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To Legalize, or Not to Legalize Gay Marriage

- Since the beginning of time, Homo sapiens have discriminated against people with differences such as color of skin, religion, politics, and more. Over the years, society has changed to accept these differences, yet Americans still ostracize the gay community as if they were less than human. Currently one specific controversy comes to mind in consideration of gays, and that is gay marriage. The controversies surrounding gay marriage include the legal, religious, and philosophical problems that allowing gay marriage could cause....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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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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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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The Gay Liberation Movement Of The 1960s

- Lesbians, gay men and people who are bisexual could be of any culture, religion, social class, and age. Although America is very diverse, the American society believe that relationships of opposite sex (heterosexism) are better than relationships that consist of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. For many years being attracted to your same sex was looked down upon, because it simply wasn’t normal. Due to the World War II, homosexuals were volunteered to be soldiers, war workers and the females basically took over the men’s job, while they were at war....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Bisexuality]

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The Big Concern with Gay Marriage

- Gay Marriage For many years the topic of homosexual marriage, also known as gay marriage, has been a main concern throughout the world. Many people believe that marriage should be met between a man and a woman, while others simply believe that marriage should be between those who love whoever they want to love and be with. Throughout the years the role of gay marriage has been changing constantly, and will continue to change as years go on. About fifty years ago gay marriage was completely illegal and seemed to be unnatural and wrong....   [tags: same sex, equality, legislation]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... The first gay marriage was on May 17, 2004, who were two gay activist. Lesbians account for 60% of the gays in the U.S. This has been accepted as a trend in the U.S. It has also become a trend in other countries as well. (10 facts). In Spain, the acceptance of gay marriage is as high as 91%. Also in Germany the acceptance of gay marriage is 87%. In the U.S. the majority of the people for gay marriage are in the North of the U.S. In the central south there are 50% of people there who are opposed....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Is The Religious Groups

- The first main group that is against Gay marriage are the Religious Groups. They do not consider Gay Marriage as a marriage. They see it as a big sin, a sin against Gods values and rules. In the Book of Genesis it says,” God created man in his image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed, saying; “Be fertile and multiply: fill the earth and subdue it “(Gen; 1; 28-29). Religious people fallow Gods Rules and because Gay Marriage has nothing common with the marriage between opposite sexes, they do not consider and accept it as a Marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Is Gay Parenting Bad For Kids?

- While gay families are accused of tampering with child’s development and sexuality, research shows this to be untrue. We often hear in society that gay families effect children and often cause the child to become gay; another claim is that children have a harder time developing because they lack a mother or father figure in the family structure. Here we will look at these claims that children develop differently and I will discuss both the author’s positions and determine what they both agree on and disagree on....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality]

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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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Gay Marriage Is Good For America

- 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 gay marriage debate has been simmering for as long as I can remember. The four articles I have selected give information from four different perspectives including that of liberals, conservatives, homosexuals, and orthodox Jews. With so many differing opinions, one can understand why it's been so hard for the nation to come to agree on this issue....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Rights in the United States

- United States is known to be one of the free countries in the world, and other nations look at it with awe and aspiration. America is a nation with multi – cultural backgrounds, and people with different identities and personalities. However, if two men or women walking on the street gradually start kissing each other or showing affection with the same sex, others would look at them with disgust. Even being an extremely modern country, homosexuality is looked down upon with much intolerance. Is there something wrong with what those people just did....   [tags: freedom, culture, intolerance, homosexuality]

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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 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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The Beneficial Outcomes of Being Gay

- Being gay or lesbian is often times automatically deemed as being a negative thing. From the thought process that the person is “different” and a minority, to being looked down upon by both society,peers, and family, being gay is not primarily connected to positive traits. Being same sex oriented does however give these people a unique life experience and perspective. Being a minority automatically gives them their own unique set of characteristics and cultural norms, some of which may be positive....   [tags: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation]

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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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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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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- We live in a very controversial time when it comes to same sex marriages. This issue is one of the most widely discussed controversies along with what rights they deserve and what rights they should be denied. Straight people have very opposing beliefs on this topic, some believe gays are given far too few rights and should be granted ultimate freedom while others believe gays already have enough rights and the debate should end now. This is why our nation is so at war with this issue. The research found explains if marital and family status influence same sex marriages, gay rights, laws on marriage, the strength of gay marriage, and how the government is working to expand gay marriage right...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Joy Of Gay Sex

