ from other. Or, just an unnatural genetic mistake that can and should be prevented in order not to blemish the whole human kind has it is known. One other factors that cannot be ignored is religions. Most religions claim homosexuality to be one of the most unforgivable sins, and cannot it to exist within society, but should religions have the right to entitle, pass judgement, and punish on to others....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Heterosexuality]

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The Debate of Homosexuality

- In recent years the debate of homosexuality has become even more of a hot topic due to the media and politics of California’s Proposition 8 and various acts similar to it in other states. These acts are being created to legalize same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships. As of right now, the United States has six states that have signed such acts. The biggest issue involving these acts are should they be passed on the basis that there is a cure for homosexuality. If there is a cure there wouldn’t be any need for these acts....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]

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Is Homosexuality An Option?

- Is Homosexuality an option. Are we born to be automatically attracted to the opposite sex, or does society force it. How could one government declare itself democratic if they don’t allow homosexual couples. In the middle of all the attention, it is critical to understand how these individuals feel. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 and 25% of them were reported to be homosexuals. The reason these numbers are so high could be because of how ignorant and uneducated people are about the subject....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Heterosexuality]

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Is Homosexuality A Choice?

- A word “Homosexual” have always been there from the beginning but it was hidden somewhere due to the lack of person’s knowledge in old era, for example we still have some ancient mythologies of 18th century where in the abstract we could clearly see a homosexual conductance. It’s been hyped and disclosed by the media and then it spread later on. But even in today’s fast world there are also few people who feel ashamed of claiming there selves a homosexual because they think it’s something inappropriate, but research has proven this kind of feeling could also change their interests into a normal straight person....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, Religion]

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Homosexuality in the Film Latter Days and in Sexual Perversion by Nagel

- From the assigned readings and film, I felt that I have gained a better understanding on one of the most controversial types of relationships, homosexuality. The topic of homosexuality isn’t easy to openly talk about but it is important as philosophy students, to have an open-mind about topics that we don’t partake in. Doing so allows us to promote new ways of thinking about the world around us and see them in a whole new light. In this personal response paper, I will discuss homosexuality in connection with the film Latter Days to determine why a homosexual relationship can meet Kant’s criteria for acceptable love as mentioned in Ruse’s essay, “Is Homosexuality Bad Sexuality?”, as well as w...   [tags: Homosexuality]

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Passive Male Homosexuality in Pre-Christian Scandinavia

- “The love that dare not speak its name” truly was a mute love in pre-Christian Norse society. The Norse viewed male homosexual intercourse through a curious (by modern American standards) dichotic lens. Similarly to Roman and Greek societies, the Norse attached no great negative stigma or condemnatory connotations to the idea itself of homosexual intercourse. However, the Vikings intensely disapproved of free men taking the passive role in any male-male sexual acts. Norse society regarded passivity in all penetrative intercourse as intrinsically related to unmanly, and therefore feminine, behavior....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Homosexuality And Its Effects On Society

- "Was I born like this?" This question is inevitably asked by homosexuals (also referred to as gays) worldwide. Homosexuality is often defined as the preference of or the attraction to people of the same sex. According to a study performed by Indiana University, roughly 8% of men and 7% of women identify as gay (Reece). However, there is no widely-accepted study concerning whether or not people are born gay, or if homosexuality is developed postnatally. Those who advocate the former assume that genes and prenatal hormones cause homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality As A Sin Against God

- Homosexuality today is widely accepted by a majority of the world, but there are still many different views about homosexuality. Many of these views come from a religious point a view, and regard homosexuality as a sin against god. Another view is from a natural stand point, or a biological view of the subject, and is a genetic mistake. Lastly there are the views that accept homosexuality just as it is, and see nothing wrong with it. One argument against homosexuality is from religion, and despite some belief, not all religions condemn homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Is Homosexuality Genetic, Developmental, Or Learned?

- ... After careful calculation and years of studies, he says the chances for both twins to be gay is 11% in men and 14% in women. Whitehead notes: “The predominant things that create homosexuality in one identical twin and not in the other have to be post-birth factors.” So it seems to me that homosexuality is NOT genetic contrary to the implied belief sang by Ms. Gaga in the song “Born This Way”. Using Wikipedia, I read and took the parts of their articles that were sourced and correct for this next branch of the paper....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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Homosexuality Of Television And Music Industry

- ... Discrimination molds society’s attitude on homosexuality into thinking negatively about LGBTQ members. Most people are afraid to have their own views because they are afraid to be the only one to stand up for the LGBTQ community. Bruce Vilanch, author of “That’s Myth Tom to you”, states we have to discard the fear of homophobes so we can divert our attention from negativity (Bruce). Being a positive leader can change the lives of the LGBTQ community for the better. On another note, there are people who are actually open to homosexuals and homosexuality in television....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality And Its Effects On Society

