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Gay Unions are a Childish Imitation of Marriage

-    It needs no further proof; the AIDS epidemic has made it sufficiently clear that the vast majority of active homosexuals are promiscuous, and much more so than promiscuous heterosexuals. This fact alone points to the subject of this essay - the ego-centeredness of the gay relationship. The fairy tale of faithful homosexual "unions" (with its slogan, "What is the difference from heterosexual marriage, apart from the sex of the partner?") is a propaganda item, to win privileges from the law and acceptance within Christian churches....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Views on Gay Marriage in Anna Quindlin’s Essay Evan’s Two Moms

- The essay, “Evan’s Two Moms”, was written by Anna Quindlin and published in the 2004 edition of Good Reasons with Comtemporary Arguments. This essay takes a liberal point of view concerning gay marriage and the ability to raise a child in a gay family. Throughout Quindlen’s essay, her structure introduces ethos, pathos and logos through a variety of court cases to gain the readers trust; she appeals to both emotion and logic in her reader through passion and unwavering intensity, which disapproves of those who take a radical point of view about gay marriage....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Homosexuality Essays]

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Who Should Be the Determining Factor?

- Who Should Be the Determining Factor. In today’s society more people are getting engaged in gay marriages and becoming more open to society. From our society changing from a highly conservative rate to a more liberal state, this will increase the amount of open mindedness towards gay marriages. These two short arguments represent the pros and cons of gay marriage; and why gay marriages should be allowed. Andrew Sullivan will be discussing why gays should be allowed to be married. In contrast to Sullivan, William Bennett wrote a response to give a heterosexual perspective....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexuality Essays]

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Equal Rights for ALL Americans

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

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Equal Partnership Rights for America

- Equal Partnership Rights for America The president has often indicated that he would support a constitutional amendment against gay marriages. The Supreme Court has not yet seen a case dealing with marriage rights of homosexuals, and therefore the constitutionality of laws banning gay marriage have not yet come into question. Homosexuals would argue that they are seeking marriage rights equal with that of heterosexual marriage under the eyes of the law. Some people feel very strongly about this issue and see support for gay marriage as a governmental intrusion on a religious practice....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]

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The History of LGBT rights in California

- “Do you know what the Gays did to me now. They took away my right to vote!” As much as I hate to admit it, that is what my father called to tell me when the Supreme Court overturned California’s Proposition 8, an amendment to the California Constitution banning Same-Sex Marriage in the state, deeming it unconstitutional. It was his belief that since he had voted for it to pass—which it did—those overturning it neglected his vote, effectively stripping him of his right to do so. I quickly pointed out to him that they didn’t take away anything and what he was really upset about was that he—or anyone else—did not have the right to deny the LGBT Community of their rights....   [tags: gay marriage, overturn of Propostion 8 ]

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The Argument on the Legalization of Same Sex Marriages

- The Argument on the Legalization of Same Sex Marriages The argument over the legalization of same sex marriages is rapidly becoming one of the most vigorously advocated reform subjects in recent law review. Being gay and loving someone is not illegal, but uniting that couple in a legal marriage is rejected by most of society in this country. Each state has had to deal with legal issues concerning same sex marriages to some extent. Most supporters of the ban on gay marriages believe that it would be a strong cause of immorality and corruption of the American family....   [tags: Papers Persuasive Gay Marriage Essays]

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Equal Rights for All

- Equal Rights for All Gay marriage has always been a subject of great controversy. Andrew Sullivan addresses this issue in his persuasive essay entitled “Let Gays Marry.” Sullivan’s essay appeared in Newsweek in June of 1996. Through his problem/solution structure of this essay, Sullivan uses rhetorical appeals to try and persuade the audience to accept gay marriage as a natural part of life. Sullivan, an editor of The New Republic, also wrote Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality (26)....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexuality Essays]

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Are Same-Sex Marriages Cool or ‘Gay?’ An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

