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The Debate over Gay Parenting

- Over the last several decades, gay rights have been a growing topic in the public and in the court rooms. Recently, the debate about gays having the right or ability to parent has become a hot topic, due to the expanding gay community. There are typically two stances taken on the topic of gay parenting: it’s wrong and should be illegal or it’s normal and should be legal. While the norms, stereotypes and debates about gay parenting have varied over the years, today there seems to be a positive consensus when it comes to the beliefs about children being raised by homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]

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A Study on Gay Parenting

- Homosexuality has been a sensitive subject in society for a long time, and in recent years, it has sparked both support and controversy in areas such as legalizing gay and lesbian marriage and various other matters that have arisen surrounding the movement towards equality of treatment and integration into society. One of these matters that has garnered attention is gay parenting. With some states now allowing same-sex marriage or unions, the next step being taken is starting a family. There has been wide speculation into sexual orientation and whether it has an impact on homosexuals and their abilities to be good parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]

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Is Gay Parenting Bad For Kids?

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

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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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Gay Parenting

- Gay Parenting Steve Lofton and his partner, Roger Croteau live in fear each day of having their foster-son, Bert, taken away from them and placed with another family. Steve and Roger can not adopt Bert, who is 10 years old, because a Florida law banning gays from adopting prohibits it. Bert, along with four other children, has been in the care of Steve and Roger since he was an infant. If he is taken away from them, he will lose the only family he has ever known. Since June 1977, Florida has denied gays and lesbians from adopting children on the basis of morality and the supposed danger to the children (“Suit”)....   [tags: Expository Adoption Gay Adopting Essays]

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Gay and Lesbian Parenting

- The idea that lesbians and gay men may be parents is often perceived as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women only. My approach to this controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the Pro side first. Gays and lesbians deserve equal rights in our society. Society has to realize that the modern family has transformed into many different forms in recent years in that the "nuclear family" is not necessarily the best....   [tags: Same Sex Parenting Essays]

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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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The Controversy of Gay Parenting

- The Controversy of Gay Parenting Gay parenting is an issue that affects a great number of people worldwide. Although the number is a minority, the issue still causes heated debate. People who are in favor of Gay, Lesbian, and Bi-Sexual parenting rights claim that as long as there is a commitment to parenthood then successful parenting is achievable as a homosexual or bi-sexual. Since within a gay couple there is no chance for accidental pregnancy, the couple must make a conscious decision to become a parent....   [tags: Papers]

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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 Parents : Co Parenting Families

- The film “Gay Parents: Co-Parenting families” by Watson (2007) discussed the topic of co-parenting compared to adoption and segregate with gay parenting. It appears a four member chronosystem exercise the norms and value of society expected there is one small minor detail. The minor detail is a big problem. The detail is that the four member family is gay. Families are self-defined by domains in their culture and belief. It is a standard of living within a chronosystem. Family continues to changes with the interaction of other norms and values....   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay And Lesbian Parenting Is The Definition Of A Normal And Healthy Family

- Gay and lesbian parenting is still one of the most controversial topics to discuss today due to society drilling into minds that the Mom-and-Dad orientated family is the definition of a normal and healthy family. Gay and lesbian parenting is simply couples of the same-sex raising a family where the children grow up in loving, supportive environments. The sexual orientation of the parents does not influence if they can raise a child, rather it depends on if the parents are capable of providing a nurturing environment....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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We Must Legalize Gay Marriage and Same-Sex Parenting

- The legalization of Gay marriage is a very popular issue in the United States. The popularity of the issue alone makes the outcome very important to the American people. The debate is multifaceted. Should gay marriage be legal. Should gay couples be allowed to adopt children. Is it constitutional to withhold federal rights from gay couples. Then, there’s the media, throwing around their opinions and trying to influence the opinions of the public. However, even though gay marriage is, in most cases, portrayed positively by the media it is still a source of major debate....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Rights]

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The Effects of Gay/Lesbian Parenting Styles Correlating to Children's Social Acceptance

- Scoot M. Myers conducted a research beginning in 1980 about the procedures of religiosity inheritance in families. He interviewed 471 parents in 1980 and their adult offspring in 1992 addressed the effects of childhood, parental, and family influences on the religiosity of adult offspring, factors that conditioned the ability of parents to transmit their religiosity, and how recent experiences of adult offspring modify earlier family influences on religiosity. According to the results, there were three variables that influence the impact of religion on adult offspring....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Gay or Lesbian Parenting and the Psychological Effects on Their Adoptive Children

