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Same-sex Marriage and Family

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Xing
Semester
Summer

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Same-sex Marriage and Family (August 3) For Exam: Compare and contrast between gaylesbian & heterosexual Reading on how to negotiate similar to process of legalization of gay marriage (gradual change to be recognized) Transform the definition of marriage and family (much more flexible in the process) Basics A long process to gain rights Support I. New understanding of marriage: family as a new practice (functional aspect => emotional support) II. Universal human rights Against I. Religious background (moral issues) II. Functional reasons: reproduction for the next generation; children cant stay with biological parents III. Gender-role concerns In general, diverse forms are getting more acceptable: it all depends on individuals choice, and norms are not as rigid as in the past However, this is within a Canadian context: some other cultures are still in the process of accepting this topic Political fights against this was prevalent, but not it has become legalized, and the government now focuses more on how to build new forms of emotional bound Therefore, the people who were once regarded as deviant are now recognized not only
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