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Gay Marriage Should be Legalized

- There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as those who are heterosexual. Every individual person should be granted equal rights, regardless of sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, it has been held off for too long. Moreover, there are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Gay Marriage Debate

- Within this essay, the main focus will be to develop a thorough analysis and discussion in relation to the topic of gay marriage. In order to construct this, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. In reference to the position supporting gay marriage, the discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed contraty to gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legalizing Gay Marriage]

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Gay Marriage: The Right to Love

- Marriage has been a part of society from the earliest of time. The joining of one man and one woman has been celebrated by many. We are taught to be the “perfect” husband or wife or at least the skills it takes in order to be considered a “perfect” husband or wife. We’re taught to love each other through sick and poor and all the battles we will face together. Over time, marriage has changed. Marriage, once a strong bond between man and wife, is now simply a flimsy piece of paper that has no strength to keep them together....   [tags: Homosexualism, Marriage, LGBTQ, Gay]

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The Best Argument against Gay Marriage: Glen Lavy's

- The Best Argument against Gay marriage: Glen Lavy’s “Gay marriage and the ‘slippery slope’ ” Proponents to the legalization of same sex marriage came up with a lot of reasons as why gay marriage should be legal. The major ones are that not allowing same sex people to get married prevents them from getting legal benefits like hospital visitation, health insurance, family leave and more. They also argued that they are fighting for their rights the same way African Americans were fighting back in the day, and that gay marriage will not threaten our society....   [tags: Gay Marriage and the Slippery Slope, ]

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Forcing Belligerent Action on Gay Marriage

- A loving couple just moves into the house of their dreams, one is a music teacher at the local charter school; the other is fulfilling their dream by becoming a beautician at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in the next town over. The neighbors stop and stare as the couple gets settled into their new home. They do not know what to think of it, this couple is much different in their eyes, something they are not use to seeing in their community until today. The difference with this couple is that they are gay....   [tags: gay, couple, community, marriage]

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Gay Marriage in America

- Lately an extensive issue all around America is centered on gay rights. Does being gay or straight make you less of a person. The debate in the political world concerning this is over allowing or denying gay marriage to be legal. Even though this is an exceedingly controversial topic, Legalizing same-sex marriage will have a positive effect on society because it won’t harm the institution of marriage, it will uphold the constitution, and it will inevitably happen either way. What does marriage mean....   [tags: Gay Rights, Equal Rights, Institution of Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue

- The divorce rate among homosexual couples is nearly half the divorce rate of heterosexual couples, in states where homosexual marriage is already legal. This statistic makes it evident that homosexual marriage is as successful as heterosexual marriage. However, out of 49 states with laws regarding gay marriage, only 13 legally recognize the union of two same sex people. Some of the reasoning for this is because some people believe that homosexuality is against their religion and thus, homosexual couples should not have equal rights....   [tags: homosexual marriage, gay couples, equal protection]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination....   [tags: Social Issues Gay Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- 'Would legalization of gay marriage be good for the gay community?' Sam Isaacson wrote an article analyzing the opinion of the gay community on legalizing same sex marriages. It is somewhat of a controversial issue with the gay community whether or not marriage is a good thing. He divides the community into two groups: integrationists and liberationists. The controversy is caused because of these two different philosophical views. The integrationists want to be as normal as can be. They want to 'integrate' themselves into society....   [tags: Papers Gay Marriage Homosexual Essays]

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Gay Marriage: A Modern Soddom and Gomorra

-         Gay parenting and marriage has become publicly accepted by some and rejected by others. Many have come to believe this topic to be immoral and impossible. Society has also realized that the average family has developed into many different forms in the last few years. Gay families have developed and are perceived today that raising kids without both a Mom and Dad, deprives the child from being introduced to both worlds. The approach to this debated topic will be to analyze and to defend the “cons” of gay parenting and marriage....   [tags: Against Gay Marriage, Argumentative Essay]

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We Must Legalize Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual Marriage

- In the state of Oklahoma, there are political, social, and legal barriers that restrict gay marriage within the state boundaries. In pursuing the “American Dream”, gay marriage is a natural right given to every human living his or her life in this country. Natural, inalienable, rights provide a way of life in which eternal love is an example of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals should be granted the right to marry. As passive as the James Madison: Checks and Balances system has become, the federalist relationship became significantly close between national and state governments on the subject of gay marriage....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]

