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Unformatted text preview: II. (1) In the early stages of political organizing, it starts with a movements sustainability as Gould describes. Emotional languages helped verbally express the concerns of lesbians and gays, therefore, creating a normative outlook on the desires of pride and wanting to be accepted by the dominant society. Repressed feelings of fear, social rejection, and anger were turned into an emotion of action that geared towards fighting the government back for equality with the right resources to do so. (2) Gay peoples relationship is looked at as Blacks were after they were freed from slavery, but not free people; there is a tolerance for gay relationships, just as long as it is kept in private. Tolerance of same-sex sexual behavior is kept from making a political claim for same-sex marriage. The shift made from decriminalizing same-sex marriages made gays and lesbians feel like they were included in the U.S. Constitutions under We the People. The desire of the gay community is to be recognized legally by the state. Gay families would like the security in knowing that they are a legal family. (3) Marriage is used as a heterosexual and race definition. Same-sex marriage would only benefit the lifestyle of middle class white gay men. For example, black people are not seen as equal to their white counterparts. A marriage is based on a two parent household, and it is stereotyped that African Americans are single mothers raising babies. and it is stereotyped that African Americans are single mothers raising babies....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 3356 taught by Professor Mauraryan during the Spring '12 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '12