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Gay and Lesbian Marriage

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

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In Favor of Gay Marriage

- In the twentieth century, America has undergone vast changes in family styles. Because of the increase in many gays and lesbians speaking out, we see a new emphasis on the word family. "Many gays and lesbians have decided to come out of the closet shaking up an issue that has made a ruckus between Americans" (Carey 2). We find that the Defense of Marriage Act states that marriage should be between one man and one woman for federal purposes; but is this fair. The United States was founded on the belief of equality, loyalty, and justice for all....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Same Sex Ethics]

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The Ban on Gay Blood Donors

- In 1983 the FDA put a ban on gay men from donating blood if they have had sex with another man since 1977 (Thrasher). Certain activists believe this ban is harsh and should be repealed. While it would be great if everyone in the country could donate blood, gay men are at higher risk for certain diseases such as HIV/AIDS. This increased risk makes it unwise to eliminate this ban. As stated by Mark Skinner in his article Science Should Dictate Policy, “blood donor deferrals are not judgments about individuals but are scientifically based”....   [tags: blood, gay, ban, risk, policy]

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Jimmy Draper's article 'Gay or Not'

- Jimmy Draper’s (2010) article “Gay or not?!”: Gay men, straight masculinities, and the construction of the Details audience” analyzes the representation of gayness in the magazine industry. This article specifically targeted and analyzed the relationship how gayness was used to help construct straight masculinity in the men’s lifestyle magazine known as Details. Draper’s (2010) research regarding gayness to establish differences between models of straight masculinity in the magazine industry was extensive....   [tags: representation of gayness in magazine industry]

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The Gay Marriage Conspiracy

- ... They will pretend they are using birth control, when in reality they will be getting pregnant leaving the father to pay child support while getting nothing in return. The second class will be heterosexual marriages. This class will have nothing to do with the other two. There are no extra things attached to this marriage, just a man and a woman having children and paying everything together. The third class, male-male marriages, will be the worst off. The marriages between two men will be the maritial underclass....   [tags: same sex unions]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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

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The Need for Gay Marriage Equality

- I think that gay marriages should be allowed in this country and that gay people should have the same exact rights as straight people. Gay marriage really has nothing to do with the bible or religion, all because it says something about it being wrong in the bible does not make it true. People’s rights should not be based on a book. Because the same book said that owning slaves is OK as long as you don’t kill them. People just seem to make it their business of what other people do, why do you care....   [tags: rights, prejudice, religion]

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The Enola Gay Controversy

- The Enola Gay is a B-29 bomber that was used in the bombing of Japan. It was flown by the pilot, Paul Tibbets who named the plane after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets. Tibbets flew the plane on August 6, 1945, carrying a bomb, nicknamed Little Boy that was a result of the Manhattan Project. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima and left tens of thousands of people dead (“Enola Gay pilot felt dropping atomic bomb was his duty.”). The dropping of the bombs, Big Boy and Little Boy caused a lot of controversy, because of the repercussions it left in Japan....   [tags: B-29 bomber that dropped atomic bomb on Japan]

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Anna Quindlen On Gay Marriage

- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- these are the unalienable Rights all Americans receive when we are born. President Obama made an excellent point; gay Americans receiving these unalienable rights. Anna Quindlen also made a good point,” No religion should be forced to marry anyone in violation of its tenants (gay marriage), although ironically it is only religious ceremonies that gay people can marry, performed by a clergy who find the blessing of two who love each other no sin”… The purpose of Quindlens article is to persuade the reader that gay marriage should be acceptable to today’s society and Gay couples should receive the same benefits when they are married as straight marr...   [tags: Social Issues, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gay Marriage: A Right That Is to Be Accepted

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

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Gay Marriage

- Same sex marriage is a topic today that brings strong moral objections from both sides. Should same sex marriage be allowed. I intend to analyze three different aspects relevant to this very controversial subject matter: Marriage as it exists as a religious institution, marriage as a contractual agreement, and finally, why I believe “marriage” should be allowed for everyone, straight, gay or otherwise. I strongly believe that to disallow same sex marriage simply as a registered, contractual partnership denies citizens American civil liberties, and should not be allowed....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Legalizing Gay Marriage