- ... The more on HIV that gay men obtain the easier it is for them to prevent the disease. A second example of information on men’s sexual health is near the middle of the book where the author urges gay men to get tested for STD’s, he says, “Assuming you are not professionally celibate, and your sexual activities go beyond mutual masturbation, you should be tested regularly” (Silverstein 125). This shows the book’s purpose of improving gay men’s sexual health. The author’s statement that all men should be tested regularly is helpful in the prevention and treatment of STD’s and helps the entire population of homosexual men....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, HIV]

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The Controversy Of Gay And Lesbian Families

- Gay and lesbian families deal with a great amount of controversy from people all over the world. Although it is starting to be viewed differently as times and laws change, people wonder what the effects of having same sex parents have on the children being raised in that household. To better understand how gay and lesbian families are viewed in society, it is important to look at the history behind the gay rights movements, and studies aimed at the development of children who are growing up in a same-sex household....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage in the 21st Century

- Marriage is considered to be the ritual binding of two people into one couple. Traditionally marriage has been the foundation were a man and woman join together in the pledge of love. At this time, the time-honored views of matrimony are being changed by gay and lesbian couples challenging the same right to love, respect, and appreciate their partners as heterosexual couples have. Homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation, along with bisexuality and heterosexuality, within the heterosexual-homosexual continuum....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gay Marriage Should Not Be Allowed

- ... Therefore, he can know the end or motivation behind each of his demonstrations and how it is ethically wrong to change the implies that help him finish a demonstration into the demonstration 's motivation. Any circumstance which standardizes the circumvention of the reason for the sexual demonstration abuses regular law and the target standard of ethical quality. Third, gay marriage dependably denies a youngster either a father or a mother. It is in the kid 's best advantages that he be raised affected by his common father and mother....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Unconstitutionality of Banning Gay Marriage

- ... I don’t know if the anti-gay community knows this but, in the United States we have this thing called the constitution and the constitution clearly protects the rights of liberty, freedom, and equality of all, even those in the gay community. It is clearly unconstitutional to deny an individual a chance of happiness that would not affect society at all because of the color of their skin, religious belief, or sexual preference. Denying same-sex couples of marriage is like denying Christians of going to church, it’s is unethical, demoralizing, and completely unconstitutional....   [tags: happiness, economic, divorce]

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Gay Marriage and Its Issues

- Gay Marriage and its Issues Gay marriage has been an issue for a very long time and since some states are legalizing it, many worry that it would soon be added as an amendment. The topic of gay marriage brings up religious, legal, and many other issues. In "What's wrong with Gay Marriage?" by Katha Pollitt, the author supports gay marriage and wants it legalized. She states that there is no problem with gay marriage and it's all a matter of separating the church and state. But in “Gay ‘Marriage’: Societal Suicide,” by Charles Colson, the author opposes the idea of gay marriage and states that it will destroy society....   [tags: legalizing same sex relationships]

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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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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... 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”). In gay marriage debate of the Pew Research Center, Both Supporters and Opponents seek legal recognition of same sex marriage as Inevitable (Pew Research). Fig. 2. (Pew Research), “Same sex marriage is inevitable”....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Case for Gay Marriage

- “The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.” – United States Supreme Court majority decision in Loving v. Virginia. America is a nation built on fundamental rights. In our Declaration of Independence, our new nation guaranteed its citizens “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”. Today, the political debate over the decisive issue of gay marriage forces us to rethink our commitment to those deliberate words....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gay Marriage Should NOT Be Legal

- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. The legalization of gay or lesbian marriage has been a touchy subject for some time now some say it should be and some say that it shouldn't be legal. The subject should not be taken lightly and should require most some serious thought as to which side they choose to be on. Most people have a hard time with this subject because of long term moral debates they have with themselves because maybe they have family members that choose this lifestyle or may actually be considering it themselves....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Legalization of Gay Marriage in Virginia