- Since the first eukaryotes appeared, all living things have been reproducing primarily by a female and male union. Contrary to popular belief, there were other sexual relationships other than between opposite sexes. Homosexuality has baffled most of humanity as it seemingly goes against Mother Nature. While societies such as Ancient Greece viewed it as completely natural and it was a social custom, others viewed it with much resentment and considered it abnormal. Some want to treat this natural phenomenon as just another mental disease and cure it with therapy, while others think that if you engage in homosexual activities you will spend your after life in the fiery lakes of hell....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality And Its Effects On Society

- ... Both parties were encouraged to treat the relationship seriously (Pflugfelder 39-42). According to Gregory Pflugfelder, monks were even considered to have a preference for male prostitutes. Eventually, this ‘practice’ was spread towards the warrior class of Japan where relationships between an adult man and young boy also took place. It was customary for a boy to undergo training in martial arts by an experienced adult. If the boy agreed, the man would take the boy as his lover in a relationship know as a “brotherhood contract”....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, LGBT]

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Homosexuality Is Not Be Cured By Casey Sanchez

- rationale was for him to associate attraction to men with nausea making homosexuality so repulsive that he would become straight. Within three days of admission Clegg-Hill was dead (Tatchell). Even though these practices have hurt, or even killed some of their “patients,” there are still some survivors, and journalists that have proven that conversion therapy does not work. In her article “Homosexuality Cannot Be Cured,” Casey Sanchez argues that reparative camps are damning the LGBT community. She profiles a former ex- gay minister John Smid....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, LGBT]

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Homosexuality And Its Impact On Society

- One of the most widely discussed current events in our society is homosexuality. It seems as though everybody has an opinion about this subject, whether they are for, against, or even confused by it. Christians are no exception to this rule. Views of homosexuality vary between and within denominations and their congregations. Some churches adamantly protest allowing homosexuals the right to get married, while others prominently display an image of a rainbow flag in front of their building, assuring passersby that people of all sexual orientations are welcome to their church....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Christianity, Protestantism]

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The Catholic Church Catechism On Homosexuality

- ... The sexual expression of love is expected to allow the development of a new life. Due to these aspects, the Catholic Church has rejected homosexual involvements. The Catholic Church has a mission to introduce a challenging apparition and ethic of marriage and human sexuality (Maher, 86). However, the church is cognizant that these teachings can be difficult for individuals to emulate. When encountered by failure, the church is expected to implement their pastoral morals by not alienating those brazened out with failures, but instead they enable them to comprehend and agree to the doctrine given by God....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, Morality]

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The Discussion of Homosexuality in Comic Books

- The discussion of homosexuality in comic books has a long history, reaching back to 1954, when German-American psychiatrist Frederick Wertham published Seduction of the Innocent, a book that warned about the negative effect of popular literature. The book was a minor bestseller and was taken seriously at the time, creating alarm in parents with the claim that reading the crime-, superhero- and horror comics that contain descriptions of violence, sex, drug use and other adult themes, children will be encouraged to similar behavior (Wikipedia)....   [tags: homosexuality, comic books]

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Should Homosexuality Be Legal Or Not?

- ... “Attitudes serving an experiential function assist heterosexuals in making sense of their previous interactions with the” homosexual community (Herek “Sexual” 2013). Individuals, most of the time, will hold opinions of the homosexual community from their interactions in the past with them. If the interaction was poor their views may be poor and vice versa (Herek “Sexual” 2013). Sexual prejudice can only serve an experiential function when a heterosexual has knowingly had personal contact with gay men or lesbians....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality And Human Sexual Orientation

- Homosexuality and Genetics Homosexuality in men and women has become more open to discussion to study in the past couple of decades that it has come to questioning whether if homosexuality is more genetic based rather that it is “chosen” as what Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, believed it to be “absolutely a choice” (qtd. in Ghose). As scientists are testing and studying this hypothesis, three of the most influential studies that have been documented were by Simon LeVay, studying brain differences in heterosexuals and homosexuals, Michael Bailey and Richard Pillard on twin brothers and sisters, and finally Dean H....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality and the Right to Form a Family

- Throughout history people who manifested an attraction for others of the same sex usually have gone through a lot of maltreatments, discrimination, and have often been regarded as “sexual deviants.” Relationships between people of the same sex have been present since the beginning of history. Their lives have not always been easy, because they have been persecuted and sometimes even forced to go through a psychiatric evaluation. At the same time, in order to gain their rights and dignity, they had to take their fight to the legal system because as George Chauncey, a professor of history at Yale University mentioned, “although most people recognize that gay life was difficult before growth of...   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Legalization]

