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The Issue Of Same Sex Couples

- Same sex couples today have greater rights than they did in previous generations Over the past few centuries in Australia gay and lesbian people have faced many challenges such as criminalisation and discrimination. Since 1948 when Australia signed the Declaration of Human Rights, social changes have allowed gay and lesbian rights to increase in contrast to previous generations. Power structures in society have excluded rights from same sex couples such as marriage, adoption and IVF rights that heterosexual couples possess....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, LGBT]

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The Rights Same Sex Couples

- Up until recent time, Society generally associated heterosexuality as the utmost acceptable sexual orientation. As a result of this generalisation, those who identified themselves as Gay, Lesbian or bisexual experienced substantial amounts of marginalisation, oppression and/or discrimination, where in some cases it is still ongoing, especially for those in a same-sex relationship. As time progresses and social change continues, it is a question of whether or not same sex couples have greater rights today in contrast to previous generations....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

- Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]

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Same Sex Couples Should Be Legal

- Every kid believes that a man and women should be together because that’s how they were raised. That’s the same thing I thought when I was a kid until my cousin started dating a woman. I was excited because I wasn’t the only lesbian in the family. I was so relieved that I told her about me liking girls and she completely understood me and didn’t judge me like some people would. She gave me advice on telling my parents, but when I built up the courage to do it, they disowned my cousin for liking the same-sex....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Couples Should Be Legal

- ... Also Gay marriages can bring financial gain to states and local governments. Gay marriage legalization is correlated with lower divorce rates, while gay marriage bans are correlated with higher divorce; Marriage provides both physical and psychological health benefits, and banning gay marriage increases rates of psychological disorders. A major new study by the UK’s open university found that same-sex couples are likely to be happier in their relationship than straight people, and which most of the time same-sex people are more successful and go further than someone who was not “gay”....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Effects Of Same Sex Couples On Children

- ... Girls raised by same-sex couples have been shown to be less gender biased when it comes to the toys that they choose to play with. This can be beneficial for the child, as they will not be perpetuating the gender stereotypes from previous generations. In that same study it was found that boys raised in same-sex households were shown to be slightly less aggressive when interacting with their peers. It would seem that the benefits of being raised by a same-sex couple are that the children they raise are well rounded and create less conflicts....   [tags: Gender, Homosexuality, Family, Same-sex marriage]

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What Cause Same Sex Couples

- What cause same sex couples. Same sex couples are staring to grow more and more every day. A same-sex relationship is a relationship between two persons of the same sex and can take many forms, from romantic and sexual, to non-romantic close relationships. The term is mainly associated with homosexual people. In their essential psychological respects, these relationships are regarded as equivalent to heterosexual relationships (Same-sex Relationship). Same-sex marriage became a reality in the United States more and more people are becoming gay....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Same-sex marriage]

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Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

- Adoption by Same-Sex Couples 19th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Conference I. Introduction In recent years, there has been an increase in same-sex couples applying to adopt children at both infancy and from the foster care system. Although society’s perception of a family normally consists of a mother and father, the times are changing. According to the United States 2000 Census, this societal perception of a normal family, referred to as the “nuclear family”, only represents less than 24%, of households in the U.S....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, gay righ]

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Same Sex Couples Should Be Legal

- ... We are suppose to have this matter called separation of Church and State, yet we see no difference. Gay marriage took so long to acquire legalization, because there are plentiful religious people who say that being gay is a sin and against God. Now, if someone could explain how this separation concept works, yet we let religious people dictate what the state legalizes and what the state doesn’t. Numerous families and couples could not accomplish marriage because someone said they couldn’t. What if we had told straight couples “sorry, can’t get married....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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Same Sex Couples And Domestic Violence

- ... At this age it is difficult for researchers to grasp a realistic statistic on the prevalence of dating violence, due to parental consent obligations. What researchers have culminated is a variety of characteristics that an adolescent may face in early childhood that can lead to domestic violent outbursts later in life. One of the characteristics is shaming or rejecting a child, which can lead to shame-proneness in adolescent years. This relates to same-sex adolescents in the sense of feeling shamed by their parents, by growing up a certain way, which then leads them to aggressively shame others in their relationships....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed?