- How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn’t marry the love of your life simply because society doesn’t think that it is right. Can you imagine the devastation you would feel, being told that you are an inferior specimen my society. This travesty is occurring in our country on a daily basis. Same-sex marriage should be nationally legalized in the United States with a law or an amendment because it is a step closer to equality for everyone. There are many obstacles in the way of the national legalization of same-sex marriage....   [tags: Civil Rights, argumentative, persuasive]

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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

- Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]

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Same-Sex Discrimination

- ... The court, in a 5-4 decision, said no, that the act of carrying a gun does not substantially effect commerce. Congress overstepped its bounds. Justice Breyer dissented claiming a three prong approach of which the court should consider "significant effect", the act as a whole, and whether Congress had a "rational basis." Morrison (2000) struck down, in a 5-4 decision, the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act claiming that the there is no activity regulated that can be argued under the Commerce Clause....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights]

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Sullivan vs. Bennett

- Sullivan vs. Bennett The two texts examined within, present the opposing extremes of views regarding gay and lesbian marriage. The first text entitled Let Gays Marry by Andrew Sullivan examines the intricacies of same sex relationships and why homosexual couples should be allowed to publicly show affection for one another. The second text that will be examined is titled Leave Marriage Alone written by William Bennett. Bennett gives his views on why couples of same sex nature should not be allowed to engage in marital relations....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexuality Essays]

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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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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage

- Same-sex Marriage The argument of same-sex marriage is important, not only for the religious and legal precedent, but because the welfare of families, especially the interest of children now and in the future, may be profoundly affected by the proposals before Hawaii's courts and the state legislature relating to same-sex marriage. Marriage is a unique practice, in that it is both a religious sacrament and legal registration controlled by the state. For the time being, marriage is defined by "84% of the population as the union of two people of the opposite sex" (Johnson p.49)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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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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Gays Have a Right to Marry

- Gays Have a Right to Marry Every teen faces that time when their parent or parents choose to tell them about sex. Well, what if it happened that instead of sex your parents chose to tell you about the injustice of not letting people in the gay community marry. If this was to happen, then there would be a better understanding of gay relationships and their want to get married. This would more then likely lead to the ending of the ban on gay marriages. In his essay “Let Gays Marry”, Andrew Sullivan, who happens to be a homosexual male, tells of how he feels that gays should not be denied the privilege of marriage....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage is Inevitable

- Same-sex Marriage is Inevitable       For many parents, the marriage of their child is a very happy and proud time. Most parents expect their children to get married and have children. But what if their child is gay or lesbian. Their child may have met the perfect person to spend their life with, but their child cannot get legally married. Same-sex couples can hold wedding ceremonies, but the law does not recognize these unions. Many heterosexuals take for granted the benefits that are extended to their spouse by way of legal marriage....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Homosexuals in the Land of the Free...But Not for All...

- “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free” – President Barack Obama. Homosexual couples are very controversial in the government. Laws and religions disapprove of homosexual couples. New laws are in process and people are beginning to act more accepting towards them. The media has given Americans a way of accepting them with the help of celebrity opinions and gay and lesbian couples on TV. Even though laws and religious beliefs do not fully support the gay and lesbian lifestyle, the media has made it more acceptable and there should be more support for homosexuals in order to avert discrimination....   [tags: gay rights, same sex marriage]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage Laws Violate Gay Rights

- Laws Violate Gay Rights When I was in third grade, I learned that there are certain "inalienable rights"-- the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- all of which the United States government is committed to protecting for every human. Last week, I learned this government feels that these human rights are limited to some people, based on how they choose to practice sex. In two separate legislations last week, the United States Senate sanctioned discrimination against homosexual Americans....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Vermont’s Permission of Same-sex Marriage

- The Irrationality of Vermont’s Permission of Gay Marriage This essay explains the rationale behind the Vermont decision - and its effect upon conservative groups especially. In December of 1999, the Supreme Court of Vermont decided that it was, on balance, a violation of the Constitution of Vermont to withhold from couples of the same sex the benefits that flow to married couples. But the court did not think it proven that the laws on marriage had been animated by any intention to discriminate against women, lesbians, and gays in the way that other laws, in the past, had discriminated against blacks....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Same Sex Marriages

