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Sexual Orientation: Stop the Hate - Something that is wrong with society is the fact that it is over-judgemental of things that are outside of the norm. From the moment humans are able to establish differences between one thing and another, choices are made on what is considered better or what makes more sense to the developing mind. Such as, gay marriage is highly accepted by the younger generations rather than the older generations. This at one point in time created a stigma of sorts that alienated these specific individuals and for a time caused a plethora of teenage suicides....   [tags: gay marriage, LGBT, homosexuality, suicide]
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LGBTQI in New York - Homosexual culture has become increasingly more accepted over the past century. The United States has just begun to legalize gay marriage in many states however some areas of the U.S still do not accept homosexual culture. Many cultures around the world still do not accept homosexual culture. Some cultures accept homosexuality, some see the practice as a sin, some create laws forbidding same sex relationships and marriage, and some punish homosexuality with the death penalty. Homosexual culture is referred to as LGBTQI culture and is shared by any person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning or intersex....   [tags: Homosexual Culture, Legalization Gay Marriage]
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Same Sex Marriage -      Gay and lesbian unions have been for a long time a subject that no one liked to discuss. For the last few decades, gays and lesbians have come out and expressed their sexuality preferences. Many believe that same sex marriage should not be legalized because it's against the moral. It's against the definition of marriage, which is considered as the union of a man and a woman as a husband and wife. Same sex marriage should be legalized because the way society views the union of lesbian and gays can a change....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Argumentative Essays] 748 words
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Who Should Be the Determining Factor? - Who Should Be the Determining Factor. In today’s society more people are getting engaged in gay marriages and becoming more open to society. From our society changing from a highly conservative rate to a more liberal state, this will increase the amount of open mindedness towards gay marriages. These two short arguments represent the pros and cons of gay marriage; and why gay marriages should be allowed. Andrew Sullivan will be discussing why gays should be allowed to be married. In contrast to Sullivan, William Bennett wrote a response to give a heterosexual perspective....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexuality Essays] 984 words
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Equal Rights for ALL Americans - Marriage has always been a sacred agreement between a man and woman. However, as times have changed, our ideas involving marriage are forced to change with the times. Our country has developed throughout the years to enforce the belief that all Americans should be granted equal rights no matter what their skin color or cultural background. Granting gays the right to marry would simply be giving all people equal rights in the issue of marriage. When it comes to the issue of gay marriage, Americans have many different views....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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The History of LGBT rights in California - ... The first coming in 2003, with the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Lawrence V. Texas to decriminalize homosexuality in the 13 states were sodomy remained against the law, and Justice Anthony Kennedy stating that “Liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes freedom of thought, belief, expression, and certain intimate conduct.” Follow this, in 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage with 15 other states—and Washington D.C—following in their footsteps, and hopefully, sooner than later, more states will upgrade the insult that is civil unions to actual marriage....   [tags: gay marriage, overturn of Propostion 8 ]
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Equal Partnership Rights for America - Equal Partnership Rights for America The president has often indicated that he would support a constitutional amendment against gay marriages. The Supreme Court has not yet seen a case dealing with marriage rights of homosexuals, and therefore the constitutionality of laws banning gay marriage have not yet come into question. Homosexuals would argue that they are seeking marriage rights equal with that of heterosexual marriage under the eyes of the law. Some people feel very strongly about this issue and see support for gay marriage as a governmental intrusion on a religious practice....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays] 825 words
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Equal Rights for All - Equal Rights for All Gay marriage has always been a subject of great controversy. Andrew Sullivan addresses this issue in his persuasive essay entitled “Let Gays Marry.” Sullivan’s essay appeared in Newsweek in June of 1996. Through his problem/solution structure of this essay, Sullivan uses rhetorical appeals to try and persuade the audience to accept gay marriage as a natural part of life. Sullivan, an editor of The New Republic, also wrote Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality (26)....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexuality Essays]
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The Argument on the Legalization of Same Sex Marriages - The Argument on the Legalization of Same Sex Marriages The argument over the legalization of same sex marriages is rapidly becoming one of the most vigorously advocated reform subjects in recent law review. Being gay and loving someone is not illegal, but uniting that couple in a legal marriage is rejected by most of society in this country. Each state has had to deal with legal issues concerning same sex marriages to some extent. Most supporters of the ban on gay marriages believe that it would be a strong cause of immorality and corruption of the American family....   [tags: Papers Persuasive Gay Marriage Essays]
