"Pro Gay Marriage" Essays and Research Papers

  • Pro Gay Marriage

    The Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage LP 3: Argumentative Essay Patty Waters NAU Composition II Sue Cochran, Instructor Sunday, March 24, 2013 Abstract This essay covers the pros and cons concerning gay marriage. You will discover some new laws and amendments that are about to happen in our country, and some things that people are against. There are many issues that will be covered from rights and benefits to getting married legally. You will read reports, stories and articles from lawyers...

    Defense of Marriage Act, Heterosexism, Homophobia 1356  Words | 4  Pages

  • Pro Con Gay Marriage

    Pros of gay marriage: Two People who love eachother should be able to publicly celebrate their commitment Equality is protected in the due process clause in the constitution ( Constitutional Right) Same sex marriage helps adoption 100,000 children in the united states are waiting to be adopted! Refusing people the right to marry causes psychological damages ( this effects society in a negative way) Access to hospitals and care ( Marriage benefits healthcare coverage) Marriage has been changing...

    Homosexuality, Marriage, Mental disorder 838  Words | 3  Pages

  • Pro Gay Marriage

    My Relationship Towards Gay Marriage Would you deny a person to marry even if they are in love? I wouldn’t and that’s why I fully support gay marriage. I have been exposed to the gay culture since I was a young child and taking vacations to providence town. Even the political landscape is changing due to the increased support of gay marriage. Sadly the main deterrent to gay marriage laws being passed is the Catholic Church and other religious organizations. Religion plays a major role in not wanting...

    Gay, Gay community, Heterosexism 1059  Words | 3  Pages

  • Pro Gay Marriage

    Please! When you think of gays or lesbians does it really bother you? Think to yourself, what are they doing to affect your life? Most of you would most likely say nothing at all. There is not a single piece of history that determines whether or not same sex marriage is right or wrong. There is absolutely no legal, logical, or governing reason that same sex couples cannot be married and it's extremely unconstitutional in every way to tell them they can't. Same sex marriage should be legal for a number...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 1134  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage: Pros and Cons

    Marriage Is Not Equal For All Gay Marriages Mikaela Acosta   Gay marriage has been subject to taboo because our society has this conformed and learned version of marriage; marriage is only held between a man and a woman. Although this is more common today to hear of gay couples, in the first couple centuries in America this was almost unacceptable to general society. Beginning in 2001 was when gay marriage began to become much more widespread starting in Canada, Norway, Belgium, Argentina...

    Civil union, Defense of Marriage Act, Heterosexism 1152  Words | 5  Pages

  • Pro gay marriage

    right to marriage? Does the government have the right to define marriage and decide who may marry? Marriage is one of the most common and powerful ways to show love and secure rights in that relationship. Marriage is many times taken for granted and even abused by many people. People tend to forget that the right to marry is not available to all people everywhere in the United States; some people have gone as far as proposing an amendment to the Constitution that denies same sex marriage. While churches...

    Civil union, Divorce, Heterosexism 1164  Words | 3  Pages

  • Pro Gay Marriage

    Political Uprising: Gay Marriage In today’s civilization, gay marriage is unlawful in 48 of the 50 states. No matter how reflective our love is toward the person, how long the parties have been together, and how urgently we need the civil liberties associated with marriage, gay marriage is denied entry at the courthouse doors. This political uprising sends a strong message, not only to the gay and lesbian community but to our nation as a whole, that heterosexuality is more respected and...

    Bisexuality, Gay, Heterosexism 2117  Words | 4  Pages

  • Pro Gay Marriage

    Gay marriage The controversy over gay marriage has become highly publicized. However, this issue is not a new debate. Society has voiced its opinions on the subject for many years. Everyone knows that people are able to choose, according to their body and instinct, their sexuality; most of the time, tabulated statistics state that in nine out of ten times option chosen is heterosexual. On the other hand, the other ten percent belongs to the homosexual population, which has been suffering all...

    Bisexuality, Heterosexuality, Homosexuality 1457  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    issue of gay marriage is one of the controversies that leaves our society searching for the 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. The words "husband" and "wife" show that marriage is a close...

