410.06_S11_Social_Issues

410.06_S11_Social_Issues - Social issues in California Gay...

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Social issues in California
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Gay marriage in California
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Gay marriage is an important issue First movement in Hawaii ( 1993) DOMA (1996) Mark Leno (2005) Intervention of Surpreme Court Gay marriage became legal from June to November 2008
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The end of progress: proposition 8 November 4, 2008 Same-sex marriage became illegal 52.47% voters in favor 47.53% opposed Proposition 8 result
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Alternative of marriage: domestic partnership It gives the same rights than same- sex couples: Community property and financial obligations Parental rights and responsibilities Public benefits health care and end of life issues
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Alternative of marriage: domestic partnership But it doesn’t work in case of emergency. ..
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Importance of marriage for gay couples Achieve the exact same rights than straight couples To make a lifetime commitment to the person they love and to protect their family Live their “Big Day”
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Gay marriage nowadays California is open-minded and tolerant but. .. Today gay-marriage issue is unfortunately focusing on equal human rights instead of love Hope is still alive
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Foster care My Family doesn’t share genes, we share love” Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.”
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What is foster care? It is a fundamental need
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course ENG 410 taught by Professor Hilbert during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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