- ... This is because he or she has no sense of being the fruit of a loving union. He was not desired, he has no one 's eyes, and he cannot recognize himself in any member of his new family. What kind of stability can children have while growing up in a foster home. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) adoption consists in the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. This adoption may take place jointly, for example, by same-sex couples, also adopted by a single LGBT person, or adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other 's biological child....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Adoption, Gay]

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Rights of Same-Sex Couples as Parents

- Finding the perfect mate, getting married, having children; as a child, many fantasize about the big events to come in their adult life. How would you feel if those events weren’t something that you could experience because of government laws. Of the fifty states in the U.S., only six allow same-sex couples to get married, even fewer allow same-sex couples their full rights as parents. State laws aren’t the only laws to blame; some federal laws also inhibit same-sex marriage, benefits, adoption, and parenting rights....   [tags: American Society]

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Same Rights to Same Sex Couples

- People all over the world come to the United States in search of freedom and equality. Being able to marry anyone, no matter the gender, is a freedom of right, but if that freedom of right is taken away from people than there is no equality. Homosexual people in the United States are people that deserve freedom and equality and taking away their right to marriage is taking away their equality with the rest of Americans. Even though certain religions are against same sex marriage, same sex marriage guarantees equality and freedom....   [tags: Civil Union, Adoption]

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Same Sex Couples, Adoption and Parenting

- “ An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millions of dollars in the hope that they can help vulnerable children find sanctuary in these institutions. This hope is badly misplaced. Orphanages are not safe places for children.” (Ahern, Laurie) . These are real facts about orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses. Out of your “flawless world” of religions, stereotypes, homophobia and antagonisms this is happening....   [tags: Orphanages, Foster Care, Orphans, Adoption]

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Expanding Marriage to Same-Sex Couples

- Marriage, the comprehensive and exclusive union of two people’s bodies and minds, is a special and important relationship. As Professor Macedo explained, “marriage is very public: Once people know you are married, all sorts of presumptions follow. People know that married spouses have made a special extensive commitment to one another, typically involving sexual fidelity, sharing a household, and caring for one another.” The label of marriage makes it known to others that two people are engaged in a long-term, exclusive relationship and “the commitment of marriage become social expectations and bases for normative judgment.” Regardless of sexual preferences, marriage is something that mos...   [tags: homosexuality, sexual orientation]

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Discrimination Against Same Sex Couples

- Denying same-sex couples the right to marry causes gay and lesbian families to appear as second class citizens and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. For the longest time civil rights has been a battle of right and wrong, affecting the lives of many people around the world. Discrimination against gays denies them their civil rights with regards to their social roles in marriage work, and everyday life. As of now, 17 states in North America have licensed and legalized same-sex marriage....   [tags: rights, marriage, equality]

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Adoption of Children by Same-Sex Couples

- Traditionally, a family has been considered to consist of a heterosexual couple and their children, but many forms of family life exist in contemporary society. Homosexual people also form family units, either as single parents or as couples, with children, who are included in the family through a variety of circumstances. Many have children who were born in previous families (Johnson & Piore, 2004) and many have children who were born in a previous heterosexual marriages. A gay man or lesbian women or couple can enlist the help of a surrogate to have a baby while other homosexuals adopted or foster children (Sherman, 2002; Virtel, 2007)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]

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Should Marriage for Same Sex Couples be Legal in United States?

- Marriage as generally define is the union between one man and one woman. However a recent debate over same-sex marriage has stirred a nationwide debate reverberating in the halls of Congress, at the White House, in dozens of state courtrooms and legislatures, and is also becoming a speech-making topic for election campaigns at both the national and state levels. As the debate for this controversial topic rages on, the American religious community view on the topic remains deeply divided over the matter and over the morality of homosexuality in general....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Right to Marry: Civil Unions and Same Sex Couples

- The right to marry is something most people take for granted. The US Supreme court has even weighed in on this topic in their ruling for the 1974 case of Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur. They stated that the “freedom of personal choice in the matter of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by Due Process Clause (Gay). There is even nothing in the constitution that denies marriage to any group. So why will the government not recognize civil unions. Many people, including myself have family members and friends who are same-sex couples that would like to honor their relationship with one of the most sacred traditions, marriage (Gay)....   [tags: supreme court, divorce]

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Same-Sex Couples: Is The United States the Land of the Free or Not?

- Many people come to the United States in hopes of having the freedom that they hear others talk about. What many don’t realize is that there are still many citizens fighting for certain freedoms even today in America. Many people define freedom in several ways: religious freedom, freedom to own a gun, and freedom to speak what is on their mind. However, there are still many people who are hoping for the freedom to love and marry that one special person in order to make their family complete without persecution....   [tags: freedom, marriage act, adoptions]

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The Unfair Treatment of Same Sex Couples in the United States

- "On no issue in American life have opinions changed as fast as they have on gay rights," said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster and political consultant. "It is truly a stunning development." (Yost) Currently, the United States Government has left up the decision of same-sex marriage and civil unions up to the states, opening the door for many states to issue bans against it, and therefore leading to unfair treatment of individuals in some states. Same sex marriage is a civil rights issue and should be left up to the federal government....   [tags: rights, inequality, federal]

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Should Same-Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt?

