In a Country of Diversity and Tolerance, Discrimination for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender Still Exists

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The United States is an example for diversity and tolerance in the world. There are laws, policies and protection for a person’s rights. However, even with this in place many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) are still discriminated against. LGBT Today faces discrimination with housing, jobs, relationships, insurance, medical care, adopting, religion and social prejudice. The rights of homosexual persons are not equal to a person who is heterosexual. A person who is homosexual are told that they cannot have the same as others because of their sexual orientation Many times we like to think of the United states of American as a place that has move in to a higher level of progression, unfortunately this is not the case as we…show more content…
Ac In California the citizens approved an amendment to the California Constitution. This amendment was written as "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." This change to the California Constitution had been reviewed by the California Supreme Court before this change. The court ruled that before this change the Constitution had guarantees from the right to marriage for both heterosexual and homosexual regardless of a person’s sexual orientation (Gonzalez, 2010). With support from both the citizens and the State government California is helping pave the way for other states to stop the lack of rights and discrimination LGBT face. http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.brescia.edu/pqrlsocsci/docview/1316135859/890B8295398E4155PQ/5?accountid=9713 A couple from a same sex marriage is placed into different category in the eyes of the federal government. The federal government does not view this relationship, even in a state that deems it legal the federal government withholds benefits that heterosexual couples have. In 1996 “The federal Defense of Marriage Act” was passed. This brought more problems for LGBT who were not allowed to add their spouses The langue in the federal Defense of Marriage Act stated that marriage is "a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife". This shows the complete disregard to the rights of a group of people, having no sympathy for any parts of their lives; this not only

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