    Bill Clinton, Common-law marriage, Defense of Marriage Act 1788  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

     Gay Marriage Siena Heights University Ibrahim Elkadri LAS 300 Professor Angela Pinkett Gay marriage Making gay marriage legal or illegal continues to be the hot topic that most people talk about. It is currently one of the most divisive political issues in our nation. We all have strong opinions regarding this issue and I personally have not found anyone that doesn’t. The history of gay marriage is rich. Evidence exists that same-sex marriages were tolerated in parts...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homophobia 1181  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage Final Copy The world today is surrounded with many controversial issues. One such issue would be the topic of gay marriage. There are many pros to gay marriage such as marrying someone you love, and also being able to start a family and live out the American dream. On the other hand there are also many down sides such as being made fun of just for being homosexual, and not being able to have your own kids. Gay marriage is a topic with a lot of pros to why it should be legal and also...

    Alimony, Civil union, Cohabitation 921  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    The issue of gay marriage has been a long-standing issue that has plagued our society worldwide. With the same fire as ethnic equality issues brought during the civil rights movement, gay marriage has brought similar attitudes our of current generations. Opponents of gay marriage claim that it would destroy the foundation and meaning of traditional marriage and family and that it would lead to polygamy and a growth in sexually transmitted disease. I believe that gay marriage is a right that should...

    Civil union, Domestic partnership, Homosexuality 1101  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Problem-Solution I. Intro- Is same-sex marriage immoral, bad, illegal, etcetera or is it just a natural born right? A. Attention getter- We are one nation, under god; born with certain inalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of HAPPINESS, right? B. Thesis- I personally believe in gay marriage, who is anyone to say who can and cannot be together. C. Tie to audience- Have you ever had a boyfriend or girlfriend and your parents told you that you were not allowed to see that said...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 1050  Words | 2  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    People who oppose gay marriages fit into this category. People against gay marriages say that it is not natural to be a homosexual. Even by ignoring the biological belief that homosexuals are born with a different sexual orientation, this is still an absurd argument. The world is full of "unnatural" things, but most of the time we just look the other way. Along with the development of civilization came the concept of tolerance. It was not long ago that interracial marriages were considered...

    Bill Clinton, Civil union, Heterosexism 1466  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay Marriages

    Institution Instructor course GAY MARRIAGE SHOULD BE LEGALIZED Gay marriages have been a subject of discussion all over the world, the issue being whether these marriages should be legalized or not. A gay marriage is one that involves a commitment between two people of the same sex. It is mostly referred to as domestic partnership. To come to a conclusion whether gay marriages should be legalized or not, it’s only fair to look at the pros and cons. Gay marriages should be legalized because every...

    Civil union, Domestic partnership, Heterosexism 872  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage Hello Teacher and Classmate, I want to talk to you about gay marriage I am a pro-gay marriage person. Some people feel as though gay marriage is fine and some people feel as is it the worst thing to do. Gay people aren’t hurting people they go about their business just like everybody else, Then again I understand why people are against gay marriage they don’t want their kids growing up thinking it’s okay to be dating the same sex. If a person is in love with someone then they...

    Bisexuality, Gay, Homosexuality 1071  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Pre-writing Should gay marriage be legalized? Pros * Gives them a sense of freedom * Receive benefits, such as health care and adopting a child * Financial gain Cons * They may still get discriminated on by the one that don’t like the idea * Same sex marriage not being a civil right * Religious people Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized? Historically marriage is between a man and a woman. Growing up everyone learned this from either their parents or through...

    Bisexuality, Gender, Heterosexism 980  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Obstacles of Gay Marriage in America SOC 120 July 22, 2013 The Obstacles of Gay Marriage in America There have been both staunch opponents along with those in favor of gay marriage in America for quite some years. For many in this country they feel that it is morally wrong for a man to lay with a man or women to lay with women. Many people who are against gay marriage have arrived to their views primarily from a Biblical perspective. While others who are in favor of gay marriage can also counter...

    Civil union, Ethics, Homosexuality 2952  Words | 7  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    What is the big deal over the same sex marriages? This has always been a controversial issue. There are two issues that come to mind. First, there is the religious point of view. Many religious leaders oppose homosexuality or specifically same sex marriages, they feel that God made men and women to produce and take care of children and that is how it should be. They also feel that God created Adam and Eve because that’s how God wants us to finish the cycle. Second, there is the issue of being the...

    Bisexuality, Gay, Homosexuality 2509  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    The idea of gay marriage is what I would call a recent phenomenon. I say recent because it has only been in the past few years that activists in the country have become extremely vocal about legalizing gay marriage. What got the ball rolling was the first legally gay marriage in the United States which was performed in San Francisco in 2004 between Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon who are gay rights activists. After this first marriage the idea of homosexuals marrying became a trend that swept across...