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Gay and Lesbian Marriage

- Gay and Lesbian Marriage Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett argue profusely on the subject that is in almost every American’s mind, whether or not to civically let gays marry. Between Sullivan’s article “Let Gays Marry” and Bennett’s article, “Leave marriage alone, they pretty much sum up both sides of the argument. Andrew Sullivan, the editor of The New Republic and author of Virtually Normal: An argument about Homosexuality, discusses why gays should be allowed to marry. William Bennett, the editor of The Book of Virtues, and co-director of Empower America, responses to Sullivan’s piece....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Essays]

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Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage

- Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage Gay marriage has been one of the most controversial topics of the twenty first century and the topic has mainly circulated around such issues as procreation and marriage benefits. Although Adam Kolasinski, the author of “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage,” never refers to homosexual behavior as “wrong,” he argues several key points, including financial issues, to conclude why homosexual marriage is not allowed in the majority of states....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Same-Sex Marriage]

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Traditional and Gay Marriage

- Although marriage is recognized legally, religiously, and socially by various groups of people, it has a central meaning. The widely accepted definition of marriage is the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman to each other, sanctioned by God and State, in order to bear children and obtain a companion. Traditional arguments state that the right to marry belongs to heterosexuals. Today, however, same-sex marriage has become a challenge to that theory and is positively redefining the way society views marriage....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]

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Gay Marriage Is The Religious Groups

- The first main group that is against Gay marriage are the Religious Groups. They do not consider Gay Marriage as a marriage. They see it as a big sin, a sin against Gods values and rules. In the Book of Genesis it says,” God created man in his image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed, saying; “Be fertile and multiply: fill the earth and subdue it “(Gen; 1; 28-29). Religious people fallow Gods Rules and because Gay Marriage has nothing common with the marriage between opposite sexes, they do not consider and accept it as a Marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Separate but Equal. The gay community is fighting a battle that seems all too familiar right now. Anti-gay marriage conservatives bare a striking resemblance to those who once believed interracial marriages would destroy the sanctity of marriage and children of those couples were victims of their interracial parents. The Love v. Virginia case in 1967 was a victory for interracial couples where the Supreme Court ruled that states could not pass state laws prohibiting race mixing. Today it seems absurd to think that before that case, people felt so strongly against two people joining in matrimony who were different from them, similar to the way many people feel about gay marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Miscegenation, Interracial marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- The issue at hand with the Supreme Court was whether the four states remaining (Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky) same-sex marriage bans violated the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that those bans were constitutional. In 2003 the state of Massachusetts high court to find “to find a right to marriage equality in a state constitution” (Emily Bazelon, 2015). It is up to the higher courts of our United States to decide whether the federal Constitution will require all states to either license same-sex unions or to acknowledge those unions if they were performed somewhere else....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Article ' Against Gay Marriage

- Rights Versus Wrong In the article, “Against Gay Marriage,” author William Bennett asserts that permitting same-sex marriages would result in extensive social damage. He states that marriage serves as the cornerstone of societal structure. He envisions that societal indifference on marriages will leave future generations in a state of identity confusion. Representing a different perspective, the article “American Marriage in Transition,” composed by Andrew J. Cherlin suggests that as the practical necessity of marriage diminishes, its symbolic importance may be increasing....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Gay marriage refers to a marriage between partners of the same sex. Marriage references back to the book of Genesis in the Bible, and God specifically defines marriage as a man and a woman becoming one flesh; therefore, I do not support gay marriage and gay marriage should be renamed to “united relationship,” which receives equal state benefits but accurately illustrates the difference between the traditional and non-traditional marriage. Many individuals view marriage as a civil right because of the state benefits it includes thus resulting in gay marriage continually gaining support....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- We live in a very controversial time when it comes to same sex marriages. This issue is one of the most widely discussed controversies along with what rights they deserve and what rights they should be denied. Straight people have very opposing beliefs on this topic, some believe gays are given far too few rights and should be granted ultimate freedom while others believe gays already have enough rights and the debate should end now. This is why our nation is so at war with this issue. The research found explains if marital and family status influence same sex marriages, gay rights, laws on marriage, the strength of gay marriage, and how the government is working to expand gay marriage right...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- The issue of gay marriage has been addressed with various approaches, arguments, and opinions. In the broad perspective of these arguments, there are only two opposing arguments which consists of: advocates and opposers of gay marriage. The particular arguments that accompany the two opposing sides include: the effects it has on society and children, government benefits, the specific law of marriage, and the production of children. These particular arguments are controversial topics that require an in-depth discussion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Argument Against Gay Marriage

