Same-Sex (Gay) Marriage: Reasons for and reasons against Term Paper by KatiaK

Same-Sex (Gay) Marriage: Reasons for and reasons against
A discussion and overview of the debate on same-sex marriages.
# 111002 | 4,285 words | 13 sources | APA | 2004 | CA
Published on Jan 05, 2009 in Hot Topics (Same-Sex Marriage)


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Description:

This paper provides an overview of the debate on same-sex marriage in the United States. It explains exactly what same-sex marriage is and what it is not and reviews the arguments of those who are for same-sex marriage and those who are against same-sex marriage. The paper also examines the current events in the United States and abroad that are related to this topic, in order to provide a complete examination of current and up-to-date information.

Outline:
What is Same-Sex Marriage?
The Case for Same-Sex Marriage
The Case against Same-Sex Marriage
The Media's Role in the Debate
Current Events in the U.S. Concerning Same-Sex Marriage
Current Events on the International Scene

From the Paper:

"Over the past few years, the topic of gay and lesbian rights has become more and more mainstream within the United States and other Western World nations. It has become difficult to turn on the television or open up a newspaper in North America without coming across some news story concerning the continued battle for equality within North America, based on sexual orientation. The debate has become fierce, with proponents on both sides of the argument vehemently passionate about their opinions and desires. The media has been there for the duration of the debate, bringing the highlights to the general public and often instilling a high level of moral fever across the nation. Unfortunately, due to the strong emotions connected to the subject of same-sex marriage, the topic very rarely receives an objective overview within the media. Media stories tend to focus on one side of the debate or the other, but mostly on the tension between the two sides. Rarely are the actual details of the debate spelled out to American society in a manner that would allow individuals to make a more informed decision about the topic. The goal of this paper will be to provide an overview of the debate on same-sex marriage in the United States. This will be done by spelling out exactly what same-sex marriage is and what it is not. It will review the arguments of those who are for same-sex marriage and those who are against same-sex marriage. The paper will also examine the current events in the United States and abroad that are related to this topic, in order to provide a complete examination of current and up to date information."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bidstrup, S. (2000). Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives. http://www.bidstrup.com/marriage.htm
  • Canadian Family Law Guide. (1999). Same-Sex Support Rights. Canadian Family Law Guide, June, 1999, pp 256.
  • CNN.Com (February 4, 2003). Massachusetts Court Rules Ban on Gay marriage Unconstitutional. http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/11/18/samesex.marriage.ruling/
  • Ellis, Chris. (April 8, 2004). Gay Marriage Never Was a Constitutional Right. The Indianapolis Star (Newspaper) p. A17.
  • Ellison, M.M. (2004). Same Sex Marriage: A Christian Ethical Analysis. Pilgrim Press.

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APA Format

Same-Sex (Gay) Marriage: Reasons for and reasons against (2009, January 05) Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/same-sex-gay-marriage-reasons-for-and-reasons-against-111002/

MLA Format

"Same-Sex (Gay) Marriage: Reasons for and reasons against" 05 January 2009. Web. 08 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/same-sex-gay-marriage-reasons-for-and-reasons-against-111002/>

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