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Sociology Introduction

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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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