The Controversy of Homosexuality

2294 WordsMar 20, 201310 Pages
Homosexuality The Controversy of Homosexuality Differences within people are what make each individual unique, and accepting differences is mandatory to live in a peaceful environment. Homosexuality is a widespread phenomenon that has been around for centuries. Discrimination against homosexuals is a critical issue that is affecting many lives around the world. Homosexuality is prohibited in some countries while it is encouraged and protected in others. Homosexuality is observed in the animal kingdom in a large umber of species, thus it can be concluded that it is a natural phenomenon and not a human deviation off nature. Some cultures accept and embrace homosexuality, while others are strictly against it; the cultures that are…show more content…
Out-dated laws like this one will create a sense of detachment of homosexuals from the society and the whole country, and thus there will be hatred towards the mentality of the country since the identity of homosexuals is not accepted and is even punishable by law, which is an extreme. On the other hand, in modern western countries such as The United States of America, or all the European countries, ancient laws that have banned homosexual relationships were abandoned, and new and improved laws that support and protect homosexuals were issued. European parliaments have criminalized, or plan on criminalizing all discrimination and hat speeches that are against homosexuals or transsexuals, since it is part of human rights to be safe of any sort of discrimination (Human Rights, n.d.). "With this resolution, the European Parliament clearly condemns any discrimination, hate speech or incitement to violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity," said Helene Flautre (Greens-EFA, France) (Human rights) this venture from the European countries show how accepting of differences they are and how far they would go to protect each and every citizen, disregarding all minor differences. This modern way of thinking only improves society and develops the culture since every person feels safe and has a sense of belonging to that society, thus leading to his positive contribution to society and
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