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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal in All States - The issue of gay marriage needs little introduction as it is one of the most widely contended and discussed topics in the United States of America. While the issue is relatively recent one has to question why this is even an issue to begin with. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Arguments come from both religious groups, as well as secular focused sources. Reasoning against gay marriage ranges from religious immorality, to the idea that giving gays the right to marry would support minoritarianism (giving minority special privileges and advantages in either a legislative or societal capacity)....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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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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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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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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The Gay Marriage Controversy - ... Banning gay marriage violates people’s rights. Our government cannot just take away someone’s right to get married. According to Annenberg Classroom, U.S. Districts Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker believes gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. During the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, in California, Walker said the state’s marriage law “both unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation.” I agree with Walker....   [tags: same sex legislation]
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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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Gay Marriage Should Remain Legal in California - “Demographic information gleaned from the registered licenses also shows the newlywed same-sex couples were older and better educated than the average American household. More than 74 percent were over age 35, while 69 percent had at least one college degree” (Murphy). Although marriage between same-sex marriages interferes with the traditional purpose of marriage, procreation; gay marriage should remain legal in California because it justifies equality by allowing them to be socially accepted in society, it creates equality economically for taxes and finances, and reiterates that religious beliefs in all faiths should not dictate society....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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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 Marriage Should Be Legal in All States - 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. George Chauncey gives a road map of the history of marriage equality in his article “The Long Road to Marriage Equality,” same-sex marriage has always existed but became a hot issue in the 1970's. In the 70's the Supreme Court of the United States in the state of Minnesota upheld a lower court's decision that denying a marriage license to same-sex couple did not violate the United States Constitution....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal In Every State - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Gay couples worldwide have been fighting for their right to marry for decades, especially in more recent years where you find it more “common” for someone in the gay community to be publicly out. There are many contradicting beliefs regarding gay marriage, making it difficult for same sex couples to become legally recognized as a married couple, to receive benefits, and the same rights as a heterosexual married couple....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage: California's Controversy - ... Many people during these years were sent to prison for sexual perversion. These people were soon downgraded from perverts to sexual psychopaths. In 1958, by psychiatrist Karl Bowman, asked for all laws criminalizing same-sex couples to be repealed from the state. This took twenty years to occur. In the sixties the vagrancy law was replaced with a law of a less demeaning manner; a disorderly conduct law. The first openly gay candidate for public office came about in this time. His name was José Sarria and he ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors....   [tags: inequalities, rights, gays, secular, laws] 1295 words
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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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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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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 Should Be Legal in All States - 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. “Marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man, and same-sex marriage should receive the same protections given to interracial marriages by that ruling” (Gay Marriage). The gay rights movement in the U.S. can be traced back to the Stonewall Riots in the year of 1969, which marked the beginning of a political movement for gay rights....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage, supreme court]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal Everywhere in the World - The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. A recent news said that US president Barack Obama was pleased with the end of the passing a gay marriage law in New York state. New York will become the largest and latest state to legalize gay marriage. And the US leader said “it’s the time to allow the matrimony between gays for a nationwide policy” [2]. According to many years for fighting of the legalized same-sex marriage, gays and lesbians finally can marriage in the accept law....   [tags: Pro Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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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 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. Many conservative groups do NOT agree with this decision. The believe that gay marriage should not be permitted but civil unions should be granted to lesbians and homosexuals. On the other hand there is a large group that believes neither gay marriage nor civil unions should be offered to gay and lesbian couples and that any legal union should be available to heterosexual couples only....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - As many minority groups in the United States have fought for their civil rights in past decades, it is the gay community that now finds itself striving for equal opportunities in our culturally diverse nation. Although they have already come a long way in the path of acceptance, most recently the gay community has had to confront extremist conservative groups who claim that allowing same-sex couples to join in a civilly recognized union violates the act of a traditional, sacred marriage. Gay and lesbian individuals feel that, like any other group, they should not be denied rights that are typically bestowed upon heterosexual couples who are recognized by the federal government....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays] 867 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. Should gay marriages really be allowed. Has the Supreme Court ruled in error. In our society today, homosexuals are treated unconstitutionally, they are forced to live a secret life, they are forbidden to adopt and raise children and unable to marry the person they love. This is just a few to the many inequalities that homosexuals face in everyday life. The constitution guarantees the right to free speech and the right to pursue happiness to everyone, although homosexuals do not get to live their life by their choice....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage 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. 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.      People against gay marriages say that it is not natural to be a homosexual....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]
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The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage - Same-sex marriage has grown into to a national issue. In 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry which provoked a firestorm of debate. The discussion extends from private livings rooms and local watering holes; all the way to the floor of the U.S. Congress and the White House. The debate about same-sex marriage has become a hot button issue, which pits secular-progressives who support gay-rights against religious and social traditionalists fighting for the sanctity of marriage....   [tags: Gay Marriage]
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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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Gay Marriage - Marriage is the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple. Marriage should not be based on what others think. When people get married in a heterosexual union, they do it for their own happiness, not for the happiness of others. Gay marriage is the same way. Homosexuality has always been around and will continue to exist. Why should homosexuals be denied the rights of heterosexuals. No one has the right to say that homosexuals can not marry....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage - Same sex marriage is a topic today that brings strong moral objections from both sides. Should same sex marriage be allowed. I intend to analyze three different aspects relevant to this very controversial subject matter: Marriage as it exists as a religious institution, marriage as a contractual agreement, and finally, why I believe “marriage” should be allowed for everyone, straight, gay or otherwise. I strongly believe that to disallow same sex marriage simply as a registered, contractual partnership denies citizens American civil liberties, and should not be allowed....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 773 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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Same-Sex Marriage Must Remain Legal - Over the past five years same-sex marriage has become one of the most controversial issues in the United States, many social activist strive to aid homosexuals and their fight to legalize same-sex marriage. Marriage is a fundamental right not a privilege. Gay men and women should not be discriminated against based on their sexuality. Marriage is a sacred bond between two people that love each other no matter the sex, race, or religion. Everyday homosexuals are treated unfairly; most were born gay and cannot help their feelings....   [tags: Gay Marriage]
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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage - People are born homosexual. If you are homosexual you cannot get married. That idea is ridiculous. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Marriage is defined as a sacred bond of love between two people. Gay people also feel love therefore, they should be allowed the same rights as everyone else in this country. Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with a proven biological causation. The only thing that should matter in marriage is love and denying them this is a violation of religious freedom....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays] 1269 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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Pro Gay Marriage - ... Religion also leads the way as a strong argument towards gay marriage with many people believing that it’s against their religion. Opponents to gay marriage with strong religious beliefs believe that gay marriage is “sinful” with marriage also being a religious intuition for only man and woman. Despite this, to legally marry someone there is no requirement for a religious ceremony to be held; this proves that marriage isn't a religious intuition though it’s certainly true that it’s a legal one governed only by the law....   [tags: Homosexuality, Controversy] 820 words
