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- Acceptance Of Homosexual Marriage - 1,033 words
... es. If gay couples were allowed to marry, it would set a bad example for children, and could spell the downfall of one of the cornerstones of our society. After all, whats next? Legalizing polygamy? Marriage between brothers? (Hetter 28-31) Hetter displays one belief of a large group of individuals who confuse what is right, and fair for society as a whole, with what is based on her one-sided religious beliefs. It is very difficult for some people to accept a change in things that differ from their everyday life and the way they were brought up. If those individuals could look at same-sex marriage open-mindedly they could see that they have been withholding, a precious right that could s ...
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- Homosexual Marriage And The Catholic Church - 1,286 words
Homosexual Marriage And The Catholic Church Imagine you were born into a world where being straight was taboo. You were raised by same sex parents, as all of your friends. Fornication of the opposite sex was merely to have children, but a relationship between the two was virtually unheard of. It was believed that same sex parents provided a better home for children. Love between a man and a man (or a woman and a woman) was believed to be the perfect love because it was loving an equal. If one should love the opposite sex it was believed that they secretly wanted to be that sex. Everything you have ever known and been taught was based around same sex relationships. When you watch television e ...
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- Homosexual Marriage And The Catholic Church - 1,348 words
... n, intolerant of ambiguity, status conscious, and cognitively rigid; more dogmatic; more sexually rigid and more guilty about their own sexual impulses" (Kirk 120-129). It seems that individuals who are afraid or intolerant of homosexuals seem to react the same way to other social situations as well. The personality characteristics of homophobic people can easily be identified in others that belong to another group of prejudiced people. From the personal perspective, homosexual prejudice can be a form of anxiety regarding one's own sexual feelings. Ignorance often spurs such feelings as fear and anxiety, and this also can be attributed to these prejudices. There seem to be points in hist ...
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- Gay Marriages - 1,721 words
Gay Marriages For as long as the institution of marriage has been around, so too has the belief that it represents the union of one man and one woman. Now gay men and lesbians are challenging that institution. They believe that their relationships mean the same in their sphere as heterosexual marriages do in our sphere. Homosexuals would like to see their marriages legalized. In 1991 three gay couples filed a lawsuit, in Hawaii, for denying them marriage licenses. They claim that the refusal amounts to gender discrimination, which violates the Equal Rights Amendment. Judge Kevin Chang ruled, in 1996, that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry. This ruling makes Hawaii the first st ...
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- Making Adam And Steve A Reality - 762 words
Making Adam and Steve a Reality. Bigotry and discrimination are two things that should not be legally permitted in modern society, yet there are laws that permit, if not encourage discrimination against homosexual people. One of these laws is the inability for homosexual couples to be legally married. The simple truth is that homosexuals are religiously married everyday, but they are not entitled to the legal benefits of marriage such as tax breaks and legal inheritances. These couples pay taxes, just as heterosexual couples do, and should be able to have the same legal tax benefits as heterosexual couples do. It is not constitutional for the government to suppress homosexual couple's rights ...
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- Same Sex Marriage - 1,976 words
... ense of any kind in one state, it is upheld in the other states as well. It also notes that congress has the right to define the effect in which one state's laws act upon another state (Kersch, 1996). This is not meant to take away all of the state's rights, just that the state has to present reasons why it will not accept another states laws. DOMA takes away that aspect of the Full Faith and Credit Clause. The normal rule for interstate marriage is to uphold the marriage as long as it is valid where it was originally celebrated (Kersch, 1996). The Full Faith and Credit Clause keeps states from selectively discriminating based on how desirable or obnoxious the other states policy is. Thu ...
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- Same Sex Marriages - 1,160 words
Same Sex Marriages One day, Tom, a six-year-old from San Francisco came home from school feeling isolated. It's bad enough that he had no mother to confide in, he had to live with that thought all his life. Tom was so ostracized, shattered, and disturbed that he slashed his wrists. Tom's life had changed when his father became gay and started living with a man. Tom could not take the shame. At school he was picked on, made fun of, and rejected. This is one example of the effects of gay marriage. Over time, may states have been under a lot of pressure over the issue of gay marriage licensees. Should we allow same-sex marriages? Definitely not, based on the morals of our country, I believe we ...
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- Should Gay Be Allowed To Marry - 1,179 words
Should Gay Be Allowed To Marry Over time, marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child rearing, which is the foundation of family and social life. There is recognition that allowing polygamous or closely related couples into our marriage system would be dysfunctional in our society. Does this not apply to same-sex marriage as well? The social unacceptability of same-sex marriage, the danger of contracting AIDS, and the bad influence on children prove that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. Homosexual activists, approximately three percent of our population, argue that those who do not agree with them are homophobic orheterosexist. However, that argument is merely prejud ...
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- The Proposed Legalization Of Samesex Marriage Is One Of The - 1,379 words
... impact marriage laws in all of the United States. The full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution provides that full faith and credit shall be given to the "public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state." Marriage qualifies for recognition under each section: --- 1) creation of marriage is "public act" because it occurs pursuant to a statutory scheme and is performed by a legally designated official, and because a marriage is an act by the state; 2) a marriage certificate is a "record" with a outlined legal effect, showing that a marriage has been validly contracted, that the spouses meet the qualifications of the marriage statutes, and they have duly ent ...
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- Till Death Do You Part - 910 words
Till Death Do You Part? Jessica French Till Death do You Part? When you are born in America or legalized as a citizen, you are granted certain unalienable rights under the constitution and the declaration of independence. We are granted the freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, the right to vote, right to bear arms and the right to the pursuit of happiness. But is this really the case? Are the citizens of the United States really as free as they believe? I say no! Today I am here to expose a great injustice in Americas judicial system. First I will explain the details of this injustice, secondly I will take you through what its like to be a victim of this injustice and la ...
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- Why Homosexual Mariages Should Be Banned - 972 words
Why Homosexual Mariages Should Be Banned A battle has been in progress for years over whether equal rights and equal protection against discrimination should be extended to homosexuals. Recently this has expanded into the area of marriage. The topic of homosexual marriages is a prevalent issue today. Even in the nation's capital, representatives are finding ways to make this alliance unlawful. This topic has been debated bringing up many valid points, but the fact of the matter is that homosexual marriages are wrong and we, as a country, should not condone such acts. Marriage is the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose ...
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