- Legalization of Gay Marriage in Virginia For many years now the topic of Gay marriage has been a colossal topic of discussion throughout the United States. Questions such as “ Is it immoral. Or is it Moral “ emerge in these discussions quite often. But, the biggest question is whether it should be legalized or not. Although, the question of “ should it be legalized” is a very important question, the question of “ why is gay marriage illegal” rarely comes up. Which is a very interesting question that most people never stop to think about....   [tags: same-sex, right]

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The Business Case of Gay Marriage

- The Business Case of Gay Marriage The subject of gay marriage is currently a very popular topic in America, as many Americans are for the legalization of it, while many are against it. The definition of marriage, consists of a recognized union between spouses that establishes obligations between the two. Most people marry the individuals whom they love. Love has many meanings. Several generally accepted meanings are “Embracing and caring deeply about an individual” , “To have a passionate affection for someone”, “The feeling that you need or require someone”....   [tags: love, legalization]

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Are Gay People, Born This Way?

- Are Gay People “Born This Way?” If you ask this question you will receive one of the two reactions: “Yes. People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choice, which humanity should discourage.” Or “No. Sexual preference is biologically determined. Government should protect gay people from discrimination because homosexuality is an unalterable aspect of their identity.” Whether sexual preference is a quality we are born with (nature) or is caused by the environment we are raised in (nurture) has been deliberated by scientists, religious leaders, elected officials, and the general public....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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The Harmful Effects Of Gay Rights

- The Harmful Effects of Gay Rights in Our Nation Gay rights and same-sex marriage are negatively affecting our society and our way of life. The United States Government have change marriage laws in favor of gay rights, which majority of citizens oppose. According to a Chapter / Anthology from “Public Opinion on Sex marriage and the family” (The American Family) “56” percent of Americans’ believe that “gay marriage would undermine the traditional Family”. Gay rights have changed the dynamic of what the family is supposed to be....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Controversial State Of Gay Marriage

- ... It is like the stray children without the father guide them. Religiously, gay marriage is not generally accepted. In the Christian community, gay marriage is becoming a controversial issue and many Christian community are beginning to embrace same-sex marriage. It is not surprising because the morality of the church today does not stand by the Biblical doctrines and standards, but rather political and worldly standards. It is true that Christianity welcomes everybody, for all are sinners, but the true church does condone sinner behavior....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law, Homosexuality]

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The Gay Movement, And The Purity Movement

- ... Although he would still became overly emotional at times, Hank still remained an example for the other gay members to follow to avoid acting gay, or “camping” as it was referred to. Men of the house were to look to him for guidance on masculinity. They were also expected to participate in various sports and camping trips simply because, according to Medinger, “learning to be a man means ‘doing the things men do.’”2 The 19th century “remasculinization of Christianity”, mentioned in Virgin Nation, dealt with the fears of how boys developed into men with the new increase in women’s social and political power....   [tags: Gender, Male, Gender role, Sexual intercourse]

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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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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... Utilitarianism was created by Jeremy Bentham and was started in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the opposition to Christian ethics. Utilitarianism says that everyone should act in a way that will bring about the greatest good for everybody concerned and act for the interests of all of those who are involved. Utilitarianism is to keep people from all forms of hurting so granting the right to gay marriage will bring about the greater good for everybody involved. In the journal “The Religion Card: Gay Marriage and the 2004 Presidential Election." Campbell- one of the authors- talks about how the presidential of 2004 gay marriage played a factor in who won....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Legalization Of Gay Marriage

- ... Proponents of gay marriage says that bans on gay marriage are discriminatory and unconstitutional and same-sex marriage couples should have the same benefits as different-sex couples. Same sex couples can teach heterosexual couples how couples in relationships are lacking gender based power dynamics and on how to solve problems and make decisions with more respect and mutuality. Opponents say that they would rather stick to the traditional way. Same-sex couples can 't produce children together....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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A Case in Pro of Gay Marriage

- Wedding day, as their loved one walks down the aisle and as their loved one arrives to podium, the couple is told by the priest that they can’t get married because its not allowed by law. For centuries, Marriage has only been associated with a man and woman, making it difficult for same-sex couples to be able to marry. Marriage is about love and commitment, and it gives off an official feeling to the eternal relationship. Marriage shouldn't be restricted by law because the government should not decide whether a man can marry a man or a woman....   [tags: legalizing same sex unions]