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Gay Unions are a Childish Imitation of Marriage -    It needs no further proof; the AIDS epidemic has made it sufficiently clear that the vast majority of active homosexuals are promiscuous, and much more so than promiscuous heterosexuals. This fact alone points to the subject of this essay - the ego-centeredness of the gay relationship. The fairy tale of faithful homosexual "unions" (with its slogan, "What is the difference from heterosexual marriage, apart from the sex of the partner?") is a propaganda item, to win privileges from the law and acceptance within Christian churches....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples - Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]
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Views on Gay Marriage in Anna Quindlin’s Essay Evan’s Two Moms - The essay, “Evan’s Two Moms”, was written by Anna Quindlin and published in the 2004 edition of Good Reasons with Comtemporary Arguments. This essay takes a liberal point of view concerning gay marriage and the ability to raise a child in a gay family. Throughout Quindlen’s essay, her structure introduces ethos, pathos and logos through a variety of court cases to gain the readers trust; she appeals to both emotion and logic in her reader through passion and unwavering intensity, which disapproves of those who take a radical point of view about gay marriage....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Homosexuality Essays] 1177 words
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Sullivan vs. Bennett - Sullivan vs. Bennett The two texts examined within, present the opposing extremes of views regarding gay and lesbian marriage. The first text entitled Let Gays Marry by Andrew Sullivan examines the intricacies of same sex relationships and why homosexual couples should be allowed to publicly show affection for one another. The second text that will be examined is titled Leave Marriage Alone written by William Bennett. Bennett gives his views on why couples of same sex nature should not be allowed to engage in marital relations....   [tags: Gay Marriage Homosexuality Essays]
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Against Legalizing Homosexual Marriages - Against Legalizing Homosexual Marriages The legalized marriage of individuals with the same gender is drawing more attention these days. When asked, most people want to avoid the subject of homosexuality altogether or they have a very strong opinion on it. The debate over whether the United States should allow homosexual couples to marry legally is giving rise to a new social dilemma in our country. This question has courtrooms nervous, churches wavering and equal rights activists angry. Courtrooms should be nervous though....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Papers]
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Homosexual Parents: The Ongoing Struggle For A Family - The Ongoing Struggle for a Family "The most important thing in a family is that all the people in it love each other.” This excerpt is from a children’s book, written by Leslea Newman, Called “Heather Has Two Mommies.” This story is intended to show kids that not everyone’s family is the same. Many reasons are given to dispute gay and lesbian parenting but all founded on some of the archaic beliefs that Hitler used to kill homosexuals during W.W.II, fear and prejudice. Although having children and being parents seems like a basic human right or choice, many people believe that the government should have the authority to discriminate who can are cannot have children, regardless of their pa...   [tags: gay marriage, research papers] 913 words
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Are Same-Sex Marriages Cool or ‘Gay?’ An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage - How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn’t marry the love of your life simply because society doesn’t think that it is right. Can you imagine the devastation you would feel, being told that you are an inferior specimen my society. This travesty is occurring in our country on a daily basis. Same-sex marriage should be nationally legalized in the United States with a law or an amendment because it is a step closer to equality for everyone. There are many obstacles in the way of the national legalization of same-sex marriage....   [tags: Civil Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gays Have a Right to Marry - Gays Have a Right to Marry Every teen faces that time when their parent or parents choose to tell them about sex. Well, what if it happened that instead of sex your parents chose to tell you about the injustice of not letting people in the gay community marry. If this was to happen, then there would be a better understanding of gay relationships and their want to get married. This would more then likely lead to the ending of the ban on gay marriages. In his essay “Let Gays Marry”, Andrew Sullivan, who happens to be a homosexual male, tells of how he feels that gays should not be denied the privilege of marriage....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage] 790 words
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage - Same-sex Marriage The argument of same-sex marriage is important, not only for the religious and legal precedent, but because the welfare of families, especially the interest of children now and in the future, may be profoundly affected by the proposals before Hawaii's courts and the state legislature relating to same-sex marriage. Marriage is a unique practice, in that it is both a religious sacrament and legal registration controlled by the state. For the time being, marriage is defined by "84% of the population as the union of two people of the opposite sex" (Johnson p.49)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples] 2169 words
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Equality and Civil Rights for Gays - Love, the emotion expressed so widely from friends to romance, is the basis of marriage. The idea of matrimony revolves around the concept of one loving another so deeply that they want to join together and share a life together. The best description for marriage encompasses words like; commitment, unconditional love, and pure beauty from within one's heart. There is no possible way to measure the validity or trueness of these emotions. When a couple decides to wed, they are making the ultimate commitment to each other....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay Marriage Equality]