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Legalizing Gay Marriage - Gay marriage is controversial because some people think it is a sin to have in their society. Religious teaching may influence but should not necessarily control aspects of public life. Nor should these religious views be the deciding factors in our secular society. As a personal liberty which has no impact on the rights of others, the government should allow gay citizens to marry. In reviewing the benefits of gay marriage, one first must look at the definition of marriage itself. Marriage can be both a religious and secular event....   [tags: American Society]
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Supporting Gay Marriage - ... I suppose that with this background I am biased towards the idea of people with different sexual orientation not being accepted in society. With that in mind, I decided to take an educated, unbiased look at the debate of gay marriage. To have an ethical argument, one must understand the ethical or unethical basis for which gay marriage exists upon. Why does one person believe in equality while the other denies it to a certain person. Religion stands out as being one of the major contributing factors to the rejection of gay marriage, or homosexuality in general....   [tags: justice, equality, homosexual, beliefs] 979 words
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Legalizing Gay Marriage - ... In the state that America is in anything that will benefit that economy or our soldiers should happen no matter what. Equal rights are not equal if everyone is not getting the same treatment. If everyone doesn’t have the right to be married and be recognized for it in the United States then everyone is not being treated fairly. The sexuality of someone is just a characteristic, weather its gay or lesbian does not make you any less of a human then someone who is straight. So why are gay and lesbians being discriminated....   [tags: sexual orientation, discrimination, benefits] 1162 words
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Gay Marriage in the USA: Tides of Change - When Americans face the question about the definition of marriage, many of them seem to be sure of how to define it, always emphasizing in the importance of the civil union. There are many interpretations depending upon point of perspective and social identity. The commonly accepted meaning of marriage is a legally accepted relationship between a man and a woman in which they live as husband and wife. “Marriage” looks like a simple word, but it is much more complicated. This word has caused many feelings of guilt, humiliation and strife in relationships where trust has been compromised....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage: Is It Beneficial or Detrimental to Society? - Homosexuality has existed since the beginning of time, there wasn’t an actual name for it, but surely, sexual acts between two individuals of the same sex still occurred. Homosexuality, homoeroticism, bisexuality, polygamism and even just questioning these ideas were often looked down upon. I say this because in a biblical sense, it was believed that only a man and a woman should come together. Most Christians and Jews believe that in the beginning of creation, God created Adam and Eve to multiply the earth....   [tags: homosexuality, same sex, sin]
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Why Gay Marriage Is Wrong for Georgia - ... Overall, the citizens that live in Georgia have a decent prospective is what is right and wrong in our society, and by keeping a ban on gay marriage in the state we can ensure that we will preserve our community and natural values. God and the works of Jesus Christ in Christianity have told us through scripture on many occasions why homosexuality is wrong in society. It is clearly condemned in the bible simply on the basis that it goes against god’s creation of man and women and that they were told to multiply and fertilize the world....   [tags: history and Christian beliefs]
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The Continuing Debate Over Gay Marriage - ... Same-sex couples have their health care benefits from their partners employer taxed as income. Another hardship same-sex couples face unlike heterosexual couples is, homosexual couples have to pay high taxes when “gifting” each other assets such as cars or homes that married couples automatically own jointly. (Positive). Also, same-sex couples have to face not being able to take advantage of spousal retirement accounts and have to pay high tax preparation cost. In states where same-sex marriage is illegal, not only are there negative effects on the couple financially, but also emotionally....   [tags: religion, rights, discrimination] 1797 words
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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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Ban Gay Marriage Ballot Initiative - Gay marriage has been heated debated throughout the United States when the homosexual rights active people’s attentions. In many states, most of gay marriages are not allowed, but flowing many years fighting for the rights of same-sex marriage, some states finally accept the gay marriage law. Although gay relationships are not accepted in many states, gay marriage is still becoming more accepted in our society. Gay marriage will break the balance of institution of marriage, and it will also twist the status of the authoritative religion and Bible’s contents....   [tags: Ballot Initiative Groups]