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Equality for All: Gay Marriage

- Throughout time, many have fought for the rights they believed they deserved and those guaranteed by the constitution. With each of these battles, those seen as “below the majority” were usually victorious. With that said, there is an inevitable future for the homosexual community to be eventually equal to everyone else. The question remains, what justifies the right for a gay couple to have the same benefits as a heterosexual couple. Gay marriage has been a wide spread issue for quite a bit of time and multiple arguments have been made as to why it should not occur, but none of them stand valid against rights provided by the constitution....   [tags: sexual orientation, same-sex]

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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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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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Gay Marriage and the Government

- In recent years, the debate over same-sex marriage has grown into a nationwide controversy, reverberating into the halls of congress, at the white house, in dozens of state and legislature and courtrooms, and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at both the national and state levels. As the debate rages on, the American religious community remains deeply divided over the issue, and over the morality of homosexuality. The debate has grown from an issue that occasionally arose in a few states to a national and even worldwide controversy....   [tags: same sex marriage, political, american government]

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The Fight for Gay Rights

- ... When one of them fell ill his partner was not allowed to stay and comfort him. They forced his spouse to leave his side once visiting hours were over because they were not technically married, and there are many more recorded cases of such travesties. Also when one member in a married couple is dying their husband or wife has the power of attorney, which states that they have the power to make medical decisions for that loved one. If a couple, however, is united in a civil union they often must prove their relation to their ill partner before being allowed to make any decisions at all....   [tags: same sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage This information will be providing the historical background about same – sex marriage in the United States and also brief information and facts about gay adoption and benefits as a gay couple. Next will be seeking through the tradition of family and the way society envisions family. Sandra Bem is a theorist that talks about the theory Gender Role Theory and the impacts that gender and sex roles stereotypes may have on society. Sandra Bem has had great success within psychology with her research in sex roles, unconventional families and gender schema theory....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Gender role]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Gay

- Despite the movements that gay people have made in order to achieve equal rights, gays all over the world are often remain in alienated position in society. Misconceptions are views or opinions that are based on false accusations and misunderstandings that can cause negative effects to those that are surrounded by them. Misconceptions are powerful misjudgment that can cause even the friendliest of people to shy away from those enclosed by these far-fetched yet believable rumors. Stereotypes are used to categorize groups under the idea that most if not all of them behave, look, or even dress a certain way....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality]

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The Audience On Gay And Lesbian

- The Glee has been one of the most popular sitcoms in recent years. It was identified as a gay-friendly show on the mainstream TV station. The show breaks the boundaries and stereotypes that have been set and present audience with the real world of gay and lesbian. More specifically, the unique gay/lesbian characters representation in the show not only allows heterosexual people to have their finger on the pulse of homosexual culture but also resonates the homosexual audience. In this paper, I interviewed 3 different people about their opinions on the gay and lesbian representation in the Musical Television show Glee....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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The Issue of Gay Rights in America

- INTRODUCTION Is it religious reasoning or personal disgust. Whatever it is, the issue of gay rights seems to stir controversy no matter where the topic arises. As American people we are all taught, that each individual is granted a set of rights, in which no government can take away. Through the centuries many of our ancestors have fought and died for theses rights. From the Battle of Lexington to the desert mountain ranges of Iraq, our country men and women spilt blood for this interpretation of what we call American Freedom....   [tags: controversial topics]

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Gay Marriage Must Be Legal

- Legal marriage is the right of all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation. Gay marriage is certainly a hot button issue. It invokes an emotional dialogue filled with passion, rage, hate and fear. However, at the base of it all, are two people who are in a committed relationship living normal and productive lives and contributing to society in a positive manner. This issue is being debated in every state of the union, and will eventually go to the Supreme Court. Gay people want to formalize their relationship and gain some of the legal standing and support that is given to heterosexual couples on a daily basis....   [tags: Pro Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay African American on TV