    Homosexuality, Human, Interracial marriage 1462  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage Trellis A. Harris PHI 200 Mind and Machine Thomas MacCarty August 30, 2011 Ethics, or moral philosophy, investigates how we can evaluate our behavior in terms of right and wrong, good and bad. In short, how we determine what we should do, what we should not do, and how to tell the difference. (Philosophy 2010 Mosser) In this definition of ethics, it says morally determining your behavior to be right or wrong or good and bad, but does this pertain to matters of the heart....

    Bisexuality, Ethics, Gay 2489  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    the different topics. In my opinion, one of the most controversial topics is gay marriage. There are a lot of problems surrounding gay marriage because there are key things that contribute significantly to the pros and cons of gay marriage and how it affects each person in a specific way. I support gay marriage completely and I’m here to explain why. Many people ask questions like, why are people opposed to gay marriage? Why discriminate against homosexuals? Why care if two people of the same sex...

    Civil union, Homosexuality, Love 1346  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Running head: Week 5: Final “Gay Marriage” Nena McAnally SOC 120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Professor Falloon July 03, 2012 In the 1950’s it was unheard of for a white person to be dating a person of ‘color’. After decades, centuries really, of marches, pickets, rally’s, riots, and speeches that would still be spoken today, the civil rights movement against the oppression of ‘colored’ people ended and...

    Bisexuality, Ethics, Heterosexuality 1382  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriages

    The Outlook of Gay Marriages Quick, fast and in a hurry is usually how people live today and if one is lucky enough to find true love and commit to a relationship why will the sexual orientation matter. The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of facts and personal opinions of why gay marriages should be legalized. Gay marriages have been a global issue for many years. Despite all the laws passed, people will continue to have an issue because people always feel the need to voice their opinions...

    Bill Clinton, Bisexuality, Civil union 1470  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay-Marriage

    SAME-SEX MARRIAGE MULTI-MODULE Miss Atwood DRAFT 3 SLIDE 1: BRIEF ABSTRACT: (name) plays the role of a seminar host informing individuals about the current legal situation relating to same-sex marriage. SLIDE 2: Good evening esteemed guests and families. My name is .. – Professor of Law and International Relations at the Australian National University and I would like to welcome you all to the 2013 Issues for Families Conference. As most of you may be aware, this seminar will focus on...

    Civil union, Domestic partnership, Homosexuality 2415  Words | 7  Pages

  • Gay Marriage in American Politics: Pros and Cons

     Issue: Gay Marriage The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the federal government of the United States should recognize gay marriage and to argue that it should.  While there are reasons why some oppose same-sex marriages, many of which are based on religious and traditional grounds, same sex marriage is ultimately a civil right, which should not be denied.  Though the majority of Americans do not approve of homosexuality in general, the fact of the matter is that the United States...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 2353  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Name teacher class date Same Sex Marriage: Different Strokes for Different Folks. There are a few types of families in Christian countries nowadays. All marriages belong to one of the four following types: 1. Living together of heterosexual and homosexual couples: These are common-law co-habiting arrangements of informal kind, which can sometimes be officially registered. Nevertheless, certain amount of these choose to never marry; 2. Heterosexual marriages conducted by a man and a woman, formal...

    Civil union, Homosexuality, Human sexuality 2394  Words | 7  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

      What is Gay Marriage? If you don't know then I'll tell you right now, it is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two people of the same biological sex. The issue of gay, or same-sex, marriage has become one of the most opposing public policy matters in American politics. Gay rights advocates see it as one of the gay movement's main goals and argue that gay Americans have a right as citizens to express love and commitment through marriage, as well as a right to its many legal benefits...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 902  Words | 3  Pages

  • Unbiased Gay Marriage Argument

    right of marriage to same sex couples. Although same sex marriage has been legalized in many parts of the country, the majority is still on the fence about the issue. There are questions of if would harm the traditional institution of marriage, if it’s religiously righteous, whether it’s constitutional to ban gay marriage, as well as what it would do to the economy. The pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage are almost equal, leaving the issue unresolved. “As of May 10, 2012, gay marriage has been...

    Argument, Civil union, Defense of Marriage Act 887  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage In The News In the United States, there is social unrest regarding the government's denial of the right to marry for homosexuals. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage; and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. The neo-Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination. While this may be their belief system, this country was founded on religious freedom, where the people are allowed to worship...