- The proposed legalization concerning 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. The potential consequences, positive or negative, for children, parents, same-sex couples, families, social structure public health, and the status of women are enormous....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-Sex Marriage and the Destruction of American Culture

- Same-Sex Marriage and the Destruction of American Culture       The late 20th century disintegration of marriage is epoch-defining and hazardous to moral health. The question of legally recognizing same-sex marriage - thrust upon us by recent court decisions - culminates this disintegration.   There are many reasons why the ills of marriage are so pivotal. Marriage is the principle of sexual morality. Immoral sexual acts are often wrong for other reasons, too, such as the injustice of imposing oneself sexually upon another without consent....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Equality and Civil Rights for Gays

- Love, the emotion expressed so widely from friends to romance, is the basis of marriage. The idea of matrimony revolves around the concept of one loving another so deeply that they want to join together and share a life together. The best description for marriage encompasses words like; commitment, unconditional love, and pure beauty from within one's heart. There is no possible way to measure the validity or trueness of these emotions. When a couple decides to wed, they are making the ultimate commitment to each other....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay Marriage Equality]

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Fight for the LGBT Community Rights

- The fight for gay rights escalated to a debate between Separation of Church and State. This doctrine was created in the United States Supreme Court in 1947. This doctrine prohibits any federal, state, or local government preference or support for religion. This doctrine exists because of the first amendment of the Bill of Rights which basically states that there should not be a national church. You are free to exercise and express your religion, freedom of speech, and you can gather and petition the federal United States government (U.S.)....   [tags: gay rights, same sex marriage, lgbt]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homosexuals Should be Allowed Same-Sex Marriage

- Free Argumentative Essays - Homosexuals Should be Allowed to Marry A gay California man, whose partner died in the September 11 terrorist attacks has become "legally vulnerable in ways (he) could never imagine"(Urges 1). Keith Brodowski lost his life partner, Jeff Coleman, to American Airlines flight 11, which was the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. Coleman was a flight attendant. Brodowski is now battling the state and the nation for survivors' benefits, granted to the widows of those who died....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Analysis of Indiana Amendment Called HJR-3

- In Indiana an amendment called HJR-3 that would alter Indiana constitution to define same-sex marriage and that could affect hundreds of people is trying to be passed. Indiana Constitution can either choose to table or vote down this amendment. The Indiana House Judiciary Committee delayed the vote on HJR-3 on January 13, 2014 after listening for more than 3 hours of testimonies from both sides. Indiana congress should not pass HJR-3. If HJR-3 passes, it can do harm to our state of Indiana, our economy and our communities if it is written in our constitution....   [tags: same sex marriage, hjr 3, gay couples]

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Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians

- Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians If the constitution promises equality before the law, what justification can there be for clearing rights to any member of society. More specifically what justification can there be for clearing rights to gays and lesbians. Lots of questions come to mind when the topic of gays and lesbians having equal rights as any other citizen in society would have. Should gays and lesbians have equal employment opportunities. Should they have the right to adopt a child, and should they have the right to marry their own sex partner....   [tags: Persuasive, Gay Marriage, Legal Issues, Political]

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The Harmful Effects Of Gay Rights

- ... This problem is gay rights is especially negatively affecting the next generation by disrupting the role of a man and woman in what is known as a heterosexual relationship. Men and women are designed differently and bring two different philosophy to a marriage which provides a healthy balance to the family. Base on the polls percentage of the article mentioned most Americans recognizes this as well. Law abiding citizens and especially people of faith and stature in communities across the nation are being affected by the changed in the redefining of marriage as well....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage, Two Moms or Two Dads

