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1 SOCIETY AND HOMSOEXUALITY By James Reed

2 MY TOPIC The topic that I chose was the question: The topic that I chose was the question: Is homosexuality a choice or something you're born with? The reason I pick this, is due to the reason that honosexuality is something that isn't really understood. By researching this, I hope to educate others about it and learn more about this topic too.

3 INTEREST Originally, I was very interested in this topic, because it allowed me to learn new things and get a better concept of understanding people and their beliefs, along with learning some science too. Originally, I was very interested in this topic, because it allowed me to learn new things and get a better concept of understanding people and their beliefs, along with learning some science too. Adding, I am still interested in this topic, because I feel as though since homosexuality is something that will always be around, as well as the more people that are born, the more opinions will change, which makes me only want to research this more after this project, and do something life changing with this topic. Adding, I am still interested in this topic, because I feel as though since homosexuality is something that will always be around, as well as the more people that are born, the more opinions will change, which makes me only want to research this more after this project, and do something life changing with this topic.

4 MY RESEARCH So far, I feel very satisfied with the work that I completed, however, I feel as though that I can do more research, in order to make my work more dynamic, and less boring. So far, I feel very satisfied with the work that I completed, however, I feel as though that I can do more research, in order to make my work more dynamic, and less boring.

5 SPECIAL TOPIC: HOMOSEXUALITY PART 1A 1. How do plants affect a person's mood? 2. How are emails sent? 3. Is homosexuality a choice or something you're born with? 4. How does w baby's upbringing affect their outlook on life? 5. What zodiacs are more likely to become serial kille

6 HOMOSEXUALITY PART 1 In this article, it talks about how when an individual are born, they aren't born with a sexuality, making them asexual. These are the four main points. Just because an argument is politically strategic, does not make it true: A lot of politicians either support it, or are against it. Because of this, there are numerous people who are willing to support it, therefore people are more likely to vote for them in elections, or they are willing to be heard because of it. The science is wrong: Because people love to have scientific facts in order to get their point across logically, it is reported that scientist supposedly just came up with the theory that being gay is something that you are born with on a biological level. Just because you have had homosexual or heterosexual feelings for as long as you can remember, does not mean you were born a homosexual or heterosexual: People like to assume that because they had feelings for someone of the same or opposite sex, that they have to label their self as gay or straight when in reality, genetics prove that there is no such thing as gay or straight. Secretly, you already know that people’s sexual desires are shaped by their social and cultural context: Because when people are growing up, as children, they are learn things as fast as a sponge absorbs water. Because of this, the things that they see are more likely to be acted upon because of the social climate that they live in. For example, a boy who watches his mom where nail polish could possibly try to imitate it, because he feels as though it is acceptable.

7 HOMOSEXUALITY PART 2 A large amount of brain development takes place during childhood, when you are learning many new things – including how your family and the adults around you believe you should feel about things and what they believe is acceptable behavior. The education you receive as a child strongly affects how your brain will develop as you grow. For example, children who are given musical training experience changes to areas of the brain associated with hearing and motor control. The basis of this argument, is that homosexuality has something to do with the brain for the fact that hormones play a huge role in the developing of the fetus. Because of this and the added hormones in the gay mind, they are still able to do the same things, however in a different way (e.g. Ambidextrous or left-handed as opposed to being right handed)

8 HOMOSEXUALITY PART 3 “ Minority Discrimination Importance of Government Expanding the Right to Marry Serves the State More than just gay rights Inadequacy of Alternative Categories Lack of legal category reinforces negative stereotypes Governments should not discourage people from their identity