- ... Same-sex couples do not raise their children any differently than heterosexual couples raise their children. Throughout the adoptive child’s life, the adoptive parents must explain to the child why he/she was adopted, but for gay adoptive parents, explanation of their sexual orientation must also be explained using “age appropriate language” (Gateway Child Wellfare Information). Recently, research has shown that gay and lesbian parents share the parental characteristics of support, protection, and stability that children need....   [tags: same-sex couples, non-traditional households]

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Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting

- Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting In the last decade there has been a rise in the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families. Many do this through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination, and other means. Today, researchers have estimated that the number of children living with one gay or lesbian parent is six to fourteen million. Some have described this current period as a lesbian and gay “baby boom”. However, lesbian and gay parents face many social and legal obstacles (Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1997)....   [tags: Homosexuality Families Parents Essays]

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Same Sex Parenting is Just as Effective as Straight Parenting

- ... “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents.”(Jennifer Marshall) “The worlds largest study of same-sex parenting to date finds that some children are even more healthier than their peers.” (Jase Peeples) In fact, most children raised by gay parents tend to be more open-minded and accept full of others. Many people had many questions about gay parenting. For example if two males adopt a girl, how would they explain puberty to her....   [tags: gay parents, sexuality]

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Effects of Same-sex Parenting

- Since the 1970s, studies on the effect of same-sex parenting on children have been conducted in the United States. Sociological debates have occurred from the idea of allowing same-sex couples to parent. Some groups feel that allowing this would undermine the traditional ideology of marriage and skew the perception of gender roles for their children. Sociologists continue to produce empirical research that studies samples of the approximately 125,000 same-sex couples raising nearly 220,000 children and comparing their roles as parents and the adult personalities of their children to children raised by heterosexual couples....   [tags: relationships, children, gay]

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Supporting Homosexual Couples Adoption Rights

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

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Gay Child Rearing

- The sexuality and development of children with gay parents must be most affected by the rearing of the gay parents. Does having gay parents affect a child’s mental health and growth. Can education and socialization be decreased with the presence of gay parents. How could it be possible that children are not affected by having two parents of the same sex. Doesn’t this cause some gender confusion for the child. How can a child develop properly without the experience of both a male and female role model....   [tags: Parenting Raising Children]

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The Gay Marriage Debate

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

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Is Being Gay, Okay?

- Most people have grown up in a society where being a homosexual is not okay. Although LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people are being more accepted, they are still thought as ‘wrong’ to a lot of people and places. A big argument is that being gay is “unnatural” however, it is found that homosexuality is practiced in over 1,500 animal species such as giraffes, lions, and several species of apes and monkeys. We believe the hate against homosexuality should decrease, and the homosexual rights should increase....   [tags: Homosexuals, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual. Trans]

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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption

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

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Gay Marriage: A Modern Soddom and Gomorra

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

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Gay Adoptions

- There are basically two types of adoption agencies: Public agencies that are usually supported by public funding and are run by the state and Private agencies that are licensed by the state, but run privately (Reference 99). Regardless of the type of agency, the state has some say in their operations, and if the state has a ban of gay adoptions, then the agencies will have to abide. In 1977, Florida passed a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. In response to the ordinance’s creation, a campaign themed “Save Our Children was created and led by the singer of the hit “Paper Roses” and former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Anita Bryant....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Studies]

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The Stigma Of Same Sex Parenting

- By trying to compare the results from the aforementioned study, it weakens the confidence of it and is labeled as suspect science which relies heavily on a subjective set of participants. In spite of doing well (according to this study) many of these children experience a certain shame which can be linked to lower scores on a number of scales. Thus, there is in fact a “catch 22” to this study, which is that when children perform well it can be attributed to same-sex parenting and when they do not it is because of the stigma of same-sex parenting....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Same Sex Parenting and Children

- There are critics who feel that the stigma in our society toward gays being accepted is a conflict of issues. This form of relation may affect the welfare of a child’s upbringing. The prospect of a nontraditional upbringing in a same-sex partnership, or marriage ought to be a problem when raising children. Some feel that there is no real negative influence that this form of parenting has on a child. Politics has raised concern, but there is a limited amount of research in this area to corroborate this concern....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Morality and Gay Rights Discourse

