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  • Number Of Interracial Marriages
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    The law forbidding interracial marriage was terminated in 1967, and in the midst of rapid racial change, one fact is unmistakable: A growing number of Americans are showing that we all can get along by forming relationships and families that cross all color lines. In the past couple decades, the number of interracial marriages has increased dramatically. Interracial dating and marrying is described as the dating or marrying of two people of different races, and it is becoming much more common to...
  • Elements Of Traditional Gender Roles In Marriage
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    Danielle L. Woods February 12, 2000 Sociology 352 Book Review Looking for Love in an Equal: A Review of Love between Equals; The Truth About Peer Marriages For Centuries in our society marriage between man and woman has been a practiced cultural right and custom. Over 90% of Americans will marry in their lifetime and roughly 50% of those marriages will result in Divorce. Many Sociological factors contribute to the high divorce rate expressed in our culture. Reasons that contribute to the divorce...
  • Big Issue In Same Sex Marriages
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    Why is same-sex marriage such a controversial issue in the United States? In the 21st century we as a society have witnessed science and technology that seems to be infinitely changing. As if there is truly no limit! Our society boasts of equality and equal opportunity. We have become practical in our thinking, for science has taught us to do so. Yet for a society that prides themselves on being superior in intellect, technology and equality we still discriminate against gay people and their rig...
  • Marriages Between Same Sex Couples
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    Same-sex couples should be given the same marriage / union rights as heterosexual couples, on both the state and Federal levels. With ten percent of the population in the United States being homosexuals, they should have the same rights at the other ninety percent of the population. According to a 2000 national poll, three-quarters of the United States population say that it is inevitable that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry (Lambda / VP Candidates, October 2000). An NBC poll taken in ...
  • Marriage
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    Pros & Cons of Cohabitation Society and its attitudes are changing. Today's divorce rate is now around 50% and marriage isn't what it once was. With today's rates of cohabitating couples rising rapidly, there are many reasons couples live together before marriage, but is it a good idea Cohabitation acts as a trial for couples that are close to marriage, but are nervous and want a little assurance that they are compatible. If they still want to make the commitment after seeing one another at thei...
  • Federal Marriage Rights To Homosexual Couples
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    Marriage is understood to be the decision of two people to commit themselves to each other. Marriage has no conditions, which would prohibit same sex partners. If we look closely at the purpose of marriage, we would see that it is actually in the best interest of our society to allow same-sex marriages. Marriage is an institution which promotes stability, family, and is societies lawful way of connecting two people. Marriage is more than just a way of making relationships permanent. Society reco...
  • False Assumption Regarding Same Sex Marriages
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    The Case for Same-Sex Marriage The United States is known world wide for its civil rights and freedoms. Many Americans are appalled by the idea of same-sex marriages. What's wrong with the idea of two people who care greatly for one another wanting to spend their lives together? The gay community is misunderstood because many straights are not willing to listen. These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay co...
  • Problems In A Marriage
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    Marriage What does marriage mean? By definition, marriage is "the legal union of a man and a woman as husband and wife" (Webster's Dictionary). Most people claim that they want their marriage to last a lifetime. Because over half of all marriages in the United States end in a divorce, most people lack the understanding of what it takes to stay married. I believe that couples should become more aware of the commitment that they are making when they enter into marriage. Men and women should get to...
  • Support Of Legalized Same Sex Marriage
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    Same-Sex Marriage Each individuals journey through life is unique. Some will make this journey alone, others in loving relationships- maybe in marriage or other forms of commitment. We need to ponder our own choices and try to understand the choices of others. Love has many shapes and colors and is not finite. It can not be measured or defined in terms of sexual orientation. (From the Statement of Affirmation and Reconciliation by the Quaker Meeting in Aotearoa, New Zealand.) Even though is it t...
  • Civil Marriages Between Same Sex Couples
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    INTRODUCTION: The institution of marriage is highly respected and holds great sentimental value for most societies. However, not all couples are afforded the right to be legally recognized as a married couple. Couples of the same-sex are denied the right to have their marriages be legal in the eyes of the law. Same-sex marriage is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. Gays and lesbians are rumored to be about ten percent of today's population....
