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Samantha Adams
4/19 Online Discussion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:29pm
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In the issue paper, I met a few challenges. It was often hard to separate opinion from fact, and keep my own opinion out of the paper. For every topic, the challenge was different. On some it was hard to find counter points to argue and others it was hard to find anything that held up to scrutiny. Iím most concerned about giving a fair argument to each side. Obviously it would ruin the entire paper if one side were more catered to than the other.
Researching is actually more interesting than I expected. Because I got to choose my own topic it meant that I could choose something I was interested in learning more about, and it paid off. Instead of skimming through a lot of the articles and studies I actually thoroughly read them and found the information fascinating and I wanted to continue to learn more. One of the most interesting things I read about was that gay couples who adopt children have no negative influence on the children, but can actually have a more positive influence because if the time and work invested in adopting the child. Gay couples go through many struggles in order to adopt children and it makes them tend to be more grateful and better parents to their children. It was nice to learn about studies conducted to prove that gay couples can be suitable parents because of all the negative attention they get.
As far as surprising information goes, I was a little surprised at how many of the viewpoints disapproving of gay rights had been studied, tested, and often proved false. At the same time though, I was surprised that the side opposing gay rights in fact had a few legitimate concerns that werenít all homophobic or religious based. One of the reasons I disagree most with those opposing gay rights is because it all seems to come from extremely personal places, when I truly believe it isnít fair to keep rights from other human beings just because of a personal view. I think you asked plenty of questions, which made it easier to come up with such a long answer.

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