* This assignment will showcase your ability to recognize and examine argument structure. Please be sure to follow all of the assignment guidelines, which your instructor will give to you in class or listed below.
* In this week's assignment, we are going to take a look at a couple of arguments related to an immensely controversial idea in our society, the idea of same-sex marriage. At the end of Chapter Six you will find two different opinions, Justice Margaret Marshall’s majority opinion on Goodridge v. Department of Public Health and Matthew Spalding’s “A Defining Moment for Marriage and Self-Government. While many of you may have strong opinions on one side or the other of this debate, this week we're asking you to set
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Assignment Expectations: Your assignment should be a minimum of 500 words (this does not include text from the header or the title/reference page). You’re welcome to go beyond this minimum if you’d like. For this assignment, please do not utilize any outside sources other than your THiNK textbook.
All papers should be formatted according to APA specifications with size 12 font, Times New Roman, double spaced with 1" margins on all sides. Your assignment should include a title page with the student’s name, course name and number, instructor’s name, and the date submitted. There should also be a reference page listing your THiNK textbook in APA format.
Just a reminder that all submissions should be your own original work and that all assignments will be run through an online tool to check for plagiarism. The majority of the text in your assignment should consist of your own words so please use direct quotations sparingly. You should include specific points from the text to support and strengthen your argument, but please limit direct word-for-word quotations to no more than 2 or 3 quoted sentences per page. Focus on explaining the textbook terms and concepts in your own words rather than copying lines.
If you reference specific points from the text, be sure to always include an APA style parenthetical citation at the end of those sentences to give credit to the source, such as