For this assignment you will research a few court cases. Your goal here is to study this subject as a scientist would. Therefore, it does not matter whether you agree with the ruling or not, you can still write objectively about it. Use the Internet to find court cases and new articles from mainstream news outlets to use for your references.
-Begin by looking up the Loving V. Virginia case. Next, list the states that allow same-sex marriage. What were some of the arguments the states used in their legalization? What were some of the legal arguments against same-sex marriage? (Note: When looking for information, please refrain from religious reasoning or personal opinion; remember, you are looking at this as a scientist.) Do you think that the Supreme Court’s ruling on Loving v. Virginia changed much about American attitudes and practices? Does this case set precedent for same-sex marriage? How has this view changed over time? Do you see a shift in American’s view towards same-sex marriage? In what way is it changing?
Finally, briefly discuss how you feel about this subject. To what groups do you belong that help to shape your feelings about this issue? How do they help shape them?