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SAME SEX MARRIAGEFraming an Issue from the Sociological PerspectiveRenee DiviakJune 2019SOC – FP 2000 – Cultural DiversityAssessment # 4Capella University
It is the legal civil ceremony used to join two people together in marriage which are the same gender.Denoted to as Gay MarriageMade legal in all 50 states in June 2015 by a ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court.Many countries still deem it as illegal.Denmark was first to deem it legal. In Asia, Taiwan first deemed it legal.QUICKDETAILS
INTRODUCTIONGay marriage is not new, there are records of same sex marriage dating back to the first century. However, due to the strong community agenda within the gay community the issues are at the forefront of the news daily (Darling, 2013). It is a heavily debated subject with much division between individuals about the many issues including that same sex couples be afforded the same rights and privileges that are given to heterosexual couples.
The stability and ability of society to function as a whole is the main and central point of the functionalist theory. When concerned with the problem of political supremacy, the functionalist theory outlook at it as a pluralist theory, which concluded that political supremacy in the U.S. and other democratic systems is distributed between numerous “veto groups” that participate in the party-political progression for assets, means and power. Each veto group will take a turn at winning or loosing so the end result is neither group has power of the other. (Dahl, 1956).Conferring to Mills (1956), those in top political power are made up of government