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.
Geneva Edison Professor Kelley English 101 July 16, 2012 Gay Rights and Civil Rights According to Julian Bond, “How can we deny the rights and privileges of marriage to gay people without violating the principles of justice, equality and respect for individual freedom” (Bond)? This statement has been the topic of discussion in our homes, our public forums, our churches, and our political society for ages. Although in recent ages, it was a topic that many did not want to entertain or discuss. However; this is not the case today, it must be discussed and we must make a decision as to whether gays should or should not marry. Bond also states that all Americans should have the right to marry the person of their choice, regardless
We may be going home from a bad day at work and stir that bad day in our house then it will prevent a big fight. As soon as I learned about this type of listening, then I discovered to myself this is the other reason of our fights because we don’t share together what happen at work. Sometimes I always try to hide it from my husband but I feel guilty about it because that is why I marry him is somebody to lean on for whatever happen. This works in any relationship and I know it will apply well for you guys and your future. Second, is active listening, to become an active listener you have to “respond to feelings, encourage the speaker to get in touch with his or her own thoughts and feelings by phrasing what was just said, ask questions and give your undivided attention.” (Roland, 2000) These are some steps that researcher recommend for active listener.
Regret because it made me think how much different my life could be right now if I would still live with my parents, and guilt because well I'm guilty of doing exactly as the author had mentioned is a problem in America. Before reading this I've had some thought that I made a bad life choice leaving so early, but Natadecha-Sponsel does such an immaculate job at connecting this cultural difference to me personally, I think I'm going to have to run home after reading it and give my mom a hug! The author showed me that just because as a society we're brought up to be so individual doesn't mean that other people don’t still appreciate your company, or need you. Along with that I also feel sort of curious to how different not only me, but my family would be if we were brought up in Thailand rather than
"Having been a lobbyist for 20 years in Tallahassee for the FEA, I seriously doubt if a bill like this can get any traction," he said. Stargel has another definition of success. "If at the end of the day, all we have is the conversation that makes parents want to be more involved and recognize that involvement, I feel like we've been successful," she said. The legislative session begins in
However, there was a solution to the problem and a few people figured this out. A few caring Marines worked alongside this Marine and took extra care to teach him better English. This is a was a wonderful solution to the problem, and should be used in any other cases like this. Another diversity issue I noticed was with the issue of the "don't ask don't tell" regarding gays in the military. The issue was that if you are gay, don't tell anyone about it or you will be kicked out.
The author establishes logos by stating his claims, providing main points, and providing supporting evidence for his claims. The author’s main claim is that our nation needs to develop true listening skills because it is not gay marriage that is threatening the family, “If anything is destroying the family these days, it is the inherently divisive strategies we use to communicate with one another.” Furthermore, he claims that before we take a personal stance on gay marriage, we should reach out with open minds and “really, truly listen and dig deep. Be generous and kind, and seek understanding.” In other words, seek understanding of each side before we judge and form our own opinions. The first main point of his argument is that he is proud that his organization has been able to establish an environment of “true listening and true respect” and gives evidence that they have done so despite the different political views
There should absolutely be a checks and balances system within the journalism world. This would keep journalists from not making up stories such as Stephen Glass who went above and beyond when it came to doing it whatever it took to get a story. in an interview with CBS, he explained flat out as to why he fabricated a majority of his stories saying that he did because he loved the feeling of people liking what he wrote. This I feel, is something that any journalist could very easily fall into without the constant pressure of knowing a twin tattle-tale brother is right next to you watching and verifying your every report. A journalist's credibility is one of the most important things they have to keep their career alive and people listening to the news that they release.
Another problem was that even though there are anti-discrimination policies, a slight differential treatment towards minorities is still present. Employers expect and demand more input from minority groups and that is why people are hesitant to leave their workplace to cast a vote (Rivers, 2012). An outside source looks at voting from a different perspective. An interestingly opposing statistic is that minority groups with higher education and social status take the time to participate, as voting is very important to them. They want to take part in the choice of their government because it took so long and so much effort for them to receive the equal rights and abilities to enjoy democracy (Speel, 2010).
Homosexual Marriage: Society, Rights, and Adoption The United States is denying good people a better life based on sexual orientation. Acceptance of homosexual marriage is a major issue in today’s society. This is a civil issue, and the United States needs to start realizing that they are denying marriage rights to homosexuals because of moral reasons. What ever happened to separation of church and state? Opponents of homosexual marriage feel that by allowing gay and lesbians the right to marriage undermines the traditional definition of marriage.