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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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Homosexuality Is Not Against God

- Homosexuality is out of the norm in the society compared to heterosexuality, which is the sexual preference that is always portrayed to be the good one. In the Catholic religion there has always been a debate whether if God is against or not about homosexuality. Homosexuality is not against God. By analyzing Bible passages that mentions homosexuality, Jesus’ teachings, Christian ethics, and surveys taken in workplace that shows discrimination against homosexuality, then it will become evident that God is not opposed to homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Christianity]

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The Battle Of Homosexuality As A Choice

- Research regarding current articles related to the battle of homosexuality as a choice, or birth gene. Exploration of scientific evidence and experiments, revolving over the pieces found within both, human and animal chromosomes, contained in individuals sharing the homosexuality lifestyle. Furthermore, discerning the objectives and viewpoints of both sides regarding the argument; morality vs science. Ultimately, my essay’s research shall update readers upon the current forefront issues, experiments conducted, viewpoints, and trending thoughts....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Human sexuality]

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Causes Of Homosexuality : Inborn Or Developed?

- ... Others, claim to have changed their orientation, or to have developed desires over their lifetime due to past experiences. Both assertions are can be entirely true, however, people are more likely to choose the side that is considered to be more acceptable within the LGBT community, and the general public. For example, it is commonly considered to be more more “acceptable” or “normal” for an individual to create a reason behind their homosexuality rather than admit they simply chose to act upon the desire....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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The Hypothalamus, Hormones and Homosexuality

- Human sexuality is an aspect in everyone’s life whether they realize it or not. Let’s take Batman and Robin, for instance. They were the first cartoon characters accused of “sexual practices.” Fred Wertherm, a psychologist, studied sexuality in comic books and recorded the sexual behaviors between Batman and Robin. He noted these two characters as two men who wore capes and loved wearing tights- not the most masculine qualities. Batman and Robin also lived together. When they were at home, they would lounge around in gowns....   [tags: Homosexuality, Academic Essays]

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Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality

- Calling for a Re-Write Homosexuality has been a controversial topic for hundreds of years now and has grown in awareness and acceptance over time. Past mentions of the subject can even be seen in older works of literature and art although it was not easily found because of the lack of understanding or “Androgynous” context, according to author, John Boswell author of, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. It was not until the past 50 or so years that same sex marriage and gay rights began to make a huge up rise and today is seen as common and for the most part socially acceptable....   [tags: John Boswell, Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality : Good Or Bad?

- Homosexuality in America: Good or Bad American society has always been divided when it comes to the topic of homosexuality. Homosexuality is more widely accepted today than it was several years ago, but some people still treat homosexuals like outcasts and discriminate against them in many areas. Not all of America has adopted the idea that homosexuality is okay and even normal. However, more have become tolerant. This issue is far more than just a religious battle. Everyone has their own opinions and beliefs, and they have the right to do so, but it is still important for America to be open-minded to people of different statuses and beliefs....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Argument Against Homosexuality Marriage

- Ever since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a “constitutional right” to Same-Sex Marriage, religious opponents of gay marriage placed the decision as “profoundly immortal and unjust” ( Using the idea of religious along with Saunders’ sense of satire, he indicated religious beliefs toward Same-Sex-Marriage that “He did not want men marrying men, or women marrying women, but also what He did not want, in my view, was feminine men marrying masculine women” (Saunders, 67). Bringing in the use of religions in Saunders’ responses, we can see that he is intentionally mocking the majority of religious followers who opposed to gay marriage at the time when this issue rise among the so...   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality Is A Controversial Topic

- Homosexuality is a controversial topic within many circles. There are those that take the view of being against homosexuality. This dislike or even hatred of gay people is known as homophobia. Homophobia comes in varying degrees, from stereotyping the gay community to thinking that gay people are evil. These varying cases of homophobia result in stereotyping, bans on gay marriage and adoption, and hate crimes and bullying which are all very harmful to the gay community as a whole. Minorities have stereotypes that are widely believed, regardless of the actual validity of the thought....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality: Two Sides of the Debate

- In today’s society, it is impossible to go two weeks without seeing a headline detailing a recently proposed law regarding same-sex marriages or a news report depicting a mildly influential individual being publicly crucified for expressing degrading comments about homosexuality. Despite the commotion that surrounds the issue, I believe that it is not that complicated of a topic. Personally, I believe that the dispute should be separated into two distinct situations with two distinct solutions. On one hand, you have a political debate....   [tags: same-sex marriage, homosexuality in the church]

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The Anti Homosexuality Act Of Uganda

