Same Sex Marriage News Reflection

Some people believe that the innocence of the

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shift of support when it comes to same sex couples adopting children. Some people believe that the innocence of the children will be corrupted by having parents of the same sex; however, according to Cherlin, results from studies show that children who are raised by lesbian parents have similar levels of behavior problems and perform similarly in school compared to children raised by heterosexual parents (2010:288). Another societal concept that is breaking down but is still prevalent in the mentality of some is the idea of “doing gender” through the interactionist approach, which is the theory that gender identification and behavior are based on the day-to-day interactions that reinforce gender distinctions (2010: 90). If a homosexual male
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demonstrates behaviors that are deemed feminine most people condemn the action, avoid interaction with that person due to confusion, or reacts with discrimination and/or violence. This is demonstrated through the hate crimes and violent acts toward same sex couples while the law was still being debated in France (Sayare 2013). The closed mindedness of some can cause a great amount of heart ache and distress for others as demonstrated by the controversy of allowing marriage equality. Word Count (without references): 340 References: Cherlin, Andrew. 2010. Public and Private Families: An Introduction . Sixth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. Sayare, Scott. 2013. “Amid Much Tumult, France Approves Marriage For All.” The New York Times. April 23. - approves-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=0
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