- Gallagher’s argument against gay marriage rests on the fact that children are best helped by being raised by both of their biological parents who are within a low conflict marriage. Gallagher then asserts that since children are best off with their biological parents society should limit marriage to a man and a woman in order to protect children. John Corvino identifies that there are missing steps in Gallagher’s arguments against same sex marriage due to the fact that many marriages are currently sanctioned where children are not found to be living with their biological parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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The Fight Against Gay Marriage

- America has always been in constant fighting between their different political parties. Everyone holds themselves to different ideals and standards which often conflict when it comes to achieving equilibrium. One of the issues that has come to the forefront is tied to gay marriage. The union of a homosexual couple in the past was frowned upon, recently it has been given more leeway and freedom. Yet, the two sides continue to take their frustrations out on one another. No matter which side you may agree with, understanding the issues that come from supporting either stance is the most important part to finding out your own opinion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage It seems like all we have heard about for the past year is gay marriage, right. Comments such as: should two people of the same sexual orientation be permitted to unite as one, if two people of the same sex are intimate then they are promiscuous and unworthy of god, and that is not in the definition of marriage. They are just a few of the debates out there today on this topic. I see it as the saying I heard many times growing up “to each is their own”. Who am I to decide if a woman being with a woman, or man being with a man is right or wrong....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Critique On Against Gay Marriage

- Critique on Against Gay Marriage Is marriage strictly between male and female, or should it also be open for homosexuals. William Bennett, a well known politician believes in the traditional marriage, being between a male and female. His thesis reads “We are engaged in a debate which, in a less confused time, would be considered pointless and even oxymoronic: the question of the same-sex marriage” (409). Not only is this statement bias, but other elements of his work held problems. The way his case was defended was ineffective to his case....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- America has come a long way since the founding fathers wrote the Constitution in 1787. Many amendments have been altered and new ones have been added in order to keep up with the fast-paced, ever changing society of America. Although these amendments may still be relevant in society today, some people struggle to understand how they apply to modern lives, especially since the Constitution was written over 250 years ago. One issue this brings up is the topic of gay marriage - an issue which, even after the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Is Good For America

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservative groups do NOT agree with this decision. The gay marriage debate has been simmering for as long as I can remember. The four articles I have selected give information from four different perspectives including that of liberals, conservatives, homosexuals, and orthodox Jews. With so many differing opinions, one can understand why it's been so hard for the nation to come to agree on this issue....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Every day, a woman name Patricia Houston, who is with her partner Sara Walker have to fight for their right to get marry and have children in the state of Texas . However, Patricia could get marry in 37 other states heck even New Mexico and Oklahoma is literally right near her, yet she continued to fight to make Texas to lift the bans of homosexuality marriage in Texas. In this era of serious concern about homosexuality, ask just about anyone. They will all tell you they 're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should NOT Be Legal

- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. The legalization of gay or lesbian marriage has been a touchy subject for some time now some say it should be and some say that it shouldn't be legal. The subject should not be taken lightly and should require most some serious thought as to which side they choose to be on. Most people have a hard time with this subject because of long term moral debates they have with themselves because maybe they have family members that choose this lifestyle or may actually be considering it themselves....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Cann Chin Professor Griesmann English 1B 20 February 2013 Gay Marriage Since the dawn of time, homosexuality has naturally occurred along with the rest of the world, but to many people, attraction to the same gender is still considered an abnormality. Lifestyles, such as orientation, gender, or race are constantly berated with discrimination, especially in the past. In our current society, discrimination has withered to a bare minimum, but there will always be room for a new one to rise. A large portion of the world have judgemental eyes, and sadly, these eyes have denied the rights of many, with one of the major discrimination being gay marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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The Constitutional Right Of Gay Marriage