    Bisexuality, Civil union, Homosexuality 1574  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay marriage

    1.Introduction Gay marriage, in other words, same-sex marriage is defined as “the legally recognized union between partners of the same sex” (Oxford Dictionary Online). During the early period, people have been prejudiced against gay and lesbian marriage. It’s understandable since any big change in public policy must be justified and its risks carefully evaluated from their point of view. A number of questions have been made: “Do gays and lesbians make good parents as good as straight parents?”...

    Bisexuality, Homosexuality, Lesbian 1063  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage There are millions of people in the United States, some tall, some short, some rich and some poor. No doubt, there is not one person that is the same as another. So, why is it that we can find room to accept some differences, but not others? Gays and lesbians may not fit the traditional ways of the United States, and although gays are becoming accepted much more than previously, we are still denying them the right of marriage. The dictionary definition of marriage reads, "The state...

    Civil union, Family, Gay 1300  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage In today’s world, gay marriage is a huge issue amongst society. Many people are either in favor of it or they are not in favor of it. For example, “A Right to Marry”, is an article written by Martha Nussbaum that expresses her opinion of gay marriage, which includes her thought of what the gay marriage debate is about, as well as her objection to it. Nussbaum believes the debate of gay marriage is not built on the religious aspect, civil rights aspect, or the relationship...

    Alimony, Homosexuality, Love 1031  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    The Endless Controversy Over Gay Marriage Gay marriage has been the cause of intense debate in the United States for years. Sexual activity within the same gender was something that was considered normal in Greek and Roman times but in today’s society, there is a great amount of controversy concerning sexual activity between homosexuals and same-sex marriage. A couple of reasons why gay marriage has become so controversial is because of religion, the issue of...

    Civil union, Homosexuality, Law 1477  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriages

    Gay Marriages Yea or Nay Tehila Haverlandt Michael Kellam Soc 120 11/15/2012 Whether or not to allow “Gay Marriages” or Same-Sex-Marriages is a question that brings up a lot of theories and debates. It all starts with whether or not people chose to be homosexual or if it is in their genes. In this paper I will touch on a few of these theories and questions. I will try to decide for myself if it should be legal or not. I am riding on the line in between the two and at this very moment unsure...

    Civil union, Homosexuality, Lesbian 1585  Words | 4  Pages

  • gay marriage

    Gay Marriage Introduction At the outset, Marriage is an institution which is composed of complex personal values, legal bindings, and religious customs among other properties (Allen, n.d., p. 949). These properties help in regulating human relation for the marriage lifespan (Allen, n.d., p. 950). Marriage was intended to be an institution which is composed of only a man and a woman. It was treated to be important for success and survival for individuals. However, for the past few years, there has...

    Civil union, Homosexuality, Lesbian 808  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage Gay marriage is one of the most controversial issues in the modern world. For the past thousand years, marriage has been recognized as the social union between a man and a woman. In most cultures across the globe, homosexuality was viewed with disdain, and marriages between same-sex couples were forbidden. However, homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance, as homosexuals have become vocal in fighting their right to marry in the early 90’s. With an increased in tolerance...

    Civil union, Defense of Marriage Act, Homosexuality 1545  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage: A Moral Debate

     Gay Marriage: a Moral Debate The trivial debate on gay rights is long from being resolved because of the large difference in opinion on whether gays should be considered equal. The legalization of gay marriage has been a constant struggle for the last decade and the population still cant seem to reach a logical conclusion. Many are for equal rights for all, while some are still stuck on the definition of marriage or religion. DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, was enacted in 1996 as a federal...

    Civil union, Defense of Marriage Act, Heterosexism 1697  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Compare-Contrast Synthesis 10/11/2013 English 111x Gay Marriage Gay marriage is a topic that is heavily debated in this day and age. Whether or not it should be legal for homosexuals to get married is a theme that authors Andrew Sullivan, who wrote “For Gay Marriage” and William J. Bennett, who wrote “Against Gay Marriage” use in there articles. The main points the authors both discus is the meaning of marriage itself, the social impact same sex marriage will have on society, and the influence on children...

    Bisexuality, Homosexuality, Lesbian 1028  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay marriage has been the topic of discussion in recent years. It has been broadcast on news stations and printed in magazines all across America. Each publication has displayed a different point of view. Although marriage is a fundamental right under the constitution, same sex couples don't have the ability to marry. Marriage is a private union not a political subject. In my opinion, any two people who love each other should be able to get married. Conflict theory helps to explain this problem the...

