Sunday, April 7, 2013

RESEARCH RELATED ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY: SHOULD GAY COUPLES BE ALLOWED TO ADOPT?


Thanks are due to Özge Çağlar Aksoy and her class for this writing activity
In many western countries, gay couples are now allowed to have civil unions legalizing their relationship. They now wish to be allowed to adopt like heterosexual couples. Write an argumentative essay for or against allowing gay couples to adopt. Before you do so, you will need to determine the main arguments for and against and to do so, it is suggested that you access the following texts and annotate them.
1.       “Florida Court Overturns State’s 31-Year Ban on Gay Adoptions” By L.K. Regan www.realjock.com
2.       “Study Shows Children Adopted By Gay Couples Are Emotionally Healthy” By L.K. Regan www.realjock.com
3.       “US Signs UN Statement on Gay Rights, Reversing Bush Refusal” By L.K. Regan www.realjock.com
4.       “Should Homosexual Partners Be Allowed To Adopt?” By Brandon Wegner
5.       “Who Sets Standards of a Suitable Parent?” By Maddie Marquar
Now, check out some videos. You will find plenty on voanews.com. Listen, watch and make notes. When you have done so, gather your notes and write your essay defending your own point of view and refuting counter arguments. Remember not to copy paste; use only your notes not the texts.


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