- The constitutional right of gay marriage is a hot topic for debate in the United States. Currently, 37 states have legal gay marriage, while 13 states have banned gay marriage. The two essays, "What’s Wrong with Gay Marriage?" by Katha Pollitt and "Gay "Marriage": Societal Suicide" by Charles Colson provide a compare and contrast view of why gay marriage should be legal or not. Pollitt argues that gay marriage is a constitutional human right and that it should be legal, while Colson believes that gay marriage is sacrilegious act that should not be legal in the United States and that “it provides a backdrop for broken families and increases crime rates” (Colson, pg535)....   [tags: Marriage, Family, United States Constitution]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay marriage legalization has reached a national stage in the past decade (Kellard). It’s understandable that some people are uncomfortable with something they are not familiar with, but this is no reason to deny a group of people the rights they deserve as citizens of the United States. Denying homosexuals the right to marry is doing more harm than the people opposing it can imagine and marriage has so many different connotations. It is unfair to put a limitation on a concept that has so many meanings for so many different people....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- RD of Synthesis Essay “’til Death Do Us Part?” How many people do you know with a girlfriend or boyfriend. Or that are married. I’m sure it’s a countless amount. But how many of those couples are same-sex couples. There are many same-sex couples across the world; however, many of those couples are facing a huge dilemma, not being able to get married. Gay marriage is banned in most areas of the world. This is an ethical issue that is these people face every day. If two people are in love, it shouldn’t matter what sex they are, as long as they are happy....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Tragedy of Gay Marriage

- Sam Schulman’s “The Worst Thing About Gay Marriage” presents an interesting argument against gay marriage that hinges upon maintaining a traditional form of marriage. He actually claims that gay marriage is “unnecessary”(381). According to Schulman, there are 4 primary effects of marriage within his definition he calls the kinship system. First, marriage protects and controls a woman’s sexuality. Second, the possible pairings are limited by the kinship system to avoid incest or other taboos. Third, marriage creates a situation where licit sex can occur....   [tags: Sam Schulman, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Over the years, gay marriage has become a worldwide known issue, and in Texas it is still a debate whether it should still be legalized. At the moment, it is not legal or illegal in the state. It is in the state of “anti-relationship recognition constitutional amendment; a federal judge has ruled that the amendment is unconstitutional, and the decision is now on appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, with the ruling stayed” (Freedom to Marry, Inc, 2013-2014). “As of May 21, 2014, gay marriage has been legalized in 19 US states (CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, and WA) and the District of Columbia” (Gay Marriage, 2014)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Traditionally in this country, marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and a woman. Homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance in this country; however these same-sex couples cannot marry legally, have or adopt children, and are believed to threaten society. Some states are performing commitment ceremonies called “civil unions” which is marriage without using the word “marriage”. Many heterosexual citizens as well as politicians are against gay marriage, but, believe it should be left up to the states to decide....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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My Thoughts On Gay Marriage

- On June 30, 2015, I received the following Facebook message: “Hello, I’m interested in your thoughts [on] legalizing gay marriage. I’d love to read your thoughts in an article. Thank you!!” My thoughts on this Supreme Court decision handed down in the “marriage” month of June--allegedly a month named after the Roman goddess of marriage, who was also the wife of Zeus--are irrelevant. Whether I expressed them or not, quite a number of things would still happen. For example, blossoming flowers would still clothe naked landscapes....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Crime against nature]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Marriage between same-sex couples continues to be a heated issue of debate in society today. Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Will Harm Children

- The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue. If same-sex couples are allowed to marry they will hurt heterosexuals. If they are denied this right, then they are hurt. If it is something we have to recognize is that marrying same-sex persons represents itself as a social experiment that never has been experimented, including by societies that fomented the homosexuality (for example the traditional Greeks) as it is explained in Rezza encyclopedia....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Introduction “Do you, take him to be your lawfully wedded husband. Do you love, comfort, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer for as long as you both shall live?” (“DOTCOMWOMEN”) This is just one of the traditional speeches you might have heard in a normal wedding when a couple is pronounced husband and wife. How different would it be if it were for a same-sex marriage. Define ‘marriage: Firstly, what is marriage. Basically, the definition of marriage varies with cultures and views....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage Gay marriage has become one of the most widely debated issues in today’s society. Prior to this past summer, 37 out of 50 U.S. states allowed gay marriages to take place. However, on June 26, 2015, it was determined by the Supreme Court that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to get married in in all fifty states of the United States of America. This single act put most of religious America in an uproar. Nevertheless, all heterosexuals are not against homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legal