    Bisexuality, Civil union, Heterosexism 1032  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Moeneya McCall Gay Marriage The thoughts on gay marriage, comes to many individuals mind. Should it or should it not be legal? Is the government going to let gay marriage be legal, is also a concern for others. There are billions of people wanting to legalize gay marriage. Rather others do not think gay marriage should be allowed at all. Gay marriage to me is the same as any other marriage. Is gay marriage worth fighting for? Several people wish they can just experience their...

    Bisexuality, Civil union, Domestic partnership 789  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Equal Marriage Rights for All Sociology Equal Marriage Rights for All Imagine finally meeting the person you can spend the rest of your life with. They are perfect in every way, even in their faults. You love that person more than yourself and they feel the same. You are not, however, legally allowed to marry that person-- and for no reason beyond people who are different from you not accepting your identity, because you have the "misfortune" of being born gay. Our country has taken...

    Civil union, Defense of Marriage Act, Homosexuality 1486  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriages In today’s society, Americans have to face the fact that the decrease of marriages raises a serious social problem throughout the country. Legal battles have repeatedly shown that the strength to prohibit or ratify gay marriage is decided by each states governing body. So why does the United States of America not have a federal law against gay marriages? David Frum, a conservative, debated on the topic of gay marriages. Frum has many good points of why gay marriages should...

    Homosexuality, LGBT, Love 901  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    By: Valerie Tickles Soc 215 Business Ethics December 4, 2008 Gay and Lesbians Marriages What is “Gay”? Some would say that it means being happy, joyful, merry, lively, and full of sprit. But the topic that I speak of refers to a person’s sexuality, having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex. Is this ethical? As a nation...

    Bisexuality, Gay, Heterosexuality 1430  Words | 5  Pages

  • gay marriage

    Denying same-sex couples the right to marry discriminates gay and lesbian families as inferior; it sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. Offering civil unions was not an acceptable alternative to gay marriage because it is a considered choice of language that reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual, couples to second-class status. There is no difference between same-sex and traditional marriage. I believe that same sex couples and the traditional...

    Bisexuality, Civil union, Heterosexism 1382  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Usually when you think of marriage you think of a man and a woman. I think gay and lesbians should be allowed to marry too. Obviously, not everybody thinks this way. Gay marriage is a hot topic these days. Some people are totally against it and think it’s gross. I think it is perfectly fine and acceptable. I love gay people. I think they have a certain spunk and attitude about them and they don’t care what anyone thinks. They are also carefree and show individuality. They are not bothering or hurting...

    Bisexuality, Gay, Heterosexism 921  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE Factors In Favor of and Against Legalizing Gay Marriage in the United States David Vance May 28, 2012 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Instructor Verhaegh Argosy University Factors In Favor of and Against Legalizing Gay Marriage in the United States Proposal/ Issue: Gay marriage should be legalized in the United States. Six Reasons For: Weakest to Strongest 1. Other countries (Denmark, Canada etc.) have legalized gay marriage. (Bidstrup...

    Bisexuality, Gay, Heterosexuality 1250  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    burrows, but flamboyantly celebrate their identities. The gays are now a people willing and ready to be heard. It has come to all of our attentions that in the light of marriage they have been depraved and deceived. Homosexuals cannot allow this persecution to continue, as they are constantly forfeited equal rights. The arguments are of lifestyle differences and the legalized discrimination of these people. It encompasses same-sex marriage as a cause worth fighting and defending so that we all may...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 1291  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Legalize Gay Marriage All men are created equal and therefore there should be no discrimination. They all have individual rights. These words were written over two hundred years ago, and even then, the people believed in the importance of equality. In the United States Constitution, which provides us with many liberties, one of our civil liberties being the pursuit of happiness, which we are depriving the homosexual people. According to Wood, Peter B., and John P. Bartkowski. "Attribution Style...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 1402  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Chanise Sessions Writer’s Workshop Persuasive Essay Gay Marriage According to the American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline, gays have been fighting for rights since the 1920’s, and today those pleas for rights and equal opportunities still go unheard. I do not believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America is a free country and people should be able to be in a relationship with whomever they desire. Banning marriage amongst a certain group of people is unfair and it is...

