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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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Gay African American on TV - Historically, the representation of gay, African-American men on television has fallen short of the mark . We have seen “sissies, faggots and finger-snapping queens” sashaying across the screen, feminizing and marginalizing African-American men by these racially insensitive and homophobic caricatures. In this paper I examine the characters: Keith Charles of HBO’s Six Feet Under, Omar Little of HBO’s The Wire, Lafayette Reynolds of HBO’s True Blood, and Julien Lowe of FX’s The Shield and how their characters manifest their masculinity....   [tags: Social Issues, Gender Roles] 2543 words
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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." Marriage between same-sex couples continues to be a heated issue of debate in society today. Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage- A Controversial Topic - ... In America our Constitution as well as our civil rights gives each individual many opportunities and liberties such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. By taking away gay marriage you are not only taking away a homosexual’s liberty at the pursuit of happiness, you are taking away his constitutional right which this country has been built and formed upon. Who are we to strip those of their chance at happiness and a life with the one that they love. I have no doubt in my mind that same sex marriage should be legalized, but the true question is “why should gay marriage be made legal?” The idea that traditional marriage as well as the sanctity of marriage will be weakened from al...   [tags: debated topic, LGBTQ community] 1087 words
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The Issue of Gay Rights in America - INTRODUCTION Is it religious reasoning or personal disgust. Whatever it is, the issue of gay rights seems to stir controversy no matter where the topic arises. As American people we are all taught, that each individual is granted a set of rights, in which no government can take away. Through the centuries many of our ancestors have fought and died for theses rights. From the Battle of Lexington to the desert mountain ranges of Iraq, our country men and women spilt blood for this interpretation of what we call American Freedom....   [tags: controversial topics] 2405 words
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Anna Quindlen On Gay Marriage - Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- these are the unalienable Rights all Americans receive when we are born. President Obama made an excellent point; gay Americans receiving these unalienable rights. Anna Quindlen also made a good point,” No religion should be forced to marry anyone in violation of its tenants (gay marriage), although ironically it is only religious ceremonies that gay people can marry, performed by a clergy who find the blessing of two who love each other no sin”… The purpose of Quindlens article is to persuade the reader that gay marriage should be acceptable to today’s society and Gay couples should receive the same benefits when they are married as straight marr...   [tags: Social Issues, argumentative, persuasive] 704 words
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - RD of Synthesis Essay “’til Death Do Us Part?” How many people do you know with a girlfriend or boyfriend. Or that are married. I’m sure it’s a countless amount. But how many of those couples are same-sex couples. There are many same-sex couples across the world; however, many of those couples are facing a huge dilemma, not being able to get married. Gay marriage is banned in most areas of the world. This is an ethical issue that is these people face every day. If two people are in love, it shouldn’t matter what sex they are, as long as they are happy....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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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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The Problematic Hunt for a Gay Gene - A genetic study that has concerned many people is the search for the ‘gay gene’. The finding of this gene began in the 90’s and is still in question to whether the gene exists and if it truly influences sexual orientation. Several studies have been completed that look into sexual orientation through behavioral and molecular genetics. Most of these studies, however, have failed to be replicated and they bring about ethical issues. Simon LeVay, a neuroscientist who studied brain functions and sexual orientation (Wikipedia contributors, 2014), published an article, “A Difference in Hypothalamic Structure Between Heterosexual and Homosexual Men,” in 1991, that suggested a biological reasoning to...   [tags: legal issues, homophobic]
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The Feud Over Gay Marriage - ... Our country was founded and started upon the Christian roots that the four Founding Fathers had planned it to be. The large and main picture of this whole mess is that same-sex marriage is wrong and shouldn’t be legalized throughout the states. Trying to get a little more concrete evidence on the other side of things, I decided to look at this article Gay Activism, going over the years from when gay activism first started to gay activism nowadays, Thomas B. Stoddard really gets true hard facts showing that gay activism has grown over the years.Gay activism is the effort to eliminate the discrimination against homosexual men and women....   [tags: homosexual rights] 1564 words
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Gay Marriage Will Help America - Why is gay marriage such a big deal. Why are there so many people against it. Most of the time it is easy to presume where to draw the line when interfering with someone else’s rights. Simply, do not do it. Everyone has the right to get a driver’s license or has the freedom of speech, but why on earth do some people have the right to wed and think that he or she has the right to tell somebody else that he or she does not have that same right. Gay marriage is not traditional, gay relationships are immoral, and marriage is for procreation....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive ]
