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  • Anti Same-Sex Marriages

    Anti Same-Sex Marriages

    Same-Sex Marriages There are many important issues discussed in public policy today. One of these issues is homosexual marriage. This is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. This issue is put into many different lights. Those of morals, family values and religion; and those of equality, constitutionality, and right to privacy. A battle has been in progress for years over whether equal rights and equal protection

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    Essay Length: 717 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Victor
  • Same Sex Marriage: Right or Wrong?

    Same Sex Marriage: Right or Wrong?

    Same Sex Marriage has been a huge issue in the American society for many years. Still today the issue of whether it should be legal or not and whether it is right or wrong remains unsolved. Gay marriage is one of the top arguments between the citizens of the United states today; everyone with their own belief and their own explanation. As an American it is clear that our constitution and our entire reasoning for

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    Essay Length: 553 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: regina
  • Same Sex Marriage

    Same Sex Marriage

    Marriage is an institution long recognized by our government under the right to pursue happiness; however, marriage is much more than merely a commitment to love one another. Society has become accustom to what they believe is “normal” by their traditions and religious beliefs. Many people believe that same-sex marriage is not “normal”. The simple fact is that banning same-sex marriage is discrimination. Marriage is a gateway to many other areas of protections, responsibilities and

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    Essay Length: 260 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Top
  • Same Sex Marriages

    Same Sex Marriages

    Marriage is understood to be the decision of two people to commit themselves to each other. Marriage has no conditions, which would prohibit same sex partners. If we look closely at the purpose of marriage, we would see that it is actually in the best interest of our society to allow same-sex marriages. Marriage is an institution which promotes stability, family, and is societies lawful way of connecting two people. Marriage is more than just

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    Essay Length: 703 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Mike
  • Legality of Same Sex Marriages

    Legality of Same Sex Marriages

    Legality of Same-Sex Marriages The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of

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    Essay Length: 2,769 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Same Sex Marriages

    Same Sex Marriages

    Ask just about anyone. They'll all tell you they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Just name the situation, and ask. They'll all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accomodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, etcetera. Then you get to gay marriage. And that's when all this talk of equality stops dead cold. More than half of all people

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    Essay Length: 5,734 Words / 23 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Same-Sex Marriage in America

    Same-Sex Marriage in America

    Same-sex marriage in America The idea of legalizing same-sex marriage is a hotly contested subject in America today. Similar to women’s equal rights and civil rights for African-American’s, equal rights for homosexuals is having a tough time being accepted by American government and by American society. I feel that equal rights for gays and lesbians should be a policy adopted by the American government. These equal rights would include all the same rights given to

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    Essay Length: 994 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Mike
  • Same Sex Marriage - Does It Threaten the Traditional Definition of a Amily?

    Same Sex Marriage - Does It Threaten the Traditional Definition of a Amily?

    SAME SEX MARRAIGE - DOES IT THREATEN THE TRADITIONAL DEFINITION OF A FAMILY Submitted by Rory Donaghy Today, marriage is the most essential of all human relations, and stands as the most validating aspect of commitment that two individuals can undergo. The fusing together of two lives, marriage is seen as a sacred bond who’s history is as old as mankind itself. In the past twenty centuries, the church and religion evolved from small cults

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    Essay Length: 2,483 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: David
  • Should Same Sex Marriage Be Allowed?

    Should Same Sex Marriage Be Allowed?

    Should Gay Marriages Be Legal? Just imagine being in love with a person and not being allowed to marry. Most of your neighbors, family, friends, and coworkers are allowed to marry, but your sexual preference keeps you from attaining a certificate that almost any heterosexual can get. Instead of marriage, you could have a ceremony, a reception, and a honeymoon. Unfortunately, these things lose some of their meaning when society or the government does not

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    Essay Length: 680 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Same Sex Marriage in Hawaii

    Same Sex Marriage in Hawaii

    The movement to open civil marriage to same-sex couples achieved its first temporary success in 1993 with the decision of the Hawaii Supreme Court that the restriction of marriage to opposite-sex couples would be presumed unconstitutional unless the state could demonstrate that it furthered a compelling state interest. In response to this decision the state constitution was amended to allow the legislature to preserve that restriction. A similar court decision in Alaska in 1998 led

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    Essay Length: 398 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Janna
  • Same-Sex Marriage: Should It Be Legal or Illegal?

    Same-Sex Marriage: Should It Be Legal or Illegal?

    Same-sex Marriage: Should It Be Legal Or Illegal? In 2004 eleven states in the United States approved same-sex marriage as a constitutional heterosexual institution (CNN.com) Recently the issue of same sex marriage has been on the minds of Americans along with the puzzling question of whether or not it should be legal. The fight for same-sex marriage is still going strong, yet many people frown upon the idea of people of the same-sex marrying. They

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    Essay Length: 2,326 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Gay Marriage - Sex Marriage in Today’s World

    Gay Marriage - Sex Marriage in Today’s World

    Why Not? Same sex marriage in today’s world Many people believe that same-sex marriage will destroy or diminish the righteousness of marriage between a man and a woman. It is my true belief that same-sex marriage will have negative effects only on people who are extremely religious, or extremely afraid. Many religious sects have been ferociously fighting against the legalization of same-sex marriage. In every article, column, and essay that I have read there has

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    Essay Length: 1,574 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Steve
  • Gay Marriage Exploratory - Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal?