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Same Sex Marriages - The proposed legalization concerning same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history. The potential consequences, positive or negative, for children, parents, same-sex couples, families, social structure public health, and the status of women are enormous....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage] 612 words
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage is Inevitable - Same-sex Marriage is Inevitable       For many parents, the marriage of their child is a very happy and proud time. Most parents expect their children to get married and have children. But what if their child is gay or lesbian. Their child may have met the perfect person to spend their life with, but their child cannot get legally married. Same-sex couples can hold wedding ceremonies, but the law does not recognize these unions. Many heterosexuals take for granted the benefits that are extended to their spouse by way of legal marriage....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage Laws Violate Gay Rights - Laws Violate Gay Rights When I was in third grade, I learned that there are certain "inalienable rights"-- the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- all of which the United States government is committed to protecting for every human. Last week, I learned this government feels that these human rights are limited to some people, based on how they choose to practice sex. In two separate legislations last week, the United States Senate sanctioned discrimination against homosexual Americans....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 814 words
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Fight for the LGBT Community Rights - The fight for gay rights escalated to a debate between Separation of Church and State. This doctrine was created in the United States Supreme Court in 1947. This doctrine prohibits any federal, state, or local government preference or support for religion. This doctrine exists because of the first amendment of the Bill of Rights which basically states that there should not be a national church. You are free to exercise and express your religion, freedom of speech, and you can gather and petition the federal United States government (U.S.)....   [tags: gay rights, same sex marriage, lgbt]
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Analysis of Indiana Amendment Called HJR-3 - In Indiana an amendment called HJR-3 that would alter Indiana constitution to define same-sex marriage and that could affect hundreds of people is trying to be passed. Indiana Constitution can either choose to table or vote down this amendment. The Indiana House Judiciary Committee delayed the vote on HJR-3 on January 13, 2014 after listening for more than 3 hours of testimonies from both sides. Indiana congress should not pass HJR-3. If HJR-3 passes, it can do harm to our state of Indiana, our economy and our communities if it is written in our constitution....   [tags: same sex marriage, hjr 3, gay couples]
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Vermont’s Permission of Same-sex Marriage - The Irrationality of Vermont’s Permission of Gay Marriage This essay explains the rationale behind the Vermont decision - and its effect upon conservative groups especially. In December of 1999, the Supreme Court of Vermont decided that it was, on balance, a violation of the Constitution of Vermont to withhold from couples of the same sex the benefits that flow to married couples. But the court did not think it proven that the laws on marriage had been animated by any intention to discriminate against women, lesbians, and gays in the way that other laws, in the past, had discriminated against blacks....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1554 words
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Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians - Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians If the constitution promises equality before the law, what justification can there be for clearing rights to any member of society. More specifically what justification can there be for clearing rights to gays and lesbians. Lots of questions come to mind when the topic of gays and lesbians having equal rights as any other citizen in society would have. Should gays and lesbians have equal employment opportunities. Should they have the right to adopt a child, and should they have the right to marry their own sex partner....   [tags: Persuasive, Gay Marriage, Legal Issues, Political] 320 words
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-Sex Marriage and the Destruction of American Culture - Same-Sex Marriage and the Destruction of American Culture       The late 20th century disintegration of marriage is epoch-defining and hazardous to moral health. The question of legally recognizing same-sex marriage - thrust upon us by recent court decisions - culminates this disintegration.   There are many reasons why the ills of marriage are so pivotal. Marriage is the principle of sexual morality. Immoral sexual acts are often wrong for other reasons, too, such as the injustice of imposing oneself sexually upon another without consent....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homosexuals Should be Allowed Same-Sex Marriage - Free Argumentative Essays - Homosexuals Should be Allowed to Marry A gay California man, whose partner died in the September 11 terrorist attacks has become "legally vulnerable in ways (he) could never imagine"(Urges 1). Keith Brodowski lost his life partner, Jeff Coleman, to American Airlines flight 11, which was the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. Coleman was a flight attendant. Brodowski is now battling the state and the nation for survivors' benefits, granted to the widows of those who died....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 706 words
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage, Two Moms or Two Dads - Two Moms or Two Dads   Over the pas couple of decades American society has undergone some vast changes. The concept of the family has been greatly altered. No longer is such emphasis put on the "traditional" family. A majority of children are being raised in single parent households. Single parent adoption rights have been granted. Now an entirely new sort of family is being disputed. Should gays and lesbians be granted the right to adopt a child. Today's view of gays and lesbians is drastically differen t than it was in the past....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1730 words
