Closeness-Communication Bias Anthony Madrid COM 200: Interpersonal Communication Prof. Selena Smith October 14, 2014 Closeness-Communication Bias Gay rights have been a controversial issue in the United States for several decades now. One of the most controversial topics in the realm of gay rights is same-sex marriage. In the article by Ryan Anderson (2013), “In defense of traditional marriage,” he argues that same-sex marriage is fundamentally flawed and should not be forcefully recognized by government and private parties. However, he goes on to state that, “All Americans stand equally before the law and have their civil rights equally protected—rights to free speech, religious liberty, free association and every other traditional
Jessica Rasdall Gay Marriage SHOULD be a legal The Declaration of Independence states that are man are created equal and are given certain unalienable rights. These rights include Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. If this is so, why can’t people marry whoever they want to marry? Even though I’m not gay, I feel it is wrong to not allow gays to marry and if I was in congress I would pass a bill that made gay marriage legal in all states. If a person is deeply in love with a person of the same sex they shouldn’t have to worry about if the government will let them get married or not and I have many reason as to how the government is violating peoples right’s.
There is a high demand from both supporters and the opposition to amend the Constitution to define marriage. 3) Your opinion. a) In my opinion, both have their accuracies and both have some absolutely ludacris suggestions. I have never been a big supporter of the gay and lesbian community, but if my answer to the debate had to be cut and dry yes or no, I would say yes, gay marriage should become a constitutional
In doing so, other states may have to follow along due to the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Claus. The meaning and definition of marriage will be changed if legal union of gay and lesbian couples are acknowledged. Bennett claims that marriage is recognized universally as an act meant to unite a man and a woman. Marriage is society’s most important institution; if same sex couples are able to marry, this important institution will be destroyed. Bennett’s article is effective
By eliminating the separate but equal status of civil unions, a new age in which all married homosexual couples can be happily married and garner the same legal benefits and responsibilities that traditional marriages boast. Religion does not appear to be as flexible in their tolerance of gay marriage as the government. I still believe that one day all the intolerance and injustices faced by the homosexual community will be overcome and they will surely not be
Almost all people think that getting married the one who he or she loves is natural. But there are some situations when someone cannot get married to him or her because it is socially unacceptable. The definition of marriage for different people means different things. Marriage has some forms, but nowadays the same sex marriage is the most discussed topic. So in this essay I’m going to compare the traditional marriage and the same sex marriage.
It is not easy to change things which are natural. Even if, homosexuality was a choice, it is against the constitution to discriminate people who have voluntarily chosen to enter into civil unions because that will be violating the constitution. The society is liberal and, everybody should be allowed the freedom of association and that of pursuing happiness as long as they do not interfere with the freedoms of other citizens. Recognizing civil unions by the federal government is a way of respecting the rights and freedoms of homosexuals. It is also a way of demonstrating the society’s willingness to tolerate other people who are different from them.
This is coupled with a total neglect of the other end of the spectrum, the evaluation of the positives of heterosexual relationships in marriage. Meeks and Stein would have us believe that all things being equal, the dynamic of same-sex marriage has no negative influence on the family values and society. They even go so far as to assert that gays and lesbians are more likely to strengthen the traditional family values. Missing in this article are discussions and analysis of traditional family values of the heterosexual
With DNA analysis, the genetic factors could determine eye colour and hair colour. This reading, in a sense, is a way for society to cure homosexuality because, if the prof was there that your child would be gay, would you really choose to keep him/her? No. you would most likely abort it. This is not even the beginning of a cure of homosexuality, as all persons are made and accepted equally in the image of god, and aborting a child who shows proof of being gay, is not allowing to be equally accepted.