- Two Moms or Two Dads   Over the pas couple of decades American society has undergone some vast changes. The concept of the family has been greatly altered. No longer is such emphasis put on the "traditional" family. A majority of children are being raised in single parent households. Single parent adoption rights have been granted. Now an entirely new sort of family is being disputed. Should gays and lesbians be granted the right to adopt a child. Today's view of gays and lesbians is drastically differen t than it was in the past....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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In Pro of Same-Sex Marriage

- Homosexual couples have had to endure much due to them not only being a minority, but also being declared illegal. I believe that homosexual marriage should be legal in Georgia. To delve into an issue as divisive as this, understanding why it is illegal in the first place is in order. In 1996 the United States Congress passed DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, into law. This law was made in order to define what marriage means when writing laws. The Defense of Marriage Act states “… The word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife” (1 USC 7)....   [tags: gay rights]

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A Case for Same-Sex Marriage

- Equal Rights for All What is marriage. Recently, people argue with respect to the definition of marriage. The definition of the word marriage is a topic that often comes up when discussing same-sex marriages. To get married is a very important event for almost everyone. Many people believe that getting married to the one whom he or she loves is natural. However, what do you think if you cannot get married to him or her because it is socially unacceptable. There are numerous opinions and standing views on same-sex marriage....   [tags: gay rights]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Response to the Far Right Concerning Same-Sex Marriage

- A Response to the Far Right Concerning Gay Marriage Mr. Far Right has claimed that neither the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights mentions the right of homosexual couples to marry. I think that it would be safe to say that a homosexual couple who wishes to marry is seeking their own definition of happiness. Did Mr. Far Right conveniently skip over the part about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" that is the very spirit of both these documents. "Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest" --On Liberty, John Stuart Mill Next, Mr....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Fight for Gay Rights

- ... When one of them fell ill his partner was not allowed to stay and comfort him. They forced his spouse to leave his side once visiting hours were over because they were not technically married, and there are many more recorded cases of such travesties. Also when one member in a married couple is dying their husband or wife has the power of attorney, which states that they have the power to make medical decisions for that loved one. If a couple, however, is united in a civil union they often must prove their relation to their ill partner before being allowed to make any decisions at all....   [tags: same sex marriage]

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The Controversy Of Gay And Lesbian Families

- ... Many years later, a big event took place that caused chaos and rioting. The Stonewall Inn, which was a gay bar, was raided by police on June 28th, 1969. In New York City, it was illegal for homosexuals to solicit. Policemen arrested the employees of the bar for not working with proper liquor licenses, attacked many of their customers, and arrested anyone not wearing at least three pieces of “gender appropriate” clothing. This had been the third raid in only a little amount of time, and people decided to stand up for themselves....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Families are Still Families

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

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The Gay Liberation Movement Of The 1960s

- ... Analyzing both the pros and cons, and considering what I believe is morally correct is I strongly believe in gay marriages / gay rights in general because everyone deserves to be treated equally regardless of the person’s belief. In this paper I will present claims that will prove why gay people should have the same rights as people who are heterosexual. Being attracted to your same sex isn’t bad (harmful), hence being gay isn’t bad. The reason being is because it is an act upon an emotion. Logically speaking being gay or in general you loving someone shouldn’t hurt anybody because it was your choice to date that person in the first place....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Bisexuality]

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The Right to Same Sex Marriage

- Gay Rights Gay people are criticized in many ways by many people depending on where there live and where they come from. “But same sex marriage is a reality; it’s here to stay and it will eventually become the law of the land”, said Sue Hyde (Hyde). We have come a long way since the first state legalized same-sex marriage; however; we still have a long ways to go (SV; conj. adv. SV). The Gay Rights Movement has been growing a lot lately, but that doesn’t mean gay couples have equal rights. The Gay Rights Movement has been a big focus since the 1990s (The American Gay Rights Movement)....   [tags: gay rights, LGBT]

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Gay Community Rights and Respinsiblities

