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LGBT Essays

We are lucky to be young in the country of opportunities where we can pursue every dream, every desire, and every crazy idea that might cross our minds and have a real chance of being rewarded with money, success, and social recognition for doing what we love and what we...

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Our way of living and social norms are changing constantly, and as we move forward, we become more accepting understanding, and compassionate towards the fellow human beings even if they chose to live lives we would not choose for ourselves. As Christians, we are responsible for offering love, acceptance, and...

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During the early to mid-70s, gay rights advanced more quickly than it had during the prior two decades combined; in many states, sodomy laws were repealed, and in many cities in the United States, civil rights protections for gay people were adopted. In addition, for the first time lesbians and...

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I. Introduction A. The United States Constitution protects gay marriage because of its commitment to liberty and equality for all. B. Gay marriage can assist in increasing finances in local, state, and federal governments. C. Since legal marriage is a secular institution, it should not be prevented due to religious...

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Coontz’s argument concerning gay marriage has the following premises: first, that marriage has been about property rather than power for thousands of years (Coontz). This, I believe, is indisputably true. One need look only at the Torah or the Qu’ran to see that this is the case: from a theistic...

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We do not live in a perfect world and one reason is that human beings on a whole do not always act in a rational manner. Similarly, an average person’s perspectives are also shaped by his/her biases, belief systems, stereotypes, and self interests. If we look back at the America...

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Whenever there is a debate on the rights of the gay individuals in America, there is no shortage of arguments on both sides of the issue. Gay rights have emerged as controversial social issues because they challenge some of the longest-standing traditions and customs of the society and one such...

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Same sex marriage is a topic that has staged a lot of debates across different platforms in the society today. Different people give various views on whether this marriage should be accepted in the society or not. In most times, people have very strong opinions for same sex marriage. Most...

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In reading Stephanie Coontz’s piece “Gay Marriage Isn’t Revolutionary. It’s Just Next,” it was surprising and somewhat enraging to read about the article in the American Medical Association journal that endorsed the idea that it was essentially okay for a husband to beat his wife if she behaved in a...

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Dear Dean Michaels, dear professors, ladies and gentlemen, my fellow students, I am here today to address a most important matter, that of gay bulling. It is only recently that a young man lost his life as a direct result of bullying. His story is not unique, as countless gay...

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The issue of gay marriage is a topic that has been met with much passion and contention on both sides of the issue worldwide. Proponents of gay marriage support to right for homosexual men and lesbian women to marry each other and consider it just as acceptable as two heterosexual...

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The power of media is far reaching and has the ability to sway public opinion, influence social issues, and determine the outcome of major issues. Often, the media is more concerned with the performance and producing a desired effect, such as shock, rather than providing accurate information on a particular...

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Homosexuality has existed since the beginning of civilization, but besides that fact, little else has been known with certainty about being gay. The presence of same-sex desire across species, history, and cultures is thought to be evidence of its normality (Hammack.) Whether or not sex between men or women is...

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This paper is concerned with the intersection of race and gender in Simone De Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex.' It will explore this intersection by looking at De Beauvoir's work and understanding it alongside contemporary understandings of intersectionality. It will take as its mark for the latter the essay 'Demarginalizing the...

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Before watching the video, my concept of what influences a person’s sexual orientation consists of several factors. The first factor is biological. The second factor is through culture and family influences and the third is how one sees him or herself. I do not know to what extent each of...

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I will offer two arguments from a Utilitarian standpoint regarding same-sex marriage. Proponents of same-sex marriage might posit four reasons for the moral permissibility of same-sex marriage. First, they would support their central premise that a morally required act is the one that does the greatest good for the most...

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If I were Fatima, I would reconcile my religious views with my personal beliefs very much the same way as she did in the beginning. I would try to focus on my job, and what I believed was ultimately right. To me, that would be to follow the law and...

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The Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Bowers v. Hardwick in the case of Lawrence v. Texas was based more on its assessment of the changing state laws on the topic of sodomy than it was on public and international criticism. Between the 1986 decision in Bowers and the 2003 decision...

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Marriage has been defined and re-defined over the years, as cultural norms and societal ideals shift. As the debate over same-sex marriage becomes more prevalent, the debate over the definition of marriage also becomes a central topic of interest. On either side of the debate are Andrew Sullivan and William...

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I consider myself rather traditional or ‘normal’ in terms of my sexual and gender identity. I’m a woman, married to a man, and I have two children. I would say that the biggest influences in my life in terms of sexual and gender identity would be my family, my peers,...

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We have witnessed tremendous economic progress over the last few decades but economic progress doesn’t always translate to social progress. One of the groups that has been subjected to systematic discrimination is homosexuals and almost all of this discrimination has been driven by inaccurate beliefs and/or prejudiced ideals. The critics...

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Marriage an integral component within the society and the community. However, debates exist on who should manage and control marriage through formulation and implementation of legislations that makes the entire process legal. In United States of America, there is the federal government and state government (Barkacs 43). The federal government...

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This paper briefly explores the gay rights movement in comparison to the civil rights (including women’s rights to vote) movements. The gay rights movement has made incredible headway since the 1960s. Now same-sex couples can marry, and in some states they can adopt children. The 1960s was a time when...

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Individuals who have different sexual or gender orientations, including lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered, often face an enormous amount of stigma and mistreatment. It's common in the workplace or at school to hear insults such as "that's so gay!" or "It's a tranny!." For teenagers who are just realizing...

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At the micro-sociological level, domestic violence amongst or against the LGBT community has been greatly affecting the community at the family level. In the American society, there are many LGBT families where violence is evident and intervention is needed. First, more civic education is needed to inform the victims of...

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