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Response to the Far Right Concerning Same-Sex Marriage - A Response to the Far Right Concerning Gay Marriage Mr. Far Right has claimed that neither the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights mentions the right of homosexual couples to marry. I think that it would be safe to say that a homosexual couple who wishes to marry is seeking their own definition of happiness. Did Mr. Far Right conveniently skip over the part about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" that is the very spirit of both these documents. "Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest" --On Liberty, John Stuart Mill Next, Mr....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1209 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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Discussion of Same Sex Marriage - Marriage is not about religion because atheists marry; it is not about procreation because the infertile marry; and it is not about finance for it can weave poverty. What it is about is love. For centuries, the battle for gay rights has waged, and will continue to do so until the rights are granted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to help secure equality for all. “…LGBT people must lead this effort, as so many of [them] are. Their knowledge and experiences are invaluable and their courage inspirational” (Clinton 4)....   [tags: gay rights, love, lgbt community]
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Same Sex Marriage: Love is Love - Love is love. It does not matter if a person is gay, straight, or bisexual. The term marriage is derived from two people coming together in matrimony to form a bond between the two, in order to obtain mutual benefits federally and state wide, and to formalize the decision of two people to live as a married couple. The definition of marriage has been disputed for several decades, whether if it should be defined as a ceremony between a man and a women, or a ceremony between people of same-sex. Although, in the last couple of years, people have been fighting to legalize same-sex marriage federally....   [tags: gay, lesbian, bisexual]
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The Bond of Marriage - The Bond of Marriage The argument to allow gay couples to marry has been a debatable topic for many years. The authors, Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett have conflicting beliefs to whether gay marriages should be permissible. Sullivan expresses his opinion of the right gays have to marry in his article “Let Gays Marry.” Bennett retaliates with his own article opposing gay marriage. His article “Leave Marriage Alone,” relates his view that same-sex marriage is wrong and unethical. Both authors provide valid information to their opinions....   [tags: Gay Marriages Homosexuals Equality Essays] 1160 words
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Same-Sex Marriage: A Human Right - In a 2011 survey by the Williams Institute, 3.5% of all adults in the United States identified as either lesbian, gay, or bisexual, implying that there are nearly 9 million LGB individuals (Gates 1). Despite this, same-sex marriage is only legalized in seventeen out of fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia (Freedom to Marry). In thirty-three states, the government has decided that it has the power to intervene in who its citizens want to marry and love, as if they could decide our friends and family....   [tags: politics, legalization, gay rights]
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Gay Rights - Feeling the warmth when they hold a loved one is something for which people should not be judged. It should not matter what sex their partner is because, put simply, they are in love. The gay rights movement is a continuing procession that fights for their rights. The gay rights movement actually begins on November 11, 1950 when gay rights activist Harry Hay founds America’s first national gay rights organization by the name of Mattachine Society, according to the “Timeline: Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement”....   [tags: LGBT, intolerance, marriage, equality, society]
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Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legal - According to Christian belief, in the beginning, god made Adam a man and then made eve a woman. He gave Adam a woman, not a man, so that the human race can maintain. For thousands of years homosexuality has been a sin or misconduct in many, if not all, religions. We are continually beset with this controversial topic and now have reached an age in where homosexuality is more open and widely received than it has ever been before. Now, gay men and women fight for the right to be married....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual debate, argumentative] 1630 words
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Gay Marriages - In today’s society there are many factors that contribute to the ever-continuing social inequality of people through out Canada. It is no wonder as to why there are so many stereotypes of what is socially ‘acceptable’ and what isn’t when the media is forcing these ‘norms’ into our minds. What is ‘ideal’ with in today’s expectations isn’t always attainable due the fact that everyone is different. One of the most controversial topics being discussed today is view on same sex marriage. This notorious topic is nothing new, however, there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not make it legal for couples of the same sex to engage in a marital status....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 878 words
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Stop The Madness: Gay Marriages Should be Banned - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Should gay marriages be legal. Why should our nation accommodate such a dreadful Supreme Court ruling. Gay couples have become a major problem for our children. Children only repeat what they hear, see, and other habits from their role models. Our children are the ones who are being subjected to these horrifying situations.       Gay marriages should be banned because God did not intend women to sleep with each other, nor men with men....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 670 words
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Gay Parenting Should Not Be Encouraged - Gay Parenting Should Not Be Encouraged Statistics from the United States (ACLU Fact sheet, 1999) estimate the there are between 6 and 14 million children being raised in same sex parent families. Whilst some significant advances have been made by the pro gay parenting movement, current legislation is for the most part geared against same sex marriage and adoption, this status quo should be maintained. Gay parents rights group argue that being raised by two parents of the same sex provides a balanced and healthy approach to parenting....   [tags: Sociology Same Sex Marriage Homosexual Essays]
