Gay Marriage

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Professor Cornell
ENG-121-19
11/16/11
Family & Marriage Research Paper: Gay Marriage

The discrimination and unnecessary hindrance placed upon homosexual individuals who desire to be bound in matrimony is unmorally, unjustifiably, and insensitively shameful. to be continued. In the Radical Idea of Marriage by Stephanie Contz , she truthfully sheds lights on what she feels, with evidence from countries ranging Greece during the start of human civilization all the way to purest of times China, just how common it was to be married for reason other than love. Adultery, infidelity, wife borrowing, and polygamy were all that of kosher terms, as well as occurrences, all in which were believed to be the truest forms of real love or romance expression time. It was not into the 17th century when the world, became more enlightened, and several regions believed that marriage should be more private, secret, and accomplished soley on actual love matches finding each other. Contz in her efforts to explain how true love was incompatible with marriage, and how even Plato himself believed that love was a wonderful emotion that that led men to act honorably. She explains further, that Plato was not referencing the love of a man for a woman, but of another man. (Contz 378) The well respected, highly studied Plato, who was able to realize same gender attraction and love, from the earliest and most founding times of human existence, as that of a “wonderful emotion” (Contz 378), is shear proof of just pure true love, being genderless, but indeed still true if even it were between a man and a man. David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead are the authors of The State of Unions. This article indeed explains the states of mass changes from a statistical spectrum of how the amounts of married, divorced, and single individuals from 1960 to 2005 have changed tremendously. The numbers of marriages have decreases anywhere from 50-10 percent, for black or white males...
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