Perry Wheeler Dr. Livengood WRIT 101 10/13/2010 Is It Worth Telling Over the past sixteen years society’s views on homosexuals has greatly changed. This has had an impact on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy due to the argument of freedom of speech. The policy states that gay persons in the military could be discharged for admitting homosexuality but not for actually being gay. Kathleen Parker discusses “The military maybe a microcosm of society in some ways but it most definitely is not a democracy” (12). Although homosexual people believe that banning gays from the military violates their civilian rights; the military says that people give up the rights and freedoms when enrolling.
A Critique of William Bennett’s “Against Gay Marriage” The issue of homosexuals in our society is becoming more of a debate. The debate is no longer whether we should accept them, but rather, should they be legally recognized. Gay marriage should not be legalized because of its effect it would have on society. William Bennett’s article “Against Gay Marriage” was originally published in the Washington Post and highlights the negative effects of gay marriage on our society. Bennett wrongfully believes that homosexual and heterosexual unions are not comparable; however, if we change the definition of marriage, our society’s understanding of marriage would be irreconcilably ruined.
He continues by claiming that denying housing and employment for smokers is a form of public hostility. This is a false analogy, and where Scott uses the term “discrimination” in an inappropriate manner. Racial and ethnic discrimination is different because people do not choose to be a certain race like choosing to be a smoker. Furthermore, people do not negatively affect others in their vicinity with secondhand ethnicity. By stating that nonsmokers “force their beliefs on the rest of society,” Scott suggests that smokers are victims of violences, and are threatened with restriction of the First Amendment.
There is a continuing rejection of court cases involving the violations of Title IX using the EPC method, proving that reform is necessary. One way to ensure that no person is denied their athletic ability to participate in a sport would be to interpret Title IX in a way that is similar to the codes and regulations of the Equal Pay Act (EPA). They are different in which Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in education with regards to college athletic participation while EPA prohibits sex discrimination regarding work payment in employment. Despite these differences, they are both aimed towards prohibiting sex
Case Study: Boy Scouts of America Anti-gay Policy Ronald Graves Sullivan University CMM401X May 31, 2013 Abstract As a private organization, the Boy Scouts of America legally have the right to exclude members but their stance or policy banning both gay scouts and leaders is the core issue which has led to conflict between those opposing the anti-gay policy and those in support of the policy. The current conflict surrounding the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy is not new to the organization as their ban on gay scouts and leaders has been a point of contention for many years. Supporters of the anti-gay policy want to keep the ban on gay members in place to align with the religious views and core values of the organization, while opponents of the policy are taking the position of inclusive membership, allowing for gay members and leaders to openly participate in the Boy Scouts of America. Keywords: anti-gay policy, ban, conflict, organization, members, leaders, exclude, Introduction The purpose of this paper is to analyze the conflict between the opponents and proponents of the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy by applying the ten conflict resolution strategies, as presented in Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job (2011) by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith. The application of the ten conflict resolution strategies will lead to a better understanding of the true nature of the conflict surrounding the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy and offer up potential solutions to resolve said conflict.
In the end I believe we can’t take away the Mormons main beliefs from them and we shouldn’t punish them for doing it as long as they it in their own society. We have Gays getting married legally which is even worse than allowing a man to practice polygamy; at least the Mormons are following religious beliefs and should be allowed to live their lives this way as long as all parties involved
U.S. Constitution on Homosexual Behavior I agree that the Bowers v Hardwick court decision was a great thing to be overturned, the decision in Bowers deny them the right of an autonomy in a relationship. Bowers invaded the personal lives of homosexuals and used too much power to try and fight their personal lives. The law should not be able to invade a straight or homosexual person’s sex life. Going into a person’s house and seeing their sexual lifestyle should not warrant the arrest of the two men/or two women that are sexually involved. It should not be illegal for someone to live their life private or out in the opening if they decided they wished to be gay.
| Gays in the Military | Argument Essay | | | | English 101 20212 | The discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on gay and lesbian service members is officially a part of history. For 17 years, the law prohibited qualified gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the armed forces and sent a message that discrimination was acceptable. I believe there are many misconceptions that gays undermine military readiness, retention or compromise the quality of life of other military members. The beginning of a new chapter for the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell now has the opportunity to re-enlist Gay and lesbian Americans eager to serve their country, but
just as we do but different sexual orientation. To me, I don’t care if you a Homosexual, as long as you’re comfortable with your sexuality, that’s fine with me. Also that’s just being very Page 2 judgmental. If I was president, would make Homosexual marriage legal because they have a right to love and to care just like we do. 3.
Opponents of homosexual marriage feel that by allowing gay and lesbians the right to marriage undermines the traditional definition of marriage. However, as society changes and the demands of the American citizens change, there needs to be changes that comply with not only the traditional society but also with modern needs of the United States people. Not only are homosexual couples being denied marriage rights but also adoption rights in several states. There would be no harm to society by allowing homosexuals the right to marriage or to legally adopt; the positive impacts it would have on society are far greater then the negative effects. Homosexuals should get the same rights as any other United States citizen.