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The Fight for Gay Equality - As the world evolves all the people who live on it evolve as well. The United States basis its constitution on equal rights and that all people should treat each other with equal standards. The gay community over the past couple decades has evolved from not being able to marry legally, to a handful of states passing a law to allow gay marriage. Although laws are being enacted to better the equality of homosexuals, the gay community has a long way to go before they are equal with the rest of society....   [tags: Gay Rights]
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In Favor of Same Sex Marriage - Equality for all. I think not. You’re sitting in a church for your friend, Kathryn. She has invited you and a few other people to her wedding. As you watch her, you notice how happy she is about this marriage. Both partners say “I do,” and you hear the clergyman say, “I pronounce you wife and wife.” The church erupts with applause as your friend and her partner share their first kiss as a legally married couple. That is fantasy that has yet to come true for most homosexual couples. The war for same-sex marriage has yet to be won in America....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual]
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Defense of Marriage Act - Within the last month a highly anticipated law suit toward DOMA or the Defense of Marriage Act has come to a close. A federal judge has named portions of DOMA as unconstitutional. The verdict is a large win for those supporters of gay rights, as well as giant loss for those that oppose this type of union (Trotter). To clarify, if this verdict is upheld, federal government would have no say in whether or not to legalize gay marriage. Each individual states government would be held responsible to do so (Trotter)....   [tags: Marriage] 2253 words
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The Legalization of Same Sex Marriage - There is a war being fought over how to define the term "marriage". This argument is fierce due the fact that the definition of marriage is being challenged on the basis of it’s morality or, in other words, whether it is right or wrong. Many conservative organizations such as religious and other social conservative groups contend that the definition of marriage should remain as or return to being the formal union of one man and one woman or in other words, a heterosexual couple, via legal commitments and/or religious ceremonies citing religious and social reasons....   [tags: gay rights, moral values]
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Same-Sex Marriage, the Right to Unite - Gay Marriages: The Right to Unite   Sam* and Alex* have been together for two years. Recently, they decided that they would like to buy a house together. Unfortunately, they are homosexual and are having trouble attaining a loan together. If they were married, as they one day hope to be, there would be no problem getting a loan and simply purchasing a home. Marriage is not an option for Sam and Alex in the state where they live. Because they are gay, they are unable to legalize their relationship in 48 of the 50 states....   [tags: Essays on Gay Lesbian Bisexual]
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The Proposed Legalization of Same Sex Marriage - The Proposed Legalization of Same Sex Marriage The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family law....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual Papers]
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Same-Sex Marriage - America is a country known for its freedom, yet people are told who they can and cannot marry. According to Kim Richards a case in Hawaii in 1993 where judges said the state’s constitution required a good reason not to give gay’s equal marriage rights. Congress was pushed to pass the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented homosexuals who were allowed to marry from receiving the usual benefits of marriage, like taxes and retirement. In response states have made their stand on domestic partnerships and civil unions....   [tags: freedom, homosexuality, equality, gay rights]
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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legalized - "So now you see the light, eh. Stand up for your rights. Come on. Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!" Lyrics form the song, "Get Up, Stand Up", by Bob Marley Same Sex Marriage should be legalized in the United States. There are over 1,049 federal rights and also over 300 state rights (depending on what state) that couples receive when they become offical married of many of which are denied to people in civil unions....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homosexual] 1795 words
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Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legalized -      The goal of most people in life is to be happy. There are two major fronts to their happiness, their jobs and their love lives. While education may be the key to securing that perfect job, there is no formula for finding the perfect mate, especially for gays. Furthermore, once gays find their partners for life, the law does not recognize their marriage, denying homosexual spouses the benefits that heterosexual spouses have enjoyed for centuries. The roots of this debate lie in the soil of discrimination....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Issues]
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Gay Parenting - For generations, homosexuality has been repelled against and condemned. Homosexuality is not normal, according to certain traditions and religions. Homosexuality is to be frowned upon and recognized as demons and sin-natured. In modern times, homosexuality has become a lifestyle and a relationship for more and more people with each passing moment. Although homosexual marriage is not allowed in some states, the anatomy of the person, whether male or female, hardly allows them to reproduce without sperm or ovaries....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]
