Sociology of family discusion
(1) "WHAT IS A FAMILY?" In some instances this query has no particular LEGAL implications. For example, some people may not regard a childless couple as a "family," but there is nothing legal or illegal about having or not having children.
In many cases, however, some confusing legal issues are involved:
(2) Should homosexual couples be permitted to legally marry?
(3) Should cohabiting couples have legal obligations to each other, especially in the event that they terminate their relationships?
Review THREE popular magazines and discuss the ways advertising portrays "sexual scripts." Look for ads that portray both the traditional patriarchal script and the expressive sexuality script and then identify, with explanations, which script dominates each of the three publications.