A) My Topic:
My topic for the this semester was same-sex marriage and homosexuality. I did not focus on just one aspect of same-sex marriage, or homosexuality, but viewed various viewpoints and conceptions about the topics. I reviewed the legal, social, religious, and political issues associated with same-sex marriage and homosexuality, as well as discussing how we, as a society, can help put an end to homophobic discrimination.
B) My Essays:
My first essay was a definitional argument. It focused on the social, legal, and religious barriers that same-sex couples and homosexuals face in today’s society. I pulled many statistics throughout the essay to back up my statements. I also used person opinions periodically, as well as religious quotes from the Bible. My second essay was an ethical argument. It focused mainly on the marriage and religion aspects of homosexuality among today’s society. I used mostly Bible quotes throughout this piece to back up my writing. I also included my survey among this piece. I defined the purpose of marriage, according to the Bible, and proved how homosexual couples are very similar to heterosexual couples. My third essay focused on how we, as a nation, and a society as a whole, could begin to understand and overcome homophobia and homophobic discrimination. I spoke of the four main actions one could take to help better our society, which included; personal actions, political actions, spiritual actions, and educating our youth on the subject. By understanding homophobia and discrimination, one can begin to overcome it. My writing process was inspired by the current issues occurring across the United States regarding the LGBTQIA community. I was inspired to educate those who were unaware of the struggles homosexuals faced daily. I wanted to spread awareness and show what struggles homosexuals have faced in the past, and present.
C) My Research Methods:
My research process was actually extremely stressful, because it was difficult to find pieces that were not biased. I looked for new articles surrounding my topic on a daily basis. I enjoyed the topic I chose, and wanted to gain as much knowledge and information that I could. I spent a lot of time in databases, but I focused mainly on news articles and statistical sheets. I ran a survey among the Facebook Community, which was interesting to watch. I talked to other individuals as well regarding my topic, and they gave me a few resources to use.
Final Details and Observation:
I learned so much information regarding same-sex marriage and homosexuality among the United States. The information actually intrigued me and inspired me to further my research to find out what struggles homosexuals face among other nations. I learned many legal aspects of same-sex marriage that I was not previously aware of, as well as religious issues. My perspective stayed the same throughout my research and writing process, simply because I support same-sex marriage and believe anyone should be able to marry those who they love.