Article by faculty at Northeastern: Three Harms of 'Conversion' Therapy (January 2014) by Candice Delmas, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Political Science and Associate Director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program.
Northeastern community reacts to historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage (June 29, 2015, news@northeastern)
3Qs: Bruce Jenner and the transgender rights movement (May 1, 2015) featuring Gabriel Arkles, legal research and writing professor in the School of Law
Law school alumna to argue landmark Supreme Court same-sex marriage case (April 2, 2015) Mary Bonauto
With Equality for All (Winter 2014, Northeastern Magazine) featuring Mary Bonauto
3Qs The Changing Nature of Marriage: featuring Suzanna Walters, Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (Dec 7, 2012, news@northeastern)
A first-of-its-kind study of transgender health (November 17, 2011, news@northeastern) featuring Kerith Conron, an associate research scientist at the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice.
Tip: This section should include your thesis sentence and will determine if you are for or against gay marriage.
Seed - Starting Sentence Option 1: Gay marriage is a [controversial/polarizing/contentious] topic that has been in the news [quite frequently/very often/a lot] lately. Gay marriage [is/is not] a threat to heterosexual marriages and I [feel/believe] that [state your belief here].
Seed - Starting Sentence Option 2: [Unfortunately/Fortunately], gay marriage is being legalized in some areas. While it’s a [controversial/difficult/questionable] decision, the ruling is one that some, including myself, are [happy/upset] about. Gay marriage is [state your belief].
- Banning gay marriage is discrimination and classification of human beings based on value.
- According to the 14th Amendment in the US Constitution, all people are to be considered equal, which would also apply to marriage.
- Traditionally, marriage is between a man and a woman and this should not be changed.
- Marriage is meant to be for procreation. As gay couples cannot physically reproduce, they have no reason to marry.
The Vatican’s Views on Homosexual Marriages
Marriage Equality Facts
Family Research Council