- The Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda As many as 70 countries around the world make it illegal for adults to engage in consensual homosexual acts. Homosexuality has been dealt differently within countries and societies, with some granting full marriage rights and others making homosexuality punishable by death. Gays worldwide experience several forms of hate towards them in their life time, whether it being a form of discrimination, abuse, abandonment, etc. Many also have to live secret lives to protect themselves from violent acts that are being brought upon them....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Law, Human rights]

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Homosexuality And The Middle Of The Spectrum

- “However, consider the words of Dr. Albert Mohler... If scientists find a biological cause for homosexuality, he urges Christians to support seeking a prenatal 'cure '” (Armour, 2010, p. 109). This is where religion comes into play with homosexuals being who they are throughout their whole life. There are many strict religions that will not allow homosexuals, so within these religions if parents can somehow make sure that their children will not become a homosexual prenatally than they might just do that....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, Gay, LGBT]

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The Issue Of Homosexuality And The United States

- According to biblical texts, in the beginning, God created the first man, Adam and made him a woman, Eve. He gave Adam a woman, not a man, so that the human race can maintain a man/woman relationship. For thousands of years homosexuality has been misconduct or in the church’s case, sin. We are continuously beset with this controversial topic and have since reached a point where homosexuality is more open and more accepted than ever. Now, gay men and women fight for the right to be legally married in the United States....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT]

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The Controversy over Homosexuality

- In today’s society there are topics that can be uncomfortable and foreign to us, things we don’t necessarily think we need to know about unless it proves necessary. One of these topics is Homosexuality, a sometimes difficult topic to discuss, but important all the same. So what does it mean to be a homosexual, and how is it defined. Well, a person is said to be homosexual if he or she is romantically attracted to members of the same gender, or sex. Usually, the terms “gay” and “lesbian” are used to refer to homosexual men and women....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Is Homosexuality Morally Immoral?

- ... Acting on behaviors because they are innate does not make these behaviors morally justifiable just like not acting on innate behaviors justifies the immorality of the situation. Inside individual should not forget that we are humans and that every action we act on is not simply because we want to and that we also do things we don 't desire to do. We are born possessing many traits and behaviors but this does not conclude that acting upon our desires is right or wrong. If we were to act upon everything that we initially wish to do, there would be much havoc in the world....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Homosexuality, Religion]

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Is Homosexuality Morally Wrong?

- ... He continues on to say that the natural purpose of a human’s genitals, as predisposed by the world’s evolution, is for penis in vagina intercourse. He clarifies that homosexual intercourse uses methods that are not penis in vagina. Homosexual sex uses only body parts not normally used during the natural evolutionary form of intercourse. He takes a large leap through deductive reasoning to say that, consequently since having homosexual intercourse is using one’s genitals for a purpose they were not naturally designed for, then said person will be unhappy in his life....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Christians Should Not Damn Homosexuality

- ... The dependent was supposed to be a woman. Two men together meant one needed to be submissive. Jewish condemnation of homosexuality has little to do with the act and more to do with popular beliefs of the time. Secondly, Christians need to look at the time period of the Bible. The idea of sexual orientation did not even exist when the Bible was written. “The concept of sexual orientation, including homosexual orientation, had to wait another nineteen centuries to be formulated (Hultgren).” Not just a couple decades passed before the sexual orientation was created, nineteen centuries went by....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Gender, LGBT]

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Digging Deep: Homosexuality Revealed

- Did you know that homosexuality is not a mental or emotional disorder. Homosexuality has become quite a controversial topics amongst our society. Most people who realize they are homosexual are too scared to admit to the public who they really are. Then you have others who are openly confident about their sexuality as gay or lesbian. This issue has become more and more talked about and has developed multiple media acknowledgements. Homosexuality can be broken down into several different views. For those who do not understand or are unfamiliar with why a person is homosexual tend to ask an array of questions....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Society, Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality Is A Major Sin

- In the beginning of time, God created Adam, who is a man, in his very own image. Then God made Eve, from a rib from Adam, who is a woman. He gave Adam Eve, who is a woman and not a man, so that the human race can maintain and multiply by procreating. For many many years homosexuality has been a sin or wrongfulness in many, if not all, religions. Not only are we continually bombarded with this controversial topic we have also reached a point where homosexuality is more open and widely received than it has ever been before....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT]

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Homosexuality: Nature vs. Nurture

- Over the years, there has been a debate whether homosexuality is due to nature or nurture. In other words, are you born gay, or do you become gay. Scientists look into its background and origins of homosexuality. Some believe it is developmental or some have even tried to diagnose a disorder back originally. There are many valid points to either side that can be discussed and much information to be researched about this topic. On one hand, people may say that you are born gay due to your genetic makeup because they always seem to know that they have been gay; on the other hand some people may argue that your surroundings sway you to become gay because some people may not come out until their...   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality Is Born Or Made?

