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The Gay Gene - Nowadays, being gay is everywhere. It seems like a trip to the supermarket is never complete without a magazine or commercial on the radio advertising gay pride. It seems like the most effective of these trials has to be the hit television show Glee. Many of the shows episodes revolve on the aspect be yourself, whether you are gay, straight, handicapped, or popular. But only one of these has caught the eye of the American public. Gay pride, is it possible to have been born this way. If people can be born this way, what is the proof....   [tags: Born Gay]
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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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Gay Marriage: The Right to Love - Marriage has been a part of society from the earliest of time. The joining of one man and one woman has been celebrated by many. We are taught to be the “perfect” husband or wife or at least the skills it takes in order to be considered a “perfect” husband or wife. We’re taught to love each other through sick and poor and all the battles we will face together. Over time, marriage has changed. Marriage, once a strong bond between man and wife, is now simply a flimsy piece of paper that has no strength to keep them together....   [tags: Homosexualism, Marriage, LGBTQ, Gay]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legalized - There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as those who are heterosexual. Every individual person should be granted equal rights, regardless of sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, it has been held off for too long. Moreover, there are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage] 1694 words
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The Fight for Gay Rights - The fight to legalize gay marriage has won many battles in recent years. It has become available in Canada, England, New Zealand, and here in the United States it is now legal in 13 states (religioustolerence.org). Gay couples have become more prominently accepted in modern society, appearing in popular TV shows such as “Modern Family” and “The New Normal”. Gay marriage is even the inspiration for popular songs such as “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Even with same sex couples being more commonly accepted, there are still conservative and religious leaders that remain opposed....   [tags: Gay Marriage, Legalization]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - 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. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Gay Science,by Friedrich Nietzsche - 1) Nietzsche could have written The Gay Science differently. What justifies the style of composition he chose. More importantly, is his style of writing effective. What relation do you see between the style of his writing and the content of thought it expresses. Nietzsche's style of writing was a deliberate stylistic choice meant to hide the meaning of his work and philosophy from those who would not be able to understand it, and through there misunderstanding would abuse it. This writing style was also meant to help support and give meaning to Nietzsche's arguments on the nature of language and how language is, at its root a metaphor describing an object that is disconnected from us....   [tags: The Gay Science, Friedrich Nietzsche] 1580 words
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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] 2697 words
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Traditional and Gay Marriage - ... When the Due Process Clause fails to defend same-sex marriage, the Equal Protection Clause is put into action. The Equal Protection Clause is violated when anyone faces discrimination because of gender, race, or sexual orientation. The Equal Protection Clause recognizes that homosexuals have an equivalent legal status, which protects their right to marry. (“Equal Access and the Right to Marry”) Although marriage is a “secular institution,” religion plays an important role in the foundation of some marriages....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]
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The Fight for Gay Rights - The fight for gay rights has always been going on in America. The purpose of the gay rights movement was to earn equal rights for homosexual couples which were denied to them because of the belief that it was “wrong”. But in the early 1900’s homosexuals became more outspoken about their right to be equal. In 1951 the first gay rights organization is formed by Harry Hay, who some consider the founder of the Gay Rights Movement. In 1962 Illinois became the first state to decriminalize relations between two men with consent....   [tags: gay rights movement, LGBTQ, homosexual]
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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 in Ireland - The Republic of Ireland has a complicated relationship with contemporary human rights laws that many western nation-states have been setting the precedent for, for quite some time. The Republic of Ireland prides itself on its strong Catholic roots, and indeed the adherence to what is essentially Catholic law. Ireland has a unique history that has seemed to act as both an enabler and an explanation as to why for a ‘western country’ it has been able to remain “about twenty years behind the west” (Hug 2001:26)....   [tags: Gay Rights Essays]
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Gay and Lesbian Spirituality - I began investigating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) representations of the sacred during my late adolescence. In college, my knowledge of same-sex desiring and gender-variant deities evolved into a study of the spiritual roles and legacies of GLBTQ people. Such legacies are abundantly evident in parts of the world where indigenous and pluralist religion have remained unhindered, such as on the Indian subcontinent where hijra (male-bodied female-identified individuals) are seen as harbingers of good fortune and curses and perform ceremonies at weddings and births....   [tags: gay, lesbian bisexual]
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The Ban on Gay Blood Donors - In 1983 the FDA put a ban on gay men from donating blood if they have had sex with another man since 1977 (Thrasher). Certain activists believe this ban is harsh and should be repealed. While it would be great if everyone in the country could donate blood, gay men are at higher risk for certain diseases such as HIV/AIDS. This increased risk makes it unwise to eliminate this ban. As stated by Mark Skinner in his article Science Should Dictate Policy, “blood donor deferrals are not judgments about individuals but are scientifically based”....   [tags: blood, gay, ban, risk, policy]
