(Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2005) Historical and scientific viewpoints are greatly significant in the way that gay persons distinguish themselves today and how the development of gay communities have grown and changed. For example, looking at the historical standpoint, many of the male Greeks seen exploring their curiosity of interacting sexually with a member of the same sex, as totally normal and natural. However, the Christian Church did not agree with this view. They viewed it as a sin and un-natural. They also believed that a gay person is committing a sin and would burn in hell for having a sexual experience with a person of the same sex.
In addition, there has been a growing emphasis placed on equal rights. These two movements have contributed to keeping the argument for same-sex marriage in the forefront. There are people who believe that although progress has been made, Christian values are still an obstacle for the progress that needs to take place and Brittney Baker is one of them. She compares and contrasts the relationship between the religious and gay community’s attitudes towards same-sex marriage. She puts forth rebuttals to many of the typical arguments for prohibiting same-sex marriage.
Stereotypes that are associated with Native are worrier-hunter images that are portrayed in the American culture (Arviso, 2012). In many cultures stereotyping are common when it comes to lesbians, gay, bisexuals and transgender identifying people. “In sociological terms 'gender role' refers to the characteristics and behaviors that different cultures attribute to the sexes. What it means to be a 'real man' in any culture requires male sex plus what our various cultures define as masculine characteristics and behaviors, likewise a 'real woman' needs female sex and feminine characteristics” (Noblius, 2003). In Native cultures two spirit people are free to be who they
In the 1970’s, the gay community was fighting to be left alone, but throughout recent years, the growing desire is to become an active part of society. This change in the gay community reflects a change in society’s views towards homosexuality. In the 1970’s, homosexuals were considered perverts, deviants, and destroyers of the family. Today, the straight majority no longer holds those views, because of all the accomplishments made by the gay agenda since the 1970’s. The younger generations that have grown up seeing or experiencing the oppression and injustices placed on homosexuals are now in positions that influenced the change in society. It is no longer acceptable to refuse basic human rights to a group of people
Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality In today’s society homosexuality is more widely accepted than in the past. However, discrimination towards people who are gay is still the case especially in the eyes of a religious person. In past historical eras, scientifically, and culturally has brought confusion among those people of their day. With every good opinion is an opposite opinion that follows no matter how strong the conviction may be. Homosexuality is not a new subject, but it is a subject that throughout history has been practiced.
I have read much better article opposing gay marriage that had much more constitutional relevance. 2) How does this issue relate to the U.S. Constitution? (explain and cite) This issue relates to the Constitution because the Constitution does not clearly define marriage. As I understand it, marriage was left up to the states to define. There is a high demand from both supporters and the opposition to amend the Constitution to define marriage.
Moral values, Beliefs, religious beliefs, Religions, Tradition, Cultures and there’s much more factors which affects the society and helps in changing the law.. That’s why we consider that society changed law in this case of Homosexuality and Some parts of the Human Rights and abortion. These controversial points just
Same sex marriage is an argument of civil liberties, but it also links to religions. Many Christians refuse to support gay marriage and argue that it is a violation in God’s words. However, Katha Pollit and Charles Colson in their essays show different points of view about gay marriage, providing a variety of types of evidence that support
Abortion Abortion has become a very controversial topic, in which is currently being discussed and viewed in many different accepts in political and religious groups. Abortion has become much more popular in the past years. This topic has gain attention in the news, white house and in our community. Although the topic of abortion is becoming very common among our culture, it is still viewed differently amongst our society. Society sees abortion as a freedom of liberty, and speech, even though our Christian community still haves a biblical interpretation for abortion.
Even in this day and age a man/woman relationship is considered to be the norm. The old view of marriage being reserved for a man and a woman is a very controversial topic as many states are establishing laws allowing marriage to exist between homosexual couples. Our Western culture grew out of biblical standards and views. Within those standards and views, homosexual practices are considered perverse. While homosexual relationships are beginning to be tolerated and accepted by the justice system, the societal views concerning the sexual acts between homosexual couples remains very conservative.