9 HOMOSEXUALITY PART 4 " No Constitutional Basis for Banning Gay Marriage " No Constitutional Basis for Banning Gay Marriage Interestingly, you rarely hear an argument against same sex marriage citing the Constitution to reinforce their argument. This is because there is no constitutional basis for denying marriage rights to same sex couples, if anything the opposite is true. Interestingly, you rarely hear an argument against same sex marriage citing the Constitution to reinforce their argument. This is because there is no constitutional basis for denying marriage rights to same sex couples, if anything the opposite is true. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution reads as follows: Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution reads as follows: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Seems pretty clear cut. Some argue that nowhere in the Constitution does it specifically mention anything about same sex marriage. This argument is flimsy at best and barely merits acknowledgement. What is very clearly stated is "... citizens of the United States." Homosexuals and lesbians are tax-paying, law abiding citizens and deserve the same rights and legal protections as every other citizen of the United States. Seems pretty clear cut. Some argue that nowhere in the Constitution does it specifically mention anything about same sex marriage. This argument is flimsy at best and barely merits acknowledgement. What is very clearly stated is "... citizens of the United States." Homosexuals and lesbians are tax-paying, law abiding citizens and deserve the same rights and legal protections as every other citizen of the United States. The most recent, highly publicized legal challenge to proponents of gay marriage, was in 2008 with Proposition 8 in California. What was so controversial about this was that the California Supreme Court had already ruled that same sex couples had a constitutional right to marry. Proposition 8 stripped away rights that same sex couples already had. The arguments in favor of "Prop 8" were the same recycled arguments; protecting the institution of marriage, protecting the very fabric of society (with a 50+% divorce rate), and of course, "protecting" the children. The most recent, highly publicized legal challenge to proponents of gay marriage, was in 2008 with Proposition 8 in California. What was so controversial about this was that the California Supreme Court had already ruled that same sex couples had a constitutional right to marry. Proposition 8 stripped away rights that same sex couples already had. The arguments in favor of "Prop 8" were the same recycled arguments; protecting the institution of marriage, protecting the very fabric of society (with a 50+% divorce rate), and of course, "protecting" the children. The People Versus the Courts The People Versus the Courts After Proposition 8 passed, proponents argued that it would be wrong to fight the decision because it was decided by the people rather than by the courts. While we are a democracy, we are also a country that was assembled for the very purpose of protecting all American citizens despite their opinion, belief, or lifestyle. Obviously we don't always get it right the first time as it took generations to abolish slavery, allow women the right to vote, allow black and white children to attend school together, and allow interracial marriage, historically no matter how long it takes, we as a country always end up choosing freedom over oppression. Of course there are always those fighting against it, and if you look back the argument is always the same, that it will be the destruction of our society. Somehow though, we always seem to survive it and become a better country because of it. After Proposition 8 passed, proponents argued that it would be wrong to fight the decision because it was decided by the people rather than by the courts. While we are a democracy, we are also a country that was assembled for the very purpose of protecting all American citizens despite their opinion, belief, or lifestyle. Obviously we don't always get it right the first time as it took generations to abolish slavery, allow women the right to vote, allow black and white children to attend school together, and allow interracial marriage, historically no matter how long it takes, we as a country always end up choosing freedom over oppression. Of course there are always those fighting against it, and if you look back the argument is always the same, that it will be the destruction of our society. Somehow though, we always seem to survive it and become a better country because of it. The whole argument really comes down to letting consenting adults do as they wish, provided they are not hurting anybody, and keeping our beliefs out of the lives of others, just as we expect for ourselves. Homosexuals getting married really has no effect on anybody but themselves. Although with all the extra weddings, gifts, and honeymoons, it would actually be a good way to stimulate the economy!" The whole argument really comes down to letting consenting adults do as they wish, provided they are not hurting anybody, and keeping our beliefs out of the lives of others, just as we expect for ourselves. Homosexuals getting married really has no effect on anybody but themselves. Although with all the extra weddings, gifts, and honeymoons, it would actually be a good way to stimulate the economy!" From what I could gather from this specific article. Is that even though homosexuality is taboo, like I stated is a lot of peoples mindset, allowing them to get married would not only benefit the economy, but it would also allow for people to protect their rights. For example, just like the constitution (Section 1, 14th Amendment), a state can not limit marriage to only one man one woman, because it infringes on the rights of all. From what I could gather from this specific article. Is that even though homosexuality is taboo, like I stated is a lot of peoples mindset, allowing them to get married would not only benefit the economy, but it would also allow for people to protect their rights. For example, just like the constitution (Section 1, 14th Amendment), a state can not limit marriage to only one man one woman, because it infringes on the rights of all. Likewise, I believe that homosexuality is something that should be accepted by all for the simple fact that humans are part of the animal kingdom, and because of that, even though a lot of people like to deny it, in a sense we are animals, just a different species, therefore we engage in the same things that others engage in as well.” Likewise, I believe that homosexuality is something that should be accepted by all for the simple fact that humans are part of the animal kingdom, and because of that, even though a lot of people like to deny it, in a sense we are animals, just a different species, therefore we engage in the same things that others engage in as well.”