    Bisexuality, Heterosexism, Homophobia 875  Words | 3  Pages

  • gay marriage

    Gay Marriage and Adoption: Good or Bad? Gay marriage is one of the, if not the most, discussed topic in today’s society. Like every subculture, gays have their distinctive norms, social practices, and, vocabulary. Thus as caused them to be subject of discrimination throughout history. Conservatives and religious people who don’t believe that homosexual couples should be allowed to be united by law or any other institution have been putting pressure in on the government to prevent the creation of...

    Adultery, Bisexuality, Civil union 1249  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    religion (Wikipedia, 2008). Where does gay and lesbian fall? Is this a class or group? This is a sexual preference and one that has become about ten percent of the population (Lamannna/Riedmann, 2008). It is no surprise that the gay community has been fighting for the right to marry and gain the benefits as a heterosexual married couple would. Gays believe it is a violation of their civil rights to be denied marriage. Many people disagree. Recognizing gay marriage has been a controversial issue for...

    Bisexuality, Heterosexuality, Homosexuality 1247  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Same-Sex Marriage One of the most interesting social issues in modern times is the issue of same-sex marriage. The core of the issue is whether marriage should be strictly limited to persons of the opposite gender and whether such limitation is ethical. Legally, the states within the United States have always had jurisdiction over marriage laws, but surprisingly, many of the states had never defined marriage to be a union a man and a woman. It was only after some states began granting gays the right...

    Civil union, Homosexuality, Marriage 2028  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Issues: Gay Marriage In America Jared English Professor April 29th 2011 Diversity Issues 2 Diversity Issues: Gay Marriage In America The director and founder of the Marriage-Equality organization Freedom to Marry, Evan Wolfson, says that when the term “gay marriage” is used it suggests that homosexuals are asking for special privileges or are expecting to get them. However, I could not disagree with that statement more. Marriage is marriage, when you call it a “gay marriage” it takes...

    Bisexuality, Civil union, Evan Wolfson 949  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    should we support Gay Marriage? "You weren't born knowing how to hate, you were taught how to hate." I believe in Gay-Marriage, I was raised knowing that I should be myself, and believe in what I please. I'm not writing this to go against anyone else, or to offend anyone's thoughts of life. I'm just writing my opinion out, just like I was asked to do. This is an essay, I'm writing on why we should legalize Gay-Marriage. As a citizen, I have a right to support Gay-Marriage, I also believe in...

    First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Gay, Homosexuality 1176  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage: It’s all in the Wording In the United States, gay marriage has been a subject that most politicians in the limelight try to avoid due to its controversial stigma. Many Americans would argue that every individual has the freedom and right to marry; that same-sex marriages would be beneficial to the economic growth and development of our nation. Going beyond the religious argument, same-sex marriage is not a civil right, nor should the privileges be denied to a specific group of individuals...

    Civil union, Homosexuality, Marriage 1392  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay marriage has a major impact on today’s society, in regards to the legalization of it and how it affects the representation of the nuclear family. In this essay, I will interpret same-sex marriage from a conflict perspective. The first social science article titled, “Same-sex parenting and children’s outcomes: A closer examination of the American Psychological Association’s brief on lesbian and gay parenting” by Loren Marks, talks about how children of lesbian or gay parents are not disadvantaged...

    Family, Gay, Homosexuality 1303  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage and a New Family Model Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage or homosexual marriage) is the union of two people of the same gender. Gay and lesbian couples experience discrimination on both the personal and the legal level. Not only are many people appalled at seeing a couple of the same sex together, same-sex marriage is illegal in most of the United States. Although the United States Constitution does not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriages, the federal government does not...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 1260  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    Court is set to confront the issue of gay marriage for the first time in 40 years in two cases set for argument in late March. Same-sex couples are asking the justices to strike down California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state just six months after a court ruled that preventing gays and lesbians from marrying was unconstitutional. In a second case, a New York City widow is urging the court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which limits federal benefits...

    Bill Clinton, Democratic Party, Homosexuality 1956  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gay Marriage

    difference in society their rights have been restricted. The thought of whether or not gay marriage should be legalized in the United States has been an on going debate. I personally do not understand why it hasn’t been legalized already; Not allowing homosexuals the right to marriage, their rights to freedom of speech have been taken away. It is wrong to treat them with such inequality for being different. Marriage should not be just between a man and a woman, if same-sex couples are together and in...

    Civil union, Heterosexism, Homosexuality 1261  Words | 4  Pages

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