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Let Us Legalize Gay Marriage - America is said to be the land of the free, which means that every legal citizen is given freedom of speech, and the right of privacy. Among these rights, we are given freedom of religion. If someone is Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or even Buddhist, that someone is welcome to practice their own religion however they see fit, and you are welcome in America because this is the land of the free. Or is it. When the topic of Gay Marriage arises in conversation, the main "Anti-Gay" point would be that the Bible does not agree with it....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage: Let Them Love - Marriage is a commitment of private love between two people, yet homosexuals have been denied the right to make their marriage recognized in most states in America. The people who are against gay marriage believe in protecting traditional marriage between a man and a woman (Jones). They argue that homosexuality isn’t natural, therefore it shouldn’t be accepted in our society. Also, they say that a child can be raised best in an environment with a mother and a father, and that having gay parents will result in their child being gay (Hansen)....   [tags: Persuasive, homosexuality, Argumentative] 765 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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Gay Marriage: Why Equality Matters - ... Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them [Barack Obama; 4].” In other words, if we respect others for who they are instead of judging them for who they love, we would be setting an example for those who cannot acknowledge the one’s personal life. Furthermore, by exposing children to different family settings, it will provide a broad perspective on how these children perceive normality in those built upon different families than themselves, as well as teaching them how to respect the rights of others....   [tags: society, love, freedom, right, choice]
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Gay Marriage - Gay Marriage There seem to be Specific time in history where certain issues define the culture tension in a society. They become representative of large worldview and clearly emphasize the battle between divergent moral and spiritual perspectives. Homosexual marriage in the United States is one of these issues. In the past five years, there have been various threats and debates about the possibility of legalizing homosexual union. The issue took centre stage in February largely. The U.S Senate quashes a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gays from marrying....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays] 1228 words
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Gay Marriage - Homosexual Marriage and Equality<p> In the midst of war and economy decline, Americans are being thrown a curveball that may change the way of their culture is forever; the idea of legalizing homosexual marriage. Frankly speaking, this idea was once new, strange, and deemed unnatural and it is now one of the biggest social controversies in our country. However, United States was built on the idea of federalism; the separation of power between federal and state government along with ideas of civil liberties and rights....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 973 words
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Legalizing Gay Marriage - Legalizing Gay Marriage The battle over Gay marriage in the United States reached a fever pitch during the presidential election of 2004. The issue vaulted into prominence when the Democratic mayor of San Francisco flouted state law and performed marriage ceremonies for Gay couples. Conservatives claim that the issue catapulted them into power by motivating fundamentalist Christian voters to turnout in order to defeat anti-gay-marriage amendments in eleven states, including the crucial swing state Ohio....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 813 words
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Gay Marriage: Is Separate Really Equal? - The Webster's Dictionary has changed. Marriage was once defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law," but now there is an alternate definition that says "the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage." Society's ideas are changing and it is the roll of the government to evolve with society. However, the government is moving at a slower rate than the majority of the population....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 983 words
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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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Same Sex Marriage is Wrong - I am opposed to the idea of same sex marriage. I have very strong religious beliefs which have shaped me into what I am today and that give me a majority of my reasons to opposing this matter. I haven't lived through many situations evolving same sex marriage but I have had many long conversations with many various types of people about this exact topic. I can honestly say that it is because of topics like this that make Gerald M. Nosich’s quote “the relation between emotion and critical thinking is a complicated one, without easy solutions” (Nosich 16) very relatable....   [tags: Gay Marriage]
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A Discussion of Same-Sex Marriage - The topic of same-sex marriage, or gay marriage, is extremely divisive in today's society. This paper will address some of the issues surrounding gay marriage. Many in favor of same-sex marriage suggest that gay couples should have the same marital benefits as heterosexual couples, which is simply a civil rights issue. In contrast, those against same-sex marriage see this concept as a moral matter, which violates traditional ethical standards. Since the beginning of time, most cultures have acknowledged marriage a unity between men and women....   [tags: controversial gay marriage]
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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 Issue of Same-sex Marriage - ... The definition for same sex marriage it is stated as ‘a relationship like that of a traditional marriage’ what already implies that is wasn’t ‘normal’ before and the traditional marriage is an example to follow. It is a great thing to legalise marriage and for example in the United States of America this happened in 17 of the 50 states already. Also the 18th state already joined, Utah in December 2013, and more than 900 same-sex marriages took place in Utah immediately after allowing. But on January 6, 2014, “the United States Supreme Court stayed the ruling pending further appeals” (Wikipedia, 2014)....   [tags: gay marriage, ethical dilemma]