- ... Individuals who did not support homosexuality continued to be repulsed by homosexual actions and were not pleased by the idea of homosexuals being treated as their equals. A number of U.S. states repealed sexually restrictive laws during this decade -- laws that had criminalized same-sex behavior as misdemeanors or felonies. These laws were called by various names: anti-sodomy, unnatural intercourse, crimes against nature, sexual misconduct, and "abominable crime of buggery" laws. In 1975, The Vatican stated that "homosexual orientation (feelings) were not wrong, because one 's orientation is not a matter of choice; it is something that is not chosen....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual orientation, Gay]

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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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Homosexuality and Human Rights

- Have you ever been treated so unfairly, but knew there was very little you could do to change it. If so, then you know exactly how many of the homosexuals in the world feel about the right to marry. Many homosexuals feel that this right has been kept just out of reach for them, due to others who despise them. These individuals believe that being gay is wrong, immoral and disgusting; but this is definitely not the case. Gay marriage should be allowed in the United States because this decision supports the idea of equal rights, the effectiveness of children with homosexual parents, and this act would do no harm to society....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, marriage]

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Homosexuality, Lgbt, And Gay Marriage

- Homosexuality, LGBT community, and gay marriage, are all terms that are commonly heard in the news today. Whether it is a protest, a pride march, or simply a marriage license, the members of these groups are making themselves heard. There are mainly two groups concerning this movement. There is the group in support, and the group against. The question asked, “Is homosexuality immoral?” Not only that question, but also the more complicated one of why. According to a poll taken earlier this year by Statista, 63% of Americans believe gay or lesbian relations to be morally acceptable....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, United States]

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Differences Between Homosexuality and Homosexual Behavior

- Homosexuality (the tendency to be more sexually attracted to the same sex) is often confused with homosexual behavior (acting on homosexuality by engaging in homosexual acts), but the two are distinctly different. Even though homosexual behavior, especially in more recent years, has become an acceptable standard in our society it is a voluntary act and a sin, but the church has the ongoing responsibility and God-given call to love our neighbors, regardless of their sin because we too are all sinners....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Effects Of Television On The Cultural Acceptance Of Homosexuality

- To show evidence of the effect of TV shows in the cultural acceptance of homosexuality, some political events occurred as a result of the controversy created by Ellen. This controversy possibly incited the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by Former US President Clinton in 1996. The law “upholds States’ rights to ban same-sex marriages and to refuse to recognize such marriages performed elsewhere” (Gay Rights Timeline 102). Although this wasn’t the expected effect, the controversy exposed the issue for further discussion, which is by far a great improvement when compared to the killing of the gay Christians at the Upstairs Lounge in 1973....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality: Greco-Roman Period to Today

- Homosexuality, the sexual attraction between members of the same sex, is a term not coined until the late nineteenth century; however, its prevalence throughout Western history is apparent and cannot be ignored. Some of the earliest accounts of homosexual relationships date back to 700 BCE in Ancient Greece. Spanning from that period up to today, the history of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) minority is one that is commonly overlooked. Only by analyzing the historical records of homosexuality can one fully understand the widespread GLBT movement of the current era....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality: Its Natural

- For decades people have struggled with their feelings of homosexuals. Homosexuality used to be something that a person hid. If a person was gay, they would do almost anything to make sure that no one found out. If the public found out about a person being homosexual, they labeled that as being sick or twisted. They were also, at times, presented with rude comments about how they chose to live their life. However, times are changing and while still being presented with discrimination more and more people are letting their gay status be known to the world....   [tags: homosexuality, gay, public, politics]

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Homosexuality Throughout History

- Homosexuality can be tracked throughout history. In ancient Rome, philosophers, such as Socrates, were having sexual relations with their students. They believed it was a part of becoming a man. The Bible, one of the oldest books in literature, discusses homosexual practices among the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah. Some of the most influential people throughout history were discovered to be homosexual: Susan B. Anthony, William Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Tennessee Williams. Homosexuality is worldwide and has a global impact on society; it transcends borders, cultures, and governments....   [tags: A Brief History of Homosexuality]

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The Issue Of Homosexuality And Its Effects On The Womb

- Determining Homosexuality Kelsi Knutson Mrs. Heller Advanced English Determining Homosexuality Introduction Attention getter: “There are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual.” (Gates, 2011). Background Information: Some people believe that humans are born homosexual. Another group of people believe they have the choice of becoming homosexual and it can be reverted. Thesis statement: Although the proponents believe that people are born gay and the opponents believe that it is a choice and can be reversed, the two sides do have some similarities....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay]