- Morality and Gay Rights Discourse When Aristotle discussed the material premises of enthymemes as being important in rhetoric, he was prescient of the kind of appeals that would be tendered by opponents in the discourse over gay rights issues long after his time. Smith and Windes express the nature of this conflict accurately when they write, “symbols expressing fundamental cultural values are invoked by all sides” (1997: 28). Similarly, Sarah S. Brown describes the participants in a “struggle to stake out symbolic positions of good and to frame their side in terms of morally powerful conceptions of right and wrong” (2000: 458)....   [tags: Gay Rights Ethics Essays]

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Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Homosexual Parents are Just as Qualified as Heterosexual Couples

- 134,000 children are waiting to be adopted, to have what the average child has, a family. In March 2007, there were 65,000 children adopted and being raised by homosexual parents in the United States (Gandossy, 2007). Equally important, more than 14,100 foster children are in loving homes with gay or lesbian couples (The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2007). There is an alarming rate of how many children are in need of parents in the United States, to where parenting should not be defined by sexuality, but instead determined by if he/she is fit to be a parent and if they should be allowed to adopt....   [tags: Gay rights, Argumentative, Persuasive]

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LGBTQ Parenting

- Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning Parenting America, being the diverse country that it is, has moved on from the idea of the traditional family; one father one mother and 2 children. We are seeing more and more homosexual couples having, adopting and raising their own children. Although some people do not approve of this idea of a family, whether it is due to religious beliefs or just the way that the individuals were raised as a child, it is definitely a reality. They face many obstacles when it comes to them wanting to be parents....   [tags: sexuality effects, psychology]

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Gay Marriage Is The Religious Groups

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

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Different About Same Sex Parenting

- What, if anything, is different about same sex rather than opposite sex parenting. Introduction Same-sex parenting has evolved and continues to do so currently, but parenting laws still lag behind the changing family dynamics, posing questions and challenges for non-traditional parenting. Whereas before, gay and lesbian individuals revealed their sexual orientations after having children with opposite-sex partners, now, more homosexual couples are actively planning their same-sex parenthood (Gates, Seidman and Richards)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender role, Gender identity]

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The Controversy Of Gay And Lesbian Families

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

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The Lagalization of Gay Marriage

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

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Same-Sex Parenting and Child Development

- Same-Sex Parenting In the last ten years, many established gay men and lesbians have been increasingly undertaking parenthood through donor insemination, surrogacy, or fostering and adoption (McCann, 2005). Thus, a new type of family formation in American society has been generated. Due to the formation of same-sex households, gay and lesbian parenting is no longer a concept. This type of parenting has become a reality which society as a whole is struggling to accept (McCann, 2005). In 2010, the U.S....   [tags: Sociology]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Every day, a woman name Patricia Houston, who is with her partner Sara Walker have to fight for their right to get marry and have children in the state of Texas . However, Patricia could get marry in 37 other states heck even New Mexico and Oklahoma is literally right near her, yet she continued to fight to make Texas to lift the bans of homosexuality marriage in Texas. In this era of serious concern about homosexuality, ask just about anyone. They will all tell you they 're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Same Sex Couples, Adoption and Parenting

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

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Should Gay Rights Be Legal?

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

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Lesbian and Gay Coparenting

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

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Gay Adoption

- Homosexuality is becoming more and more accepted and integrated into today’s society, however, when it comes to homosexuals establishing families, a problem is posed. In most states, homosexuals can adopt children like any other married or single adult. There are many arguments to this controversial topic; some people believe that it should be legal nationally, while others would prefer that is was banned everywhere, or at least in their individual states. There are logical reasons to allow gays to adopt children, but for some, these reasons are not enough....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Adoptions]

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Gay Adoption

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

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A Brief Note On Gay And Lesbian Families

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

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Should Gay Couple Be Allowed To Marry

- Gay men and women have always adopted children, however in the past they would mostly hide the fact that they were gay. These days it has become more socially acceptable for gays to step out of the closet and have been welcomed into society. However it is still easier for a single parent to adopt than a gay couple. Now positive studies coming out on children who have been raised by gay parents either by adoption or biological homosexual parents in the United States. It is now up to us to realize that with the amount of children that still might never find permeant homes in the United States....   [tags: homosexuality, adopted children]

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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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Same Sex Parenting : Abandonment, Death, And Government Agencies

