01 March 2010
From the time the constitution of the United States was created there have been arguments over its correct interpretation. In today’s society the issue being debated is over same sex-marriage. Some states have passed laws allowing it, while other states have passed laws banning it. The Supreme Court itself will in one case allow same-sex marriage to occur, while in another case rule against it. The federal government currently doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage even though the Supreme Court had it legalized in California. All these contradictions make it even more difficult for the government, both state and federal, to decide if same-sex marriage should be legal. But, with several states passing legislation legalizing same-sex marriages, a national law should be passed requiring all states to provide benefits to same-sex partnerships.
In the case of the purple swamp hen, up to 10 percent of the population mates or attempts to mate with its own sex… The female-female mating could possibly determine the number of eggs the female lays; also, the body language given in mating might help to decrease aggressiveness amongst the flock. In a situation such as this, the homosexual behaviors are not only natural but also help the species to regulate its population size and general attitude, (serendip.brynmawr.edu 4937).
Impact of U. S. Federal and State Compliance Laws I would change the administrative passwords on all systems routinely, implement a firewall program with remote access control which will not allow, hackers entry to your company’s system. Without passwords being assigned to data and systems, this simply protection becomes a target for hackers. Identity theft occurs in some of the largest companies ...
Homosexual behavior has been seen in over 400 species worldwide. By doing these studies on animals it can be seen that homosexuality is completely natural.
Looking at these statistics can make anyone question if same-sex marriage is right, but to many, drugs are a way to escape bad home lives.
50% of all gay and lesbian youth report that their parents reject them due to their sexual orientation. 26% are forced to leave home because of conflicts over their sexual orientation. [and] In a study of 194 gay and lesbian youth, 25% were verbally abused by parents, and nearly 10% dealt with threatened or actual violence, (pflagphoenix.org).
Based on the responses to Census 2000, [the U.S. Congressional Budget Office] estimated that nearly 600,000 same-sex couples nationwide would get married if they had the opportunity, and that those 600,000 newly married couples would pay up to an additional $700 million a year, mainly in income and estate taxes, (huffingtonpost.com).
If congress took the time to look at all the facts about homosexuality, there wouldn’t be a question on whether or not it should be legalized. The science tells us there is no choice, so homosexuals should be protected. Some argue that it leads to negative life choices, yet homosexuals are pushed into negative lifestyles. Many said if they could get married they would stop such negative behaviors. The constitution says religion has should have nothing to do with the decision making. Same-sex marriage would greatly increase spending, and reduce court trial cost. Both of which are needed in today’s economic recession. A few states have legalized same-sex marriage, and it’s time for the federal government to take off their rose colored glasses and follow suit.
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The Right to Unite Sam and Alex have been together for two years. Recently, they decided that they would like to buy a house together. This has not been an easy task as their lifestyle choice has caused them complications attaining a loan. Sam and Alex are of the same sex. If they were married, as they one day hope to be, getting a home loan would not be an issue. However, because they are gay, ...
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