A Brief Note On Sociological Factors On Clients

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CHCDEV002
ANALYSE IMPACTS OF SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS ON CLIENTS IN COMMUNITY WORK AND SERVICES

ASSESSMENT A –
ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY
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Australia’s social inclusion policy and its failure to support all minorities, specifically same-sex couples

King (cited in Australian Marriage Equality, 2015) stated “When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom”. This quote from Martin Luther King Jr is as applicable today to legalising same-sex marriage as it was to the civil rights movement and inter-racial marriage over half a century ago. Marriage is a right that most Australians take for granted. Studies have shown that having the freedom of choice to marry, regardless of sexual orientation, enriches the lives of those couples and that marriage enhances their health and wellbeing. The following essay will outline an argument in support of same-sex marriage by discussing some of the advantages from the standpoint of a couple and from the perspective of children being raised in that family dynamic, it will also outline an argument in support of gay marriage in Australia. The argument posed will be based on human rights and social inclusion policies.

In the view of Triggs (2013) the spirit of Australia’s social inclusion policy, is the value placed on the human rights of individuals and minority groups. He further asserts that it encompasses the “fundamental values of equity, equality, social justice, and human…
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