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Homosexuality And Its Impact On The Middle Of Straights And The Gay Group

- ... In this present reality, the transsexual, as are others, is normally marked as far as his or her sexual life systems. At first raised as society perspectives them, transsexuals in the long run plot their own sex-turned around life course. The mental self-view of transsexuals is of the inverse sex, and their mirror pictures are in struggle with their mind 's picture. But is the minds image correct or harmful. One of the imperative components of gay person subcultures is the example of convictions or the avocation framework....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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Religion And Homosexuality : Biblical Values Accepted By Christianity

- Religion and Homosexuality: Biblical Values Accepted by Christianity In today’s society, there is a lot of controversy regarding religious beliefs and homosexuality. I have an ambivalent point of view when asked about this issue because I regularly attend church and was raised as a Christian. On the other hand, I support the rights of LGBTQ individuals in today’s culture. In the film For the Bible Tells Me So, a variety of religious beliefs and values are explored from the perspective of several families with homosexual children....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Religion, Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality Is Not A New Trend, Sexual Orientation, Or Identity?

- ... However, same-sex matrimonial practices and rituals are not as known in Egypt when compared to Mesopotamia, where documentation exist for a collection of marital practices, including male lovers of kings and polyandry. None of the documented laws of Mesopotamia, together with the Code of Hammurabi, hold constraints against same-sex unions regardless of the fact that marriages are otherwise well regulated (Eskridge, 1996). Historical artifacts and references show that Greek and Romans were also culturally awareness and generally accepting of homosexuality (Hubbard, 2003)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Open Homosexuality Is Not Defined By Dictionaries Or Professors, Or Officials?

- Words are not defined by dictionaries or professors, or officials, but by how people use them, how they are put into context, through the timeless evolution of meanings. Words can have many different faces, many of which can be powerful or quite weak, others can have a friendly face or a mean one. Sometimes there are words that can start out having a friendly face, but with time society can turn them into a mean face that betrays its former self, words like this exist all across modern social interaction, some can be more prominent than others and promote an ignorant atmosphere as to which we are forced to live in....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, Homophobia, High school]

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The Punishment of Homosexuality in Germany

- The Punishment of Homosexuality in Germany As the Nazis rose to power, they constructed strict laws regarding male homosexuality for many reasons. The Nazis were primarily concerned with preserving and reproducing people of pure German blood. Consequently, in order to catalyze the purification of the German population, the Nazis sterilized those who were not fit to reproduce and forced those who were fit to procreate. The Nazis wanted all able men and women to produce and bear offspring, however homosexual males would not take part in the male role of reproduction because of their sexual orientation....   [tags: Homosexuality Nazis History Essays]

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Homosexuality Is Defined As Sexual Orientation Or Activity With People Of The Same Sex

- ... However, there are certain common areas of sexuality that differ only along gender lines. Peplau (p. 37) says that, “Male-female differences are pervasive, affecting thoughts and feelings as well as behavior, and they characterize not only heterosexuals but lesbians and gay men as well” (2003). Those differences can be broken down into four categories: sexual desire, relationships, aggression, and sexual plasticity (Peplau, p. 37-38, 2003). As far as sexual desire goes men are more likely than women to desire sexual activity....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality Is A Sin And The Act Of Homosexuality

- ... Versus 83: and we saved him and his followers, expect his wife who chose to be of those who stayed behind. Versus 84: and we pelted (the rest of) them with a sever rain (- a rain of stones due to volcanic eruption combined with n earthquake). Behold. How (evil) was the end of those who cut off their ties (with Allah) (swt). Another surah that discuss homosexuality would be surah AL Naml. This surah also goes back to the people of lot and how they disobeyed the word of Allah (swt). Versus 54: And (we also send) Lot (as a messenger)....   [tags: Qur'an, Muhammad, Prophets of Islam, Islam]

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Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality"

- Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality The most difficult part of any modern theological debate is choosing the authority. With the variety of Christian denominations, individual thinkers, and outside influences, and it is often difficult to reach a general agreement. In her essay, “Homosexuality: A Case Study in Moral Argument,” Catholic theologian Lisa Cahill examines four major authorities and different ways to determine how they work together to produce a cohesive Christian ethic. Though she fails to give a definitive, quantifiable method of describing the interactions between the authorities, her final judgment, approval of some aspects of homosexuality, indicates that she values...   [tags: Christianity Religion Homosexuality Essays]

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Homosexuality And American Society : It Is 2050 And All Freedom Of Thought Has Been Taken Away