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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal - Same sex marriage is when a couple of the same sex undergoes a martial relationship with each other. This implies all legal rights and responsibilities just like a normal one. There are many arguments regarding human rights, morality, religion, equality, and many problems have emerged from these issues toward same sex marriage. I will explain the predicament of this ongoing subject and express my thoughts on how same sex marriage messes with many peoples ethics and morals with this difficult subject....   [tags: Gay Marriage]
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Debate Over Same Sex Marriage - Gay marriage is an issue that has been debated for many decades now. It is one of the most controversial issues people can discuss and most typically, people have a very strong viewpoint on whether it should or should not be legal. Though each individual believes that their perspective on gay marriage is the “right” point of view, there are strong arguments for both opinions. Those who believe it should be legal typically take the “all love is equal” standpoint where those who believe it should not be legal tend to sway towards the “gay marriage is unnatural” standpoint....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, homosexuals] 1317 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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Gay and Lesbian Marriage in America - Marriage, as both a legal institution and as a social tradition, has always been at the heart of the building blocks of American society. Throughout U.S. history, it has generally been understood, both legally and socially, as a monogamous union between two persons of opposite sexes. However, as the gay and lesbian liberation movement gains increasing exposure and influence, the topic of same-sex marriage has been brought to discussion. In the following pages, the legitimacy of same-sex marriages/partnership will be discussed, as well as the best means to achieve such an end....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage ]
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Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal - "The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime -Kennedy" (Dockterman). By denying homosexuals the right to come out and marry their partners won't make them or their "choice" change. People all around the world have their own opinions about gay rights, but people are people no matter their race, skin color, or gender and they should have the same rights as "normal" couples. Homosexual couples should be able to be together for three main reasons: they are being discriminated for being the way they are, more children would be adopted, and statistics have proven that divorce rates have declined when a state allows homosexuals...   [tags: homosexual rights, gay marriage]
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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal - "So now you see the light, eh. Stand up for your rights. Come on. Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!" Lyrics form the song, "Get Up, Stand Up", by Bob Marley If you listen to the TV or radio talking heads, it would be easy to think that America is permanently in the grip of some major political issue....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexual] 847 words
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Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal - The United States was founded on a grand ideal of social freedom. The U.S. Constitution was put into place to protect the rights of the individual by creating a fair and just society. These values of liberty resound for most Americans as assurance that they will never wake up to find they have lost their voice to an all-powerful oligarchy. Americans like to believe they live in what they call “the land of the free.” Of course, we know from the history of the country, the definition of freedom is a controversial topic....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Civil Unions Should Have the Same Status as Marriage - Gay people hear the government talk about civil unions and domestic partnerships everyday being equal to marriage, and that is just completely observed. The gay community is being feed lies. As far as I'm concerned marriage doesn't exist in the gay community. Unfortunately marriage is only recognized between a man and a women. In fact there are states that try recognize same sex relationships, but we do not enjoy the same rights as a hereto married couple at the state level. We are not aloud to make decisions for our partners in life threatening events....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive] 956 words
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Gay Marriage is An Attack on Christianity - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. 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. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or another," President Bush said (Hinojosa)....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 948 words
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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. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. Traditionally marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of marriage reads "to join as a husband and wife according to law and custom; to take as husband or wife; to enter into a close union" (452). Dictionaries are not a biased publication and serve as a guide to what words mean....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 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. Should gay marriages really be allowed. Has the Supreme Court ruled in error. Gay marriage should be legal because all individuals have the same right in society; because same-sex couples can constitute a good based family; because it is just a way to make official a common union nowadays, even with the religious issue; because it is not related to polygamy; and because love matters and it does not differ in nature according to the sex of its object or the person who experiences it....   [tags: Homosexuality same-sex couples] 893 words