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Same-sex Marriage Should be Legal - Same-sex Marriage Should be Legal   "I do." These two simple words have the power change lives in an instant. For most people, the phrase conjures up images of a man and a woman being joined in marriage. But for gays and lesbians, having the chance to legally say "I do" is a far-off dream, not a reality. In many European countries, marriages between same-sex couples are federally recognized, but unions of American homosexuals still go unrecognized by the United States government. Same-sex marriages deserve to be legalized in this country....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Issues]
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Gay Adoption Should be Legalized - Gay adoption by legal couples has become a rising controversy in the past decade, affecting the lives of many children and families. Most states allow gays and lesbians to individually adopt but do not allow them adoption as a legally recognized couple. In 1976, the American Psychological Association declared that “the sex, gender identity, or sexual… orientation of natural, or prospective adoptive or foster parents should not be the sole or primary variable considered in custody or placement cases.” Historically, the benefits of gay adoption have been recognized, but have not yet been legalized....   [tags: Homosexual Couple Adoption, Gay Parenting]
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Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized - According to the Human Rights Campaign, the 2000 Census reported 3.1 million people in the United States of America were living in same sex relationships. These citizens reside in 99.3 percent of the counties across the nation and it is estimated that between 1 and 9 million children are being raised by gay, bisexual or lesbian parents (Human Rights Campaign). These individuals are American citizens protected by the United States Constitution. Article 14.1 of the United States Constitution entitles all citizens equal protection under the law and forbids states from enacting laws which deny citizens’ rights....   [tags: gay rights, argumentative, persuasive] 1225 words
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We Need Same-sex Marriage Now - We Need Same-sex Marriage Now Known to some people as a lifetime commitment of devotion, to others a promise to reside with a stranger, and even to some people as a union arranged by their parents, marriage is a widely varying ritual practiced all over the world. In the United States, marriage is a freedom of choice and an act of love, supported with benefits and privileges from the government. It has traditionally been the union of a woman and a man, made with the expectation of permanence and the aim of producing and raising offspring....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Issues]
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Defining Marriage - The purpose of this essay is to analyze fastidiously and personalize Warner’s Beyond Gay Marriage article. Three convergent points of Warner’s argument will be broken down, and examined. First, the concept that marriage consecrates some pairs at the cost of others. Second the question of why marriage has become such a prevalent organization in gay politics. Finally, the definition of marriage in public, private, and state terms. Marriage is far beyond what it has been previously defined in history....   [tags: Marriage] 1891 words
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The LGBT Community and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - As of 2015, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to struggle for equal rights held by their straight counterparts. Socially, LGBT persons are subject to discrimination, hate crimes, and stigma, while legally, LGBT persons encounter obstacles that preclude them from basic rights afforded to every other subculture in America. One of the most divisive issues related to LGBT rights has been same-sex marriage, which has been creating conflict both politically and socially dating back to the 1970’s (Finnis, 1997)....   [tags: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender]
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Same Sex Marriage - Same sex marriage is already taboo, but same sex couples raising children is mostly not considered acceptable by the public because of the misconception that they are not qualified to bring up children in accordance with proper social values. The public is not certain if children will receive proper education about society and behavior to fit in as responsible members. However, several recent movements, such as Feminism and Post-modernism, argue about equal rights for everybody. Feminism is mainly concerned about the equality of men and women in society while Post-modernism is mainly concerned with ending all forms of discrimination in society....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Lesbian or Gay Parents] 2202 words
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Liberty and Justice for All: The Pursuit for Gay Rights - Historically defined as the union between a man and women the idea of marriage has been socially ingrained into the minds of Americans leaving any other possibilities of who love can happen between as unacceptable. These strong societal beliefs are far from the truth yet dictate the ability of homosexuals rights to marry one another. Avoiding defining what marriage entails in the constitution, the issue of whether or not gay people have the right to marry has become a state issue. The conservative idea of marriage is changing as society is undergoing a transformation in its beliefs to a more liberal stance....   [tags: gay rights, same sex]
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The Spark That Lit the Gay Rights Movement - As New York City was waking up on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. The raid led to riots and protests that lasted several days. Such police harassment was hardly uncommon at the time, but this particular raid proved to be the last straw. What could have been a quickly forgotten brawl instead became “the beginning of the modern struggle for gay civil rights” (Teal). The Stonewall Riots pushed the gay rights movement to the forefront of hot-button topics in the United States, where it has remained ever since (Teal)....   [tags: gay rights, stonewall riots, same sex couples]
