The circumstances containing homosexuality have formed a varying timeline. The LGBT community’s rights and responsibilities must match those of society in general. Throughout the last 50 years the rights deserved by those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender has been debated. Debates have included topics such as same sex marriage, housing security, and job security.
The LGBT community needs laws protecting it from hate crimes. There have been multiple incidents LGBT individuals have been beaten, raped, and even murdered. Society cannot expect things to change unless society makes it happen. Take the murder of Allen Shindler for example. Shindler was murdered in 1992 because he was a homosexual. Shindler was in the navy at the…show more content… While some states have legalized gay marriage, some have not. The states that have not legalized gay marriage are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. (“gay marriage”). These states, in a percentage of the public’s eyes need to change. In their eyes these states deny LGBT people civil rights. The right to marry is a civil right.
Since the gay rights battle has been around, there has been a fight for anti-discrimination laws for the LGBT community. Just as any other community, they need protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation. If the LGBT community can’t have housing and job security, then no community should.
Everybody needs housing security. The LGBT community needs it so they won’t be denied housing because of their sexual orientation. Without laws like these, people may be denied housing because of their sexual orientation. Without these laws, people may be kicked out of rented houses by their landlords if their landlords suspect that they may be LGBT. (“Newton”)
Everybody needs job security as well. Without these laws, people may be fired on the sole basis of