- Historically, the representation of gay, African-American men on television has fallen short of the mark . We have seen “sissies, faggots and finger-snapping queens” sashaying across the screen, feminizing and marginalizing African-American men by these racially insensitive and homophobic caricatures. In this paper I examine the characters: Keith Charles of HBO’s Six Feet Under, Omar Little of HBO’s The Wire, Lafayette Reynolds of HBO’s True Blood, and Julien Lowe of FX’s The Shield and how their characters manifest their masculinity....   [tags: Social Issues, Gender Roles]

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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 in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Marriage between same-sex couples continues to be a heated issue of debate in society today. Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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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

- ... Since the 1970s, LGBT rights advocate groups have tried to get laws passed that “prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation” (Christaforea & Leguizamon, 2013, p. 213). LGBT people are a target group who receive unequal wages and employment because of their sexual orientation. According to Burns (2012), gay and bisexual men earn between 11 percent and 27 percent less than their heterosexual counterparts. Gay men in partnered same-sex couples earn 15.6 percent less than heterosexual married men....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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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 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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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 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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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Cann Chin Professor Griesmann English 1B 20 February 2013 Gay Marriage Since the dawn of time, homosexuality has naturally occurred along with the rest of the world, but to many people, attraction to the same gender is still considered an abnormality. Lifestyles, such as orientation, gender, or race are constantly berated with discrimination, especially in the past. In our current society, discrimination has withered to a bare minimum, but there will always be room for a new one to rise. A large portion of the world have judgemental eyes, and sadly, these eyes have denied the rights of many, with one of the major discrimination being gay marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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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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The Problematic Hunt for a Gay Gene

- A genetic study that has concerned many people is the search for the ‘gay gene’. The finding of this gene began in the 90’s and is still in question to whether the gene exists and if it truly influences sexual orientation. Several studies have been completed that look into sexual orientation through behavioral and molecular genetics. Most of these studies, however, have failed to be replicated and they bring about ethical issues. Simon LeVay, a neuroscientist who studied brain functions and sexual orientation (Wikipedia contributors, 2014), published an article, “A Difference in Hypothalamic Structure Between Heterosexual and Homosexual Men,” in 1991, that suggested a biological reasoning to...   [tags: legal issues, homophobic]

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The Segregation Of Gay And Transgender Inmates

- ... This form of classification and by being placed into solitary confinement is considered “cruel and unusual punishment” under the Eighth Amendment (Smith 2012). Majority of ill-equipped and understaffed prisons place transgender inmates in separate units because of “lack of understanding about these populations or lack of resources to properly house them” (Smith, 2012, p. 691). The results of being classified as a T-Sep inmate is the loss of social contact with other inmates, heavy shackling, loss of religious services, limited access to the dayroom, loss of access to showers, and placement in unsanitary living conditions....   [tags: Prison, Gender, Transgender, Homosexuality]

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The Argument Against Gay Marriage

- Gallagher’s argument against gay marriage rests on the fact that children are best helped by being raised by both of their biological parents who are within a low conflict marriage. Gallagher then asserts that since children are best off with their biological parents society should limit marriage to a man and a woman in order to protect children. John Corvino identifies that there are missing steps in Gallagher’s arguments against same sex marriage due to the fact that many marriages are currently sanctioned where children are not found to be living with their biological parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex 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 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

- ... 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 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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Gay Marriage Will Help America

- Why is gay marriage such a big deal. Why are there so many people against it. Most of the time it is easy to presume where to draw the line when interfering with someone else’s rights. Simply, do not do it. Everyone has the right to get a driver’s license or has the freedom of speech, but why on earth do some people have the right to wed and think that he or she has the right to tell somebody else that he or she does not have that same right. Gay marriage is not traditional, gay relationships are immoral, and marriage is for procreation....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive ]

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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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The Controversy Ocer Gay Marriage

- Gay marriage, also known as same-sex marriage is defined as the union of two people of the same gender “Same-Sex Marriage: An Overview” ( Rich, Alex K., ). Today only forty-one percent believe that gay couples should be able to marry. The defense of marriage act gives the state the right to refuse same sex marriages, this was passed in 1966. June of 1977 fifty-six percent of American's voted that a person that was attracted to someone of the same sex was due to upbringing, thirteen percent voted that they are born gay, three percent thought same sex attraction was caused by both factors and fourteen percent said neither....   [tags: homosexuals, rights, love]

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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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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