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Should Gay Marriages Be Legalized - Should Gay Marriages be Legalized. Homosexuality is a hot topic in the world today. We see it on the news, hear it on the radio and even read about it in the newspaper. I believe there will always be homosexuals as long as people live. For years society has looked down upon and condemned gays and lesbians. Even the Constitution of the United States forbids certain rights to homosexuals. For years homosexuals were not allowed to serve in the military unless they hid their sexuality. As I got older and came in contact with homosexuals and have friends and family members that are open about their sexuality, I sometimes question my beliefs, because most of the homosexuals I know personally have...   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriages, Society, Legal]
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The Controversy Ocer Gay Marriage - Gay marriage, also known as same-sex marriage is defined as the union of two people of the same gender “Same-Sex Marriage: An Overview” ( Rich, Alex K., ). Today only forty-one percent believe that gay couples should be able to marry. The defense of marriage act gives the state the right to refuse same sex marriages, this was passed in 1966. June of 1977 fifty-six percent of American's voted that a person that was attracted to someone of the same sex was due to upbringing, thirteen percent voted that they are born gay, three percent thought same sex attraction was caused by both factors and fourteen percent said neither....   [tags: homosexuals, rights, love] 1264 words
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The Fight for Gay Marriage Rights - Homosexuals had been oppressed in American history. But since the counter-culture movement, homosexuals had begun to raise, revolt, constantly to fight for their rights, especially the rights of marriage, as a minority group. this article will discuss the issue, whether homosexuals should have the right to marry, from the trends in sexual morality and the changes in the function of modern marriage system function in the U.S. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage) was proposed as a hot topic in recent years....   [tags: homosexuals, religion, society] 731 words
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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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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized - The issue of whether gay marriage should be legalized has been a hot-button topic for many years. As activist factions continue to win equal rights battles for their respective minorities, many other groups of self defined minorities see these victories as an opportunity to seize upon their own desires. The rights being fought for, given, and in some cases taken are often rights with which many American citizens would not and do not agree. To date, seventeen states have legalized gay marriage with only three of these coming by way of popular vote....   [tags: civil righs, homosexuals, equal rights]
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Gay Marriage and the Bible - People are always saying how being gay is not okay, and that God says in the bible that it should be man and woman not man and man. But It also says in the bible that no one should judge one another, whether it be on looks, height, race, and or gender. So I feel like all these people that are judging all the people who are making the decision to be gay is wrong. If they truly went off of what the bible said, They’d know that all sins are equal. So them judging them about being gay is a sin, well they’re sinning just like the gays are....   [tags: religious beliefs and opinions] 753 words
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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] 1067 words
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized - ... But how is this related to whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to marry. Same-sex couples do have the privilege of adopting children to begin a family of their own. However, they are often rejected because of their unmarried status. Even if the government does not wish to provide some financial security for homosexual couples, it should not punish the children of such relationships. The government directly discriminates against the children of same-sex marriages by not allowing them the same rights as children who have heterosexual parents....   [tags: homosexual rights in the United States] 1291 words
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Homosexuality: It's Okay to Be Gay - Homosexuality has always been a concept that separates people. The most well known place with a “gay divide” is in religion. According to conservative Christians, being gay is wrong in the eyes of God. However, those who are more progressive Christians claim that nowhere in the Bible does God directly say that it is not okay to be gay. Also, homosexuality is not just an issue between progressives and conservatives; there is a strong rift between generations of Christians as well as far as dealing with homosexuality goes....   [tags: conservative christians, bible, god]
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized? - Marriage is defined as the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life. In the definition it says couple, with out indication of gender. In our society gay marriage is a hot topic. Previously legalizing gay marriage was out of the question, but as times has changed and more liberal politicians have gained office to reflect the views of today’s society. One of the reasons that LGBT people fight for the right to marry because married couples receive more protections and advantages in the law and insurance polices....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Community Rights and Respinsiblities - ... These states, in a percentage of the public’s eyes need to change. In their eyes these states deny LGBT people civil rights. The right to marry is a civil right. Since the gay rights battle has been around, there has been a fight for anti-discrimination laws for the LGBT community. Just as any other community, they need protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation. If the LGBT community can’t have housing and job security, then no community should. Everybody needs housing security....   [tags: society, marriage, housing, security, job] 1386 words
