I chose to review same-sex marriage articles. I chose this topic because I have dear friends that were recently married here in Ontario at the Grand pride wedding: http://www.prideweddingtoronto.com/
I thought it would be interesting to explore articles of this nature, as I strongly believe in love (regardless of sexual orientation) I hope you enjoy my “tongue in cheek” title!
I found that some thesis statements were difficult to pinpoint and extract. As I wrote my annotations, I really second guessed some of my choices and I still think I may have missed the mark on a couple. Ultimately, this assignment was very useful in regards to writing preparation. I feel that it was wise of our educators to choose this assignment, especially given that we will be expected to start writing essays of our own shortly.
- “Persons who attend churches where between 25 and 75 percent of attendees of another race are more likely to support gay sex, marriage, and adoption compared with those who attend more racially homogenous churches” (Perry, 2013, p. 1) Annotation: Diverse congregations are more likely to be accepting of liberalism in terms of same-sex marriage and adoption.
- Further, while the overall language in the New York Times became more inclusive of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community at large, bisexual men and women are still largely absent within the marriage equality discourse. (Hackl, Boyer, & Galupo, 2012, p. 512) Annotation: The New York Times is not as diverse in regards to same-sex marriage as it could be, although there have been improvements.
- The purpose of this article is to provide a narrative review of the literature regarding research that has been conducted about attitude toward same-sex marriage. (Webb & Chonody, 2013, p. 404) Annotation: Investigates in detail how same-sex individuals wanting to have children could be part of the reason they experience prejudice surrounding same-sex marriage.
- Patterns in divorce risks are quite similar in same-sex and opposite sex marriages, but divorce risk levels are considerably higher in same-sex partnership (Anderson, Noack, Seierstad, & Fekjaer, 2004) Annotation: Explores issues surrounding same-sex marriages, including pressures faces by these couples that may contribute to divorce.
- I argue that while same-sex couples, like heterosexual couples, can realize bodily union in their sexual activities, bodily union is neither metaphysically significant nor morally interesting. (Johnston, 2013, p. 289) Annotation: Articles seeks to prove that bodily union should not be the reason that same-sex couples are not allowed to marry.
- The overall objective of this paper is to shed light on the combination of conditions that can account for the variation in national gay marriage policy in the west. (Pettinicchio, 2012, p. 528) Annotation: Explores in detail the diverse reasons that some western countries do not support same-sex marriages. The article explores policies (religious and political) that may play a role.
- This note criticizes the gendered approach to Intimate Partner Violence legislation and enforcement and recommends changes in legislation and the provision of social services that would significantly improve the equal treatment of victims of IPV. (Morin, 2014, p. 479) Annotation: The article speaks to the issue of discrimination that same-sex couples may face within the legal, counselling and social services fields that should be a support in a time of crisis.
- In this research note I examine changing attitudes toward same-sex marriage through two sets of analysis. (Baunach, 2012, p. 364) Annotation: This article looks at data from 1988 through 2010 to determine statistics related to attitudes surrounding same-sex marriage.
- We discuss the compatibility of religious conservatism and liberal, pluralistic democracy with respect to Korean Christians (KCs) in the USA (Yi, Philips, & Sung, 2014, p. 416) Annotation: Looking at how modern KCs view same-sex marriage as opposed to their elders. The study focuses on KCs living in western society.
- The current study sought to investigate these non-traditional families and the dynamics underpinning their resilience. (Titlestad & Pooley, 2013, p. 329) Annotation: Reviews children of same-sex marriages in regards to their adulthood, career choices, mental health and general well-being as opposed to children raised in a “traditional” environment.
Anderson, G., Noack, T., Seierstad, A., & Fekjaer, H.-. (2004). The demographics of same-sex marriages in Norway and Sweden. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2004-018.pdf
Baunach, D. M. (2012, June 1). Changing same-sex marriage attitudes in America from 1988 through 2010. Public Opinion Quarterly, 76(2), 364-378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/poq/nfs022
Hackl, A. M., Boyer, C. R., & Galupo, M. P. (2012, October 18). From“gay marriage controversy” (2004) to “endorsement of same-sex marriage” (2012): framing bisexuality in the marriage equality discourse. Sexuality & Culture, 17(3), 512-524. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12119-012-9159-9
Johnston, R. (2013, April 1). Marriage and the metaphysics of bodily untion: Framing the same-sex marriage debate. Social theory & practice , 39(2), 288-312. http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/soctheorpract201339216
Morin, C. (2014, July 1). Re-traumatized: How gendered laws exacerbate the harm for same-sex victims of intimate partner violence. New England Journal on Criminal & Civil Confinement, 40(2), 477-497. Retrieved from http://www.nesl.edu/students/ne_journal_ccc.cfm
Perry, S. L. (2013, may 1, 2013). Multiracial church attendance and support for same-sex romantic and family relationships. Sociological Inquiry, 83(2), 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soin.12005
Pettinicchio, D. (2012, September 1). Current explanations for the variations in same-sex marriage policies in western countries. Comparative Sociology, 11(), 526-557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15691330-12341234
Titlestad, A., & Pooley, J. A. (2013, November 21). Resilience in same-sex parented families: The lived experience of adults with gay, lesbian or bisexual parents. GLBT Family Studies, 10(4), 329-353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1550428X.2013.833065
Webb, S. N., & Chonody, J. (2013, November 21). Heterosexual attitudes toward same-sex marriage: The influence of attitudes toward same sex parenting. GLBT family Studies, 10(4), 404-421. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1550428X.2013.832644
Yi, J., Philips, J., & Sung, S.-D. (2014, August 2014). Same-sex marriage, Korean Christians and the challenge of Democratic engagement. Society, 51(4), 415-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12115-014-9802-1