My Online College Discussion Answer for Same-Sex Marriage

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    Sep 27, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    I'm taking a social problems class online and this weeks discussion is:

    Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Legally Recognized? Take a side and defend your position.

    Naturally most post are against same-sex marriage (Tennessee college).

    Here's my response:

    I absolutely should be able to get married. I pay the same taxes as heterosexuals and I should have the same rights they take for granted. I am not a second class citizen and I don't appreciate this country treating me like one. My rights are voted upon by the majority. America was founded on the concept that the majority should rule, but the rights of minorities should be protected. I don't believe that heterosexuals should be allowed to vote on my marriage because they are the majority and some of them do not understand others who aren't like them. People will find a reason to discriminate against anyone who is different from them. I find the idea of "civil unions" insulting as it's beneath marriage, and sends the message that I'm beneath my heterosexual neighbor. I'm an equal and I want marriage, not a "civil union". It's baffling to me that some people out there can't seem to rationalize that humans have different sexualities. I say sexuality and not "sexual preference", because I do not prefer the same sex. It is not a preference it is my sexuality. I am exclusively attracted to the same sex with no interest in someone of the opposite gender. We have so many differences from each other, hair texture, eye color, skin color, gender, height, race etc. Sexuality is among those differences. Even though we are different we are much alike; we all want to be happy. I want to be happy and get married someday just like everyone else. Is that such a threatening idea? Throughout history minorities have had to fight for their rights. I'm proud to say it's finally our turn. It's inevitable that same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide someday, because we will never stop until we're equal. Those against same-sex marriage better get used to the idea of equality because our pursuit for happiness isn't going anywhere, and neither are we!



    I tried to speak for the majority of gay people since no one is in favor of it in class. icon_cry.gif
  • slimnmuscly

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    Sep 28, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    Good job. Well done sticking up for equality even when it's not comfortable to do so.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    slimnmuscly saidGood job. Well done sticking up for equality even when it's not comfortable to do so.


    Thank you hopefully I'm graded fairly.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Did a good job with stating your argument for same-sex marriage. It is a shame that your class and society do not see this as discrimination. Minorities have always had to fight for what they are entitled to, so we will prevail one day.

    You get an A+ from me!
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    slimnmuscly saidGood job. Well done sticking up for equality even when it's not comfortable to do so.


    What he said. Takes a lot of balls to stand up for what's right when it'd be much easier to go with the wrong flow. Which is what way too many people do these days, to be honest.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    Excellent response! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    Do you all see each others responses and are you able to comment/reply? I'm curious to know how they are responding or your professor
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    txguy1605 saidDo you all see each others responses and are you able to comment/reply? I'm curious to know how they are responding or your professor


    We see them all and can reply but most don't. Mine hasn't been up that long.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Please run for office.

    Wait, you make sense, you'd never get elected.

    As you were.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Hope ya got a good grade on it. I think it got your point across quite well.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    That is a very good resonse, I would have to give you an "A"!
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    Where's the emoticon for standing ovation when you need one?

    Thank you, that was beautiful.
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    Great ethos pathos and logos. Very tastefully done too. You held your ground with out bring overbearing. If you get a bad grade your professor is an antigay bigot.
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Dude, mynamesadonis, fucking awesome answer!

    This wasn't some lame "i do believe...because..." it had more undertones like "I can't fucking believe this is even up for debate" kind of answer. It was so caustic yet not ghetto like I get when I defend gay rights. =)
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    Sep 28, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    Thanks so much guys icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 28, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    you might include examples of previous taboo marriages in the US such as miscegenation, and how they parallel the same-sex marriage debate. or use academic studies on same-sex marriage (e.g., George Chauncey's Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay Equality) to strenghthen your argument.


    edit: idk how his prof grades, yet while his argument is solid, it's not academic quality work. the paper gets a C in my grade book.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 28, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    Good job!!! Hope you get an A+. Let us know what your grade ends up being for the project.
  • smudgedude

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    Sep 28, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    yeah, pretty solid answer. i think you just about said it all.
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    Sep 28, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    We are all waiting to hear about your grade on this one.You are on the front line at a Southern state college (even if online) where, how can a put this...Let's just say they are slow in getting what equality is all about. Like for women and, ahem, black people.

    You come up north to the enlightened nation (I'm going to get heat for writing this...but Canadians will love me for it) of Canada where my husband and I married...each other...in a church.

    Canada. Marrying gay people since 2005 and the Western Civilization is still standing.
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    Oct 06, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    The discussion ends today and should have a grade soon.

    Here's a typical response to the question:

    I personally don't believe that same-sex marriages should be legally recognized. I think marriage is meant to be between a man and a woman. This is saying that man and woman relationships are more loving or better. Personally I just believe same sex marriages are not the same as heterosexual ones. I know a gay couple and they are friends of mine but I don't think the should be able to be "married".

    One reason I think this way is due to the fact that child may be brought into these unions. Page 90 sums up my feeling on the issue. I think a child needs both a father and a mother. Same sex parents are able of caring and loving a child but it isn't the same as having a father and mother.
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    Oct 06, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    The point needs to be made that the anti-equality arguments are all based on personal opinion and belief, never fact or law.

    The OP's response is a recitation of self evident statements of fact;
    the counterargument was nothing but opinion - hence nothing.

    (As a defense for an argument, force them to acknowledge opinion is worthless.)
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    Oct 06, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    Civil union vs marriage...


    Hmmm didn't we rule that separate but equal is not equal? Brown vs the board of ed? Like over 50 years ago?

    Am I missing something here? I'm shocked people can argue for unions.

    Hope u get an A.

    And move outa Tennessee dude, didn't u hear? It's not safe for butt pirates there : P
  • Dukie

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    Oct 06, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Great discussion...it's good to see that we have good arguments to make!

    Andrei
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    Oct 06, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    motov8 saidPlease run for office.

    Wait, you make sense, you'd never get elected.

    As you were.


    ROFLMAO!