The anatomy of a human determines the sex of the individual. Gender is the “socially constructed behaviors and identity tags, such as “feminine” and “masculine.”(Silverman Rader 427). It is not uncommon for people to confuse sex with gender. Each gender has different expectation (varies across cultures) to carry out, which is a rough definition of a “role”. When you combine gender and role, you obviously get gender role. A gender role is the “set of behavoiral norms assumed to accompany one’s status as a male of female”(Conley, Dalton. You may Ask Yourself. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1998. Print). I believe that there is an average “mean” that our American culture has formed in regards to gender roles, however it seems to frown upon those that deviate from it. In other words, the American culture has developed values and norms that expects predictable behaviors. Sexual preference has a lot of emphasis placed on it in the American culture. When people of the opposite sex are in an intimate relationship, it is considered normal by nearly all. However when people of the same-sex form intimate relationships, it is frowned upon by a majority of the American culture. I personally feel that “gays” should be given the same respect as to people of “straight” preference. When people frown upon gays, I believe it is because they aren’t exactly comfortable with themselves. I will admit that when I was younger, I disapproved of gays, however I was an ignorant youngin. Nowadays I strongly believe that gays should be given the same rights as straights (marriage). Those who don’t believe in gay right’s are ignorant and subconsciously uncomfortable with themselves.