- Homosexual Parenting Abandonment, death, and government agencies are some of the reasons why so many kids don’t have parents. Being a foster kid is hard and “nationally, there are about 120,000 children available for adoption each year with only fewer than half of those children finding a permanent homes” (Up Next in Culture Wars?, 2006, p. 16). According to Kreisher, “until the 1950s and '60s, adoption was predominantly used to place healthy white babies in the homes of middle class, married couples....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Family]

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Same-Sex Parenting

- ... The girl took a toy away from the boy and he began crying. The mother became annoyed by his crying and yelled at him “STOP CRYING LIKE A LITTLE GIRL!” The little boy became sadder but stopped crying shortly after. By the mother making that comment to her son she took away his opportunity to be himself and express his emotions as a human being. Society has been determined crying as an act for girls and discourage it in boys because it makes them “weak.” A homosexual parent would be less likely to make their child repress emotions and would have allowed the boy to cry even if it is seen as something that girls do, because homosexuals believe in expressing themselves and not falling in to s...   [tags: homosexual parents adopting]

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Homosexual Parenting: Yay or Nay ?

- ... Having homosexual parents does mean that a child will be gay. The chances of a child of homosexuals becoming gay is the same as a heterosexual couple’s child. Having gay parents does not make a person gay, just like having straight parents does not make a person straight. If having heterosexual parents makes you straight, Magic Johnson’s son would be straight. Someone’s sexual orientation is already encoded somewhere deep inside them once they come into this world, they just do not know what that is until they start to experience feelings for whatever sex they choose....   [tags: controversial topics]

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Should Homosexual Parenting Be Accepted?

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

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Same Sex Parenting and Adoption

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

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Controversial Issues in Adoption and Parenting of Children by Same-Sex Couples

- One of the major controversial issues in this era is adoption and parenting of children by sex same couples. It is depressing and overwhelming to know that while various people around the world disapprove this adoption thousands of innocent kids aspire to be loved and protected without stereotypes. Real facts prove that orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses are not a home for children. The president of Disability Rights International published in 2013 an excellent article about orphanages, she reported: An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millio...   [tags: defenseless children, orphanages, homophobia]

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Single-Gender Parenting in America

- Introduction Throughout recent decades, homosexual relationships have become common within the United States. Along with receiving the ability to marry, some homosexual couples have embraced same-sex parenting, and have been granted the right to adopt children. These practices have been met with a lot of criticism in the United States from people who believe that the parental structure should only include a mother and father (Biblarz & Stacey, 2009a). Some of the reasons that people may be against same-gender parenting include fear of a gender identity crisis that may lead to homosexuality for the child, and the idea that children of same-gender parents are subject to social problems as a r...   [tags: Nontradition Families]

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Gay Marriage

- Gay Marriage There seem to be Specific time in history where certain issues define the culture tension in a society. They become representative of large worldview and clearly emphasize the battle between divergent moral and spiritual perspectives. Homosexual marriage in the United States is one of these issues. In the past five years, there have been various threats and debates about the possibility of legalizing homosexual union. The issue took centre stage in February largely. The U.S Senate quashes a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gays from marrying....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage 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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The Legalization Of Gay Marriage

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

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The Article ' Against Gay Marriage

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

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

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

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Over the years, gay marriage has become a worldwide known issue, and in Texas it is still a debate whether it should still be legalized. At the moment, it is not legal or illegal in the state. It is in the state of “anti-relationship recognition constitutional amendment; a federal judge has ruled that the amendment is unconstitutional, and the decision is now on appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, with the ruling stayed” (Freedom to Marry, Inc, 2013-2014). “As of May 21, 2014, gay marriage has been legalized in 19 US states (CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, and WA) and the District of Columbia” (Gay Marriage, 2014)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Not Be Legal

- Maggie Gallagher, a socially conservative commentator, argues homosexuals should not be allowed to marry because not only can homosexuals not conceive children, she believes same-sex couples cannot raise children efficiently either. Gallagher argues that civil unions are not the same as marriages and should not receive the same legal benefits. As a religious institution that has become more equal, and considered to be a human right, marriage must be made available to couples regardless of sexual orientation....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Sexual Orientation and Gay Marriage

- ... It seems that since the 60s people have been pushing for gay rights, not only in America, but in other countries as well. I think we’ve passed the point where people think it’s okay to use “gay” as an insult. There are still many reports of hate crimes against gays. 14% of all hate crimes reported nationally are against gays. Gay rights are starting to become more of a priority in America. Right now, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) is a current legislative effort to protect the civil rights of LGBT individuals....   [tags: discrimination, rights]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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