  • Living Together Before Marriage
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    There are many advantages and disadvantages in living together before marriage. Today there are many couples living together before marriage. Sometimes these kinds of relationships "living together before marriage" end up with success and sometimes they are unsuccessful. Some of the advantages of living together before marriage are such as getting to know your partner, learning about one's abilities if he / she can satisfy your expectations and more. Also, there are some disadvantages in living ...
  • Conflict In Different Types Of Marriages
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    Why marriages succeed or fail was an interesting book. This book would be a great help if you had problems with your marriage. There are a lot of facts and different tests to take to see where you are. I thought that our text was more helpful in guiding to a good relationship. I felt that are text had more information and seemed to have more points about marriages. John Gottman talked about fixing marriages and our text talked more about preventing a situation. If I had a problem I would probabl...
  • Marriage And Relationship Skills Classes
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    This paper will report on six effects marriage has on America and its people. These include who, when, why, what, and where. We will look at who marries whom, when people get married, why the rate of marriage is at such a low, what effect marriage has on America, and where the instability in marriage come from. Our first topic of study includes who marries whom. In general, American people tend to marry individuals of the same social and economical class. Some marriages do occur outside this cla...
  • Christian Marriage Ceremony
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    Theology Course Work QUESTION ONE: EXPLAIN HOW THE RITUALS AND VOWS CONNECTED WITH CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE CEREMONIES MIGHT INFLUENCE THE DIFFERING WAYS THAT COUPLES APPROACH MARRIAGE AND MARITAL BREAKDOWN. The Christian marriage ceremony consists of many parts and are held in many different places. the most popular place for marriage to be held in a church because people want to be presence of God. The marriage vows are the most important part of the marriage ceremony. the marriage service may vary ...
  • Gays Equal Marriage Right Of Heterosexual Couples
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    Analysis of "One Man's Summary" By Josh Hammer This article summarizes the life of a man named Horus who lives in the UK. It explains the feelings that homosexual people have when they are surrounded by a society that does not accept them. Horus tells his story about being beaten and ostracized on the streets of Egypt. He was born in an upper-middle class family and writes plays and acts in them as well. After he came out as a homosexual however, Horus' once famous plays are no longer allowed to...
  • Rights To Same Sex Couples As Marriage
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    Marriage: the ceremonial binding of two people into one couple. Historically marriage has been the institution were a man and woman join together in the promise of love. Now days the traditional view of marriage is being changed by gay and lesbian couples demanding the same right to love, honor, and cherish their partners as heterosexual couples have. This essay will explore both sides on the debate of gay and lesbian marriages. Historically, marriage was seen as a religious and civil union that...
  • Marriage In Ancient China
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    An Old Age Social Issue: Marriage in China When God created the universe, he made a man. Then, feeling that the man is too lonely, He made a woman to be the man's companion. The couple lived together and gave birth to their children. The story in the Old Testament was the first marriage in the world. Marriage is the social institution uniting men and women together. Since then, founding and maintaining families, as well as reproduction are being the main purpose of marriage. Although marriage cu...
  • Same Sex Marriages
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    Taylor and Aaron were a match made in heaven. They met for the first time in a biology lab while high school and were inseparable. For years they were best of friends and while in college, decided to date. A spark occurred for the two and after a few years they decided to take the next step and make their love official, get married. But they have one problem. Taylor and Aaron are both males and many states do not legally recognize same sex marriages. So what do they do now? In this paper, I will...
  • Unmarried Couples
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    In today's society there are many couples that live together. Why let unmarried couples live together? There isn t a specific problem with unmarried couples that live out in the American Society. People are getting divorced left and right in today's age. More than 50% of marriages broke up during the decade of the 90's. Will the way many Americans look at it. Having couples not married living together is a very common step taken. In Fact, some couples would rather live together first and then ge...
  • Homosexual Marriage
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    Being Gay is More than Okay The written piece of Dennis O'Brien, "Against Gay Marriage – I: What Heterosexuality Means,' discusses the idea that we must first look at the societal definition of marriage before we can pose judgements on homosexual marriages. O'Brien then continues on to denounce same-sex marriages, claiming they are not accepted into religion and in the values of Americans. Our society needs to accept all marriages and support the couple who is lucky enough to find a mate. ...

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