Hate Crime Protection for Gays and Lesbians

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In this Gays and lesbians deserve equal protection against the hate crimes that happen in the world. Aren't we told as young children and also throughout life to treat others as we would want to be treated? So why are some decimated against based on sexual preference? The statistics show the percentages of the hate discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community. The violence that they are pitted against, due to people's discrimination against them, in life. And I will also mention the discrimination that the LGBT community goes through and what they miss out based on sexual preference. Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the largest LGBT populations in the South, if not the nation. An yearly LGBT pride festival draws about 200,000 people. Several neighborhoods have businesses that market heavily to the LGBT. The statistics show that eighty five percent of cases on violence and harassment were because of homophobic language and assaults on those people. The city of Atlanta has been ranked the 32nd in the percentage of same-sex unmarried households. If you narrow it down to cities with overall populations greater than 100,000, Atlanta ranked sixth in the percentage of same-sex unmarried households. A 2008 study showed that 390 gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Victorians found that out of one in seven were living in homophobia fear of violence happening to them. In another study, this one based in Australia , in 2010 a percentage of sixty-one
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