- Homosexuality in American Society It is 2050 and all freedom of thought has been taken away. Your children and your children’s children are being brought up in a society that believes beastiality, incest, pedophilia, and homosexuality are all acceptable simply because they have the right to their pursuit of happiness. American society is travelling a road that’s end is a place of distorted happiness at the cost of it’s own morality. Through the origins of American society, through the origins of homosexual thought, and through the revelation of the progressive pattern of the so-called sexual revolution, the evidence as to why homosexuality is immoral in American society shall be presented a...   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Ethics of Homosexuality

- “All men are created equal, No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words,” Harvey Milk. A homosexual, as defined by the dictionary, is someone of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. Homosexuality is ethical, and I will provide rational arguments for, and irrational arguments against the topic. A few objections are as follows: It is forbidden in the Bible and frowned upon by God; It is unnatural; Men and women are needed to reproduce; There are no known examples in nature; and the most common argument that concerns homosexuality is whether it is a choice or human biology....   [tags: Homosexual Issues]

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Is homosexuality a Choice?

- Is Homosexuality a Choice. Homo is defined in the Webster’s dictionary as a combining one and the same, common, joint. Sexuality is defined as the quality or state of being distinguished by sex. These two terms combined (homo-sexuality) means of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. “The Kinsey study of 1948, which homosexuals often cite to say that 10% of the population is homosexual, actually says that only 4% of the population is EXCLUSIVELY homosexual.” (2007)....   [tags: Religious Perspectives, Gay Genes]

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The History of Homosexuality

- Every since 1977 people have been demanding that everyone get equal rights, particularly those who are homosexuals. Tricia Andryszewski says that homosexuality was “tolerated, occasionally celebrated…” and even “condemned” yet still, it was always around (11). In the mid-1960’s, groups of homosexuals fought against “anti homosexual discrimination” (11). On June 28, 1969, Policemen raided the Stonewall Inn, in New York City (9). The sole purpose was to harass the homosexuals, since the bar catered to them especially....   [tags: gay rights, sexuality, sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality in the UMC

- When I first signed up for this class, I incorrectly assumed that the term “borderlands” simply referred to a geographic location along the border of Texas and Mexico, and that we would be studying relations between those two cultures. Certainly, we as a class have studied that extensively. But, that is not the extent of borderlands. My understanding of borderlands was not altogether clear until near the end of the course. Through study and examination, I came to understand the concept of borderlands as “the relations between two groups of people whose cultures and ideas have converged who may have normally disagreed with each other.” This encompasses just about everyone we have talked about...   [tags: United Methodist Church, Catholics, Protestant]

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The Psychology of Homosexuality

- For many years, psychologists described homosexuality as a disorder or a treatable complex. Recently, homosexuality was removed from the DSM and is no longer considered a disorder. The gay population is no longer treated as sick but accepted as a diverse set of individuals. The many distinguishing attributes and characteristics of a gay or lesbian individual are considered to be personality attributes. Many psychologists have analyzed homosexual individuals throughout the history of psychology and attempted to explain their behavior....   [tags: The Gay Personality]

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Homosexuality is Genetics

- One of the most disputable issues among society nowadays is homosexuality. Is it sin and genetic virus that we have to prevent or just personal choice and a right to be different. But on the other hand it is also unnatural genetic mistake that should be prevented in order not to spoil the whole humankind. The other factor that can not be ignored is religion that claims homosexuality to be one of the unforgivable sins ever and prohibit such transgenics to exist within society, but does religion imply that people are entitled to judge and punish each other....   [tags: argumentative]

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Homosexuality and Christianity

- The way people ultimately view homosexuality, whether in religion, politics or modern popular culture, is all determined by traditional or changing points of view. This essay will discuss mainly liberal and conservative Christian interpretations of the Bible, including many verses that may support or condemn homosexuality. It will also discuss the political views and laws against same-sex marriage and the social activism in the homosexual community. This is all about view points and it has many conflicting views and arguments....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Gay Rights]

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Homosexuality and Sports

- In pro sports the thing thats been talked about the most here lately is homosexuality. Homosxuality isn’t just in the pro leagues anymore it has spread to colleges and even in high schools. The people that tend to have an issue with people being gay and playing sports is the older generations. The older generations grew up in a time where homosexuality was seen as wrong. Recent trends suggest that society is becoming more accepting of homosexuality in a variety of settings, especially in sports....   [tags: nfl, colleges, high schools]

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Perspectives on Homosexuality

- Homosexuality has always played a huge role in society. Views on this topic have changed immensely from the beginning of the greece era to now in modern society. People have become more appalled with this topic because now in society there are stereotypical views on “normal” ways of living. Religious views have also impacted people's decisions and thoughts about it. It was said that in the Greek millenium “ .. male attachments are presented in an honorific light, through there were always some skeptics....   [tags: social issues, same-sex]