- Legalizing Gay Marriage The battle over Gay marriage in the United States reached a fever pitch during the presidential election of 2004. The issue vaulted into prominence when the Democratic mayor of San Francisco flouted state law and performed marriage ceremonies for Gay couples. Conservatives claim that the issue catapulted them into power by motivating fundamentalist Christian voters to turnout in order to defeat anti-gay-marriage amendments in eleven states, including the crucial swing state Ohio....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Pro Gay Marriage

- ... Religion also leads the way as a strong argument towards gay marriage with many people believing that it’s against their religion. Opponents to gay marriage with strong religious beliefs believe that gay marriage is “sinful” with marriage also being a religious intuition for only man and woman. Despite this, to legally marry someone there is no requirement for a religious ceremony to be held; this proves that marriage isn't a religious intuition though it’s certainly true that it’s a legal one governed only by the law....   [tags: Homosexuality, Controversy]

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Allowing Gay Adoption to be Equal and Fair

- America, as a nation, is known to be equal and fair to everybody. It’s a nation that made black and white people equal, men and women equal, but why aren’t gay couples equal to straight couples. Everyone deserves the same rights and equality especially when it comes to adoption. Even though gay adoption is legal it is not fair or equal. Many places don’t allow gays to adopt and many couples don’t allow their children to be adopted by gay couples. Gays aren’t any different from us they do the same thing us they are just same sex couples....   [tags: gay couples, adoption, heterosexual households]

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Gay Marriage and Asian Culture

- Are gay marriages in Asia viewed with the same perspective as in the American context. The history of gay marriage is short but not liked as much. From the history of gay marriages there are an estimated number of 250 million people who live in places which accept gay marriage; this is about 4% of world’s population. In the 2nd century in Rome, men of the same age were legally allowed to marry where they were considered to be pagans and the marriages were conducted by the Mother Goddess (Celeste 2010)....   [tags: Sexual Issues, argumentative, persuasive]

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Traditional and Gay Marriage

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

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Gay Couples Should Be Legal

- People love their parents. People love their mothers, and their fathers. What if you didn’t have a father though. What if you had two mothers. Would you still love them the same. Would they still love you the same. This brings us into the question of whether or not gay couples should be allowed to legally adopt. Simply put, they will still be the same parents as straight couples. However, there is still another side of the debate. The view is that they will be encouraging their children to be gay, or that it’s not the government’s job....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Religion]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- As many minority groups in the United States have fought for their civil rights in past decades, it is the gay community that now finds itself striving for equal opportunities in our culturally diverse nation. Although they have already come a long way in the path of acceptance, most recently the gay community has had to confront extremist conservative groups who claim that allowing same-sex couples to join in a civilly recognized union violates the act of a traditional, sacred marriage. Gay and lesbian individuals feel that, like any other group, they should not be denied rights that are typically bestowed upon heterosexual couples who are recognized by the federal government....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Let's Legalize Gay Marriage

- ... “Revenue from gay marriage comes from marriage licenses, higher income taxes, and decreases in costs for state benefit programs” (Perry). Legalizing gay marriage would bring in $20 million - $40 million, per year in taxes. Gays and lesbians would not gain anything of same-sex Bringas 2 marriage anyways. They fight for same-sex marriage because it would ensure them economic security. Basically, gay marriage is good for the economy because it increases government revenue and helps create jobs....   [tags: equality, gays, parents]

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Being Gay And The Choice Of Becoming Homosexual

- I.Introduction A.Attention getter: “There are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual.” (Gates, 2011). B.Background Information: Some people believe that humans are born homosexual. Another group of people believe they have the choice of becoming homosexual and it can be reverted. C.Thesis statement: Although the proponents believe that people are born gay and the opponents believe that it is a choice and can be reversed, the two sides do have some similarities....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT]

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Gay Marriages

- In today’s society there are many factors that contribute to the ever-continuing social inequality of people through out Canada. It is no wonder as to why there are so many stereotypes of what is socially ‘acceptable’ and what isn’t when the media is forcing these ‘norms’ into our minds. What is ‘ideal’ with in today’s expectations isn’t always attainable due the fact that everyone is different. One of the most controversial topics being discussed today is view on same sex marriage. This notorious topic is nothing new, however, there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not make it legal for couples of the same sex to engage in a marital status....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Best Argument against Gay Marriage: Glen Lavy's

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

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Being Gay Is Not A Choice

- Sexuality over the years has been defined and reshaped in many ways by different researchers and experts. In the CNN article, “Being Gay is not a Choice,” James Hormel defines sexuality as something that you are born with and cannot hide or ignore your true identity. In the article, Hormel recalls the times in his life where he felt alone and when he hid the truth. Hormel goes on to state how he “spent the first 35 years of my life trying real hard not to be gay”(Hormel, pg. 1). However, despite Hormel 's views I disagree with this article in many ways as it shows little evidence on how someone could in fact be born gay....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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Is Being Gay, Okay?

