Doesn’t the constitution state that all men and women are equal? Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals experience too much discrimination, whether it is at work, in school, or even from law enforcement. One of America’s biggest problems is discrimination. Though there have been many improvements in the way society deals with discrimination, there is still a long way to go. Police officers, parents, teachers, students, managers and coworkers should give the equal chance for individuals who do not live the same life as them. People have so many reasons as to why they do not deal with homosexuality but never truly take the time to know why people are homosexual and should understand that being LGBTQ is perfectly fine.
The massive amount of people who believe and support LGBT should have the same human rights and equality say, “it's only fair they receive the same liberty to love who they love.” (Texas, Democratic Party, 1) Throughout the years, same sex marriage supporters have been increasing; “81% of adults under 30 now support marriage equality.”(Texas Democratic Party, 1). People have been making an effort to fight this case even since the beginning of the gay rights movement in the 1960s-1970s. Even before that though, homosexuals have tried to be seen equal, and of course, have an aspiration to be able to obtain the same rights as everyone else, which is to win over the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed in 1996 by Presidential Clinton to be able to marry the person they love regardless of what their gender
Discrimination Whether we like it or not, discrimination is a problem that has been occurring for thousands of years and is one that will continue to occur for years to come. American history has seen its share of discrimination, perhaps none more evident than the mid-19th century. Political tensions between northern and southern states concerning states’ rights and slavery sent the country into turmoil. The bloodiest battle in American history soon began and the country would never be the same again. However, after the conclusion of the war at Appomattox Court House, the definition of American citizenship and personal liberties would be changed forever. Unfortunately, discrimination has continued to take place within the nation’s borders against other groups of people. Recently, discrimination against homosexual individuals has been quite an intense topic of debate. Although I do understand the logic behind people’s beliefs, it is astonishing to me that there are people in this world that aggressively disallow others to be who they are and live the life that they so choose to live. Persecution of others for religious or political beliefs, although understandable, is a devastating problem to the entire world. In my eyes, how can America be the land of the free and the home of the brave when citizens are unable to be free in their choices and are forced to be brave to act against these unethical doings? We have seen reforms take place to minimize discrimination throughout
It is important that the U.S. government realizes how certain laws, policies, or attitudes they enforce can affect the public in many different ways. The 1900s were a trial and error period for lawmakers in regards to racism, sexism, and the growing LGBT community. Unfortunately, that created an extended period of time for society to legally and publicly humiliate certain types of people. Luckily time was all people really needed to move past their prejudicial views. Whenever civil rights become the topic of conversation, there is a fine line between acceptable and unconstitutional when it comes to lawmaking. However, law enforcement is only a portion of potential discrimination LGBT people face. Even now in 2017, certain societies still disagree with same-sex marriage, and there is nothing that can be done about that. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, as long as it doesn't affect how they treat others. Discrimination usually forms around something that cannot be changed. For example, if a woman doesn’t get equal pay because she’s a woman, it’s not like she can clap her hands and turn into a man to get more money. Instead, she overcomes the setback and finds a way to receive the pay she deserves because she is a woman, not despite it. The U.S. isn’t perfect, but its come a long way. If anything, that should give people
Losing rights for being one’s self Even though fellow Americans use the constitution as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT peoples and women because of their freedom of speech, the civil rights act should protect all LGBT communities and women. John Oliver’s “LGBT Discrimination and The Advocates” The Equality Act is Necessary” demonstrates that all Americans should be treated as equals and not discriminated against because of Color, Race, Sex, or National Origin.
Throughout the years, the LGBT community has put forth tremendous effort to gain rights and recognition in the United States. Yet there have been numerous laws that have discriminated and made them feel unequal. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered. Many people in the community have a hard time accepting who they truly are in terms of sexual orientation or gender identity. Coming out is challenging enough on its own, and laws and regulations that discriminate against those who only wish to live freely can make it hard for them to do so. Living in the time period we do, we have seen many changes in the right direction as far as having equal rights for all, but it has not always been this way. There have been many movements and actions the LGBT community has taken over the years to get to where we are today. There have also been many laws and regulations specifically targeted at same-sex and transgendered individuals, some of which that still apply today.