    Gay Marriage Exploratory - Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal?

    Exploratory Paper: Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal? The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. As a heavily campaigned development currently discussed in law assessment; these extremely confrontational and debatable political questions are facing present day American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, its affect on the parents, children, same sex couples, families, and the social and political world will be astronomical. The arguments

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    Essay Length: 1,219 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Mike
  • Political Issues of Same-Sex Marriage

    Political Issues of Same-Sex Marriage

    Political Issues of Same-Sex Marriage The political aspects of whether same-sex couples should be allowed to federal and government recognized marriages are a very complex issue. There are basically two sides to the political argument of whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. On one side are the liberals who feel that marriage is a civil right that should be denied based on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation. On the other side

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    Essay Length: 3,029 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Why Is Same-Sex Marriage Such a Controversial Issue in the United States?

    Why Is Same-Sex Marriage Such a Controversial Issue in the United States?

    Why is same-sex marriage such a controversial issue in the United States? In the 21st century we as a society have witnessed science and technology that seems to be infinitely changing. As if there is truly no limit! Our society boasts of equality and equal opportunity. We have become practical in our thinking, for science has taught us to do so. Yet for a society that prides themselves on being superior in intellect, technology and

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    Essay Length: 622 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The ongoing Debate over Same-Sex Marriage

    The ongoing Debate over Same-Sex Marriage

    The debate over same-sex marriage is going back and forth throughout the entire country. Issues such as the safety of children, validity of heterosexual marriage, and religion are common to the controversy. Though many are against gay marriage, marriage should be based on love despite of gender or sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage should be legalized throughout the country and be accepted by all, because it is unfair to homosexuals who may have the desire to

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    Essay Length: 536 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the Unit

    Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the Unit

    Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the Unit The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy

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    Essay Length: 2,695 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Permitted?

    Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Permitted?

    Should same-sex marriages be permitted in all of the 50 states, and territories of the U.S.? This controversial question has affected the lives of many people in today’s society. This issue is important to the lives of many people, especially the growing number of gays in our community. Gay couples, who may be deeply in love, and wish to acknowledge their affection for one another, may wish to participate in the ceremony of marriage. However,

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    Essay Length: 256 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Yan
  • Same Sex Marriage

    Same Sex Marriage

    INTRODUCTION The widespread failure and dissolution of marriages appears to give rise to a paradox in the dispute about same-sex marriage: why would anybody want to be included in the practice of marriage that seems to mean less than it ever has? However, there are many arguments both for and against the legalization and/or acknowledgement of same-sex marriage. On the one hand, should anybody oppose this inclusion on the grounds that the current heterosexual conception

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    Essay Length: 263 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Artur
  • Same Sex Marriage

    Same Sex Marriage

    Same-sex marriage is a debate that is equally contentious and multi-faceted. Unlike more simplistic issues, the stances on homosexual marriage are obscure and blurred. Opponents cannot even agree on whether homosexuality is natural, let alone whether or not homosexuals should be permitted to marry. The debate surrounding same-sex marriage breaks down into several different categories: constitutionality, the religious aspect, familial impact, and the further nuanced idea of civil unions. Proponents of same-sex marriage argue that

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    Essay Length: 263 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Same Sex Marriage

    Same Sex Marriage

    This is not an attempt to change the beliefs or morals of people who do not accept the life style of homosexuals, this is however an attempt to allow those who do accept homosexuality to fully peruse and achieve happiness. In the United States constitution, in the first amendment it clearly states that the government is not allowed to pass any laws that are based off of religious beliefs. Therefore: making it unconstitutional to put

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    Essay Length: 1,072 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Monika
  • Same Sex Marriage Religion

    Same Sex Marriage Religion

    “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” For decades and decades and still even in the present, the term ‘marriage’ has been only a heterosexual term through legislation and most religions. However past traditions are changing especially with marriage. Whether or not Same sex marriage should be legal has become a big debate for Canada and the U.S. Religions should not be the

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    Essay Length: 517 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: July
  • Same-Sex Marriage

    Same-Sex Marriage

    Wow this debate got heated quickly. I think that what we’re all forgetting here is that both homosexual relationships and heterosexual relationships are based on love and not just lust. There is no difference between being homophobic or heterosexist and racism, remember that. Back in the 1960s African-Americans were not allowed to sit at the front of the bus with other citizens. After years of fighting, equality and not racism prevailed. Today we see a

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    Essay Length: 288 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Vika
  • Same Sex Marriages

    Same Sex Marriages

    1. The questions of how should same sex marriage be addressed is brought up everyday no matter when or where. There is always somebody talking about it, or there is some magazine or news paper article about it. You can sit around arguing all different sides of it for days and pretty much never get anywhere in less people realize main topic of same sex marriage. Issues that are brought up arise from things such

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    Essay Length: 2,360 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Debate on Same-Sex Marriages

    The Debate on Same-Sex Marriages

    The Debate on Same-Sex Marriages The legalization of same-sex marriages is a political and emotional debate that has recently become a big issue in today’s society. Once considered to be a mental illness, homosexuality is gradually being seen as a natural condition that people are born with. Until recently gay’s and lesbian’s behavior was illegal and they were often arrested, persecuted, or imprisoned for their expression of love. Most governments have been forced to drop

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    Essay Length: 356 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Janna

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