- Most people have grown up in a society where being a homosexual is not okay. Although LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people are being more accepted, they are still thought as ‘wrong’ to a lot of people and places. A big argument is that being gay is “unnatural” however, it is found that homosexuality is practiced in over 1,500 animal species such as giraffes, lions, and several species of apes and monkeys. We believe the hate against homosexuality should decrease, and the homosexual rights should increase....   [tags: Homosexuals, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual. Trans]

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

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

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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

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The Gay Gene

- Nowadays, being gay is everywhere. It seems like a trip to the supermarket is never complete without a magazine or commercial on the radio advertising gay pride. It seems like the most effective of these trials has to be the hit television show Glee. Many of the shows episodes revolve on the aspect be yourself, whether you are gay, straight, handicapped, or popular. But only one of these has caught the eye of the American public. Gay pride, is it possible to have been born this way. If people can be born this way, what is the proof....   [tags: Born Gay]

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Gay Marriage

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

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Gay Lussac

- Gay Lussac GAY-LUSSAC -- SCIENTIST With his skill in science, and with his work with the scientific method, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac earns the title of a great scientist. He was born on December 6, 1778 and he was the oldest child. His father was Antoine Gay. He was a lawyer who called himself Gay-Lussac to be apart from all of the other people with the same last name as Gay there. He got that name from the name of some family property near St Leonard(4) . The French Revolution affected the French scientists then....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay and Christian

- Description Describe what you are recording about. Identify whether it was a journal paper, book chapter; practice observation; taught theory; lecture or other. In this recording I am going to discuss my thoughts from a panel discussion that I attended in the Belfast Bible College. The panel was made up from 3 people, Geraldine who works for the YMCA, Jamie who is from the Baha'i faith and Gail who has experience working in both faith based and secular youth provision. Understanding What was the main message....   [tags: Beliefs, Values, Faith, Youth Work]

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The Constitutional Right Of Gay Marriage

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

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Gay Parenting

- For generations, homosexuality has been repelled against and condemned. Homosexuality is not normal, according to certain traditions and religions. Homosexuality is to be frowned upon and recognized as demons and sin-natured. In modern times, homosexuality has become a lifestyle and a relationship for more and more people with each passing moment. Although homosexual marriage is not allowed in some states, the anatomy of the person, whether male or female, hardly allows them to reproduce without sperm or ovaries....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]

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

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

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Gay Adoption

- Gay Adoption One carefully thought over, unchangeable decision is adoption. The biggest question is who should be allowed to adopt. In the world today people think too much on who have rights to adopt. There are too many kids without homes to sit and pretend like there is no problem going on. It is finally time for someone in this world to take charge and enforce the rights of the human population. Now, Gay adoption is one of the most questioned adoptions. There are people for and against this sort of thing, and now it is time to just state the facts....   [tags: homosexuality, rights, discrimination, children]

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Gay Marriage

- Homosexual Marriage and Equality<p> In the midst of war and economy decline, Americans are being thrown a curveball that may change the way of their culture is forever; the idea of legalizing homosexual marriage. Frankly speaking, this idea was once new, strange, and deemed unnatural and it is now one of the biggest social controversies in our country. However, United States was built on the idea of federalism; the separation of power between federal and state government along with ideas of civil liberties and rights....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Controversy of Gay Parenting

- The Controversy of Gay Parenting Gay parenting is an issue that affects a great number of people worldwide. Although the number is a minority, the issue still causes heated debate. People who are in favor of Gay, Lesbian, and Bi-Sexual parenting rights claim that as long as there is a commitment to parenthood then successful parenting is achievable as a homosexual or bi-sexual. Since within a gay couple there is no chance for accidental pregnancy, the couple must make a conscious decision to become a parent....   [tags: Papers]

