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  • 1. HISTORY OF GAY RIGHTS IN THE U.S. MICHAEL KOLOLYAN
  • 2.  Introduction  The connection between two people of the same sex through attraction and sexual activities are identified as homosexuals.
  • 3. IT’S HAPPENING WHERE WE LIVE…
  • 4.  Historical Background  Homosexuality is generally known and becoming more common as some states slowly begin to legalize gay marriage. Although, it is not accepted by many cultures, the knowledge of this behavior is worldwide.
  • 5.  The behavior of homosexuality has changed drastically since the late 19th century. From the time when psychologists believed it was a disease to now, where 11 out of the 50 states recognizing people as gay couples. However, the only four states which allow two people of the same sex to get married is Massachusetts, Iowa, Connecticut, and Vermont. Whereas, the other states only allow civil partnerships. These states go through ongoing changes regarding the laws of gay marriage.
  • 6.  More people in this day and age are less afraid to let our society know how they feel about their sexuality. Today there are many people who are fighting to get homosexuals the rights and privileges they believe. There are campaigns, meetings, and marches where the people participating in these actions will not give up.
  • 7.  All parts of the population are affected by the behavior. Everyone from elites, the poor, the young, the old, and both males and females. According to studies though, approximately eight percent more women to men voted in favor of gay lifestyles. Therefore it does not benefit men.
  • 8.  In order to change, reform, or address this issue there are plenty of legal movements you must make. The most cliché one is to protest but protesting is also the least effective. In the states that benefit civil- unions, the actions consist of petitions, lawsuits, etc.
  • 9.  The beneficiaries of the movements are the people who would like to see it changed. On the other hand, there are many people who strongly oppose this lifestyle and a majority of them will not stop fighting for their opinion on the matter.
  • 10. A LARGE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE PLAYING THEIR ROLE IN ONE PROTEST FOR EQUAL MARRIAGE RIGHTS.
  • 11.  Religion has played a superb role in the emerging role of gay lifestyles. Since a majority of marriages take place in a church, the legal issues will continue to cause conflicts for the gay community. Some people can argue that religion has been used to block reform but at the same time, it’s one of the main causes of the whole issue.
  • 12.  There has been many actions taken in order to address this issue. People who believe in gay marriage will go to extreme measures to ensure their right to equal marriage, such as protesting, signing petitions, lawsuits, etc. After all of this, eventually Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Iowa have fully legalized gay marriage.
  • 13. A DIFFERENT LOOK AT A WEDDING CAKE.
  • 14.  Although it will take time, it seems to be that more and more states will begin to listen to what the gay community has to say. That being said, their voice is constantly growing and hopefully something can be done about it. Based our society, its rather difficult to predict what will happen in the future for the gay community. Therefore, we can only hope that our society opens their eyes and looks at the bigger picture.
  • 15.  Bibliography quot;Gay Rightsquot;. Speakout.com [online] http://speakout.com/activism/gayrights/. [cited on 15 May 2009]. Johnson, Raymond,2009. States and Countries That Allow Gay Marriage.[online] May 6 2009. Available from: http://gaylife.about.com/od/samesexmarriage/a/legalgaymarriag.htm [cited on 8 May 2009] Axel- Lute, Paul,2002. Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature.[online] Updated may 12 2009, Available from: http://law-library.rutgers.edu/SSM.html [cited on 14 May 2009] quot;Oppose the Discriminatory ‘ Federal Anti-Marriage Amendment'“,2004. Human Rights Campaign. [online] Available from: http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Federal_Constitutional_Marriage_Amendment&CONT ENTID=20767&TEMPLATE=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm. [cited 5 may 2009]