i.Overview of the investigation
In our investigation into the possible effects that same-sex partners could have in our community if our State and Federal Government were to legally recognize same-sex marriages seems we concentrated on the historical, moral, religious, social, political, and economic aspects that this issue could raise. We accomplished this task by having each group member cover a specific aspect of the issue. Each group then, investigated their chosen aspect through various research tools available to them. Group members used Internet and electronic resources to find articles on the issue, watched local and national news programs about the issue, and reviewed local and national articles about the issue to gain background knowledge on the issue of same-sex marriage. Group members then applied their research and interviewed local members of our community to help gauge our communities feeling on the issue.
In regards to the political aspect of same-sex marriage, we began by examining the traditional views, which have been perceived to be held by the two major political parties. We also examined 2004 Election and examined how the issue of same-sex marriage affected the political platforms of the presidential nominees. We also examined how politicians affected the issue of same-sex marriage with the issuance of legislation and amendments to state constitutions. We then used this information while interviewing members of our community to help gauge their thoughts and feelings about how same-sex marriage could possible affect politics in our community.
In regards to the historical aspect of same-sex marriage
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In regards to the economic aspect of same-sex marriage
ii.Suggestions for effectuating change and awareness...