- There can be no question about the definition of marriage. There is considerable evidence form history, the origins of the word, and even its current legal use. Yet, somehow there is still tension and confusion surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage. As the debate intensifies, emotional ones quickly replace rational thoughts. Lately, homosexuals carry out most of the fight for the right to be married. Of course, there are several other situations, in which people attempt to challenge traditional matrimony....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Must Be Legal

- Legal marriage is the right of all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation. Gay marriage is certainly a hot button issue. It invokes an emotional dialogue filled with passion, rage, hate and fear. However, at the base of it all, are two people who are in a committed relationship living normal and productive lives and contributing to society in a positive manner. This issue is being debated in every state of the union, and will eventually go to the Supreme Court. Gay people want to formalize their relationship and gain some of the legal standing and support that is given to heterosexual couples on a daily basis....   [tags: Pro Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Debate Over Gay Marriage

- In the last 45 years gay groups have been fighting with mainstream America in order to gain the right to enjoy the same rights as all other Americans. In the last ten years they have been fighting for their right to join in marriage. The individual States are left to determine the laws that govern this situation. Gays and other liberals feel that they have a right to join together in harmony, while the conservative groups in the United States fight this position adamantly. We will look at the arguments for both sides, to determine which side has a strongest argument....   [tags: same-sex-marriage, supreme court]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Within the last year lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are increasingly open, recognize, and are able to come out of the closet sort to speak. This country has made significant advances on accepting gays and lesbians in our society and on June 26, 2015 the US Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples could marry in all fifty states legally. Although many people are in support of same-sex marriage, some are still opposed to it based on deeply rooted religious beliefs. Freedom laws have been drawing up in response to the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage ever since....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Homophobia]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage This information will be providing the historical background about same – sex marriage in the United States and also brief information and facts about gay adoption and benefits as a gay couple. Next will be seeking through the tradition of family and the way society envisions family. Sandra Bem is a theorist that talks about the theory Gender Role Theory and the impacts that gender and sex roles stereotypes may have on society. Sandra Bem has had great success within psychology with her research in sex roles, unconventional families and gender schema theory....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Gender role]

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Gay Marriage and the Government

- In recent years, the debate over same-sex marriage has grown into a nationwide controversy, reverberating into the halls of congress, at the white house, in dozens of state and legislature and courtrooms, and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at both the national and state levels. As the debate rages on, the American religious community remains deeply divided over the issue, and over the morality of homosexuality. The debate has grown from an issue that occasionally arose in a few states to a national and even worldwide controversy....   [tags: same sex marriage, political, american government]

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The Debate Of Gay Marriage

- In the times of Plato and Aristotle, homosexuality existed but there was no term for it. Although, men who have sex with young boys were accepted, most were aristocrats. These relationships could only be with women, slaves and young boys because they are not considered as free. Men who are interested need to do more than just bear gifts for their young lovers, it needs to be shown that these men care about their partners. Alexander the Great and the founder of Stoicism, Zeno of Citium were known as homosexuals (Pickett)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Civil union]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Ive always considered myself a moderate in more situations than just politics, but for the sake of this assignment I will call myself a Democrat. I believe in a lot of things similar to that of a Democrat. Im pro-choice, I believe gay marriage should be legal, and I support their healthcare policies. I believe Obamacare was a good decision for this Nation. I think everyone should be partially taken care of by this country. At the least, have healthcare guaranteed to them. I think that women should be the only people with a say of what happens to their bodies....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Democratic Party]

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Make Gay Marriage Legal

- Marriage is a natural right that everyone deserves and for the gay community that right is a constant struggle. The gay community want to show the person that they publicly promise to be with them. Gay couples are constantly fighting for their right to marry. They are fighting to have everything a “normal” heterosexual couple has within their relationship. Although society is changing and becoming more accepting of other ideas, then the concept of traditional marriage between a man and woman, it is still a constant battle trying to add gay marriage as a legal binding commitment....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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America Needs Gay Marriage

- “When I meet gay and lesbian couples, when I meet same-sex couples, and I see how caring they are, how much love they have in their hearts, how they're taking care of their kids, when I hear from them the pain they feel that somehow they are still considered less than full citizens when it comes to their legal rights, then, for me, I think it just has tipped the scales in that direction." - Barack Obama As of date, Homosexual marriage has been legalized in 16 states with 33 states banning the form of marriage with constitutional amendments or laws....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Homosexuality, Lgbt, And Gay Marriage

