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The Case For Same Sex Marriage

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Watch the following TED video featuring Diane Savino, and touch on the key concepts.


Note: The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was recently struck down by the Supreme Court over the summer, you may want to address that as part of your answer.

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A case for same sex marriages are given. The Defense of Marriage Act is provided.

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After watching the video at http://www.ted.com/talks/diane_j_savino_the_case_for_same_sex_marriage.html, I extracted the following key concepts from Diane Savino's case in support of same sex marriage:

-The issue is not about politics; this vote is about the issue of "fairness" and "equality" (or "inequality") thus, the way Diane Savino is presenting this case is that it is an human rights issue or at least leaning towards human rights. It is an issue of social inequality where there is a challenge in previously understood gender roles through the prevalence of social stereotyping. You will find the following short article interesting:

It states: "By stereotyping we infer that a person has a whole range of characteristics and abilities that we assume all members of that group have. Stereotypes lead to social categorization, which is one of the reasons for prejudice attitudes (i.e. "them" and ...

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