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Kids With Lesbian Parents Do Fine

- “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child 's success is the positive involvement of parents.” Jane D. Hull. In this day and age many parents have lacked involvement in schools. Parents are the first teachers and it has truly become a lack of participation because of jobs, timing, and other family situations. There are many different looks from family contribution in schools and this is what will be discussed in this paper. The first article that I read was “Kids with Lesbian Parents Do Fine”....   [tags: Parenting styles, Childhood, Parenting, Parent]

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The, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender ( Lgbt )

- Diversity Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) For this group, there may be more ways for the abusive partner to perpetuate fear and intimidation. For example, it is common that an abuser will threaten to “out” his/her partner to their family or community if they expose the abuse. This fear of “outing” may also discourage the victim from calling the police or other places that might be able to help them. The abuser may reinforce the misconception that domestic violence laws will not apply to “them” and that no one will believe the victim/survivor due to their sexual orientation....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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Sex Parenting And Non Normative Sexuality

- In the article, “They Didn’t Have Out There Gay Parents—They Just Looked Like Normal Regular Parents”: Investigating Teachers’ Approaches to Addressing Same-Sex Parenting and Non-Normative Sexuality in the Elementary School Classroom” by Wayne Martino and Wendy Cumming-Potvin, they conduct an interview between two primary school teachers. The purpose of the interview was to find out how the teachers would approach same-sex parenting and non-normative sexuality in the classroom. The teachers were told they could use children’s literature as a source to introduce the topic....   [tags: School, Education, Teacher, Primary school]

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The Issue Of Gay Adoption

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

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Discrimination Against Gay Adoption

- Note: This paper has a very long Annotated Bibliography. In recent years, same-sex relationships have become more encompassing in US society. State legislation is changing such as accepting gay marriages, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and legal gay adoptions; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is becoming public. Gay-headed families, like heterosexuals, are diverse and varying in different forms. Whether a created family is from previous heterosexual relationships, artificial insemination, or adoption, it deserves the same legal rights heterosexual families enjoy....   [tags: adoption by same-sex couples]

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Gay Marriage in America

- Marriage is not something meant to be temporary. Marriage is a very serious and special thing that is a rite of passage for all people in a country that is meant to be free. Gay people are expected to pay taxes, work jobs alongside straight people, and live a normal life, except they are not allowed to get married. Marriage is about love, and love is different for everyone. Marriage is something that will assure equality and rights – all people have according to our Constitution. The constitution specifically says that the government cannot make laws based on religious factors, and the fact that gay couples cannot marry even though they love and have needs the same way straight couples do i...   [tags: equality, Constitution, First Ammendment, religion]

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Pro Gay Marriage

- ... Religion also leads the way as a strong argument towards gay marriage with many people believing that it’s against their religion. Opponents to gay marriage with strong religious beliefs believe that gay marriage is “sinful” with marriage also being a religious intuition for only man and woman. Despite this, to legally marry someone there is no requirement for a religious ceremony to be held; this proves that marriage isn't a religious intuition though it’s certainly true that it’s a legal one governed only by the law....   [tags: Homosexuality, Controversy]

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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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The Continuing Debate Over Gay Marriage

- It is the year 2014 and the debate whether gay marriage should be illegal or legal still continues in many states around our nation. Others know America as a “Free Country”, but is it really free. Why does the government continue to force laws against same-sex marriage when the number of homosexual couples continue to rise. The 14th amendment to the US Constitution applies equally to both homosexual and heterosexual citizens; therefore, the government does not have the right to enact any law that bans marriage between individuals based on their sexual orientation....   [tags: religion, rights, discrimination]

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Gay Marriage: Why Equality Matters

- ... Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them [Barack Obama; 4].” In other words, if we respect others for who they are instead of judging them for who they love, we would be setting an example for those who cannot acknowledge the one’s personal life. Furthermore, by exposing children to different family settings, it will provide a broad perspective on how these children perceive normality in those built upon different families than themselves, as well as teaching them how to respect the rights of others....   [tags: society, love, freedom, right, choice]

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Same Sex Families And The Lgbt Community