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? - ... With same-sex marriage legalized in areas negative aspects started springing up that made it illegal in the beginning (Friedman). Same-sex marriage should be illegal because same-sex couples, not legally married, can still adopt kids in most states. A negative about same-sex couples adopting, is that the child of the couple will miss out on either a mother or father figure. A child adopted into the family of a same-sex couple will miss out on acquired traits passed down from a mother and/or father....   [tags: homosexual, mother-figure, adoption]
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? - Should Gay Marriage Be Legal. Macklamore and Ryan Lewis’s music supports a lot of different things. They rap about lots of things. They could always stick to the status quote and rap about money, girls and fame but instead they choose to write their music about topics that actually matter to Americans. Macklamore, and Ryan Lewis’s music has up bringing beats about human rights and wanting to see people equal. Although he sees every human being as being equal, his mission through his writing and singing is to have people change their point of view and to have the government change their laws to allow two people of the same-sex, two women, or two men to get married....   [tags: same-sex-marriages, democrats] 1954 words
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Gay Love and Marriage is Natural - There are many ways to describe marriage. There are legal definitions, biblical definitions, and personal definitions. Which one is the right definition. The decision of which definition is the right one depends on where you live and what you believe. Marriage has evolved throughout history. In today’s society there are many different types of unions that can be viewed as marriages. Comparing these different relationships give insight to how relationships are formed and joined. Although marriage is just a civil union in the eyes of the government, it is so much more to the people involved....   [tags: equal rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Legalization of Gay Marriage - Ask any American what values founded this country and you will get very similar responses: Liberty, Freedom, or justice. These values are instilled in each American and come as naturally to us as the air we breath, or do they. Just as women fought for suffrage, and African Americans in the civil rights movement, homosexuals battle for the right to marry. This issue is affecting Americans on several levels. Politically, gay marriage is one of the 'hot' issues that public officials are asked to take a position on....   [tags: Government, Rights, Constitution]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - Introduction “Do you, take him to be your lawfully wedded husband. Do you love, comfort, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer for as long as you both shall live?” (“DOTCOMWOMEN”) This is just one of the traditional speeches you might have heard in a normal wedding when a couple is pronounced husband and wife. How different would it be if it were for a same-sex marriage. Define ‘marriage: Firstly, what is marriage. Basically, the definition of marriage varies with cultures and views....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Issue of Gay Marriage - ... This may have just been a face-saver because the homosexual community started an uproar. There is no evidence to prove or abolish the statement. Homosexuality is accepted by many people especially the younger crowd. Many conservatives in our government believe that loving another of the same gender is a “choice”. Studies suggest that individuals that are attracted to those of the same sex have physical differences, proving that it is not a “choice”, and be taken seriously. “D.F. Swaab found in his post-mortem examination of homosexual males' brains that a portion of the hypothalamus of the brain was structurally different than a heterosexual brain....   [tags: legalizing same-sex unions]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized - Traditionally in this country, marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and a woman. Homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance in this country; however these same-sex couples cannot marry legally, have or adopt children, and are believed to threaten society. Some states are performing commitment ceremonies called “civil unions” which is marriage without using the word “marriage”. Many heterosexual citizens as well as politicians are against gay marriage, but, believe it should be left up to the states to decide....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 1168 words
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Why Gay Marriage Is Constitutional - Traditional wedding vows state, “I, (name), take you (name), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part”(Callaway). Marriage is defined as two people bond together legally under the protection of laws. Couples are able to express and establish their life long relationships officially, publicly, and permanently. Due to the fact that homosexual relationships are increasingly more accepted by the public, gay marriage has become one of the most controversial topics throughout the US....   [tags: 9th Amendment, Civil Rights]
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? - Should Gay Marriage Be Legal. According to Cortina (2000), if a society wants to achieve peaceful coexistence every single part of the society must reach equality, this means, everybody should have the same rights and obligations. Nowadays, in some countries, people still do not approve marriage between two persons of the same gender, even though they fulfill every obligation they have with the society, a variety of opinions argue against this. In order to analyze these opinions, which can be for or against homosexual marriage, we will need to adopt a more ethical perspective in the matter and also ask ourselves; shouldn’t homosexual marriage be legal since everybody is suppose to have the s...   [tags: politics, gender equality, homosexual rights]