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Gay Couples Attending the Prom - A traditional prom setting is a dance attended by a couple of young teens: a male and female couple. But what would happen if an individual would like to take a prom date of the same sex. Fighting a battle of rejection or acceptant from family or the school board to approve that a lover or a causal date to the prom should not be determine by the same sex. Whether it is gay students, friends with gay parents, gay clubs in public schools has been a controversial issue for many years. Two teenagers, Constance McMillen and Derrick Martin are facing this battle as they try to bring their date to the senior prom....   [tags: Prom, Gay students, Legal Issues] 1558 words
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Forcing Belligerent Action on Gay Marriage - A loving couple just moves into the house of their dreams, one is a music teacher at the local charter school; the other is fulfilling their dream by becoming a beautician at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in the next town over. The neighbors stop and stare as the couple gets settled into their new home. They do not know what to think of it, this couple is much different in their eyes, something they are not use to seeing in their community until today. The difference with this couple is that they are gay....   [tags: gay, couple, community, marriage] 1482 words
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The Debate Over Gay Rights Movement - ... Following the issue of marriage and procreation, many believe and thus argue that marriage is a privilege and not a right. It’s said that marriage was “created to allow society to support heterosexual couples in procreation” basically meaning that marriage only exists to bring forth acceptance of a couple’s relationship through the community. (“Gay Marriage ProCon.org’). Again, the main focus of many arguments against marriage equality is the procreation. In a list of pros and cons, the majority of the cons arguments include the fact that marriage is between a man and a woman and that homosexuals shouldn’t be allowed to marry because they can’t procreate....   [tags: LGBT community, gay marriage] 2716 words
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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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Uganda's Anti-gay Laws - There has been an increase of gays all over the world in the last few generations. Some countries have become accepting to it, but others are not having any of it and Uganda, a country in East Africa, is one of them. Uganda has passed severe laws for an anti-gay country. Some laws as severe as life in prison or death sentence. The U.S. should step in and act as an International police force before things get too out of hand because nobody should be put to death or spend lifetime in prison for being who they are....   [tags: Anti-gay Laws]
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Legalizing Gay Marriage - Most societies view homosexuality as something that is horribly wrong. People view sexual relations between like genders as disgusting. For thousands of years homosexuality has existed on this Earth, but the question is, what makes it so wrong. During my research I have yet to find a legitimate reason as to why homosexuality is so wrong. With homosexual relationships, comes the question about homosexual marriage. Should gay marriage become legal in all fifty United States, or should it stay illegal in some states and remain legal in others....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage in America - Lately an extensive issue all around America is centered on gay rights. Does being gay or straight make you less of a person. The debate in the political world concerning this is over allowing or denying gay marriage to be legal. Even though this is an exceedingly controversial topic, Legalizing same-sex marriage will have a positive effect on society because it won’t harm the institution of marriage, it will uphold the constitution, and it will inevitably happen either way. What does marriage mean....   [tags: Gay Rights, Equal Rights, Institution of Marriage]
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Allowing Gay Adoption to be Equal and Fair - America, as a nation, is known to be equal and fair to everybody. It’s a nation that made black and white people equal, men and women equal, but why aren’t gay couples equal to straight couples. Everyone deserves the same rights and equality especially when it comes to adoption. Even though gay adoption is legal it is not fair or equal. Many places don’t allow gays to adopt and many couples don’t allow their children to be adopted by gay couples. Gays aren’t any different from us they do the same thing us they are just same sex couples....   [tags: gay couples, adoption, heterosexual households] 821 words
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Legalize Gay Marriage - Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized Just about everyone has an opinion on legally allowing same-sex couples to marry. The arguments range from personal beliefs to what marriage is said to be in the Bible. Why should a couple be forbidden from showing each other along with family and friends that they are fully committed to each other. What place is it for the government to say that said couple is not allowed to commit to the one who truly makes you happy. Why should these people who are willing to be together for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer not get the respect, consideration, and benefits that any opposite sex couple are granted....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Harvey Milk: The Gay Rights Movement - Harvey Milk-Research Paper In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected as the first openly gay individual to the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. Although, he was defeated in his first two campaigns, he was still persistent in his work. He aspired to change the way homosexuals were treated. Before the fight for gay rights that began in the late 20th century, the way the homosexuals were regarded was abominable (“Bringing People Hope”). Milk was a politician who defended his personal rights, beliefs, and faiths not only for himself, but the entire gay community as well....   [tags: biography, gay individual, san francisco]
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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] 1226 words
