Sociology Introduction

Sociology Introduction - often, children out of wedlock...

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Sociology Introduction (8/23) Defense of Marriage Act: Restricts marriage to heterosexual couples Protects covenant of marriage What you do in one state doesn’t need to be in another state Trial: Eggenberg : in trial defined marriage is intent to have children and gay marriages not ideal place to raise children Discouraged gay marriage as not good for raising children; emphasizes raising next generation of society Pepper Schwartz : defined as private rewards – intimacy, trust, security Argued children are not central reason for marriage Found minor differences in child raising by homosexual parents Basic Intro: 26 states bar same-sex marriages – not federal law: Mass, Vermont, CA has civil unions 66% disapproved of homosexual activities Delaying marriage – women in workforce, continued education, begun to place a higher emotional need to self-success and fulfillment rather than to others: marriage competes with all things we/I want Weakening of family is seen to be with the change in family – later, marriage not as
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Unformatted text preview: often, children out of wedlock Pessimists view change of family as weakening of family, change is bad and do not want government involvement in family Optimists (Liberals) view change as good, people can leave an unhappy marriage, recognize change and respond to it state child care, etc. Marriage is treated by all that study as a social institution Institution social unit, performs important function to society; has roles and rules. EX: government, church, healthcare, education, economy Family Institution oldest, universal institution in society; performs functions (functionalist view): provides values, learn language, provides emotional security, instills culture in children, produces children responsible for raising next generation of society Concerned with changes in institution and thus changes in guidelines and roles...
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