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Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies - Founded in 1991, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) provides intellectual leadership towards understanding and addressing the issues that affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals and the members of other sexual and gender minorities. As the first university-based LGBTQ research center in the United States, CLAGS nurtures cutting-edge scholarship; organizes colloquia for examining and affirming LGBTQ lives; and fosters network-building among academics, artists, activists, policy makers, and community members....   [tags: Education, homosexuality] 1568 words
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Anthropological Study of Gay Culture - Around the world, anthropologists study different cultures and traditions from various nations. Relating back to our Anthropology class projects, our group decided to pick a field site that has to do with gay people. After putting much thought and decision, we came to the decision of making our field site a gay bar/lounge. We visited the bar at least 5 times until we knew exactly every important detail for our project. During our 5 visits we did case studies, surveys, structured interviews, direct observation and participant observations....   [tags: Anthropology Class Project] 2349 words
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Gay Families are Still Families - ... I have found several portals to information regarding same-sex marriage, and will be utilizing these as a method to uncover more anecdotal and statistical information that relates to my topic. These sources will allow my point/counterpoint to have a much broader range than if I were to rely on direct field research, as they will allow me to cover a diverse spectrum of cases and demographics. While my base might be broader if I were to include blog posts of personal experience, I feel that these may not hold up to scrutiny from a legal standpoint and might also suffer from unreliable narrators....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Tragedy of Gay Marriage - Sam Schulman’s “The Worst Thing About Gay Marriage” presents an interesting argument against gay marriage that hinges upon maintaining a traditional form of marriage. He actually claims that gay marriage is “unnecessary”(381). According to Schulman, there are 4 primary effects of marriage within his definition he calls the kinship system. First, marriage protects and controls a woman’s sexuality. Second, the possible pairings are limited by the kinship system to avoid incest or other taboos. Third, marriage creates a situation where licit sex can occur....   [tags: Sam Schulman, Marriage] 1743 words
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Being Gay and Staying Christian - Introduction Homosexual. Deviant. Abomination. Sodomite. Pervert. Vocabulary such as this is used every Sunday in churches across the United States of America. While the majority of believers within a conservative congregation might proudly shout “AMEN!” each time one of these terms is spouted off from behind the pulpit, others cringe as they sink further and further down into their seats. These believers sit quietly and pray that their discomfort isn’t noticeable to others; desperately hoping that the person behind the mask they wear remains undiscovered....   [tags: homosexuality, spirituality, religion]
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The Importance of Gay Marriage - ... Having these financial rewards are essential at creating financial stability, which is especially necessary for couples who have children. All couples should be eligible for these financial opportunities. Along with benefiting the gay and lesbian, same-sex couples can also benefit America by providing stable homes for adopted children. According to the Administration for Children and Families, there are 400,00 children in the United States that are living in foster care. “We should be begging gay couples to adopt children....   [tags: financial, adoption, equality] 787 words
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Taking a Look at Gay Marriage - ... In all reality the bible says absolutely nothing about people being homosexual, it never criticizes it and it never says that they will go to hell. No one should ever judge someone for being in love. What if someone judged you for loving your significant other, or your crush, or your dream guy/girl. Like seriously. What is wrong with our world today, we judge when in all reality, we dont have any room to talk. People think that they can change homosexuals by sending them to church, or having a priest come and take the “demon” that is inside of them, when what they are really doing is making the person think that they cant love, then they go off and date a person like a “normal” person w...   [tags: same sex legal relationships] 516 words
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The Future of Gay Marriage - President Clinton is the president that took any of the benefits same-sex couples could have had but recently this decision has been put in question. Christian Science Monitor published an article about the downfall of the Defense of Marriage act and why it was struck down by a federal judge. It also talks about the politics of it and how Obama influenced it. “President Obama's historic announcement that he supports same-sex marriage, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney's opposition to it, have already stoked the election-year fires on the issue.” (Eckel, 2014) The struggle between these two parties and how they oppose each other for votes just give people two choices....   [tags: LGBT policies and legislation]
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The Truth about Gay Cancer - There are four letters, that when put together can spell out a lifetime of agony, despair, prejudice and constant indignation; AIDS. Over the years the disease has been called GRID, Gay Cancer and finally came the name that is commonly accepted today, AIDS. Multiple theories are present as to the origin of this deadly virus, all of them are unique but no matter what the origin or name, AIDS is a terrible epidemic that needs to come to an end. People have suffered long enough, and too many people have been discriminated against something that’s not entirely their fault....   [tags: Auto Inmune Deficiency Syndrome]