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Gay Marriage: Between Man and Woman or Love and Love? - ... We should see this as a great boon that gay marriage could bring to kids who need nothing more than two loving parents." (Klein) Instead of letting children live their whole lives in foster care waiting for heterosexual parents to adopt them, they should be raised by parents, no matter what their sexuality is, who care and would provide the loving family they all desire. Legalizing gay marriage has its cons, but also its benefits such as giving children a second chance to be apart of a real family that will nurture them as their own....   [tags: legalize, equal, right, tax, money]
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Why Should Gay Marriage be Legalized in the United States? - ... The dictionary defines discrimination as “the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people”(“Discrimination”). This type of behavior is seen everyday to all different types of people. Not only just towards homosexual people discrimination is also used towards gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or transgender. Denying same-sex couples the right to marry shows gay and lesbian families as inferior and sends the message that its completely okay to discriminate against them (“Gay..”)....   [tags: descrimination, ammendment, same-sex] 670 words
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Gay Marriage: All Men Are Not Created Equal - Only seven out of the 50 United States have declared gay marriage legal. These states include California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington D.C. and most recently, Hawaii who legalized gay marriage on February 23 of this year. The governor made a statement saying, “This bill represents equal rights for everyone in Hawaii, everyone who comes here. This to me is the essence of the aloha spirit. With its signing, I want to say ‘welcome’ to the world, come to paradise.” However, this country has continued to vote to keep an estimated 9 million Americans who claim to be homosexual from marrying (Morello)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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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. This is additional proof of something we have been taught in schools all our lives. America is the land of the free, which gives each legal citizen the right of privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. If you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist, you are welcome in this country.      However when the topic of gay marriage arises in conversations, the main opposing point would be that the bible doesn’t agree with it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 679 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. Should gay marriages be legal. Clearly we as a nation are undecided on this issue. Thirty-six states have passed legislation banning gay marriages, yet a few states have passed laws that allows homosexual couples the right to participate in civil unions. Several other states are also debating whether or not to allow these couples to marry. Unfortunately, the dispute has left the United States' homosexual community in an awkward position....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2010 words
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Why Gay Marriage Should be Banned in Georgia - Georgia has always been a state where family values and community issues are important in our society. Many people that live in the southern United States have always been historically for conservative and or republican based values, this typically involves as christan background and faith which therefore the people of Georgia would not support because most people are Christians. Also there is a code of natural law that must be taken into consideration with regards to legalizing gay marriage in Georgia....   [tags: god, family, christianity]
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The Legalizaiton of Gay Marriage -  The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. Now that the Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage legal, we will observe the impact upon parents, children, same sex couples, families, and the social and political world. The arguments surrounding the issue though confrontational nonetheless are easily seen from a wide array of perspectives....   [tags: Homosexual Lesbian Legal Marry]
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Gay Marriage: What Ever Happened To Equal Rights - ... Without family health coverage and many other benefits then everyone would probably be struggling. To continue with my position, gay marriage should be allowed so that same-sex couples can have the chance to adopt. Although, same sex couples can not reproduce children, adopting children from foster homes is a great idea because not only is the child provided a home but he or she is given a family to be with. In addition, there are about 100,000 children in foster homes waiting to be adopted (Klein).With allowing gay marriage, this could definitely reduce the numbers of children in foster cares....   [tags: benefits, adopt, inaccurate, traditional]