- ... These states, in a percentage of the public’s eyes need to change. In their eyes these states deny LGBT people civil rights. The right to marry is a civil right. Since the gay rights battle has been around, there has been a fight for anti-discrimination laws for the LGBT community. Just as any other community, they need protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation. If the LGBT community can’t have housing and job security, then no community should. Everybody needs housing security....   [tags: society, marriage, housing, security, job]

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Homosexual Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... ( 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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The Issue on Same-Sex Marriage

- ... Age-specific mortality was significantly higher for gay and bisexual men than all men aged 30-44. Life expectancy at age 20 for gay and bisexual men ranged from 34.0 years to 46.3 years for the 3% and 9% scenarios respectively. These were all lower than the 54.3 year life expectancy at age 20 for all men. The probability of living from age 20 to 65 years for gay and bisexual men ranged from 32% for the 3% scenario, to 59% for the 9% scenario. These figures were considerably lower than for all men where the probability of living from 20 to 65 was 78%.” (Hogg, Strathdee, Criab, O’ Shaughnessy, and Montaner)....   [tags: gay and bisexual rights]

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Believer in Same-Sex Marriage

- Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two people of the same gender. Being born into a more liberal generation, I was taught that anyone should be entitled to be with whom they want to. It is only obvious that I am strongly in favor of same-sex marriages to be legal. I am a strong believer for equality and people’s rights. Gay couples should have access to the same benefits that heterosexual couples do and prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination. Same-sex couples should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment in the same way heterosexual couples do....   [tags: gay, discriminiation, relationships]

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Same Sex Marriage

- I was about 7 years old when I was exposed to same sex couples. I had two really close friends in elementary school who has same sex parents, one of my friend’s name was Devin she had two dads and my other friend’s name was Tessa, she had two moms. When I would come over for playdates I always wondered why Devin didn’t have a mom and why Tessa didn’t have a dad, and thats when they told me their parents were homosexuals. At the age of 7 I didn’t understand what that meant until one day at school when Tessa was getting bullied because she had two moms and one of her moms came to father daughter day....   [tags: gay rights]

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Michigans Gay Ban, Banned

- In 2004, by a vote of 59% of the voters in Michigan with a turnout of 63%, Michigan Proposal 04-2 was ratified as an amendment to the Michigan State Constitution. It states, “To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose.” In May of 2008 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that it included not just marriage and civil unions, but from being able to get employee domestic partnership benefits including things like health insurance....   [tags: same-sex marriage, federal government]

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Pros and Cons of Same-Sex Marriage

- What is Marriage. According to Cornell University Law School, the definition of marriage is “The lawful union of a couple as spouses. The basic elements of a marriage are: (1) the parties' legal ability to marry each other, (2) mutual consent of the parties, and (3) a marriage contract as required by law.” This definition states that marriage is essentially a contract between two people. Nowhere in this definition does it state that the marriage has to be between a man and a woman. However, the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of marriage is “(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 l...   [tags: gay rights and unions]

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Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

- American society encounters many different forms of discrimination on a daily basis. There is age discrimination in which an underage minor will not be able to purchase alcoholic beverages or tobacco products. There is also racial discrimination where a black youth is denied a job in a labor union even though that is illegal. Then also another form is gender discrimination which a woman is paid less than that of a man for the same job. Yet a particularly unfair form is sexual discrimination which a same sex couple is not able to be married like a heterosexual couple....   [tags: discrimination, gay rights]

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Discussion of Same Sex Marriage

- Marriage is not about religion because atheists marry; it is not about procreation because the infertile marry; and it is not about finance for it can weave poverty. What it is about is love. For centuries, the battle for gay rights has waged, and will continue to do so until the rights are granted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to help secure equality for all. “…LGBT people must lead this effort, as so many of [them] are. Their knowledge and experiences are invaluable and their courage inspirational” (Clinton 4)....   [tags: gay rights, love, lgbt community]

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Same Sex Marriage: Love is Love