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Gay Marriage Will Harm Children - The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue. If same-sex couples are allowed to marry they will hurt heterosexuals. If they are denied this right, then they are hurt. If it is something we have to recognize is that marrying same-sex persons represents itself as a social experiment that never has been experimented, including by societies that fomented the homosexuality (for example the traditional Greeks) as it is explained in Rezza encyclopedia....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Debate Over Gay Marriage - In the last 45 years gay groups have been fighting with mainstream America in order to gain the right to enjoy the same rights as all other Americans. In the last ten years they have been fighting for their right to join in marriage. The individual States are left to determine the laws that govern this situation. Gays and other liberals feel that they have a right to join together in harmony, while the conservative groups in the United States fight this position adamantly. We will look at the arguments for both sides, to determine which side has a strongest argument....   [tags: same-sex-marriage, supreme court]
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The Fight for Gay Marriage - Over the past several years the homosexual community has made great strides in attempting to justify their right to legally join in matrimony. Society as a whole has come a long way in becoming more tolerant and acknowledging of same sex partners and their choices to form families. Given our first amendment right to freedom of speech, there are plenty of sentiments regarding whether or not laws should be ratified permitting these male or female partners to have the legal right to marry. There are numerous of current trends that provide absolute support to the homosexual community with hopes of increasing the level of tolerance....   [tags: homosexual rights/legislature]
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Gay Rights and Religious Freedom - ... Most supporters of same-sex marriage would agree that this would be a significant infraction of First Amendment religious freedom as well as bad public policy, all in which is to be a threat in theory and not in practice (Smith, 2014). In 1996, The Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, was passed by Congress, and defined marriage for the first time under federal law as a unification between a man and a woman. DOMA prevents same-sex couples from being presented with federal benefits. This does not give them the right to tell which state benefits are given to a married couple or what laws are made (Diana Hess, 2014)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Equality]
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Reaction to Car's Gay Divorce - ... Reasons to Contest Social Recognition Denying homosexuals the right to marry further isolates a marginalized community and invites discrimination of other forms. Card addresses this saying, “the restriction of marriage to heterosexual unions is an injury to the legal personhood of lesbians and gays” and she compares this to miscegenation laws which made “it easier to discriminate against [African Americans] in other areas.” Despite this, Card attempts to refute this on the grounds that these issues differ in that (a) “lesbian or gay partners in the United States who marry are not vulnerable to criminal charges for having done so when they return home” and (b) that “religious fundamenta...   [tags: essay analysis] 1029 words
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Make Gay Marriage Legal - Marriage is a natural right that everyone deserves and for the gay community that right is a constant struggle. The gay community want to show the person that they publicly promise to be with them. Gay couples are constantly fighting for their right to marry. They are fighting to have everything a “normal” heterosexual couple has within their relationship. Although society is changing and becoming more accepting of other ideas, then the concept of traditional marriage between a man and woman, it is still a constant battle trying to add gay marriage as a legal binding commitment....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Gay Marriage Conspiracy - ... They will pretend they are using birth control, when in reality they will be getting pregnant leaving the father to pay child support while getting nothing in return. The second class will be heterosexual marriages. This class will have nothing to do with the other two. There are no extra things attached to this marriage, just a man and a woman having children and paying everything together. The third class, male-male marriages, will be the worst off. The marriages between two men will be the maritial underclass....   [tags: same sex unions]
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Born Gay: Truth and Circumstances. - For years homosexuality in the United States of America has been looked down upon by citizens, religions, and even politicians. The homosexual culture, or the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender), has been demoralized and stuck out and lashed against by the Heterosexual community time and time again. To better understand the LGBT community we must first grasp the concept of Sexual Orientation. Sexual orientation is a term used to describe a person’s physical, sexual, and romantic attraction to another person, whether they be Male or Female....   [tags: homosexuality in the US]
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized? - ... Massachusetts is currently one of the states that allow marriage between 2 people of the same gender (Law Libraries). A poll taken in Massachusetts stated that 85% of people said that it had positive or no impact (NBC News Digital). This means that 2 people of the same gender who get married really has no effect on the public in a whole, which means that the government should not be making a big deal of something that has such a little impact on the public. In the Loving versus Virginia case, the Supreme Court ruling stated the following, “Significantly, the Supreme Court in Loving defined marriage as a “fundamental” right because it is one of the “‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundame...   [tags: transgenderism, equal rights] 718 words
