Critical Thinking Essay

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Major Premises in Lessons from Loss in Maryland’s Gay-Marriage Battle Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking Paper Unit Four Major Premises in Lessons from Loss in Maryland’s Gay-Marriage Battle Same-sex marriage is a serious social issue. It is a subject of interest in different sectors in the society. Each support for or against this issue of significant importance arouses debates in our society. And when it relates to legal decisions this same scenario remains or creates more reactions from journal magazine articles, journal articles, journal editorials to name a few. The editorial of The Washington Post titled “Lessons from Loss in Maryland’s Gay-Marriage Battle” is among those where the authors express how they feel about this issue. In this paper, we evaluate the content of this editorial in order to isolate the major premises in the author’s argument and assess its quality. The first major premise in the editorial’s argument can be found in the editorial’s first paragraph where the author argues that: “It's also a useful reminder, if one were needed, that despite the ongoing revolution of attitudes toward gay marriage nationally, broad acceptance remains a work in progress and the unconvinced retain the upper hand.” The second can be found in the sixth and last paragraph where the author argues that: “The trend in public opinion continues in favor of equal rights for gays in general and same-sex marriage in particular. Those in favor are younger and better-educated Americans; those opposed skew heavily older and less-educated. Political independents, who were heavily opposed just two years ago, have swung sharply toward acceptance.” According to Gallup, in 2011, “…A majority of Americans (53%) believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages. The increase since last year came

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