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GAY RIGHTS

BY: MEGAN LARA & DARLINE RODRIGUEZ
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Darline Rodriguez

on 19 October 2012

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Transcript of GAY RIGHTS

GAY RIGHTS MEGAN LARA
DARLINE RODRIGUEZ WHAT ARE GAY RIGHTS?
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gay+rights GAY MARRIAGE AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE Equal civil and social rights for homosexuals 1.As of May 10, 2012, gay marriage has been legalized in the following eight states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Washington, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
2.Gay marriages can bring financial gain to state and local governments. Benefits from gay marriage comes from marriage licenses, higher income taxes and decreases the costs in state benefit programs.
3.Allowing same-sex couples to marry will give them access to basic rights such as hospital visitation during an illness, taxation and inheritance rights, access to family health coverage, and protection in the event of the relationship ending. ENDA It confuses children about gender roles and expectations of society, and only a man & woman can pro-create.
The gay way of living is not something to be encouraged, as a lot of research shows it leads to a much lower life expectancy, psychological disorders, and other problems.
29 percent of the teenager of homosexual parents had been specifically subjected to sexual molestation by their homosexual parents. Income taxes will be increased to make up for the marriage tax benefits given to homosexual couples and to pay for the social costs resulting from the increase in illegitimacy.
In eighty-five per cent of cases, violence and harassment were preceded or accompanied by homophobic language.
Gay marriage will lead to more children being raised in same-sex households which is not appropriate for them because they should be raised between a man and a woman. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
ENDA is modeled on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, religion, gender, national origin, and color.
89% of Americans believe gay people should have equal job opportunities. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Gay_and_lesbian_issues_discrimination There is no law suggesting that gay nor lesbian couples are limited to as unfit parents or are incapable to establish a parental figure for said adopted child.

The environment at home with lesbian or gay parents are as successfully to support a child's development as those with heterosexual parents.

There is no initiative link for adopted children to likely be raised insufficiently by gay couples nor is the adopted child likely to suffer from mal-parent practice or domestic violence. GAYS SHOULDN'T ADOPT http://www.allaboutlove.org/cons-of-same-sex-marriage.htm GAYS NOT BEING ALLOWED IN THE MILITARY It very easily causes tension between members of the unit because it is a very unnatural lifestyle.
Soldiers naturally protect each other but, if they know they are gay can cause problems to care less for that person.
Many soldiers believe it is hard to get past all the stereo types that come with the way gays live and think they are child molesters. http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-gays-be-allowed-to-serve-openly-in-the-us-military http://aclu.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000709 http://gaymarriage.procon.org/ http://www.civilrights.org/lgbt/enda/ GAYS BEING ABLE TO ADOPT Scenario 1:
Joe and his partner Karl have been together for ten years. They own their own home and have stable careers. They finally decided that its time for them to bring a child into there lives. They make an appointment to learn more about adoption and are in informed that the state of Florida will not allow same-sex couples or single gays to adopt.
1.Do you think this is should be legal? Why or why not?
2.Do you believe they should be allowed to adopt no matter there sexual orientation? Scenario 2:
Marissa has been on active duty in the Navy for over 3 years. She is considering making it a career. She asks for special duty to Afghanistan and while her request is under review they call her into the commander’s office and she is questioned about her sexuality because she has been reported seen off base at a known lesbian bar. She admits she is gay and they dishonorably discharge her from the Navy. She loses all benefits from her service.
1.Do you believe this is constitutional? Why or why not?
2.Do you think she should be able to fight for her country regardless of her sexual orientation?
3.Should be okay that gays, and lesbians join the military? Why or why not? Scenario 3:
Luis and Clark have been together for eleven years in Kentucky, and they finally decided they need to seal the deal and get married. They fly to the IOWA and get married in a small ceremony at a good friends home. When they return to Kentucky they find out that their Iowa marriage license is not valid in Kentucky.

1.Why is there marriage not valid in Kentucky but if a heterosexual couple did the same it would be recognized?
2.Discuss the full faith and credit clause and the equal protection clause.
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3.What is DOMA? Scenario 4:
Mary has been an accountant for six years, and is up for a promotion. They have to do a standard back round check on her, while in the process they find out that she is in a same sex relationship. After finding out this information the manager fired her on the spot.
1.Do you think he should have the right to do that? Why or why not?
2.Should gays be discriminated because of there sexual orientation?
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