People in the United States vary widely in their acceptance of the sexual and gender choices and orientations. Recent changes in the legality of same sex marriage, the changing role of women in the military, and increasing awareness of transgender issues have highlighted how much has changed in recent months.
Choose one of these sources:
- Find an article or graph that illustrates a recent change in law, attitude, or policy regarding sexual tolerance.
- Joel Burns: It Gets Better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4 (transcript located on YouTube site)
Write a 5-paragraph essay that introduces the topic you’ve chosen, summarizes the various points of view, and concludes with the current status of the issue you are addressing. Be sure to use at least 2 references to support your essay. Your paper must meet the minimum 750-word count requirements.
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All assignments are submitted to Turnitin, which is a plagiarism checking tool. Any assignment receiving a score of 30% or better raises serious concerns about the originality of your work. An originality score should generally be no more than 20%. Originality scores between 20 and 50% will be graded with a point deduction. Any originality score over 50% after review will be graded with a 0. Please keep this in mind as you are submitting work. <o:p>