Persuasive Essay On Transgender Rights

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America has come so far into society and our freedom. How can our country forget when slavery ended in 1865 and gave women more rights in 1920. However, over time America has ignored the basic rights of transgender people. Transgender people are not any different from African Americans, or women. Why should they be treated any different? They're humans just like everyone else. They deserve the same basic treatment as a human rather than being treated like they're not from this planet. There are transgender people today who are getting harassed and tormented for just going into the bathroom for what they identify as. They should be able to go into a bathroom for which sex they identify as, rather than making special bathrooms for transgender people that make them stand out and feel odd for using.

Half of our country has truly ignored the fact that everyone should be treated the same and equal because in The Declaration of Independence in paragraph 2 it states, ¨We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.¨ This excerpt out of a very powerful document of the United States of America means that everyone deserves their unalienable rights, meaning the rights that they were born with. No one can take them away or say they cannot have them. Any human being acquires the rights to live, be free, and to be happy. Another reason which proves that transgender people are getting harassed and tormented for just simply using the bathroom. In the Los Angeles Times in paragraph 6 it states, ¨I had a kid bound up the stairs one day and grab my throat and crotch, then proclaim to his friends, “He’s got an Adam’s apple and nuts!” (Perception is an interesting thing.) My world was an uncomfortable thicket of questions, kids relentlessly pursuing answers they felt they had a right to.¨ This little excerpt from a very popular source, literally proves that they are getting tormented and harassed and actually getting put on the spot just for walking to the restroom, no one should be embarrassed or put on blast like that.

The other half of the nation would
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