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The Spark That Lit the Gay Rights Movement - As New York City was waking up on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. The raid led to riots and protests that lasted several days. Such police harassment was hardly uncommon at the time, but this particular raid proved to be the last straw. What could have been a quickly forgotten brawl instead became “the beginning of the modern struggle for gay civil rights” (Teal). The Stonewall Riots pushed the gay rights movement to the forefront of hot-button topics in the United States, where it has remained ever since (Teal)....   [tags: gay rights, stonewall riots, same sex couples]
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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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Liberty and Justice for All: The Pursuit for Gay Rights - Historically defined as the union between a man and women the idea of marriage has been socially ingrained into the minds of Americans leaving any other possibilities of who love can happen between as unacceptable. These strong societal beliefs are far from the truth yet dictate the ability of homosexuals rights to marry one another. Avoiding defining what marriage entails in the constitution, the issue of whether or not gay people have the right to marry has become a state issue. The conservative idea of marriage is changing as society is undergoing a transformation in its beliefs to a more liberal stance....   [tags: gay rights, same sex]
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The Best Argument against Gay Marriage: Glen Lavy's - The Best Argument against Gay marriage: Glen Lavy’s “Gay marriage and the ‘slippery slope’ ” Proponents to the legalization of same sex marriage came up with a lot of reasons as why gay marriage should be legal. The major ones are that not allowing same sex people to get married prevents them from getting legal benefits like hospital visitation, health insurance, family leave and more. They also argued that they are fighting for their rights the same way African Americans were fighting back in the day, and that gay marriage will not threaten our society....   [tags: Gay Marriage and the Slippery Slope, ]
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Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue - The divorce rate among homosexual couples is nearly half the divorce rate of heterosexual couples, in states where homosexual marriage is already legal. This statistic makes it evident that homosexual marriage is as successful as heterosexual marriage. However, out of 49 states with laws regarding gay marriage, only 13 legally recognize the union of two same sex people. Some of the reasoning for this is because some people believe that homosexuality is against their religion and thus, homosexual couples should not have equal rights....   [tags: homosexual marriage, gay couples, equal protection]
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Critical Analysis of Schulman's Article 'Gay Marriage and Marriage' - Marriage, for years has been argued that the rights to it or strictly only between a man and a women. Both sexes are assumed to marry someone of the opposite sex. What if, however, an individual wanted to marry someone of the same sex. Why is this debate so heavily heated amongst individuals. Is it that religion is a large structure base that those in society are guided by. Or is it that individuals do not understand that marriage is a union between two individuals who are in love. Whatever the case may be, there is always someone who has to argue that homosexual marriage is “wrong.” Sam Schulman argues that homosexual marriage is about the duties or roles that these couples perform that wo...   [tags: gay studies, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Gay Community - One of the most commonly held assumptions in the gay community is that because politics has regressed to a focus on acceptance in the coastal powers of New York and San Francisco, the entire nation has moved with it. I propose that by looking at the history of Kansas City in a more radical way, we will uncover new evidence to create a more intricate and accurate description of national trends. More specifically, by shifting our focus to a Midwestern city, and by looking at the history of conflicts over space instead of the history of events and people, we will uncover a new body of evidence to complicate national gay histories....   [tags: Gays Homosexual Gay Essays] 3706 words
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The Challenges of Lesbian and Gay Youth - The Challenges of Lesbian and Gay Youth This research paper is missing the works cited “The unprecedented growth of the gay community in recent history has transformed our culture and consciousness, creating radically new possibilities for people to ‘come out’ and live more openly as homosexuals”(Herdt 2). Before the 1969 Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychological adjustment of homosexuals....   [tags: Lesbian Gay Teens Adolescents] 2611 words
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Trying To Avoid Gay Stereotypes - My name is Rob Geis, and I’m a male college student who happens to be gay. Now, I’m not an “oh-my-God!” gay, nor am I an “honey, that blouse is all wrong” gay, but for some reason that image gets stuck in people’s minds when I tell them that I am gay. In many ways, coming out was one of the most liberating experiences of my life. I‘m free to do whatever I want under the banner of homosexuality: I can wear skimpy, too-tight clothing that doesn’t suit me, put on makeup, act effeminate and cutesy, or cry at the drop of a hat, without society so much as batting an eye....   [tags: Top 10 Gay Stereotypes]
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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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We Must Legalize Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual Marriage - In the state of Oklahoma, there are political, social, and legal barriers that restrict gay marriage within the state boundaries. In pursuing the “American Dream”, gay marriage is a natural right given to every human living his or her life in this country. Natural, inalienable, rights provide a way of life in which eternal love is an example of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals should be granted the right to marry. As passive as the James Madison: Checks and Balances system has become, the federalist relationship became significantly close between national and state governments on the subject of gay marriage....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]