10 HOMOSEXUALITY PART 5 n the late 1940's and early 1950's a sex researcher by the name of Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues published two books called Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female based on the study of human sexuality. These works are also known as the "Kinsey Reports." n the late 1940's and early 1950's a sex researcher by the name of Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues published two books called Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female based on the study of human sexuality. These works are also known as the "Kinsey Reports." One of Dr. Kinsey's most well known theories is the "Heterosexual/ Homosexual Rating Scale," which rates a person's homosexuality or heterosexuality on a 7-point continuum. One of Dr. Kinsey's most well known theories is the "Heterosexual/ Homosexual Rating Scale," which rates a person's homosexuality or heterosexuality on a 7-point continuum. Keep in mind, however, that it is normal for a heterosexual person to have thoughts, dreams or even fantasies about members of the same sex as it is for homosexuals to have thoughts about heterosexuals. Thus, your "score" may not be a perfect 6 or 0. Keep in mind, however, that it is normal for a heterosexual person to have thoughts, dreams or even fantasies about members of the same sex as it is for homosexuals to have thoughts about heterosexuals. Thus, your "score" may not be a perfect 6 or 0. How are gay are you? How are gay are you? 0- Exclusively heterosexual 0- Exclusively heterosexual 1- Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual 1- Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual 2- Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual 2- Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual 3- Equally heterosexual and homosexual 3- Equally heterosexual and homosexual 4- Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual 4- Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual 5- Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual 5- Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual 6- Exclusively homosexual" Ramon Johnson 6- Exclusively homosexual" Ramon Johnson From what I could gather in this article, the Kinsey Scale is an instrument that people use in order to rate their sexuality. People who are exclusively hetero/homo are more likely to go with the things they incline with personally as opposed to what they don't usually mess around with, as opposed to the ones who are predominantly, which just means there are momentarily lapses on a sexual basis. From what I could gather in this article, the Kinsey Scale is an instrument that people use in order to rate their sexuality. People who are exclusively hetero/homo are more likely to go with the things they incline with personally as opposed to what they don't usually mess around with, as opposed to the ones who are predominantly, which just means there are momentarily lapses on a sexual basis.

11 HOMOSEXUALITY PART 6 “All the No points Outline of Opposition Clash: A defence of the status quo Forcing change in liberal democracies is itself illiberal Moral and legal pluralism in relation to same-sex marriage is acceptable It creates a social backlash that damages substantive equality for homosexuals Rebuttal 1: In defence of public opinion Rebuttal 2: Moral and legal pluralism's rightful place Rebuttal 3: Homosexuality and moral agnosticism Rebuttal 4: Why it is ok for civil marriage to be exclusive Rebuttal 5: The danger of putting the liberal cart before the homophobic horse Aggressive policies retard gradual social change: why the case for pluralism won."

12 PREZI PROJECT http://prezi.com/iokc7v3uxsfj/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0sh are http://prezi.com/iokc7v3uxsfj/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0sh are

13 WOULD I CONTINUE THIS PROJECT If the opportunity were to present itself, I continue this project. The reason is that this topic is something that is really important for me, and being able to continue it, would help me show my dedication to this cause. If the opportunity were to present itself, I continue this project. The reason is that this topic is something that is really important for me, and being able to continue it, would help me show my dedication to this cause.

14 WAS MY Q’S ANSWERED Essentially, my question wasn’t really answered for the simple fact that my question was something biased as well as ambiguous. Not to mention that it’s really hard to tell if the information gathered on something as multifaceted as this topic is either opinion based or factual. Essentially, my question wasn’t really answered for the simple fact that my question was something biased as well as ambiguous. Not to mention that it’s really hard to tell if the information gathered on something as multifaceted as this topic is either opinion based or factual.

15 WHO DOES MY TOPIC AFFECT My topic affects everybody. The reason that it affects everybody is due to the fact that my topic is something that everybody talks about, especially politicians. The way that my topic affects people, is that it allows people to understand homosexuality by itself and hopefully change some peoples minds on it. My topic affects everybody. The reason that it affects everybody is due to the fact that my topic is something that everybody talks about, especially politicians. The way that my topic affects people, is that it allows people to understand homosexuality by itself and hopefully change some peoples minds on it.

16 DIFFERENCES IN AFFECTS No my topic did not affect the people who I thought it wouldn’t, because when I wrote it, I intended on it to affect people of all races, sexual orientations, and nationalities.

17 PICTURE

18 DIFFICULTY The research that I conducted on my project was a little complicated. The reason was that, I have a biased paper, and it’s kind of confusing trying to get information on this topic when it’s opinion based off of facts. Not to mention, it’s hard to tell what’s real, and what's fake. The research that I conducted on my project was a little complicated. The reason was that, I have a biased paper, and it’s kind of confusing trying to get information on this topic when it’s opinion based off of facts. Not to mention, it’s hard to tell what’s real, and what's fake.

19 SOURCES http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?f ailOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mo de=view&displayGroupName=Viewpoints&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlightin g=false&source=&sortBy=&displayGroups=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId =&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010014232&userGroupName =viva2_tcc&jsid=e69daa8c3d562414b42fde055eb5f2af http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?f ailOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mo de=view&displayGroupName=Viewpoints&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlightin g=false&source=&sortBy=&displayGroups=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId =&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010014232&userGroupName =viva2_tcc&jsid=e69daa8c3d562414b42fde055eb5f2af http://debatewise.org/debates/1047-same-sex-marriage-should-be-legal/


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