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Deontology and Homosexuality

- If a faculty advisor censors an article written by a gay student, they are following their traditional viewpoints against the homosexual lifestyle. Several researchers have addressed the issue of sexual preferences and consequential discriminative beliefs. According to research by Herek (1987), religion is one of the most important social agents in defining viewpoints against homosexuality, and their intolerance reflects on both the academic community and the entire society. As a moral realist, I cannot form prejudices because the main rule of moral realism states that the objective truth is not related to subjective beliefs....   [tags: Ethics]

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Homosexuality and Ignorance

- Ignorance about a subject can cause people to be against the subject. Not knowing about a subject can make people to feel hesitant, uncomfortable and obviously unsure. Throughout history there are many examples of people who are ignorant about a subject and react violently or inappropriately towards others. Homosexuality is definitely one of the most common subjects people are ignorant about. It causes children to be shunned, disowned, and embarrassed mainly due to parents and peers who do not choose to educate themselves but remain ignorant....   [tags: gay, lesbian, LGBT, equal rights]

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Homosexuality in Television

- ... The above definitions of culture, television, and homosexuality will be utilized throughout this historical investigation. The Disney Channel original children’s show, Good Luck Charlie, stared a lesbian couple in their episode on January 26th of this year. Homosexual acknowledgment in a Saturday-morning children’s TV program is worth noting. This is one of the first encounters of homosexuality on children’s television The way the gay couple casually comes and leaves, and the reaction of the main characters within the episode, is the most interesting thing about it all....   [tags: Disney, Programs, Children]

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Glee and Homosexuality

- One rising issue in the United States is teen sexuality. As teenage homosexuality gains notice, changes are being made in America with social treatment of gays. Tragedies such as the youth suicides which led to the precipitation of the It Gets Better campaign are instigating a social movement. Gay Straight Alliance clubs are more common on public school campuses than they previously have been, and the idea of “gay is okay” is being shown via the television broadcast system. Americans are being exposed to gay culture and are becoming more accepting of it because of the exposure....   [tags: Sociology, argumentative, persuasive ]

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Does Homosexuality Change the Brain or the Brain Results in Homosexuality?

- ... Gender-based discrimination is the perception that an individual's gender appearance, identity, or behavior is inappropriate based on their biological sex. Gender-based discrimination operates in the same way as sexual orientation discrimination, it is based on the expectation that people will conform to social norms, commonly associated with their biological sex, and it is often mistaken for sex discrimination. If there are brain structure differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals, they could as well be the result rather than the cause of sexual behavior and sexual preference....   [tags: influences, gentics, change]

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Is Homosexuality a Result of Nature or Nurture?

- The argument of nature v. nurture in regards to homosexuality is a topic of intense debate. Those for it, in this case the side of nature will be addressed in ‘for the argument’, defend their reasoning fiercely and there seem to be a significantly larger amount of them. Those against it, in this case the side of nurture will addressed in ‘against the argument’, also defend their reasoning with ferocity but there are significantly less of them. This paper will discuss both sides of the argument, citing peer-reviewed journals/articles, and discussing evidence used to support each side....   [tags: biological/social source]

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Homosexuality and the Prevention of Homophobia

- Homophobia in schools has taken on a different shade in recent years. There is evident bullying of homosexuals in the school system; however, there is also a lack of acknowledgement of the triumphs within the homosexual population, failing to accurately portray historical events. Thus, a lack of appropriate care in schools creates an unnecessary stigma around homosexuality that perpetuates homosexual members of society failing to amount to anything. Homophobia is defined as “irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals” (Merriam-Webster Online)....   [tags: discrimination, gay, culture]

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Homosexuality Is A Common Point Of Dissention

- Homosexuality is a common point of dissention in today’s societies. Our nation, individual states, churches, and schools have all been forced to decide what stand these organizations will take in response to this controversial affair. How do we as a nation, state, church, school or individual decide what is right. Can a person have feelings for the same sex. What is the standard by which we measure what is right and wrong. There is only one standard. There is only one place to go to find the truth....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Bible, Christianity]

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Homosexuality and the Existence of Discrimination

- Homosexuality is most commonly defined as a person who has a sexual attraction to someone of the same sex. To many gay men and lesbians it means much more than just a sexual attraction. It means being able to have a loving relationship with the person they choose based on their beliefs and for some the right to have this love legally acknowledged through the institution of marriage. As with many minority groups, the one thing they all have in common is to be able to live their life free from hatred and discrimination....   [tags: history and gay rights]

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