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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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Lawrence v. Texas and the History of Gay Rights - Gay rights have always faced an uphill battle in a country like America, one founded with Puritanical ideals rife with sexual repression. Viewed as sexual deviants and detrimental to society, the LGBT community has fought discrimination long before the acronym for the gay community ever even existed. The public fight for sexual equality goes all the way back to the 1920s, when “The Society for Human Rights in Chicago [became] the country's earliest known gay rights organization” (Infoplease 2013)....   [tags: LGBT rights, gay rights, alternative lifestyle]
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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] 1341 words
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Homosexuals are Not Born Gay - If a young boy has a feminine throw he may be homosexual. Also if he has a soft or high voice this would be another detection that one would be homosexual. There have been many conclusions and statements as to what causes homosexuality. These are the traits that normally are classed with someone who is homosexual. The popular argument in today’s society is that homosexuality is something that is inborn, genetically linked to an enlarged gland in the brain or due to a particular chromosome. This would prove that it is natural, and that it is luck of the draw whether one is homosexual....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual Papers] 1371 words
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - 'Would legalization of gay marriage be good for the gay community?' Sam Isaacson wrote an article analyzing the opinion of the gay community on legalizing same sex marriages. It is somewhat of a controversial issue with the gay community whether or not marriage is a good thing. He divides the community into two groups: integrationists and liberationists. The controversy is caused because of these two different philosophical views. The integrationists want to be as normal as can be. They want to 'integrate' themselves into society....   [tags: Papers Gay Marriage Homosexual Essays]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legal - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination....   [tags: Social Issues Gay Marriage Essays] 1537 words
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Gay and Lesbian Marriage - Gay and Lesbian Marriage Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett argue profusely on the subject that is in almost every American’s mind, whether or not to civically let gays marry. Between Sullivan’s article “Let Gays Marry” and Bennett’s article, “Leave marriage alone, they pretty much sum up both sides of the argument. Andrew Sullivan, the editor of The New Republic and author of Virtually Normal: An argument about Homosexuality, discusses why gays should be allowed to marry. William Bennett, the editor of The Book of Virtues, and co-director of Empower America, responses to Sullivan’s piece....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Essays] 515 words
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The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage - The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage The issues of abortion and gay marriage rights were issues that were fought over constantly by Liberals and Conservatives in the last elections. Both parties had different ways of looking at these problems, hence they both had different ideas as to how we could solve these problems. The Conservatives tended to take a more traditional stance, whereas the Liberals were set on pursuing the problem with new age solutions. The issue of gay marriage is a rather new controversy that has only become disputed in the last decade....   [tags: Abortion Political Gay Rights Ideology Essays] 1509 words
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In Favor of Gay Marriage - In the twentieth century, America has undergone vast changes in family styles. Because of the increase in many gays and lesbians speaking out, we see a new emphasis on the word family. "Many gays and lesbians have decided to come out of the closet shaking up an issue that has made a ruckus between Americans" (Carey 2). We find that the Defense of Marriage Act states that marriage should be between one man and one woman for federal purposes; but is this fair. The United States was founded on the belief of equality, loyalty, and justice for all....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Same Sex Ethics]
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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] 1804 words
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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage - Lindsey and Beth, a lesbian couple, have been living together for eleven years. Lindsey conceived two children from a sperm donor. Together, Lindsey and Beth turned their house into a loving home for their two children. One day, on the way home from the grocery store, Lindsey was killed in a tragic car accident. Before Beth could even grasp the situation, the children that she helped raise from birth had been taken away and placed into the care of Lindsey's parents, who never were a part of their lives because they did not accept Lindsey's homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Rights Same Sex Couples]
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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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Is Was Unfortunate That AIDS Hit The Gay Community First - Is Was Unfortunate That AIDS Hit The Gay Community First If the United States had known 20 years ago what it knows now about the transmission and progression of HIV, it would have most likely taken greater steps to contain the spread of the virus. However, it was then unknown that each diagnosed case of AIDS represented hundreds of cases of undiagnosed HIV in the greater population. It was also unknown that HIV's eight-year incubation coupled with its mode of sexual transmission would rapidly result in one of the worst epidemics in modern history....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Issues Essays] 1033 words