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In Defense of Love: Why Catholics Should be for Gay Marriage - The topic of homosexual marriages has been a very hotly contested issue and has in recent years become an even more heavily debated topic, particularly in the Catholic Church. Now, Catholics have always had a very definite stance on homosexuality and more importantly homosexual marriage. They have always had the belief that marriage is, and should remain, exclusively between a man and a woman. I too, being a Catholic myself, held this belief for quite some time until I actually looked into scripture, and I discovered that the Catholic Church has been thinking backwards....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Gay Marriage and Other Issues Surrounding the LGBT Community - When it comes to dealing with gay marriage and the issues surrounding gay rights, there is one question on everyone’s mind, “Can we outlaw hate?” Elton John once said, “There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.” This quote shows the minority opinion when dealing with homosexuality or homosexual marriage. To better understand the reason for such prejudice against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, we must first explore the history that surrounds it....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Gay Marriage: May Anyone Marry Whom They Choose? - Gay Marriage: Can Everyone Marry Who They Choose. If it wasn’t for one mom and one dad none of us would exist. Marriage is defined as “the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc” (marriage). Parents have the role to raise their children in love and teach them good values. “They note that violence among homosexual partners is two to three times more common than among married heterosexual couples, and homosexual partnerships are significantly more prone to dissolution than heterosexual marriages, with the average homosexual relationship lasting only two to three years” (Diggs)....   [tags: homosexual, argumentative, persuasive] 980 words
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Sexual Ethics: Gay Marriage Should Not Be Allowed - In today’s news and media, it seems that the topic of homosexuality and whether it is morally acceptable or unacceptable is brought up on a daily occurrence. Many individuals believe that homosexuality is a problem and ceremonies such as gay marriage should not be allowed. However, what is it that makes homosexuality considered wrong. Critics argue that homosexuality goes against the Bible—the word of God—and is immoral. The issue of homosexuality, however, is argued further when considering the topic of sexual ethics; homosexuality is not the only aspect of sexual ethics but also what is good and what is the purpose of sex and taboo situations such as incest, rape, pre-marriageable sex, mon...   [tags: news, media, morality, homosexuality]
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Gay Marriage - Early humans learned to communicate and exchange ideas, through a series of melodic utterances that have slowly evolved into complex verbal expressions which have become the template for modern language. In fact, language has given humans the ability to think in words, allowing them to begin questioning complex moral issues that they were previously unaware of, and eventually this has given rise to several theories ethical philosophy. One such theory proposed by Aristotle was that everyone should strive to reach this state of Eudemonia (flourishing happiness)....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Same-Sex Marriage Issues & Controversies - The NAACP has named gay marriage “one of the key struggles of our time”. According to the website “ProCon.org” as of January 6th 2014, 17 states have taken the plunge and legalized same-sex marriage. Marriage is “one of the basic civil rights of man”. Yet, we are still waiting on 66% of our nation to do the right thing and legalize gay marriage. The ban on gay marriage has deprived gay, lesbian, and bisexuals of many benefits that come with being married. Also, it has been proved that banning gay marriage created an increase in psychological disorders, as well it shows legalizing same-sex marriage can bring economic benefits to the states and lastly legalizing gay marriage makes it easier fo...   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, gay couples]
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Gay Marriage Should be Legal Despite Being Immoral - 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. There are a number of reasons opponents to gay marriage argue that the Supreme Court has made a huge mistake . First, certain religious interpretations maintain that gay marriage is sinful. Fortunately, our country is not a theocracy and public policy should not be based on any religion's values....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 916 words
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Same Sex Marriage - ... When the Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn sign the bill that passed same-sex marriage he gave a speech at the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois. Governor Quinn said that he wanted to help get every states legalized (McDermott). December 2nd, 2013 Hawaii legalizes marriage equality. The bill was signed on November 13th, 2013 When this law was passed six couples got married at the Honolulu hotel. One couple that has been together for thirty-five years and now they will have the same legal status and any other married couple in the United States....   [tags: gay marriage, gay couples, legalized] 837 words
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The Constancy of Change: A Journey to Marriage Equality and Celebrated Personal Liberty. - The only constant in life is change; as a child, this platitude was a mere assemble of words that I never really understood and had little to no meaning to me. As an adult, this has become a truth I have come to understand and live by. For the most part, humans are powerless against the unrelenting progression and nuances of change, yet we have the ability to guide it on many levels. Of the many changes in life, some personal liberties fluctuate while others remain unchanged. Since becoming an adult and now in my 40’s, I’ve come to understand that no liberty granted to an American citizen should be taken lightly....   [tags: social issues, gay marriage ]
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