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Being Gay Is Not A Choice

- Sexuality has been defined and reshaped over the years in many ways by different researchers and experts. James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador has a strong opinion on how sexuality or sexual preference is formed. In his CNN article, “Being Gay is not a Choice,” Hormel defines sexuality as something that you are born with and cannot hide or ignore your true identity. In the article, he recalls the times in his life where he felt alone and when he hid the truth. Hormel goes on to state how he “spent the first 35 years of my life trying real hard not to be gay”(Hormel 2011 p....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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Gay, Gay And The Misuse Of It

- ... The meaning changed to immoral or addicted to pleasures. It changed swiftly from a word meaning happy to being considered a harsh word. This may be infact due to the the religious prosecution of the homosexual community because of the translation of the new King James Bible, which people took to talk about the immorality of being homosexual. Less time passed this time until the definition of gay changed once again. Move forward, or backwards depending on your opinion, to the nineteenth century....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Gay Marriage, By Keeneth Jost

- ... After telling his readers that the United States Supreme Court was going to confront gay marriage for the first time in 40 years in 2013, Jost introduced his audience to a lesbian couple, Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer. Windsor and Spyer lived in New York together and were engaged for 40 years until they were finally wedded in 2007 in Toronto, Canada, where same sex marriage was already legal. Two short years after Windsor and Spyer’s wedding, Thea Spyer died from a heart condition and Windsor was left with estate tax bills totaling to $600,000....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Uganda's Anti-gay Laws

- There has been an increase of gays all over the world in the last few generations. Some countries have become accepting to it, but others are not having any of it and Uganda, a country in East Africa, is one of them. Uganda has passed severe laws for an anti-gay country. Some laws as severe as life in prison or death sentence. The U.S. should step in and act as an International police force before things get too out of hand because nobody should be put to death or spend lifetime in prison for being who they are....   [tags: Anti-gay Laws]

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Gay And Its Impact On Society

- ... President Eisenhower and his administration believed that homosexuals were security risks, along with alcoholics and neurotics. Although there were many anti LGBT laws in place in the United States, as early as 1962 the United States saw its first step in repealing these discriminatory laws; Illinois had repealed its long standing sodomy laws. This repeal allowed Illinois to become the first U.S. state to decriminalize homosexual acts. The current generation of young adults, considered millennials, has been able to witness not just friends and high profile individuals coming out but witness a nation go through its own political identity change as federal and state laws are addressing th...   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... The choice of marriage should not be gender specific. Based on the legal definition of marriage, it is an individual’s choice to be united and enjoy the rights and privileges of such union under the law. According to the state of California’s definition of marriage, “marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between two persons…” Based on the State of California’s definition of marriage, there is no mention that the two person’s need to be of opposite sex. By following the letter of the law, same sex couples can marry....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT, Gay]

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Is Was Unfortunate That AIDS Hit The Gay Community First

- Is Was Unfortunate That AIDS Hit The Gay Community First If the United States had known 20 years ago what it knows now about the transmission and progression of HIV, it would have most likely taken greater steps to contain the spread of the virus. However, it was then unknown that each diagnosed case of AIDS represented hundreds of cases of undiagnosed HIV in the greater population. It was also unknown that HIV's eight-year incubation coupled with its mode of sexual transmission would rapidly result in one of the worst epidemics in modern history....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Issues Essays]

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The Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage

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

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

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

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... Also, on a common sense level, do American citizens really think that if gay marriage is not allowed, that gay citizens are going to stop or change their way of life. But of course those who oppose giving citizens their freedom, really have no supporting facts to throw into the argument besides the religious ones. Additionally, many people think marriage is about making kids, but this isn’t always the case. To support this statement, Pollitt mentioned in “What’s Wrong with Gay Marriage?” that “having children isn’t a marital requirement” (530)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, Supreme Court ruling makes same-sex marriage a right nationwide. In the first three months of the new law, National Statistic reported that there are 1,409 gay couples married. Researchers found there is more positive view and support for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) society and LGBT rights, gay marriage has become a reality. Unlikely, this leads to the discussion whether homosexual people should have the right to marry in the United State. Many conservatives are using religious reasons as an argument against gay marriage and they stated that they will counter to having the Supreme Court ruling overturned....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Gay Adoption