- ... In the article, Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professional and Parents, it states that social workers are hesitant to allow same-sex adoptions because they wonder how the child will be raised and how the child will feel about themselves and the parents being homosexual. It is also stated in the article that conservative political and religious groups show how same-sex adoption have negative effects on children (“Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents”). There have been cases where the courts have taken in the fact that a child adopted by homosexual parents could be teased because of the parents and did what was the best interest for the child....   [tags: happiness, rights, family, illegal]

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Children Of Same Sex Couples Should Not Be Stuck Under The Tree

- ... "They must be together". "Aren 't you guys dating". "Look at the lesbians"."Don 't talk to them, you might catch the gay". For the first time in my nine years of life, I experienced bullying and being stereotyped. I had people asking if I had AIDS, saying I wasn 't raised right, and claiming I was going to hell. I began getting the same kind of ridicule adults receive. Other children were ruthless, all because their parents raised them to be that way. Statistics show that there are over six million children and adults that have an LGBTQ parent (Gates, 1)....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Bisexuality]

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Is Intimacy And Sex Are Topics Many Couples?

- Intimacy and sex are topics many couples fail to talk about when there are issues surrounding it. It is a subject which is considered taboo, and when issues arise in a marriage, if they are not addressed, they can cause a major rift between the couple. Dr. Degler is a Christian psychologist, life coach, and author who hosts a website and blog called Healthy Relationships Rx. It provides the everyday Christian wife with the advice and tools she might need in order to add spice into her marriage and bedroom....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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The Defense of Marriage Act Violates the Civil Liberties of Same Sex Couples

- Marriage is the religious and legal commitment between two people, as well as the ultimate expression of love. However, marriages between same sex couples are not recognized by the federal government due to the Defense of Marriage Act. In essence, their civil right to be married is withheld from them. The Christian majority's influence in federal policy and lawmaking is one of the foremost reason why same-sex marriage has continually failed to gain long term acceptance in the United States. Same-sex unions have come to the forefront of American politics in the last couple of decades, but history has shown that it is a longstanding issue....   [tags: gay studies, gay marriage, argumentative]

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Adoption Options in Louisiana for Same-Sex Couples are Extremely Limited

- The Louisiana courts have remained conveniently silent regarding de facto, or psychological, parentage in their legislation and case law. In Gill v. Bennet, a grandmother appealed a lower court ruling, claiming she was the “psychological parent” of her grandchild because of a guardianship order from an Indiana court. The court noted there are no cases or statutes expressly addressing de facto parents in Louisiana. There have been custody and visitation cases regarding claims of “psychological parent” by grandparents, which resulted in the development of La....   [tags: de facto parent, law, couts]

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The Amendment Of Same Sex Couples From Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, And Tennessee

- ... He says that instead of a court deciding such things, the state should be able to decide based on the will of their electorates. The constitution as well as precedent clearly protect a right to marry, but the court cannot and should not overstep its boundaries in such a situation. Scalia brings the question of overstepping the boundaries of the courts authority both by exercising legislature as well as doing so in a realm that the constitution reserves for each state individually. He also argues that the action of unelected judges deciding this case where state legislatures should be deciding goes against the fact that political change should occur through the votes of elected representa...   [tags: Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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Controversial Issues in Adoption and Parenting of Children by Same-Sex Couples

- One of the major controversial issues in this era is adoption and parenting of children by sex same couples. It is depressing and overwhelming to know that while various people around the world disapprove this adoption thousands of innocent kids aspire to be loved and protected without stereotypes. Real facts prove that orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses are not a home for children. The president of Disability Rights International published in 2013 an excellent article about orphanages, she reported: An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millio...   [tags: defenseless children, orphanages, homophobia]

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Discrimination Against Gay Adoption

- Note: This paper has a very long Annotated Bibliography. In recent years, same-sex relationships have become more encompassing in US society. State legislation is changing such as accepting gay marriages, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and legal gay adoptions; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is becoming public. Gay-headed families, like heterosexuals, are diverse and varying in different forms. Whether a created family is from previous heterosexual relationships, artificial insemination, or adoption, it deserves the same legal rights heterosexual families enjoy....   [tags: adoption by same-sex couples]

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Redefining Marriage to Include Same Sex Couples Would Affect its Cultural Meaning and Function