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The Importance of Marriage, Heterosexual and Homosexual - As a society, somewhere we have lost the importance of marriage. It seems that we have forgotten how important a marriage is not only to our families, but also to our communities. We are depriving our children and our communities of the structure, and stability that they desperately need by choosing to live together, and start families without marrying. We are also doing this by denying some members of our community the right to have a healthy marriage at all. Our children are being denied the sustenance they need to develop healthy relationships of their own....   [tags: marriage, Homosexuality, psychology,] 1201 words
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God Hates Same Sex Marriage - Marriage is a precious gift given from the good lord up above. Marriage is a privilege that should be allowed to only a man and a woman. In the bible there are many scriptures that back up my opinion on marriage, and none of the scriptures say same sex marriage is okay. In this modern day and age people are altering the definition of marriage. People are trying to add between a man and a man or between a woman and a woman. The importance of my topic is to keep the original definition of marriage which is, a union between a woman and a man where they become husband and wife....   [tags: Definition of Marriage]
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Same-Sex Marriage - Same-Sex Marriage Many people believe that marriage is an integral part of their lives. Currently, marriage is defined within the parameters of a partnership of one man and one woman. Under Canadian common law, a same-sex couple cannot get married and the government refuses to acknowledge homosexuals as equals. Prohibiting same-sex marriages in legislation is discrimination. Denying homosexuals the ability to form this bond violates freedom of expression, equality rights for minorities, and freedom of religion, provisions present in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Papers]
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Recognition of Same Sex Marriage - Oliver and Erik were born and raised in a small town in Denmark. Friends since grade school, Oliver and Erik did everything together and continued to remain extremely close throughout high school and college. Oliver and Erik decided to profess their love for each other and began a relationship. As their relationship progressed, Oliver and Erik wanted to take the next step. Denmark has allowed same-sex civil unions since the 1980s, but same-sex marriage was illegal; although couples engaged in same-sex civil unions received nearly all of the same benefits and obligations of opposite-sex marriages....   [tags: Marriage, Laws, Legality, Homosexuals]
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America Needs Same-sex Marriage - On May 7, 2011, a young man named Tom Bridegroom fell to his death from a rooftop, leaving behind his devastated partner of six years, Shane Bitney Crone. Tom’s family had never accepted his relationship with Shane; in fact, members of Tom’s family attacked and threatened him when he told them he was gay. Because Shane and Tom could not legally marry, Shane was not entitled to any information regarding Tom’s death, memorial service, or burial arrangements (Crone). Tom’s family was able to move Tom’s body without notifying Shane, to keep Shane away from the memorial service, and to remove from Tom and Shane’s shared home any personal belongings that Tom’s family determined had belonged to Tom...   [tags: Homosexual Marriage]
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Same Sex Marriage and Politics in the U.S. - Recently, Same Sex Marriage has become a major issue in the United States. There are variations in opinions concerning the topic. The main concern is should same sex marriage be allowed or declared unconstitutional. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. Many controversies and arguments have developed from this issue. There are many reasons why gay marriage should be legal or illegal. The people who oppose same sex marriage or also known as gay marriage are mostly conservatives....   [tags: homosexual Marriage, argumentative, persuasive] 793 words
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Homosexuals' Right to Marriage - Since the beginning of time, our country has struggled with equal rights issues in one way or another. Whether those issues were women’s rights, segregation of races, or more currently the equal rights of those whose sexual orientation is different from what is considered to be normal by the vast majority of the population. However, the reality is that all people deserve to be treated equally. This country was founded on the idea of individuals being equal and because of this we should all, who call this great nation home have the same rights....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage]
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Fighting for Same Sex Marriage - There was a pounding feeling in her head as she was carried out of the car. A tickling sensation in her forehead from the blood rushing down her face; it was a small injury that the paramedics easily cleaned up. She heard the cops say the man in the other vehicle was heavily intoxicated and has walked away unharmed. She looks around, but she cannot find who she is looking for. She knows she was not alone in that car and she stands up trying to find her wife. There are people urging her to sit back down unfamiliar with the internal injuries she might have, but as she witnesses a limp body being pulled out of the car she rushes towards it....   [tags: LGBT, Same Sex Marriage, Economy]
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Overivew of the Same Sex Marriage Debate - Overivew of the Same Sex Marriage Debate In today's rapidly growing society, current social issues and family morals are constantly changing the dynamics and aspects of individuals. One constant issue that has been a topic of discussion in the last decade has been marriage of the same sex. There are many people who support this idea, as well as people are against the concept. Same-sex marriage has been an issue today. Some people argue that the Constitution of marriage is intended to bond one male and one female, that the definition of marriage makes the same-sex marriage improper because same sex marriage keeps children from learning proper roles....   [tags: Marriage Equality, Homosexuality]