- Love is love. It does not matter if a person is gay, straight, or bisexual. The term marriage is derived from two people coming together in matrimony to form a bond between the two, in order to obtain mutual benefits federally and state wide, and to formalize the decision of two people to live as a married couple. The definition of marriage has been disputed for several decades, whether if it should be defined as a ceremony between a man and a women, or a ceremony between people of same-sex. Although, in the last couple of years, people have been fighting to legalize same-sex marriage federally....   [tags: gay, lesbian, bisexual]

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The Bond of Marriage

- The Bond of Marriage The argument to allow gay couples to marry has been a debatable topic for many years. The authors, Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett have conflicting beliefs to whether gay marriages should be permissible. Sullivan expresses his opinion of the right gays have to marry in his article “Let Gays Marry.” Bennett retaliates with his own article opposing gay marriage. His article “Leave Marriage Alone,” relates his view that same-sex marriage is wrong and unethical. Both authors provide valid information to their opinions....   [tags: Gay Marriages Homosexuals Equality Essays]

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Same-Sex Marriage: A Human Right

- In a 2011 survey by the Williams Institute, 3.5% of all adults in the United States identified as either lesbian, gay, or bisexual, implying that there are nearly 9 million LGB individuals (Gates 1). Despite this, same-sex marriage is only legalized in seventeen out of fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia (Freedom to Marry). In thirty-three states, the government has decided that it has the power to intervene in who its citizens want to marry and love, as if they could decide our friends and family....   [tags: politics, legalization, gay rights]

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Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

- In 1996, then Senate hopeful Barack Obama wrote “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages” (Weinger). The timing of the statement could be directly related to then President Bill Clinton signing into law DOMA, or the Defense Against Marriage Act, initiated by Congress in a bold move that “prevented the federal government from recognizing any marriages between gay or lesbian couples for the purpose of federal laws or programs, even if those couples are considered legally married by their home state” (GLAAD)....   [tags: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, LGBT]

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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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Same-Sex Marriage Affirmative Case

- Over the last years the topic of same-sex marriage has been of great importance to our society. The idea of the same gender being lawfully married is disturbing to a group of people but in the recent years the number of supporters has increased. The cases that argue for the legalization of same-sex marriage are focusing on the relationship of the individuals and do not see anything in same-sex marriage that could harm our society as a whole. The article “How the President go to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage,” published by Joe Becker in April 2014, explains how Barack Obama started saying that he was undecided about the subject matter but is now leaning toward the legalization of same-sex marri...   [tags: gay rights politics and legislation]

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Gay Rights

- Feeling the warmth when they hold a loved one is something for which people should not be judged. It should not matter what sex their partner is because, put simply, they are in love. The gay rights movement is a continuing procession that fights for their rights. The gay rights movement actually begins on November 11, 1950 when gay rights activist Harry Hay founds America’s first national gay rights organization by the name of Mattachine Society, according to the “Timeline: Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement”....   [tags: LGBT, intolerance, marriage, equality, society]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... Most people who are uninformed on the topic will almost automatically say “yes,” but most of the time their opinion is a direct result of popular opinion and the media. Joseph Davis, a genetic scientist, used the following analogy to illustrate the idea that scientists have not found the so called “gay gene”: “if you can’t find your keys, what are you going to do. ‘Well look for it of course,’ I’m sure almost any logical person would say. But what if you have already found your keys. Would you still look for them....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Gay, LGBT]

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Who Cares About Gay Rights?

- People seem to have an opinion about everything these days whether it is about the color of another person’s shirt or gay rights. On a personal note, I believe that gay rights should not be affected by public opinion because not everyone is homosexual. Throughout the findings in “Public Opinion and State Action on Same-Sex Marriage” Gregory B. Lewis and Seong Soo Oh have found that most Americans favor opposite-sex marriage rather than same-sex. The major question found within the article lies within the research findings; Are Americans’ opinions so important about same-sex marriage that states must act upon the majority favor....   [tags: same-sex marriage, public opinion, relationships]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalized in the United States