- What thought comes to mind when one thinks about gay marriage. Is it that Gay rights in America are growing more rapidly than ever, or is it that Americans are giving up on the hand that they once relied strongly upon on. According to Rob Anderson, an author of the article, “The weekly Standard’s Absurd case against Gay Marriage” stated, “that 65 percent of Americans say they can accept gays and lesbians living together in the Los Angles Times article in 2004”. In the past, homosexuals have been denied the privilege of marriage, and there is absolutely no part of history, which supports or determines whether gay marriage should be allowed, or not....   [tags: values, morals, gays, lesbians]

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Defense of Traditional Marriage by Ryan T. Anderson

- Ryan T. Anderson discusses the legal status of same-sex relationships in his article “In defense of traditional marriage” (2013). He contends that marriage is defined historically, socially and legally as existing between a man and a woman and should remain so defined for the benefit of society. Anderson is correct in his historical interpretation of marriage; yet present day usage would imply that the definition of marriage is undergoing a social change which should be reflected in the law. The premises Anderson puts forth are not new....   [tags: same-sex marriage, dual-sex couples]

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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. Should gay marriages really be allowed. Has the Supreme Court ruled in error. Gay marriage should be legal because all individuals have the same right in society; because same-sex couples can constitute a good based family; because it is just a way to make official a common union nowadays, even with the religious issue; because it is not related to polygamy; and because love matters and it does not differ in nature according to the sex of its object or the person who experiences it....   [tags: Homosexuality same-sex couples]

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Gay or Lesbian Parenting and the Psychological Effects on Their Adoptive Children

- ... Same-sex couples do not raise their children any differently than heterosexual couples raise their children. Throughout the adoptive child’s life, the adoptive parents must explain to the child why he/she was adopted, but for gay adoptive parents, explanation of their sexual orientation must also be explained using “age appropriate language” (Gateway Child Wellfare Information). Recently, research has shown that gay and lesbian parents share the parental characteristics of support, protection, and stability that children need....   [tags: same-sex couples, non-traditional households]

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The Spark That Lit the Gay Rights Movement

- As New York City was waking up on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. The raid led to riots and protests that lasted several days. Such police harassment was hardly uncommon at the time, but this particular raid proved to be the last straw. What could have been a quickly forgotten brawl instead became “the beginning of the modern struggle for gay civil rights” (Teal). The Stonewall Riots pushed the gay rights movement to the forefront of hot-button topics in the United States, where it has remained ever since (Teal)....   [tags: gay rights, stonewall riots, same sex couples]

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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage

- Lindsey and Beth, a lesbian couple, have been living together for eleven years. Lindsey conceived two children from a sperm donor. Together, Lindsey and Beth turned their house into a loving home for their two children. One day, on the way home from the grocery store, Lindsey was killed in a tragic car accident. Before Beth could even grasp the situation, the children that she helped raise from birth had been taken away and placed into the care of Lindsey's parents, who never were a part of their lives because they did not accept Lindsey's homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Rights Same Sex Couples]

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Should Homosexual Marriage Be Legal?

- On February 14, 2004, Michelle and Diane had been together for about 5 years and engaged for over 3 years. Michelle and Diane knew that soon they wanted to get married. They currently lived in the state of California, which same-sex marriage is legal in, so they would not have an issue with marriage. Once they make this decision, they know thousands of caring, loving, and committed same-sex couples would now be able to share that moment with them. Do you think Homosexual Marriage should be legal....   [tags: same-sex marriage, love, gay couples]

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Analysis of Indiana Amendment Called HJR-3

- In Indiana an amendment called HJR-3 that would alter Indiana constitution to define same-sex marriage and that could affect hundreds of people is trying to be passed. Indiana Constitution can either choose to table or vote down this amendment. The Indiana House Judiciary Committee delayed the vote on HJR-3 on January 13, 2014 after listening for more than 3 hours of testimonies from both sides. Indiana congress should not pass HJR-3. If HJR-3 passes, it can do harm to our state of Indiana, our economy and our communities if it is written in our constitution....   [tags: same sex marriage, hjr 3, gay couples]

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Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in America

- I do. The marriage of homosexual couples is a hot topic today. It is a reminder of decades past when marriage between people of different ethnicities, race, and religious affiliation was banned (Buffie, 2011). In modern America, the culture is shifting again with more support for same-sex marriages. Many United States (U.S.) politicians are listening to their constituents on this debate and have changed their stance to in favor of same-sex marriage. Along with these politicians changing their stance, many states are overturning their previous bans on same-sex marriage....   [tags: homosexual couples, race, religious affiliation]

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Nicholas Bala 's Article Controversy Over Couples