- Homosexuality, LGBT community, and gay marriage, are all terms that are commonly heard in the news today. Whether it is a protest, a pride march, or simply a marriage license, the members of these groups are making themselves heard. There are mainly two groups concerning this movement. There is the group in support, and the group against. The question asked, “Is homosexuality immoral?” Not only that question, but also the more complicated one of why. According to a poll taken earlier this year by Statista, 63% of Americans believe gay or lesbian relations to be morally acceptable....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, United States]

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The Gay Marriage Controversy

- Marriage has been an important part of life since the Biblical times. It usually consists of the union of a man and a woman, but for gays and lesbians, it is the union of two men and two women. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Legalizing gay marriage is a very difficult issue for much of society to accept....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Gay Marriage Debate

- The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. As of January 2014, only seventeen states in the U.S. had legalized gay marriage, allowing same sex couples to marry. The other 33 states have constitutional amendments that deny the freedom to marry among same sex couples (Where State Laws). Gale states that homosexual relationships and even gay marriages have existed since the beginning of recorded history. However in 1970, when gay couples desiring marriage licenses were denied, the battle for equal rights exploded (Gay Marriage)....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Legalization of Gay Marriage

- The legalization of gay marriage in the U.S. bears the same stigma as have prior civil rights issues, and as such should be proposed as one of utmost importance, and careful consideration. If our government, as it claims, is secular in nature, then it would be wrong for it to base its treatment of individuals outside the boundaries of what is naturally understood as the right of every man, woman, and child, to pursue a lifestyle that is fulfilling. By the same token, white people, black people, homosexual people, etc., are not to infringe on the same rights of others who may describe their differences as depraved, based, or dishonorable, based on a separate set of religious, or cultural stan...   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay and Lesbian Same Sex Marriage is a Civil Right

- Interracial marriage is a topic that has been out of the national limelight for quite some time because most people in the United States have grown to accept it. When the Supreme Court ruled for the right for couples to marry interracially in 1967, they called the laws preventing interracial marriage nothing more than an attempt "to maintain white supremacy" (Stoddard 413). The conclusion of the United States Supreme court was that because laws against interracial marriage served no purpose other than discrimination, they should be eliminated....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage Must Be Legal]

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Legalizing Gay Marriage

- Most societies view homosexuality as something that is horribly wrong. People view sexual relations between like genders as disgusting. For thousands of years homosexuality has existed on this Earth, but the question is, what makes it so wrong. During my research I have yet to find a legitimate reason as to why homosexuality is so wrong. With homosexual relationships, comes the question about homosexual marriage. Should gay marriage become legal in all fifty United States, or should it stay illegal in some states and remain legal in others....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]

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Legalize Gay Marriage

- Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized Just about everyone has an opinion on legally allowing same-sex couples to marry. The arguments range from personal beliefs to what marriage is said to be in the Bible. Why should a couple be forbidden from showing each other along with family and friends that they are fully committed to each other. What place is it for the government to say that said couple is not allowed to commit to the one who truly makes you happy. Why should these people who are willing to be together for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer not get the respect, consideration, and benefits that any opposite sex couple are granted....   [tags: Gay Rights, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gay Marriage, Immigration, And Climate Change

- Many people focus on topics that are important to them; gay marriage, immigration and climate change are topics that always have my interest. With gay marriage and immigration,I believe everyone’s rights is the most important factor. While, with climate change, it’s better for us to be aware. Everybody are owed their Civil Rights, even those who have interest in their same orientation. Even those who come from another continent and want to pursue their dream, whether it be an American dream or not....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage

- Gay marriage is a very talked about topic in are country that shouldn’t be ignored. I believe men and women should be able to love freely and not be shamed by it. Marriage is a great factor in the United States. To some people it’s what we live for; is to get married and start a family. To not give everyone the same opportunity to have a happy marriage and family is unlike us. This problem is bringing a lot of hate, the same hate that was used in racial discrimination so why not give gays equal rights like everyone else....   [tags: marriage, United States, discrimination ]