- ... Another argument is that if marriage was strictly for purposes of reproduction, then couples in which one or both partners were infertile, or too old to conceive would not be able to marry. A favorite among homosexual couples is that they should have the same benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy, including family health plans, social security benefits and tax exemptions. The final argument that I found for gay marriage is that it is not a religious issue so it religious beliefs should have no effect on whether or not they are allowed to get married....   [tags: formally recognized gay unions]

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Why Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Welcome in Society

- Leave them alone, freedom is coming Two living human beings can be happy together, whether it is friendship or even something more than a friendship. When two people come together, they come together for love and companionship. Who has the right to deny anyone of that Earthly desire of loving the same gender. Not one human being on this earth has the authority to deny someone the right to love someone. Since the beginning of the existence of marriage, heterosexual relationships have been given the right by society to hold hands in marriage and have the freedom to love....   [tags: gay rights and equality]

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Quit Your Bitching: Same Sex Marriage

- ... Arizona’s legislation, however has been the only on to pass, efforts are stalled in Idaho, Ohio, and Kansas. Rep. Chad Campbell of Phoenix, the Democratic minority leader, said during debate that gays and lesbians across the country would get the message that they're not welcome in Arizona. This action the Mr. Campbell has taken will open the gate way of discrimination across the hole of Arizona and to the rest of the country as well, in to a higher degree that will soon secaled into state ment like, “He is Muslim, and does not belive the same as me, so it is “agenst” my religion to give any from of service to him,” or “He is black and it is aganst me belives to serve him.” In San Fran...   [tags: legal gay unions]

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Gay Marriages

- In today’s society there are many factors that contribute to the ever-continuing social inequality of people through out Canada. It is no wonder as to why there are so many stereotypes of what is socially ‘acceptable’ and what isn’t when the media is forcing these ‘norms’ into our minds. What is ‘ideal’ with in today’s expectations isn’t always attainable due the fact that everyone is different. One of the most controversial topics being discussed today is view on same sex marriage. This notorious topic is nothing new, however, there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not make it legal for couples of the same sex to engage in a marital status....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Fight for Gay Equality

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

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Stop The Madness: Gay Marriages Should be Banned

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Should gay marriages be legal. Why should our nation accommodate such a dreadful Supreme Court ruling. Gay couples have become a major problem for our children. Children only repeat what they hear, see, and other habits from their role models. Our children are the ones who are being subjected to these horrifying situations.       Gay marriages should be banned because God did not intend women to sleep with each other, nor men with men....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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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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History of Homosexuality in the US and Same-Sex Marriage

- The call on the Gay rights movement in America had every right to happen because it was and in some places still a form against their civil rights. There has been huge amounts of opinions and standing views of the idea concerning “Marriage Equality” or Gay Marriage. When it was first talk of the Term “Gay” during the 1920's and 1930's was kept on a hush until the first known organization called the Society for Human Rights based out in Chicago was started. It was established in form of a new idea presented into society and a very huge threat to the cultural norms of America....   [tags: gay rights movement, considered seual perverts]

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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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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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The Legalization of Same Sex Marriage

- There is a war being fought over how to define the term "marriage". This argument is fierce due the fact that the definition of marriage is being challenged on the basis of it’s morality or, in other words, whether it is right or wrong. Many conservative organizations such as religious and other social conservative groups contend that the definition of marriage should remain as or return to being the formal union of one man and one woman or in other words, a heterosexual couple, via legal commitments and/or religious ceremonies citing religious and social reasons....   [tags: gay rights, moral values]

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Same-Sex Marriage, the Right to Unite

- Gay Marriages: The Right to Unite   Sam* and Alex* have been together for two years. Recently, they decided that they would like to buy a house together. Unfortunately, they are homosexual and are having trouble attaining a loan together. If they were married, as they one day hope to be, there would be no problem getting a loan and simply purchasing a home. Marriage is not an option for Sam and Alex in the state where they live. Because they are gay, they are unable to legalize their relationship in 48 of the 50 states....   [tags: Essays on Gay Lesbian Bisexual]