- There are currently 107,011 kids in the U.S. foster care system that are hoping and waiting to be adopted, so just imagine how many of those children could be adopted if more lesbian and gay couples were able to adopt. According to lifelong adoption agencies more and more gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents through artificial insemination, a surrogate, or LGBT adoption. It’s hard for same sex couples to adopt because adoption agencies that have religious beliefs against same sex couples reject them, or a state law prohibits same sex parents....   [tags: same-sex, foster care]

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The Gay Rights Movement

- The Gay Rights Movement The history of the gay rights movement goes as far back as the late 19th century. More accurately, the quest by gays to search out others like themselves and foster a feeling of identity has been around since then. It is an innovative movement that seeks to change existing norms and gain acceptance within our culture. By 1915, one gay person said that the gay world was a "community, distinctly organized" (Milestones 1991), but kept mostly out of view because of social hostility....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... By publishing this, he wants to tell the lawmakers that same-sex marriage is a part of the American values, which is the freedom in America. He is hoping for new political change to same-sex marriage so homosexual couples are protected in the United States. Not only they want to share their purposes to different groups, but they also use different kind of stances and applications of media design to help express their purposes. Both writings use political cartoons to support their ideas, in “Prop 8 Hurt My Family—Ask Me How,” In the picture, the women commits adultery, and the man reading a pro-gay newspaper is saying gay marriage is making fun of heterosexual marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay, Gay And Lesbian Rights

- “In the mid-1970s, gay and lesbian persons did not have the public visibility they do today...” (Wright, 2013, p. 249). People back in the 1970s cared more about the issues about abortion than they did about sexuality. In this day and age, however people care more about who the gays and lesbians are more than anything. If the gays and lesbians still did not have the public visibility that they do have, then we would never have all the people coming out every single day and we would not be able to pass the gay marriage law that has gotten passed in some states....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue

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

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A Study on Gay Parenting

- Homosexuality has been a sensitive subject in society for a long time, and in recent years, it has sparked both support and controversy in areas such as legalizing gay and lesbian marriage and various other matters that have arisen surrounding the movement towards equality of treatment and integration into society. One of these matters that has garnered attention is gay parenting. With some states now allowing same-sex marriage or unions, the next step being taken is starting a family. There has been wide speculation into sexual orientation and whether it has an impact on homosexuals and their abilities to be good parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]

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Gay And The Lgbt Society

- ... The blood ban, for example, keep stopping gay people to donate blood throughout major countries in Europe. It is of course a trace left by the AIDS/HIV epidemic, but the stigma lays only on the gay community. There have approximately a thousand of cases of AIDS in the United Kingdom. The English government 's AIDS data fight, which has been broadly respected abroad, obediently admonished the "Overall population" not to pass on of AIDS. Perusing AIDS as the outward and noticeable indication of an envisioned corruption of will, AIDS analysis returns us to a premodern vision of the body, as heresy and sin indicate by being held to be scored in the features of their wilful subjects by correc...   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Sexual orientation]

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Gay And Lesbian Orientation As A Threat

- ... Instead of rocking the boat, people have adapted the mentality of staying quiet. Quite honestly, I feel my views and the views of society against those who wish to pursue same-sex lifestyles only bring separation and a great miscommunication. It prevents our people not only within the United States but in humanity as a whole to unite as one people. Thankfully, this mentality of being against same-sex lifestyles is shifting as evident with recent laws changing in favor of homosexuals openly in the United States Armed Services and same-sex marriages, as I’ve mentioned previously in this assignment....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Sexual orientation]

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Gay And Gay Is Not Easy

- ... Until now there is no legal documentation that protects you from getting fired for being gay. Catholic schools are one of the biggest problems for gay people; on one hand it could be kind of understandable because they are just following the bible, but there has to come a time when they realize how the world is changing; there are so many gay people that are really into religion and we are no one to tell those people that god does not like them, and they have to belief in something else. There is this one case where a man was rejected to work in a catholic school....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Transgender]

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A Critique of Thomas B. Stoddard’s Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal

- Thomas B. Stoddard’s “Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” is a successfully written argument with some minor flaws in technique. Stoddard uses this article to present his major claim, or central thesis, on the reasons gay marriage should be legalized. He presents his argument using minor claims. In a lecture on February 2, 2005, James McFadden stated a minor claim is the secondary claim in an argument. Stoddard uses minor claims in his discussion of homosexual people being denied their rights by the government and by others who discriminate against them....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]

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The Debate Over Gay Marriage

- ... All things considered, that is the frequently heard contention, one even classified in an as of late passed U.S. government law. However it is effortlessly the weakest. Who says who marriage is to be characterized by. The wedded, the marriable isn’t that sort of like permitting a financier to choose who is setting off to claim the cash in put away in his vaults. I can 't help suspecting that if the straight group can 't demonstrate a convincing motivation to prevent the organization from securing marriage to gay individuals, it shouldn 't be denied....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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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. Many conservative groups do NOT agree with this decision. The believe that gay marriage should not be permitted but civil unions should be granted to lesbians and homosexuals. On the other hand there is a large group that believes neither gay marriage nor civil unions should be offered to gay and lesbian couples and that any legal union should be available to heterosexual couples only....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized

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

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- 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. In our society today, homosexuals are treated unconstitutionally, they are forced to live a secret life, they are forbidden to adopt and raise children and unable to marry the person they love. This is just a few to the many inequalities that homosexuals face in everyday life. The constitution guarantees the right to free speech and the right to pursue happiness to everyone, although homosexuals do not get to live their life by their choice....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Fight for Gay Rights

- The fight for gay rights has always been going on in America. The purpose of the gay rights movement was to earn equal rights for homosexual couples which were denied to them because of the belief that it was “wrong”. But in the early 1900’s homosexuals became more outspoken about their right to be equal. In 1951 the first gay rights organization is formed by Harry Hay, who some consider the founder of the Gay Rights Movement. In 1962 Illinois became the first state to decriminalize relations between two men with consent....   [tags: gay rights movement, LGBTQ, homosexual]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... People of all ages cannot believe they are nothing, we as people need to come together and fight for the LGBT to feel safe and secure with themselves. Loving someone can be out of your control. Somebody cannot force someone to be gay or straight people just know. Some say you are born gay; however, studies have shown over the years that you simply cannot be born gay. Will Smith once said, “If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape of form.” Meaning no matter who people fall in love with, you should always support your loved ones or support someone who is finally happy....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Why Is It Wrong For Gay Marriage

- ... The fifth argument is because civil unions are not the same. The sixth argument is that gay marriage is already a reality. The seventh argument is that it’s an issue of equal rights. The eighth argument is separation of church and state. The ninth argument is that there is no effect on the heterosexual community. And finally the tenth argument is that it will decrease the divorce rate (Hertzberg, “10 Reasons”). The grounds between the gays and who are against gays stand far apart and their arguments differentiate....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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The Debate over Gay Parenting

- Over the last several decades, gay rights have been a growing topic in the public and in the court rooms. Recently, the debate about gays having the right or ability to parent has become a hot topic, due to the expanding gay community. There are typically two stances taken on the topic of gay parenting: it’s wrong and should be illegal or it’s normal and should be legal. While the norms, stereotypes and debates about gay parenting have varied over the years, today there seems to be a positive consensus when it comes to the beliefs about children being raised by homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]

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Legalizing Gay Marriage

- Gay marriage should be legal. What would you do if you couldn’t marry the one you love. How would you feel if the person you love is in hospital and the doctor cant tell you his/her condition because you are not considered by law to be a family member. The person you have been with for most of your life that knows you the best and cant make the final decisions with your life when you leave this world. These are just few of the obstacles that gay and lesbians couples face because they don’t have the same equal rights as straight couples do....   [tags: sexual orientation, discrimination, benefits]

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The Top 10 Most Gay Friendly Countries

- ... The notoriously liberal country is also famous for the fantastic lifestyle if offers to LGBT residents. As the first country to legalize gay marriage in the world, it is no surprise that the Netherlands is home to a bustling gay and lesbian scene that includes an amazing nightlife and many gay friendly businesses. 3 – Oh Canada. Yes, Canada is one of the most gay friendly countries in the world. The Canadian people support gay rights in an overwhelming majority, and more than 84 percent of Canadians think that their country is a great place for gay and lesbian people to live....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Bisexuality]

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Should Gay Marriages Be Legalized