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Let's Legalize Gay Marriage - ... “Revenue from gay marriage comes from marriage licenses, higher income taxes, and decreases in costs for state benefit programs” (Perry). Legalizing gay marriage would bring in $20 million - $40 million, per year in taxes. Gays and lesbians would not gain anything of same-sex Bringas 2 marriage anyways. They fight for same-sex marriage because it would ensure them economic security. Basically, gay marriage is good for the economy because it increases government revenue and helps create jobs....   [tags: equality, gays, parents] 868 words
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Legalization of Gay Marriage - ... That adds up to 55 percent or 76,300,000 have no legal protection against being fired because of there gender identity or sexual orientation. Back in 1985 gay rights were very strict they could not serve openly in the military, have sex without having the risk of being arrested, be protected under hate crime legislation, get married, be protected as a transgendered child, visit the same sex spouse in the hospital, come out as a celebrity and not have backlash, and identify as a transgender without being classified as having a mental disorder....   [tags: social, norm, bias, complicated] 1301 words
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America Needs Gay Marriage - “When I meet gay and lesbian couples, when I meet same-sex couples, and I see how caring they are, how much love they have in their hearts, how they're taking care of their kids, when I hear from them the pain they feel that somehow they are still considered less than full citizens when it comes to their legal rights, then, for me, I think it just has tipped the scales in that direction." - Barack Obama As of date, Homosexual marriage has been legalized in 16 states with 33 states banning the form of marriage with constitutional amendments or laws....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legal - There can be no question about the definition of marriage. There is considerable evidence form history, the origins of the word, and even its current legal use. Yet, somehow there is still tension and confusion surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage. As the debate intensifies, emotional ones quickly replace rational thoughts. Lately, homosexuals carry out most of the fight for the right to be married. Of course, there are several other situations, in which people attempt to challenge traditional matrimony....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized? - ... Our society has gradually allowed his influence into our beliefs and values to the point where what was once considered evil is now openly accepted and even applauded. The acceptance of gay marriage is just the latest of these attacks. Many today are trying to pass laws that will force us to recognize these unions as valid and allowed. However, the Lord will never accept nor allow this type of behavior. In his most recent talk at General Conference, Elder Dallin H. Oaks stated, "man’s laws cannot make moral what God has declared immoral." In other words, man's belief that passing an earthly law to allow these practices makes it acceptable in heaven, is sorely mistaken....   [tags: god, satan, church]
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Gay Rights United States - United States is supposedly 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 background and people with different identities and personalities. However, if two men walking on the street gradually start kissing each other many people would look at them with disgust. Even being a most modern country, homosexuality is still looked down upon with much intolerance. Is there something wrong with what those men just did....   [tags: homosexual, equal rights, LGBT]
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The Gay Marriage Controversy - Gay marriage has been a huge controversy in our world for a long time now. According to the Annenberg Classroom, gay marriage only started becoming legal in 2000. Although it was not legal until 2000, gay couples were getting married on television shows in the 1990’s. Sitcom Roseanne featured a gay marriage in 1995, while Friends featured a lesbian wedding in 1996. Today, it is only legal in eight states and seventeen countries. Scotland is the most recent country to legalize gay marriage in February of 2014....   [tags: same sex legislation]
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The Enola Gay Controversy - The Enola Gay is a B-29 bomber that was used in the bombing of Japan. It was flown by the pilot, Paul Tibbets who named the plane after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets. Tibbets flew the plane on August 6, 1945, carrying a bomb, nicknamed Little Boy that was a result of the Manhattan Project. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima and left tens of thousands of people dead (“Enola Gay pilot felt dropping atomic bomb was his duty.”). The dropping of the bombs, Big Boy and Little Boy caused a lot of controversy, because of the repercussions it left in Japan....   [tags: B-29 bomber that dropped atomic bomb on Japan] 687 words
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The Gay Marriage Controversy - Marriage has been an important part of life since the Biblical times. It usually consists of the union of a man and a woman, but for gays and lesbians, it is the union of two men and two women. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Legalizing gay marriage is a very difficult issue for much of society to accept....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Gay Marriage Debate - The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. As of January 2014, only seventeen states in the U.S. had legalized gay marriage, allowing same sex couples to marry. The other 33 states have constitutional amendments that deny the freedom to marry among same sex couples (Where State Laws). Gale states that homosexual relationships and even gay marriages have existed since the beginning of recorded history. However in 1970, when gay couples desiring marriage licenses were denied, the battle for equal rights exploded (Gay Marriage)....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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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 Marriage: The Truth - The First Amendment is an amendment to the U.S. constitution, validated in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting Congress from getting involved with religion, speech, assembly, or petition (Marriage and Religion 1). The main arguments against same sex marriage are firstly; it will levy the federal government's vast amounts of money, so they say. Secondly, the issue within religious beliefs. In this paper I am going to show you the facts about gay marriage, what it really would do to the federal government, and all the benefits it provides to not only the homosexual community, but the world....   [tags: homosexual rights, ]