MSgt Abbott’s time giving back to her community is a passion of hers. She sees herself as a leader and advocate for those who need help, support, or deserve to be treated fairly. Her community activities include volunteering as a blood drive assistant for the American Red Cross and her role within the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transsexual (LGBT) community. MSgt Abbott’s presence and intellect, as well as a lot of courage, empowered her to combine the two things she is most passionate about. She is that type of NCO that embodies what an NCO should be at all times and is a courageous advocate of equal rights for the LGBT community. However, her voice was finally able to be herd after the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’. This freedom allowed her to play a major role within the LGBT community, as well as represent the LGBT community within the Air
Over the years in America life has tremendously changed in this society as homosexuality is becoming a more controversial topic to many . In this past decade, this topic has sprung to the top of religious and political debates . Homosexuality has led to a debate of social matter, however when it comes to laws to protect homosexuals' rights, and equal right that other Americans have society turns its nose up in disgust. The individuals of today fear a world of change and are stuck in their "old ways". I'm here to say that it is time for a change. The lesbians, gays, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community should have the same rights as other American.
People around the world face violence and inequality—and sometimes torture, even execution—because of who they love, how they look, or who they are (LGBT Rights). All people should be equal. It should not matter if a person is gay, straight, bisexual, or transgender. We should all have the right to get married and be treated equally. We should all be able to go into any business. Same-sex couples could help with adoptions and fostering children. No one should have to face violence because of their sexuality. Sexuality should not matter under any circumstance.
You’ve seen it on the news, you’ve heard people argue about it, heck, you may even know people who are “it”. It’s no surprise. The LGBTQ+ Community has been getting attention, and not all of it is positive. Let me tell you something; I support them. I think they deserve to live and be in this country. I think they deserve to be treated as human being. Any person of the LGBTQ+ community deserves equal rights because they are human, they have rights to be who they are and your beliefs or religion should not get in the way of those rights.
American citizens should have the freedom to choose who they want to be and who they want to love. To deny people the basic human right to love and be loved is a form of oppression that the United States should not and will not tolerate. The LGBT community has been oppressed for too long, and it’s time for a change. I fully support and commend the 2015 Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage. It is a great leap of progress forward, but we have many more miles to go. I have advocated for legislation to protect LGBT rights since the very beginning of my campaign and I will not cease until each American citizen can confidently choose to be who they want to be without
All people are created equal and should be treated the same. People that live the gay life style have to fight for the right to be respected and excepted. The 14th Amendment equal protection clause allows
The LGBT community has made new laws each day to bring equality to all. “Throughout its, America has symbolized equality of opportunity for people of all races, origins, religions and creeds, serving as a beacon of hope for anyone seeking a better life. However, despite its founding principles of equality and acceptance, the United States also has a long history of denying basic rights to certain people” (LGBT Equality). When the US discriminates against a certain thing people retaliate and rise up and try to make new laws to help their cause. The LGBT community has been striving to bring equality in many ways. The LGBT community has made great strides in gaining equality of same-sex marriage, gay adoption, and transgender equality.
We are all created equal and should be treated as such. Therefore, it is not okay for someone to discriminate against someone who is a homosexual – just as those of a different race or ethnicity should not be discriminated against. We are all human beings and should be treated with respect and dignity. While race or ethnicity is not a choice, some may argue homosexuality is also not a choice and those who disagree have a right to voice their disagreement within a manner that does not
One reason why LGBT Americans are mostly treated unfairly is because currently, LGBT Americans only have a handful of rights. One of the biggest milestones was when on June 26th, 2015, LGBTQ+ marriage was legalized at a federal level in all 50 of the United States. And the LGBT community is popping up more and more in the media. This article states "The struggle of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) people for equal rights has moved to center stage. LGBT people are battling for their civil rights in Congress, in courtrooms and in the streets. Well-known figures are discussing their sexual orientation in public. Gay and lesbian people are featured in movies and on television - not as novelty characters, but as full participants in society." (“The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People”). In some states, discrimination of LGBT people is illegal. LGBTQ+ people's lives are improving, and the amount of laws protecting them is growing. Slowly but surely, full protection is drawing nearer.