Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians in the Workplace

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The topic I have chosen for my research paper comes under the general heading of culture. Culture may be defined as the language, beliefs, values, norms, and material objects passed from one generation to the next. The specific topic I proposed to investigate is discrimination of homosexuals in the workplace. This topic is particularly interesting to me because I am an advocate of equality for all. I believe that no matter your race, age, sex, or sexual orientation you should be treated fairly. My paper will provide an in depth look at this type of discrimination, the laws that protect the victims, and explain how this affects our society. Finally, I will describe the insights I have gained in researching this topic as well as pose some…show more content…
Some feel that same sex relationships are completely wrong and that they shouldn't be allowed anywhere, especially in the workplace. But, there are others who are fighting for homosexual equality. Another opinion is "Don't Ask Don't Tell". Some employers feel that, if an employer's personal life is not evident at work, he/she shouldn't make it known. They feel that what an employee does in his/her personal life; is personal and they want to have an unbiased opinion. From researching this topic I have gained a newfound insight about myself and the world around me. Not only does prejudice affect your race, it also affects how you live your life, a job, and has the basic needs in life. Homosexuals choose a life different from the norm of society and they have to deal with the pressures of fitting in where they are told that they do not belong. It is put upon them to conform to what society wants and not to be different. Researching discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace helped me understand more about the struggles that they face. Having seen the similarities that racism and sexual orientation have in common has made me want to research further into the lives of homosexual persons. References Carroll, R. (2003). Gays, lesbians making gains in workplace, study shows. The Detroit News, . Retrieved Oct 02, 2005, from www. detnews.com (Carroll, 2003) Human Rights Campaign, (2002). Gays getting fair treatment at work. Retrieved Oct. 11,

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