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Pro Gay Marriage Rights - The exploration for gay marriages has been severe over time that it can only be liken to the movements that fought for civil right for the Americans long before the law stood in. It is sudden that in the quest for equal marriage rights, the gay rights activists happen to be few as they work their way out to the constitution. But their struggle is being supported by the public and bearing in mind that the political shift is also working to their advantage (Newton, 69-70). Despite the tireless effort of the equal rights activists, their opponents already happen to have support of the constitution and the big question remains to, when this will actually happen....   [tags: homosexual activisim, politics]
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Gay and Lesbian Rights - Gay and lesbian people should have the same rights as everyone else in America. They are being driven away from their rights due to some rumors that Christian observationalists have assumed because of their own religious morals. I feel as though gay and lesbian people should have their rights because they are not as horrid as they assumptions that Christian officials have made them out to be. Gay and lesbian people should be allowed to adopt children; therefore, by revealing the lies behind rumors pertaining to the reason why gay and lesbian people aren't allowed to adopt children will help to make for better reasoning to why they should be allowed to have children systematically....   [tags: America, Equality, Equal Rights, LGBTQ]
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Gay Marriage and Adoption - ... That society should not be able to establish which parental unit homosexual or heterosexual is more qualified to raise children. There is no significant research that has proven whether straight or homosexual parents raise better children. With the closing arguments there is no empirical evidence supporting that same-sex marriage is damaging to the heterosexual marriage and the judge hopes to make a ruling in the next few weeks on the case. Functionalism interprets each part of society in terms of how each person or group contributes to the stability of the entire society....   [tags: society, social institutions, social system]
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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: California's Controversy - The state of California hadn’t been faced with what makes a marriage until the nineteenth century. It was proposed that a man and a woman got married, and that was that, just as peanut butter went to jelly. It was a mindless fact for many. After centuries had past with this common thought, people with an attraction to the same-sex began to speak up about the inequalities. They wanted to be granted the same marriage rights as a man and a woman would, along with the ability to receive a marriage license verifying their commitment in their home state....   [tags: inequalities, rights, gays, secular, laws] 1295 words
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Support of Gay Marriage - African Americans went through more than 100 years of mistreatment and prejudice before receiving their rights. Women had to fight for over seventy years to get the same rights as men. How long does the gay community have to wait for equality. Human rights are for humans, so acceptance is the key and discrimination is proving to be a huge lock. America is supposed to be the land of the free, yet we continue to bring the hammer down on people who are different. Your human rights should not be taken away because of skin color, gender, or how you identify yourself and who you choose to love....   [tags: Human Right, Discrimination, Privilege]
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The Real Gay Agenda - Prologue John Gray is the minister of Westboro Baptist Church; he is also the leader of the Anti-gay rebellion. John has been fighting the gays all 45 years of his life, but his cause became much more difficult when Mikey took control of the US government and began heterosexual oppression in 2035. John is planning to kill Mikey and the other gay leaders, and he hopes that after he assassinates them that the gay controlled government will collapse and the heterosexual work and birth camps will be liberated....   [tags: personal narrative] 1438 words
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Legalization of Gay Marriage - The legalization of gay marriage in the U.S. bears the same stigma as have prior civil rights issues, and as such should be proposed as one of utmost importance, and careful consideration. If our government, as it claims, is secular in nature, then it would be wrong for it to base its treatment of individuals outside the boundaries of what is naturally understood as the right of every man, woman, and child, to pursue a lifestyle that is fulfilling. By the same token, white people, black people, homosexual people, etc., are not to infringe on the same rights of others who may describe their differences as depraved, based, or dishonorable, based on a separate set of religious, or cultural stan...   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays] 1134 words
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Just A little Gay - Over the past years, mainstream advertising campaigns have shifted their rhetoric to include a focus on non-heterosexual identities, working toward normalizing these within the mass consumer audience. Yet these campaigns propagate representations that are not entirely consistent with how members of non-heterosexual communities identify and define themselves. In this paper, I will argue that mainstream advertising campaigns work to shift the mass consumer audience's perception of non-heterosexual identities from one that is stigmatized to one that is inherently stereotypical and not entirely representative of these communities at large, creating acceptance at the expense of understanding....   [tags: non-heterosexual identities, stereotypes]