- ... This becomes an equality issue, for without equal treatment financial vulnerability can occur for woman and children. In order to obtain the equal division of property, they must sue their common law partner. Christine Davies main argument is similar, for it also focuses on the issue of same-sex equality in comparison to formally married couples. Claire Young and Susan Boyd’s article Losing the Feminist Voice. Debates on the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships in Canada examines the extent that legal recognition of same-sex marriage accounts for the hierarchical nature of marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Law, Marriage, Appeal]

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Same Sex Marriage Should be Legal

- Marriage is the sacred bond between two people who love and cherish one another. Traditionally this bond has been held between man and woman. With so many changes in the world, there are more openly homosexual people in our society. Though people have become more accepting of the existence of homosexuality, gays and lesbians are still considered unequal when it comes to marriage. Homosexual couples should have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples. Denying this right is unjust and is discrimination towards a group of people....   [tags: Homosexual Couples Should Have the Right to Marry]

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Same-Sex Marriage Issues & Controversies

- The NAACP has named gay marriage “one of the key struggles of our time”. According to the website “ProCon.org” as of January 6th 2014, 17 states have taken the plunge and legalized same-sex marriage. Marriage is “one of the basic civil rights of man”. Yet, we are still waiting on 66% of our nation to do the right thing and legalize gay marriage. The ban on gay marriage has deprived gay, lesbian, and bisexuals of many benefits that come with being married. Also, it has been proved that banning gay marriage created an increase in psychological disorders, as well it shows legalizing same-sex marriage can bring economic benefits to the states and lastly legalizing gay marriage makes it easier fo...   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, gay couples]

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Sex Education versus Abstinence

- Students in the United States should be required to take sex education classes that promote abstinence instead of safe sex. Why is sex education prominent than abstinence. Focusing on abstinence will lead to a better outcome in life, while sex education has major disadvantages. Abstinence is the way to go, because the best safe sex is no sex. According to the Macmillan Dictionary, sex education is a system of medical and pedagogical measures for inculcating in parents, children, adolescents and young adults correct attitudes towards sex....   [tags: safe sex, no sex, sex life]

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Premarital Sex And Same Sex Marriages

- ... Many Americans have some type of spiritual belief even if they are not faithful believers in Christianity or devoted church members. A particular passage from the Bible that tells a person to avoid premarital sex is “…It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman. But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband (1 Corinthians 7:1-2 New International Version). Even though the bible has never changed data from the General Social Survey of US adults, shows that over the span of 50 years there was a 29 percent rise in the acceptance of premarital sex (Lucke, 2015)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Sex For Sale

- I have often wondered what the problem with prostitution was; the act of selling sex is between the two participating in the act. I have heard many times how it hurts families, being the wives and children. Would it be better if it was free sex with another person where there were feelings involved. It seems to me, if a man or woman goes elsewhere in search of sex with no feeling that is better than a co-worker or other. Furthermore, many wants and needs are fulfilled throughout life; cars are bought that families cannot afford even homes and other indulgences why not sex....   [tags: selling sex, prostitution, regulations]

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The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

- Imagine after years of searching you found that one person, your one true love, to spend the rest of your life with. Both of you are deeply in love with one another and want to celebrate your commitment by getting married and raising a family. Both of you go to get your marriage license only to be told by State officials that you do not qualify for one because you are both from the same sex. Unfortunately, this was the hardship that most same-sex couples in America faced every day for the past several decades....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Proliferation of Premarital Sex in America

- Premarital sex is a highly controversial issue in society. Traditionally, sex prior to marriage was considered to be wrong and immoral. However, since the 1960s’ “sex revolution,” society has become more tolerant and accepting of premarital sex. There are many factors that contributed to this cultural shift. Religious groups have always been significant combatants to sex outside of wedlock. Religion once had a far stronger influence on the morals accepted by society, however in recent years religious conviction seems to have faded and society has begun to establish its own morals....   [tags: wedlock, sex revolution]

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Same Sex Marriages And Relationships

- Same-Sex Marriages/Relationships Introduction Homosexuality is considered to be a sexual attraction between the members of the same gender. With the recent growth of homosexual relationships, this phenomenon is widely debated everywhere. As for this essay, it argues that that same-sex marriage should be supported as well as legalized due to the number of individual, social and moral challenges that are likely to lead to traumatic effects when disregarding the relationships of the abovementioned category of people....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... In this society we live in, it is well known that these individuals are not open about their sexual orientation due to the fears of discrimination, losing friends, and most importantly, losing a family member’s love because he or she is homosexual. Generally speaking, when it comes to family members on the behalf of same-sex marriage support, it can be severely challenging for these individuals to confess their hope of approval for same-sex marriage. These external forces can be specific challenges for any romantic relationship deviated from its familial norm....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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A Research Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... Children will confuse about the foundation of family and have a misunderstanding of marriage (Nguyen). Marriage needs the protection of laws because society must be concerned about its own preservation and continuity into the next generation. Homosexual couples and their defenders had been fighting for legalizing same sex marriage for many years. Most of the time, supporters and defenders of gays or lesbians mentioned about liberty and equality in their articles. They often ask for human rights, but they forget human rights include children rights....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Rights Of A Same Sex Marriage

