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  • Gay Sex
    974 words
    Among the gay press's responses to my 1993 book A Place at the Table was the charge by some critics that I'm 'sex-negative. ' Frank Browning griped that I want to 'to have everyone put on 30 pounds, buy a Brooks Brothers suit, and wander off on the golf links, becoming [an] upper-class version of Ozzie and Harry. Those who don't want to take risks should join Mr. Bawer on the golf course. Those who want to feel alive will benefit from the exploration of our bodies and what our bodies can grant. ...
  • Gay By A Permission Form
    713 words
    In West Jordan, Utah a principle at Copper Hills High School, tried to put in effect a policy where gay couples had to get a permission slip signed from their parents before attending school dances. For 4 days a small group of people protested across the street from the school before having a meeting with the principle, Tom Worlton. These people were subjected to insults, obscene gestured, and snow and egg throwing from passing cars. Afterwards, the Worlton decided to take the policy back and re...
  • Adoption By Gays
    673 words
    Adoption by Gays is all right by me With this being an age when people are supposedly more open-minded, why is it that gays are frowned upon or denied when they want to adopt a child Why is it that they are treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation Many Americans are uncomfortable with the idea of gay parents. The traditional family has always included a mother and a father. However, today gay parents are heading more and more families. Many use artificial insemination or surrogate mo...
  • Child Of Gay Parents
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    Despite Ignorant Beliefs, it is Alright for a Gay Couple to Raise a Child In the small town that I grew up in just outside of Boston Massachusetts everything thing seemed normal, mothers were at home raising their children, taking them to soccer games and little league, while fathers went off to work every morning only to return home to have dinner with the family. It seemed almost all families were like the Cleaver family. In August of 1986, a new family, the Buchanan's, moved into the Morrill'...
  • Gay Marriages Being
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    Why are gay couples so commonly to seen in our communities today? The community today as compared to the older days accepts gay relations. Gay couples have become a major issue with our children. Children only repeat what they hear, see, and other habits from their role models. Gay couples are common, but now gay marriages have become an even bigger issue. Our society has let it become such a debate. Our children are the ones who are being subjected to these horrifying situations. Some argue tha...
  • Kids From Gay And Lesbian Family
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    The Ongoing Struggle for a Family The most important thing in a family is that all the people in it love each other. This excerpt is from a childrens book, written by Lesley Newman, Called Heather Has Two Mommies. This story is intended to show kids that not everyones family is the same. Many reasons are given to dispute gay and lesbian parenting but all founded on some of the archaic beliefs that Hitler used to kill homosexuals during W.W. II, fear and prejudice! Although having children and be...
  • Gay Parenting And Marriage
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    "Gay Marriage and Parenting" Today in humanity, gay parenting and marriage has become publicly accepted by some and rejected by others. Many have come to believe this topic to be immoral and impossible. Society has also realized that the average family has developed into many different forms in the last few years. Gay families have developed and are perceived today that raising kids without both a Mom and Dad, deprives the child from being introduced to both worlds. The approach to this debated ...
  • Raising Of Children In A Homosexual Relationship
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    Introduction In society today there is a given norm of what a family should and shouldn t be. By the very word family I am refer to a relationship that contains children. The socially accepted version of the family is that there is a mum and a dad and children, not two dads or two mothers. There is a growing number of the latter type of families and society is very split on whether these families are right and fit for raising children. There are several issues that relate to the raising of child...
  • Gay Marriage
    872 words
    When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18: 22 clearly states it is an abomination; end of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them. 1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord-Lev. 1: 9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? 2. I would like to sell my...
  • Feminine Colors
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    Breaking the Norms When each of us was conceived, we did not have anything influencing our perception of the world. While we were growing up and still do this day, our surroundings influenced the way we think and the how we behave in our daily lives. We get ideas about gender roles from our parents, our teachers, television, books and even subconsciously. As part of a project to break the norms of society and push past peoples thresholds, I needed to figure out what made people feel uncomfortabl...
  • Children Of Lesbian And Gay Parents
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    Abstract This paper will introduce the "neonuclear" family, homosexual couples with children and attempt to present a brief overview of the unit. First the nature / nurture theories will be presented to explain the origins of sexuality; then discussing the formation of gay and lesbian families including the reasoning for legalization of marriage and the introduction of children to these lifestyles; including scaffolding and barriers to achieving stability within the family. This paper will then ...
  • Ban Adoption By Gays
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    Adoption By Gays- It's Okay Essay, Research Adoption By Gays- It's Okay? When a gay couple sought to adopt a boy- who had leukemia, had been neglected by his biological parents, had lived in five foster homes, and whose adoption was favored by his legal representative- the judge deemed it? not in the interest of a seven-year-old male child to be placed for adoption into the home of a pair of adult male homosexual lovers.?? (Utne 58) Three years of searching for a qualified heterosexual couple fa...

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