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A Pro-Gay Marriage Argument - In the United States today, the divorce rate is at 50% throughout the nation. With promiscuity on the rise, and the effects of the ever dropping economy, marriage is no longer a priority to some. Still to others, overlooking the fact that many no longer see marriage as crucial, they are determined to save what they consider constitutes the model for marriage. For years, marriage opportunities for homosexuals has been an ongoing debate, and it still continues today. Many critics of the ordeal pose the argument that the allowance of same-sex unions would single-handedly demolish the already fragile structure of marriage (Head)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative]
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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] 1092 words
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Michigans Gay Ban, Banned - In 2004, by a vote of 59% of the voters in Michigan with a turnout of 63%, Michigan Proposal 04-2 was ratified as an amendment to the Michigan State Constitution. It states, “To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose.” In May of 2008 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that it included not just marriage and civil unions, but from being able to get employee domestic partnership benefits including things like health insurance....   [tags: same-sex marriage, federal government]
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America Needs Gay Marriage - " A paper certificate isn't going to solve it all but it's a damn good place to start . No law is going to change us we have to change us." . (Macklemore line 61) Change , it's something that has to come to us , it's something we have to work on . Changing in a day isn't possible it takes time , long amounts of time . Ben Haggerty or otherwise known as Macklemore is a critically acclaimed singer/ songwriter. He wrote a song a called 'Same love' it's a gay pride song about marriage and equality for gays and lesbians....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gays and Lesbians]
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Kant and Gay Marriage - Background All decisions we make are guided by an influenced belief or a maxim. A maxim is an individual rule that we use in our negotiations to steer our conduct. Maxims contain our principles and intentions; they point toward our general character. A solid and well intentioned maxim is universalizable. The precise significance of universalizability is contentious, but the most widespread interpretation is that the categorical imperative asks whether the maxim of your action could become one that everyone could act upon in similar circumstances....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Chick-Fil-A and Gay Rights - ... It quickly becomes evident that this is not an extremely formal piece of writing. This may be a result from the Huffington Post being known for not being a generally informal news source. If the reader knew this coming in, they would not expect the article to be extremely formal in the first place. As the article goes on, the reader can further tell how informal the work is. Opening with this strong of an informal statement set the tone for the rest of the article. The reader quickly figured out Kaufman’s opinion before going into the body of the article....   [tags: Alexander Kaufman article analysis] 722 words
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Gay Rights - Can you imagine losing one’s rights just for being one’s self. The Gay Rights movement is slowly gaining the rights back for gay people. This movement started in the 1960’s and it is still going on today. The main leader of the Gay Rights movement is Harvey Milk; the main followers are the people of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, also known as the LGBT community. Milk’s main purpose to do the speech was to explain how similar gay people are to everyone else and to get the rights back that were taken away from them....   [tags: The Hope Speech, Stereotypes]
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Religion and Gay Rights - Since the beginning of time there has been homosexuality and that has always led to a debate of opinions. But in the last 20 years this topic has jumped to the top of the religious/political controversy list. This topic is important to all Americans because so many different groups have a stakeholder position in this issue. Adoption agencies, health services, insurance companies and the wedding industry just to name a few. Many believe legalizing marriage for same-sex couples would not only change the meaning of marriage, but change society all together....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, equal rights]
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Gay Speak - Hayes (1976) suggests gay speech is modulated by openness and gay type: secret, social and activist. Each gay type articulates lexicon and speech patterns differently. Secret gays or gay men that have yet to openly disclose their sexuality, articulate words and phrases differently than social or activist gays. This difference, Clark (1998) suggests is a ‘self-defense’ mechanism carefully designed to prevent social ostracism. Social gays and gay activists, less concerned by society consequences, are not compelled to hide their gay speech, openly and to some extent actively use gay speech similar to ‘your typical gay’ stereotype, flamboyant and flaming....   [tags: homosexual studies, speach patterns and lexicon]
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Gay Marriage - “Men and women of full age, without limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and have a family” (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 5). This article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights set forth by the United Nations clearly states that any adult, man or woman, has the right to marry. At the beginning of the Declaration, there is another article saying that every human being is entitled to all rights set forth by this document without exception to any status....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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