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Gay Marriage

- The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue. If we are discriminating against gay marriage then we are not the true land of the free. I believe men and women should be able to love freely and not be shamed by it. Marriage is a great factor in the United States. To some people it’s what we live for; is to get married and start a family. To not give everyone the same opportunity to have a happy marriage and family is unlike us....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage

- When a person thinks about marriage, they usually think of a man and a woman. With more and more people getting married, it is all opening the door to gay marriage. No matter whom the person is, or what sex they chose to marry they should be treated the same. If a man and man want to unite in marriage and announce their love to each other, they should be able to and it should be accept in our society. If a female and another female are inmate it is considered arousing however, if those same woman want to make a commitment to each other it is then deemed unacceptable....   [tags: marriage, love, sexuality, family, adoption]

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Gay Marriage Should NOT Be Legal Anywhere

- The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. The legalization of gay or lesbian marriage has become a hugely controversial subject with some saying it should and some say it should not be legal. This subject should not be taken lightly and it’s legalization should require some serious thought. Many people have a hard time with this subject because of the fact that homosexuality has been considered immoral or “sinful” throughout human history....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal in Ohio

- As granted by the United States Constitution, everyone is entitled to equal rights. The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Gay rights are forgotten many times and equal rights for same-sex marriage are often ignored. For this reason, federal authorities have left policymaking regarding this topic up to individual state governments. Many people throughout the United States, and across the world, have extremely different views on the subject; some because of religious reasons, others because of family, others because of how they were raised....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Rights

- ... I think we should rebuild the country on a new foundation with a few changes, but for the most part, the same traditional principles. The United States has come a very long way in its young life, and it still has a lot of growing up to do and it needs to adjust to this ever changing world. Our society should come to our senses and start giving gays the rights they deserve. There are some major benefits to being married to someone, mainly the social and health benefits. Married couples are healthier, happier and enjoy longer lives than those who are not married....   [tags: legalization of homosexual marriage]

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Critical Analysis of Schulman's Article 'Gay Marriage and Marriage'

- Marriage, for years has been argued that the rights to it or strictly only between a man and a women. Both sexes are assumed to marry someone of the opposite sex. What if, however, an individual wanted to marry someone of the same sex. Why is this debate so heavily heated amongst individuals. Is it that religion is a large structure base that those in society are guided by. Or is it that individuals do not understand that marriage is a union between two individuals who are in love. Whatever the case may be, there is always someone who has to argue that homosexual marriage is “wrong.” Sam Schulman argues that homosexual marriage is about the duties or roles that these couples perform that wo...   [tags: gay studies, argumentative, persuasive]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

- Should Gay Marriage Be Legal. Macklamore and Ryan Lewis’s music supports a lot of different things. They rap about lots of things. They could always stick to the status quote and rap about money, girls and fame but instead they choose to write their music about topics that actually matter to Americans. Macklamore, and Ryan Lewis’s music has up bringing beats about human rights and wanting to see people equal. Although he sees every human being as being equal, his mission through his writing and singing is to have people change their point of view and to have the government change their laws to allow two people of the same-sex, two women, or two men to get married....   [tags: same-sex-marriages, democrats]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- For some time now, a cultural war has been taking place, should homosexual couples be given equality when it comes to civil law, specifically marriage. There are countless arguments regarding human rights, morality, religion, equality, and many difficulties have arisen from these issues toward same sex marriage. “On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the recognition of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges. Three years earlier, the Spanish Constitutional Court did the same in its ruling 198/2012 on November 6, 2012....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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To Legalize, or Not to Legalize Gay Marriage

- Since the beginning of time, Homo sapiens have discriminated against people with differences such as color of skin, religion, politics, and more. Over the years, society has changed to accept these differences, yet Americans still ostracize the gay community as if they were less than human. Currently one specific controversy comes to mind in consideration of gays, and that is gay marriage. The controversies surrounding gay marriage include the legal, religious, and philosophical problems that allowing gay marriage could cause....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption

- Families gather together in their backyards to celebrate America’s birth and get ready to light fireworks. Children chatter excitedly to themselves as their fathers bring out the cases of fireworks bought from the local grocery store. Mothers talk among themselves, stirring their glasses of lemonade absently. This picture, so common in society, will sound unfamiliar to very few. Every year, on July 4th, Americans commemorate the birth of their prestigious country; yet a question arises as to whether or not they remember what they are truly celebrating....   [tags: Gay Rights, Lesbian Rights]

