Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Sociology
Topic: Homosexuals have the right to marriage
Name: Ho Yi Tung Student ID: 10985375
Tutors: Dr. CHOI Kwok To Maurice
Submission deadline: Dec. 21, 2012
I choose “Homosexuals have the right to marriage” of my individual reaction paper. Homosexual marriage has been the common topic of discussion in recent years. The campaign can to eliminate all discrimination detrimental to homosexuals has been intensified. While such efforts - in an increasingly uninhibited society - are multiplying, the organizations created to support gays ' demands are more and, more aggressive. Marriage is a private union not a political subject. We are not encouraged to have any discrimination on them. In my opinion, any two people who love each other should be able to get married. I still approve the idea that homosexual marriage should be legalized in Hong Kong owing to a few reasons.
First, Labeling Theory—the idea that deviance and conformity result not so much from what people do as from how others respond to those actions.
Labeling difference as deviance
The psychiatrist Thomas Szasz charges that people are too quick to apply the label of mental illness to conditions that simply amount to a difference we do not like.
The social construction of reality is the process by which people creatively shape reality through social interaction.
Deviance results from social inequality.
Norms, including laws, reflect the interests of powerful members of society.
Deviance is political : People with little power are at high risk of being labeled deviant. For example:
Gay Marriage - Research Paper
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