- ... That may be true, but what do they say about polygamous and incestuous marriages(). People fear that this could happen with gay marriage. However this has already happened and society except editia the heterosexual committee 's. Turn on your tv and you can already see polygamous and men marrying five women at one time. What makes that right, you have to ask yourself that. Just because someone married to someone that is of the same sex does not mean they believe in or would act on this . Just because you are in the same sex marriage does not mean they are promiscuous or a polygamous....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage: The Impact Same-Sex Marriage a legal union of two individuals of the same gender. From the Freedom to Marry campaign to TV shows like Modern Family, the movement to legalize same-sex marriage in America has risen over the years and continues to spark controversy. On the show Modern Family, Mitchel and Cameron play two married, gay fathers who adopt and raise Lily, a Vietnamese orphan. Like most actual father, they both dote on their daughter, push her to succeed and provide her with a happy home....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Stigma Of Same Sex Parenting

- By trying to compare the results from the aforementioned study, it weakens the confidence of it and is labeled as suspect science which relies heavily on a subjective set of participants. In spite of doing well (according to this study) many of these children experience a certain shame which can be linked to lower scores on a number of scales. Thus, there is in fact a “catch 22” to this study, which is that when children perform well it can be attributed to same-sex parenting and when they do not it is because of the stigma of same-sex parenting....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Justification For Same Sex Marriage

- ... The Debate over gay marriage will forever rage until it becomes legalized by legalizing gay marriage will create equality for all people in a relationship and defeat the injustice among homosexual couples. Others may say that gays and straight are different from one another but I argue that the only difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals is their sexual orientation. Nevertheless, as of yesterday the Supreme Court delivers tactics win to gay marriage. The Supreme Court on Monday let stand appeals court rulings allowing same - sex marriage in five states....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- As of June 26, 2015 the legalization of same sex marriage was passed in over 15 states in the United States of America. Same sex marriage was one of the biggest controversies known world wide due to religious beliefs, personal beliefs, and parental beliefs. Although many can argue why they disagree with same sex marriage, research and personal experience will show why same sex marriage is approved. The number one con of same sex marriage is of course religion. Some believe that if you date of the same sex then you will go to hell....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... In June of 2015, the church will have a national meeting where it is more than likely they will discuss gay marriage and perhaps decide on an official stance. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is in a similar position; they also recently ended their ban on gay ordination ("Presbyterian Church Formally Approves Gay Marriage in Church Constitution”). However, there are still a lot of churches that are opposed to gay marriage and many reacted strongly to the recent advances of the Presbyterian Church....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Laws.

- Same-Sex Marriage Laws State administrations, voters, and more lately the courts have made sweeping modifications to laws defining whether marriage is restricted to relations between a woman and a man or is extended to same-sex individuals. The status of same-sex marriage has been a contentious issue for a long time, even though several states recognize it. In 1993, the Supreme Court in Hawaii articulated that it could not prohibit same-sex marriages without a convincing reason. Even though gay marriages never took place in Hawaii, the decision caught national attention and sparked the passing of Defense of Marriage Act in more than forty states....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Touched

- Every time the topic of same sex marriage is touched, different opinions are brought up. It is a very controversial subject. Until a few weeks ago it was against the law to be married with someone whom you share the same sex with. Now that it’s legal will it be right to the eyes of many individuals in our surroundings. Perhaps not. What are future problems that we will be facing now that it is legal or which one will we not face. Comparing the norm many of us have grown up to and the changes that we will possibly undergo after a social change....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- In this paper, I argue that same-sex marriage should be maintained legal in Florida. Furthermore, same-sex couples should have the ability to adopt children and have parenthood privileges. I argue that marriage is a civil right reflected in the United States Constitution and that the quality of parenting should not be determined according to sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage critics claim that SSM is against Christian religious beliefs and should be maintained as the union between a man and a woman....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legalized

- As a country, we have seen many changes. A big change has been the legalization of same- sex marriage. 1.8% of males say they 're gay,and 1.5% of woman said they are lesbian according to a poll was taken in 2013 by the CDC. 60% of Americans are for same-sex marriage. But after a survey taken in February of 2015, 53% of Americans agree that marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman. I believe that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. There are more cons than pros with same-sex marriage that it should just stay illegal....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Illegal