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Lesbian and Gay Couples Should be Allowed to Marry - "The freedom to marry is a basic human right that belongs to each individual--not the state. The government should not be in the position of arranging our marriages,"(Matt Coles). Gay marriages are presently illegal in the United States. This prohibition is a blatant form of discrimination, carried forth through our legal system. No government should be able to prohibit anyone from legally declaring his or her love. Discrimination against a particular group of people because of race, color or religion is prohibited by our nation's constitution....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]
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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 Same Sex Marriage is a Civil Right - Interracial marriage is a topic that has been out of the national limelight for quite some time because most people in the United States have grown to accept it. When the Supreme Court ruled for the right for couples to marry interracially in 1967, they called the laws preventing interracial marriage nothing more than an attempt "to maintain white supremacy" (Stoddard 413). The conclusion of the United States Supreme court was that because laws against interracial marriage served no purpose other than discrimination, they should be eliminated....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage Must Be Legal]
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To Legalize, or Not to Legalize Gay Marriage - Since the beginning of time, Homo sapiens have discriminated against people with differences such as color of skin, religion, politics, and more. Over the years, society has changed to accept these differences, yet Americans still ostracize the gay community as if they were less than human. Currently one specific controversy comes to mind in consideration of gays, and that is gay marriage. The controversies surrounding gay marriage include the legal, religious, and philosophical problems that allowing gay marriage could cause....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Gay Marriage: A Right That Is to Be Accepted - ... Think about it, if gay couples can’t have children naturally, they would turn to orphanages. As of 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted in orphanages (Pawelski), children just waiting for a family to take them out of the orphanage. Why not let the same-sex couples adopt some of those children. As Nancy Cott quotes, “We should be begging gay couples to adopt children. We should see this as a great boon that gay marriage could bring to kids who need nothing more than two loving parents” ....   [tags: child, adopt, sin, society]
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Gay Rights in the United States - United States is known to be one of the free countries in the world, and other nations look at it with awe and aspiration. America is a nation with multi – cultural backgrounds, and people with different identities and personalities. However, if two men or women walking on the street gradually start kissing each other or showing affection with the same sex, others would look at them with disgust. Even being an extremely modern country, homosexuality is looked down upon with much intolerance. Is there something wrong with what those people just did....   [tags: freedom, culture, intolerance, homosexuality]
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Gay Marriage in the 21st Century - Marriage is considered to be the ritual binding of two people into one couple. Traditionally marriage has been the foundation were a man and woman join together in the pledge of love. At this time, the time-honored views of matrimony are being changed by gay and lesbian couples challenging the same right to love, respect, and appreciate their partners as heterosexual couples have. Homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation, along with bisexuality and heterosexuality, within the heterosexual-homosexual continuum....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Should NOT Be Legal - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. The legalization of gay or lesbian marriage has been a touchy subject for some time now some say it should be and some say that it shouldn't be legal. The subject should not be taken lightly and should require most some serious thought as to which side they choose to be on. Most people have a hard time with this subject because of long term moral debates they have with themselves because maybe they have family members that choose this lifestyle or may actually be considering it themselves....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Business Case of Gay Marriage - The Business Case of Gay Marriage The subject of gay marriage is currently a very popular topic in America, as many Americans are for the legalization of it, while many are against it. The definition of marriage, consists of a recognized union between spouses that establishes obligations between the two. Most people marry the individuals whom they love. Love has many meanings. Several generally accepted meanings are “Embracing and caring deeply about an individual” , “To have a passionate affection for someone”, “The feeling that you need or require someone”....   [tags: love, legalization] 2026 words
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Equality for All: Gay Marriage - Throughout time, many have fought for the rights they believed they deserved and those guaranteed by the constitution. With each of these battles, those seen as “below the majority” were usually victorious. With that said, there is an inevitable future for the homosexual community to be eventually equal to everyone else. The question remains, what justifies the right for a gay couple to have the same benefits as a heterosexual couple. Gay marriage has been a wide spread issue for quite a bit of time and multiple arguments have been made as to why it should not occur, but none of them stand valid against rights provided by the constitution....   [tags: sexual orientation, same-sex]
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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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Gay Marriage Must Be Legal - Legal marriage is the right of all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation. Gay marriage is certainly a hot button issue. It invokes an emotional dialogue filled with passion, rage, hate and fear. However, at the base of it all, are two people who are in a committed relationship living normal and productive lives and contributing to society in a positive manner. This issue is being debated in every state of the union, and will eventually go to the Supreme Court. Gay people want to formalize their relationship and gain some of the legal standing and support that is given to heterosexual couples on a daily basis....   [tags: Pro Same Sex Marriage Essays]
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