Objective: Be prepared for success on the test and essay next class.
Starter: What percentage of Americans agree that "businesses that provide wedding services should be required to provide those services to same-sex couples just as they would all other customers."?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.How surprising is that data?
3.About half of Americans are for discrimination of same-sex couple, about half are opposed to it. What is the best argument you have heard either for or against discrimination of same-sex couples?
4.What story does the data tell about American views towards homosexuals?
5.How do you think this data has changed over the past 20 years?
6.Why do you think that is?
7.What is one consequence of this close division over this issue?
8.How do you think religious affiliation impacts opinion on sexual orientation?
9.How do you think political party identification impacts opinion on sexual orientation?
10.Today, over 70% of Americans believe that homosexuality should not be discouraged. Why do you think that despite overwhelming support for homosexuals and their rights, Congress has not passed a law on this topic?
11.In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed to, among other things, end racial discrimination in places of public accommodation. Do you think the Congress should pass a civil rights act today outlawing discrimination of homosexuals in places of public accommodation (i.e. hotels, restaurants, bakeries, movie theaters, etc)?
12.In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was met with a great deal of anger and resistance across the U.S. Today, very few Americans would say that they oppose laws against racial discrimination. How do you think the people who today oppose laws and rulings against sexual-orientation discrimination will feel about this topic in 20+ years?
13.My aunt works in a hotel as a special event coordinator. On a daily basis, she books rooms, suites, and venues to heterosexuals and homosexuals of all races. Explain whether you think my aunt should be allowed to discriminate against people and refuse to serve them based on the following characteristics:
-membership in the Nazi Party
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