- ... Others noted that their children gained a sense of stability. A third common response was that marriage allowed children to see their families as being validated by society and it provides them more security of their identities (Badgett, ABC Sydney Online, 2012). Legalizing same-sex marriage can actually encourage same-sex couples to adopt children from orphanages so that more children can have parenting and families. However, some people argue that civil unions and domestic partnerships should be enough....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- ... It’s one of those events that people look back on later in life and remember the joy felt on that day. Not everybody has the opportunity to have that memory because the law does not allow it in all states. Throughout the course of a healthy marital relationship, there is continued companionship and positive support. These emotional experiences often lead to more significant levels of happiness and on average, lower levels of depression (Horn, Xu, Beam, Turkheimer, and Emery 35). These mental benefits can relate back to the economical benefits....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Generation Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage. Shortly after Massachusetts, Connecticut signed a same-sex civil union bill. Also California officially legalized same-sex marriages on the year of 2008. During the year of 2009 Iowa, New Hampshire, and Vermont legalized same-sex marriage as well. On October 22, 2013, Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear became the first public gay couple to get married in Oklahoma, but the marriage was issued through a tribe and not the state. Jason and Darren are both members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Bill Clinton]

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Reasons for Encouraging Sex Before Marriage

- Sex, or sexual intercourse is denoted as penile-vaginal penetration .It is a physical and physiological basic need of human beings, equally important as eating, drinking, breathing, and sleeping. It can also be a beautiful and unforgettable experience, even doing it without marrying. Therapists have long known that couples who have more, and better, sex are happier and more stable.Although other people suggest that adults should abstain from sex before marriage as love is more important, avoid unwanted pregnancies or diseases, and unacceptable by society, there are reasons for encouraging sex before marriage....   [tags: sex, love, precautions, physical]

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The Debate On Same Sex Marriage

- Same- Sex Marriage Legalization In society today there has been much controversy surrounding the debate on same-sex marriages and its legalization. The lesbian-gay-bisexual (LGB) community’s request for an amendment to the Marriage Act (1996) opened the door for the amplification of public ridicule and discrimination. The experience of discrimination during the struggle for the same rights and privileges as heterosexual couples caused continued stress for same –sex couples. Political campaigns were formed to oppose or support rights to civil marriage between same-sex couples ....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, LGBT]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- The debate surrounding same sex marriage, while becoming a widely recognized issue within the past couple years, is one that has a long history and varied opinions. This argument of allowing same sex couples to marry has taken on various aspects, some of them being equality, sanctity of the institution, children’s protection, as well as many other reasoning’s. While marriage equality began as almost non existent, due to 40 of the states having some sort of limit keeping marriage to opposite sex couples by late 2000, it has now developed into 35 states allowing same sex marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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The Acceptance Of Same Sex Marriage

- The Acceptance of Same-Sex Marriage The debate of same sex marriage has been controversial for centuries upon centuries. One of the reason for its high ranking importance is, the issues concerning basic human and moral rights being brought into perspective. Recently, gay marriage has been legalized and shown off with more pride than just the vibrant symbolization of their rainbow flag and marches in NYC. Blood, sweat and tears has gone into the process of the legalization of same-sex marriage and a blind eye should not be turned....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, Law]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Not A Crime

- Same-Sex Marriage Why is same-sex marriage a big conflict in today’s society. Why do people oppose it. The world may never know. For many years, there has been a lot of conflict regarding same-sex marriage. It was not until 2015 when same-sex marriage became legalized world-wide. Some states are still outraged with this Supreme Court decision. If the Supreme Court ruled this, then that means that it is harmless and not affecting the American people at all. In my opinion, same-sex marriage is not a crime....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Lesbian, LGBT]

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No Such Thing As A Same Sex Marriage

- There is no such thing as a same-sex marriage. In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve so it does not make sense that two men or two women are getting married. “The LORD God then built the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman. When he brought her to the man, the man said: “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of man this one has been taken.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body (Gen....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Civil union]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Not A Crime