- A topic often heard about but don’t really pay any attention to is homosexual families. This topic has recently been attracting a vast amount of public attention and has stirred up many controversies that will be talked about in this paper. This paper will look at the claims about same sex families and the effects they have on children, the difference between Gay families and divorced families, and how easy or difficult is the adoption process for homosexuals. Some background behind the topic; just this year alone the LGBT community has made some astounding advancements in accomplishing equal recognition....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality, Gay]

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Single Parent Families : Single Mother Parenting

- Single Mother Parenting Current family issue is single mother parenting because it refers to a lot of women including myself that have to deal with single parenting. Single parent families, mostly women have increased in a poverty level outcome. In many instances, a single mother must take on and consist of role expectations, developmental task, and labor inequalities. Problems of single parent families are compounded by economic difficulties. By approaching this topic with the use of Feminist Perspective theory and The Family Development Perspective, I will provide points to why this is a family issue in today’s society....   [tags: Family, Mother, Developmental psychology, Father]

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Sexual Orientation: Is it Innate or a Learned Behavior?

- Sexual Orientation: Is it Innate or a learned behavior. The most controversial and researched topic in science today is the argument whether sexual orientation in humans is innate or a learned behavior. Scientist are even conducting research and studies to see if there is something called a “gay-gene” that could be affecting us during the stages of Mitosis. Sexuality is something humans cannot control, the debate between nature vs. nurture sides whether you were born this way or was it the way you were raised....   [tags: homosexuality, gay-gene, twins]

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Overview of the Family in the Mockumentary: Modern Family

- ... Each family, when dissected, is built up on stereotypes to “mock” the dynamic. The “average” family that consist of Phil and Claire have typical jobs, Phil, who is a real estate rep, and Claire, a stay at home mom. Their three teenage children, Hailey, a typical high school girl obsessed with boys and strictly only concerned with her looks, the middle child, Alex, that is only focused on school and couldn’t be more opposite than Hailey, and youngest and only son, Luke that is struggling to fit in with the family being the only son....   [tags: Tv, Series, Gay]

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Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

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

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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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Same-Sex Teenage Relationships

- Same-sex teenage relationships were not well perceived by many people not too long ago, but many teens today are in that kind of relationship seems that teens are exploring their sexuality. One in ten teens has a same-sex relationship. (Reuters Health) These teens experience the bullying, bashing, and slurs of being in a same-sex relationship, because of their sexuality. Gay bashing and gay bullying is verbal or physical abuse against a person who is perceived by the aggressive to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual, including persons who are actually heterosexual or of non-specific or unknown sexual orientation....   [tags: bullying, gay, stereotype]

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Gay Marriage: What Ever Happened To Equal Rights

- ... Without family health coverage and many other benefits then everyone would probably be struggling. To continue with my position, gay marriage should be allowed so that same-sex couples can have the chance to adopt. Although, same sex couples can not reproduce children, adopting children from foster homes is a great idea because not only is the child provided a home but he or she is given a family to be with. In addition, there are about 100,000 children in foster homes waiting to be adopted (Klein).With allowing gay marriage, this could definitely reduce the numbers of children in foster cares....   [tags: benefits, adopt, inaccurate, traditional]

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Fight Against Gay Parents By Roni Caryn Rabin

- You know school is right around the corner when August here and you begin seeing all the back-to-school sales on the TV. This is the time of year most students dread and parents become excited. This excitement cannot be said for all parents. In the article Back-to-School Worries for Gay Parents by Roni Caryn Rabin, discusses the lack of excitement gay and lesbian parents have when it’s time to send their children to school. Our society is built on a heteronormative foundation, so most heterosexual parents don’t have worries sending their children to school because most of the things that happen are things that can be dealt with in time because that’s “normal.” For gay or lesbian parents th...   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Gay and Lesbian Marriage in America

- Marriage, as both a legal institution and as a social tradition, has always been at the heart of the building blocks of American society. Throughout U.S. history, it has generally been understood, both legally and socially, as a monogamous union between two persons of opposite sexes. However, as the gay and lesbian liberation movement gains increasing exposure and influence, the topic of same-sex marriage has been brought to discussion. In the following pages, the legitimacy of same-sex marriages/partnership will be discussed, as well as the best means to achieve such an end....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage ]

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The Legalizaiton of Gay Marriage

-  The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. Now that the Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage legal, we will observe the impact upon parents, children, same sex couples, families, and the social and political world. The arguments surrounding the issue though confrontational nonetheless are easily seen from a wide array of perspectives....   [tags: Homosexual Lesbian Legal Marry]

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