- 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 Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... Craig, 2015 COA 115. No. 14CA1351. In this case a bakery owner refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. When the case went to court the court ruled in favor of the couple under the logic that, “When a business opens its doors to the public, it can 't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, on the basis of race. It can 't pick and choose its customers based on who they are,” (Hanna 2). This case is a good example as it shows that certain activities do not constitute as preventing the free-exercise of religion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, United States Constitution]

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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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The Fight for Gay Marriage Rights

- Homosexuals had been oppressed in American history. But since the counter-culture movement, homosexuals had begun to raise, revolt, constantly to fight for their rights, especially the rights of marriage, as a minority group. this article will discuss the issue, whether homosexuals should have the right to marry, from the trends in sexual morality and the changes in the function of modern marriage system function in the U.S. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage) was proposed as a hot topic in recent years....   [tags: homosexuals, religion, society]

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The Article ' Against Gay Marriage

- Rights Versus Wrong In the article, “Against Gay Marriage,” author William Bennett asserts that permitting same-sex marriages would result in extensive social damage. He states that marriage serves as the cornerstone of societal structure. He envisions that societal indifference on marriages will leave future generations in a state of identity confusion. Representing a different perspective, the article “American Marriage in Transition,” composed by Andrew J. Cherlin suggests that as the practical necessity of marriage diminishes, its symbolic importance may be increasing....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Lagalization of Gay Marriage

- America’s Legalization of Gay Marriage The legalization of gay marriage is a controversial issue that even makes some Americans fearful that it could ruin the morals of the United States. However, before people make their decision about whether it should be legal, they should look at the laws of our government, the affects living in a gay household has on its victims, and the science of loving someone of the same-sex. There are many laws in our Constitution that are contradictory to the ideas on legalizing homosexual marriage such as: Separation of Church and State, “no-fault” divorce laws, etc… Also, the scientific studies, on children living in gay parenting households, are astonishing, a...   [tags: morals, constitution, freedom]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized

- The issue of whether gay marriage should be legalized has been a hot-button topic for many years. As activist factions continue to win equal rights battles for their respective minorities, many other groups of self defined minorities see these victories as an opportunity to seize upon their own desires. The rights being fought for, given, and in some cases taken are often rights with which many American citizens would not and do not agree. To date, seventeen states have legalized gay marriage with only three of these coming by way of popular vote....   [tags: civil righs, homosexuals, equal rights]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- A prevalent issue among individuals in today’s society is the idea of gay marriage. This is the idea that two males or two females can be married. Although many people accept this, there are people that try to argue that gay marriage will destroy the concept of marriage and the idea/concept of procreation. Gay marriage was legalized in 2015, but is still a prevalent issue because the opposing side is trying to get the law revoked. Not only is gay marriage a prevalent issue but so is discrimination against the LGBT community....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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The Argument Against Gay Marriage

- ... When gay couples adopt a child only one parent was allowed on the birth certificate; the other parent had to petition the court to gain any parental rights to the child. When straight couples married, the spouse was automatically allowed to be added onto health and life insurance policies, receive social security benefits and file joint tax returns. Upon the death of a same-sex spouse, the surviving partner had to go to court to protect joint property from their late spouse’s children or other family members, sometimes even in the presence of a valid will....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Homosexuality: It's Okay to Be Gay

- Homosexuality has always been a concept that separates people. The most well known place with a “gay divide” is in religion. According to conservative Christians, being gay is wrong in the eyes of God. However, those who are more progressive Christians claim that nowhere in the Bible does God directly say that it is not okay to be gay. Also, homosexuality is not just an issue between progressives and conservatives; there is a strong rift between generations of Christians as well as far as dealing with homosexuality goes....   [tags: conservative christians, bible, god]

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Gay Marriage and the Bible

- People are always saying how being gay is not okay, and that God says in the bible that it should be man and woman not man and man. But It also says in the bible that no one should judge one another, whether it be on looks, height, race, and or gender. So I feel like all these people that are judging all the people who are making the decision to be gay is wrong. If they truly went off of what the bible said, They’d know that all sins are equal. So them judging them about being gay is a sin, well they’re sinning just like the gays are....   [tags: religious beliefs and opinions]

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