- ... I do not think that the situation is that deep, because making the caking was not affecting him. Before same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015, according to the Pew Research Centerpolls in 2001, 57% of Americans opposed same-sex marriage, while only 35% supported. Now, according to the polls, 55% support, while 39% oppose. As you see, the supporting percentage rate went up 20%, which is a lot for this topic. According Pew Research Center, the attitudes towards gay marriage have dramatically changed from 2000-until now....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, LGBT]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Same-Sex Marriage should be legalized Marriage is defined as the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. It stems all the way back to biblical days when God created Adam and Eve, a perfect partnership of a man and women. While you receive a state issued Marriage license, marriage has been primarily controlled by the church and officiated by a Priest or Pastor. I find it hypocritical that Americans do not want God in schools or law making processes but use it as a scapegoat to ban same-sex marriages....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... Windsor, 570 U.S. 12, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (‘‘DOMA’’) was an unconstitutional ‘deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment” (Tiemann, 2015). The ruling asserts that states were not mandated to force states to allow same-sex marriage; thus, the ability of a State to deny people to marry because of inexplicable occurrences that drew these people to being apart of the LGBT community. Since the legalization, the ruling has been controversial, which was overturned by the Supreme Court allowing everyone to marry who they wish....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, LGBT, Homosexuality]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalized?

- In my essay, the main central focus of this paper is homosexuals in having the right to marry. In my introductory paragraph I included my thesis that mentions all of my topics I will be discussing throughout my paper that includes the previous history of the ruling in gay marriage, what the current status is of today on this brand new law, opinions of people for same-sex marriage, the opinions of people against gay marriage, and lastly my conclusion where I talk about bits and pieces of my whole essay to summarize my thoughts and findings based on my research....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... Though, religion is the foundation for all societies and cultures, these theologies have molded humankind’s perception on various issues. Additionally, countless of nations have been assembled because of these religious attributions, including the United States. However, as generations appear and vanish, religion is perceived differently, thus, the priorities of these religious doctrines commence to fluctuate tremendously. Regarding same sex marriage one can witness the vast distinctions between how this proposition is recognized today in comparison to older generations....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, United States]

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The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

- ... It demonstrates that the equal rights which LGBT people should get is as same as the equality of normal people now. In addition, before the laws is legal, the institution of marriage and the federal government did not admit the same-sex marriage. This made LGBT people could not register a marriage certificate, when they decided to be spouse. So, they did not get the rights of spouse that have in heterosexual spouses. As a consequence of this law is they can get the rights of spouse, it makes they can get well-being, and the rights of marriage as same as heterosexual couples from society....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, Law]

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The Debate Over Same Sex Marriage

- In the United States, the subject of same sex marriage has been a legal and cultural debate since the early 1970’s when the Supreme Court dismissed Baker v. Nelson one of only three cases brought by same sex couples against the state of Minnesota for denying them a marriage license. Over the next three years, various levels in the judicial system deny several other cases seeking validation for same sex marriages across the country. In 1996, President Bill Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman thus restricting all legal protections and responsibilities to heterosexual couples....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... While many focus on just the sex of the people, the real thing that they should really focus is the love and emotion between them. After the rapping, Mary Lambert comes in with a soulful hook, sing that in a lesbian view that she can 't change. The last few lines of the part, singing, "She keeps me warm," refers to her lover that love her so much, so she can 't change or anyone else. I think this part of the song really gives us the scene when gay people tries to change because of the disappointment or the lack of encouragement they get from the ones around them, but at the end, they realized that they can 't cause that 's just who they are....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... There are even some officials being elected to lead in a “Gay Pride Parade”. At every event for gays, there are people protesting because they do not believe that certain types of people should be able to live the way they want to live. Just because there is something holding them back in their life, does not give them the right to try to take away from others that are struggling to live a happy life in peace. Homosexuals are not doing anything to us. Yes, we may see them out in public showing affection like the other millions of relationships doing so, but just turn your head towards the other direction....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Adoption to the Homosexuals Couples

- What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To face this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity. Not by just giving children homes, but allowing them to experience, the lifestyle that same-sex parents contribute. In addition, the government must consider that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- ... The increase in some same-sex couples increases due to social acceptance. Additionally, increased awareness leads to more couple opening up about their relationship (Gaspard and Müller, 2013). Same-sex marriage bills Canada passed the marriage bill in the summer of 2005 thus legalizing same-sex marriages (Overby et al., 2011). Canada became the third country to legalize same-sex marriage. However, there were demonstrations and several court cases to reject the bill. However, there are several reasons why Canada embraced the practice of same sex marriages (Farmer, 2015)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Is A Social Problem

- There are 5.2 million to 9.5 million U.S. adult citizens that identify themselves as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual, and Transgender). Roughly 3.6 percent of women aged between 18 and older identify as LGBT, as well as 3.3 percent of men. “As many as 2 million to 3.7 million U.S. children under age 18 may have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parent, and about 200,000 are being raised by same-sex couples” (Gates 67). Same-sex marriage is being passed globally. It is acceptable in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Brazil, France, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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