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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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Same-Sex Marriage

- America is a country known for its freedom, yet people are told who they can and cannot marry. According to Kim Richards a case in Hawaii in 1993 where judges said the state’s constitution required a good reason not to give gay’s equal marriage rights. Congress was pushed to pass the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented homosexuals who were allowed to marry from receiving the usual benefits of marriage, like taxes and retirement. In response states have made their stand on domestic partnerships and civil unions....   [tags: freedom, homosexuality, equality, gay rights]

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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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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legalized

-      The goal of most people in life is to be happy. There are two major fronts to their happiness, their jobs and their love lives. While education may be the key to securing that perfect job, there is no formula for finding the perfect mate, especially for gays. Furthermore, once gays find their partners for life, the law does not recognize their marriage, denying homosexual spouses the benefits that heterosexual spouses have enjoyed for centuries. The roots of this debate lie in the soil of discrimination....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Issues]

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Same-sex Marriage Should be Legal

- Same-sex Marriage Should be Legal   "I do." These two simple words have the power change lives in an instant. For most people, the phrase conjures up images of a man and a woman being joined in marriage. But for gays and lesbians, having the chance to legally say "I do" is a far-off dream, not a reality. In many European countries, marriages between same-sex couples are federally recognized, but unions of American homosexuals still go unrecognized by the United States government. Same-sex marriages deserve to be legalized in this country....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Issues]

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Gay Adoption Should be Legalized

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

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Gay Rights And Lgbt Rights

- ... This led inevitably to the championing of particular rights that focused on better integrating Canada’s homosexuals into the heterosexual community, and mindset. As described previously, the fight changed rather dramatically into one about gay relationships, and the marriage rights. The courts became entrenched in the issue, especially after the 1993 decision to read in the inclusion of sexuality into the Charter. Eventually, a judge in 2001 declared that it was discriminatory to exclude homosexuals from marriage which lead to it being made legal in parliament some years, so that issue at least was resolved, though perhaps not in the way that everyone within the community agreed with (C...   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay Liberation, Bisexuality]

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Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- According to the Human Rights Campaign, the 2000 Census reported 3.1 million people in the United States of America were living in same sex relationships. These citizens reside in 99.3 percent of the counties across the nation and it is estimated that between 1 and 9 million children are being raised by gay, bisexual or lesbian parents (Human Rights Campaign). These individuals are American citizens protected by the United States Constitution. Article 14.1 of the United States Constitution entitles all citizens equal protection under the law and forbids states from enacting laws which deny citizens’ rights....   [tags: gay rights, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gay And Lesbianism History : A New Law

- ... As seen in history, homosexuality began in old biblical ages where God doomed all homosexuals. Not only does this relate to Christianity, but it also applies to other religions. Despite the heavy punishment, homosexuals were still practicing homosexuality; however, it was done in secret because people feared what would happen to them if society found out. With time, constitutional laws were put in place to prevent and emphasize more on foregoing homosexuality. Psychiatrists even considered homosexuality to be a mental problem....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Law]

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Gay Parenting

- For generations, homosexuality has been repelled against and condemned. Homosexuality is not normal, according to certain traditions and religions. Homosexuality is to be frowned upon and recognized as demons and sin-natured. In modern times, homosexuality has become a lifestyle and a relationship for more and more people with each passing moment. Although homosexual marriage is not allowed in some states, the anatomy of the person, whether male or female, hardly allows them to reproduce without sperm or ovaries....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]

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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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Outcomes for Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents

- Children of gay and lesbian parents have the same potential as other children despite living in a nontraditional household, a growing trend in America. Same-sex parented families face many struggles such as discrimination based on sexual orientation of the parents. Individuals who do not support same-sex marriage or same-sex parenting believe that the child will not be raised in a stable household. Multiple studies have confirmed that a parent’s sexual orientation does not heavily influence a child’s performance in school or their social behavior....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays, nontraditional family]

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We Need Same-sex Marriage Now

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

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