Gay Marriage Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Gay Marriage
An argumentative essay on the legality of gay marriages, based on Aristotelian thought.
# 93101 | 1,347 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This essay examines the issue of gay marriages from the three basic forms of reasoning established by Aristotle--ethos (emotional rationales), pathos (rationales based on moral authority), and logos (based on logical reasoning). The writer argues that all aspects of Aristotelian thought can be seen as rationally favoring the establishment of gay marriage as a civil right. The paper concludes that arguments in each of the three primary areas of Aristotle's rational thinking--emotional, moral authority, and logical--demonstrate the benefits to be gained and the moral coherence of such unions.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Balkin, Jack. What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said: The Nation's Top Legal Experts Rewrite America's Landmark Civil Rights Decision. New York: New York University Press, 2001.
  • "Facts on Health Insurance," National Coalition on Health Coverage. Washington, DC: NCHC Press, 2004. Available online at
  • Kennedy, George A. Aristotle: On Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1, 1967.
  • McNeill, John. The Church and The Homosexual. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

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