- Should Gay Marriages be Legalized. Homosexuality is a hot topic in the world today. We see it on the news, hear it on the radio and even read about it in the newspaper. I believe there will always be homosexuals as long as people live. For years society has looked down upon and condemned gays and lesbians. Even the Constitution of the United States forbids certain rights to homosexuals. For years homosexuals were not allowed to serve in the military unless they hid their sexuality. As I got older and came in contact with homosexuals and have friends and family members that are open about their sexuality, I sometimes question my beliefs, because most of the homosexuals I know personally have...   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriages, Society, Legal]

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Pro Gay Marriage Rights

- The exploration for gay marriages has been severe over time that it can only be liken to the movements that fought for civil right for the Americans long before the law stood in. It is sudden that in the quest for equal marriage rights, the gay rights activists happen to be few as they work their way out to the constitution. But their struggle is being supported by the public and bearing in mind that the political shift is also working to their advantage (Newton, 69-70). Despite the tireless effort of the equal rights activists, their opponents already happen to have support of the constitution and the big question remains to, when this will actually happen....   [tags: homosexual activisim, politics]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

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

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... Department of Public Health. Shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling, the mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, authorized city clerks to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples. The city of San Francisco then went on to sue the State of California “to challenge the ban on same sex marriages on constitutional grounds” (277). The struggle for homosexuals to achieve marriage licenses illustrates a “disadvantage group that is being denied the fundamental rights to marry, which is taken granted by hetersexuals” (Hsu 290.) Legalizing gay marriage will result to an economic boom, creating more revenue to support the economy....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Rights And Lgbt Rights

- This was seen a major victory for gay rights in Canada, and championed by many activists. While this was not the end of the fight, many in the community saw this as the last great fight for rights, but it begged the questions who actually wanted these rights. Not everyone in the gay community wanted to be a part of the so-called “nuclear family” and criticized the idea that they should have to fit within traditional heterosexual norms in order to be considered legitimate (Warner 2002, 218). This leads to a bigger question about the exact nature of rights LGBT activists were fighting for throughout history, and how that affected how they fought....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay Liberation, Bisexuality]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... There are a lot of questions and doubts that come up when it comes to the legality of anything that is controversial as Gay marriage. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining 13 states (“Should Gay marriage”). The anti same-sex marriage was not too happy about the ruled decision of the Supreme Court last June 26, 2015....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Gay Teenagers and the Internet

- Gay Teenagers Need the Internet         The Internet serves as a platform for gay teens to express their feelings and concerns about being gay. Beyond the pornography on the Net there are also valuable and useful resources that gay teens can take advantage of. But why are these teens t using to the Internet for support. Most of the teenagers questionned for this discussion indicated that parents are not supportive of a homosexual way of life.   Most people would agree that adolescent years are some of the toughest in a persons' life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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gay people

- The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very controversial is when gay people marry each other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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

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Lgbt, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender

- LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people have been campaigning for the acknowledgement of their rights for so long. Various social movements in many parts of the world have been organized for the rights and equal status of LGBT people in society. Today, a number of associations are working worldwide, although there is no central or collective organization that represents LGPT people. In Africa, the LGBT rights are not very much recognized; however, South Africa has a liberal approach in this regard....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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Gay And The Hunger Games

- ... The first is The Hunger Games trilogy, which follows Katniss Everdeen as she is forced into unendurable situations, and yet, finds a way to overcome them and becomes even stronger because of it. Gay (2014) mentions how the intensity of the traumas that the characters went through struck her, and how dark and brutal the story was. But she also states that the trilogy “offers the tempered hope that everyone who survives something unendurable hungers for” (p. 146). Gay’s personal story was from when she was in middle school and first fell in love with a guy....   [tags: Young-adult fiction, The Hunger Games]

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Gay Adoptions

- There are basically two types of adoption agencies: Public agencies that are usually supported by public funding and are run by the state and Private agencies that are licensed by the state, but run privately (Reference 99). Regardless of the type of agency, the state has some say in their operations, and if the state has a ban of gay adoptions, then the agencies will have to abide. In 1977, Florida passed a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. In response to the ordinance’s creation, a campaign themed “Save Our Children was created and led by the singer of the hit “Paper Roses” and former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Anita Bryant....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Studies]

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