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Same-Sex Marriage - Same-Sex Marriage The United States is known world wide for its civil rights and freedoms. Many Americans are appalled by the idea of same-sex marriages. What?s wrong with the idea of two people who care greatly for one another wanting to spend their lives together. The gay community is misunderstood because many straights are not willing to listen. These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay community and the country....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Gay Civil Rights] 1121 words
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Same Sex Marriage - Then the lord god created man from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:& New Translated Version). Then the lord God said “It is not good for me to be alone, I will make him a helper who will be good for him (Gene: 2:18). So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, he then took out one of the man’s ribs and made a woman. (Gene: 2:24). This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, united as one (Genesis: 2:24). God blessed them and said “be fruitful and multiple.” These are the words of the bible....   [tags: morals, religion, marriage, Bible, beliefs] 965 words
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The History of and Issues surrounding the Same-Sex Marriage Debate - Same-sex marriage is one of the leading political topics in the United States today. There is an ongoing dispute pertaining to the legalization of same-sex marriages. America has shifted its head to focusing on supporting same-sex marriage or not. Many are for and against this topic but there has been no settlement for it yet. Homosexuals want to marry for the same reason that heterosexuals have and there should be no reason why they are not allowed to. There is some history behind this topic but there has yet to be a solution....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, homosexuality, USA, ] 1898 words
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Defense of Traditional Marriage by Ryan T. Anderson - Ryan T. Anderson discusses the legal status of same-sex relationships in his article “In defense of traditional marriage” (2013). He contends that marriage is defined historically, socially and legally as existing between a man and a woman and should remain so defined for the benefit of society. Anderson is correct in his historical interpretation of marriage; yet present day usage would imply that the definition of marriage is undergoing a social change which should be reflected in the law. The premises Anderson puts forth are not new....   [tags: same-sex marriage, dual-sex couples]
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Uganda's Anti-gay Laws - There has been an increase of gays all over the world in the last few generations. Some countries have become accepting to it, but others are not having any of it and Uganda, a country in East Africa, is one of them. Uganda has passed severe laws for an anti-gay country. Some laws as severe as life in prison or death sentence. The U.S. should step in and act as an International police force before things get too out of hand because nobody should be put to death or spend lifetime in prison for being who they are....   [tags: Anti-gay Laws]
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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage - Everyone is aware of marriage. We have heard about it, gone to one, or even been in one. The idea of marriage is something that is bestowed upon us and something that we look forward to ever since we were children, but what about those who what to get married to the same sex. How is that possible. As you know, everything changes at some point or another, this includes marriage. That is why same-sex marriage should be legalized. It has come to a point where the idea or a “normal” marriage has to change in order to fit in with a constantly changing society....   [tags: Marriage History, Same Sex Marriage]
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Gay Marrage And Its Constitutionality - Gay Marriage and Its Constitutionality The problem with the issue of gay marriage is being faced across the country. This issue has grown in popularity as we have progressed through our stages of taboo to acceptance of gays and their lifestyle. The media and remodels have expressed their acceptance of the issue by exploring the lifestyle and publicizing it. Now California has moved to the forefront of modern attempts to eliminate the codified restrictions on their life. With a high gay population and being one of the most populated states California has been the foreground for the step to make gay marriage deemed unconstitutional....   [tags: Political Science] 1405 words
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Marriage Inequality: The Right to Marry - Marriage is defined as “(1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage ("Marriage," 2003, p. 659). Despite the latter definition’s addition to dictionaries in the past decade, this definition of marriage is still debated. Being a touchy subject in both politics and religion today, it’s been very hard to come to an agreement....   [tags: homosexual,same sex marriage,lgbt community]
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Arguments for Legalizing Gay Marriages - Homosexual Marriage Since 1971 when the first same sex couple Richard John Baker and James Michael McConnell applied for a marriage license and were denied in the Baker vs. Nelson ruling, America has been forced to debate whether homosexuals should be allowed to be married even though they are not the classical definition of a couple. There are many opinions about this subject from government officials, religious leaders and even the president of the United States. Homosexuals should be allowed to be married because they need to be treated fairly and equally....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 720 words
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Gay Rights in the United States - United States is known to be one of the free countries in the world, and other nations look at it with awe and aspiration. America is a nation with multi – cultural backgrounds, and people with different identities and personalities. However, if two men or women walking on the street gradually start kissing each other or showing affection with the same sex, others would look at them with disgust. Even being an extremely modern country, homosexuality is looked down upon with much intolerance. Is there something wrong with what those people just did....   [tags: freedom, culture, intolerance, homosexuality]
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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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