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The Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage

- Is it fair to be punished for loving a person of the same-sex. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. Homosexuality is illegal in many countries. Leaders punish their own citizens by jail, or even death, for being gay. In the United States, however, many states allow gay marriage. Some people approve of it, but also, some do not. Society also plays a big part in the gay marriage legalization process. Same-sex marriage is a major controversial issue in the United States; specific examples would be the views of Americans, pros and cons of same-sex marriage, and the reality of it in the United States....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Gay Marriage: A Right That Is to Be Accepted

- ... Think about it, if gay couples can’t have children naturally, they would turn to orphanages. As of 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted in orphanages (Pawelski), children just waiting for a family to take them out of the orphanage. Why not let the same-sex couples adopt some of those children. As Nancy Cott quotes, “We should be begging gay couples to adopt children. We should see this as a great boon that gay marriage could bring to kids who need nothing more than two loving parents” ....   [tags: child, adopt, sin, society]

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The Big Concern with Gay Marriage

- Gay Marriage For many years the topic of homosexual marriage, also known as gay marriage, has been a main concern throughout the world. Many people believe that marriage should be met between a man and a woman, while others simply believe that marriage should be between those who love whoever they want to love and be with. Throughout the years the role of gay marriage has been changing constantly, and will continue to change as years go on. About fifty years ago gay marriage was completely illegal and seemed to be unnatural and wrong....   [tags: same sex, equality, legislation]

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Gay Marriage Does NOT Destroy Traditional Marriage

- What is marriage. Marriage is defined as the legal union of a man and a woman. According to Psychology Today, marriage is the process by which two people who love each other make their relationship public, official, and permanent. While given the definition of marriage and most of society making same sex marriage nearly impossible; Psychology Today recognizes that “any” two people who love each other can come together and be united. In 1970, in Minnesota, the first gay couple to apply for a marriage license in the U.S....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage ]

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Legalization of Gay Marriage in Virginia

- Legalization of Gay Marriage in Virginia For many years now the topic of Gay marriage has been a colossal topic of discussion throughout the United States. Questions such as “ Is it immoral. Or is it Moral “ emerge in these discussions quite often. But, the biggest question is whether it should be legalized or not. Although, the question of “ should it be legalized” is a very important question, the question of “ why is gay marriage illegal” rarely comes up. Which is a very interesting question that most people never stop to think about....   [tags: same-sex, right]

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The Business Case of Gay Marriage

- The Business Case of Gay Marriage The subject of gay marriage is currently a very popular topic in America, as many Americans are for the legalization of it, while many are against it. The definition of marriage, consists of a recognized union between spouses that establishes obligations between the two. Most people marry the individuals whom they love. Love has many meanings. Several generally accepted meanings are “Embracing and caring deeply about an individual” , “To have a passionate affection for someone”, “The feeling that you need or require someone”....   [tags: love, legalization]

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A Case in Pro of Gay Marriage

- Wedding day, as their loved one walks down the aisle and as their loved one arrives to podium, the couple is told by the priest that they can’t get married because its not allowed by law. For centuries, Marriage has only been associated with a man and woman, making it difficult for same-sex couples to be able to marry. Marriage is about love and commitment, and it gives off an official feeling to the eternal relationship. Marriage shouldn't be restricted by law because the government should not decide whether a man can marry a man or a woman....   [tags: legalizing same sex unions]

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The Unconstitutionality of Banning Gay Marriage

- ... I don’t know if the anti-gay community knows this but, in the United States we have this thing called the constitution and the constitution clearly protects the rights of liberty, freedom, and equality of all, even those in the gay community. It is clearly unconstitutional to deny an individual a chance of happiness that would not affect society at all because of the color of their skin, religious belief, or sexual preference. Denying same-sex couples of marriage is like denying Christians of going to church, it’s is unethical, demoralizing, and completely unconstitutional....   [tags: happiness, economic, divorce]

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Gay Marriage in the 21st Century

- Marriage is considered to be the ritual binding of two people into one couple. Traditionally marriage has been the foundation were a man and woman join together in the pledge of love. At this time, the time-honored views of matrimony are being changed by gay and lesbian couples challenging the same right to love, respect, and appreciate their partners as heterosexual couples have. Homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation, along with bisexuality and heterosexuality, within the heterosexual-homosexual continuum....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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