More than 2,000 of them received that sentence as a result of a mandatory sentencing scheme (“US”). State laws call for a mandatory sentence of life without parole for those convicted of a felony murder. However, the Supreme Court ruled in June 2012 that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional. To sentence a minor to life in prison is unjust because people under the age of eighteen do not fully comprehend the consequences of their actions, exposure to violence as a child influences their actions, and they are not legal adults and should not be held liable for adult consequences. "The teenage brain is like a car with a good accelerator but a weak brake.
Works Cited Bennett-Smith, M. (2013, July 09). Homophobia, sexual prejudice driven by fear of unwanted sexual advances by gays, lesbians: Study. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/homophobia-fear-unwanted-advances-study_n_3566556.html Byfield, L. (2002). In a few more years the Bible will be banned.
Gay marriage and rights didn’t become a main focus for attention until the late 90’s and early 2000’s. In fact throughout the twentieth century it was illegal for two people originating from the same sexual orientation to speak or proceed with sexual acts together (Eskridge). Gay couples began requesting marriage licenses and the states in which they resided had no choice but to react. Most of the states amended their constitutions and laws to be against gay marriage, and that is where the battle began (Rauch). People began to become paranoid about gay people because of the strict laws that America had put in place against them.
It appeared in the CQ Researcher publication on March 14, 2013: volume 23, issue 11, and is appropriately titled “Gay Marriage.” This article shows the years of debate over same-sex marriage and examples of people affected by the current ban. CQ Researcher explores the laws set by governments to prevent same-sex marriage and the efforts made by same-sex couples to getting rid of these laws. Then, for a Pro/Con debate, CQ Researcher asked Robert P. George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, “Does legalizing same-sex marriage hurt traditional marriage?” Overall, George did not give a very strong or persuasive argument in support of same-sex marriage hurting the traditional form of marriage. George states that nature makes sure that a child will have a mother, but nature does not guarantee a father figure. Marriage is a cultural norm for regular... ... middle of paper ... ...r argument.
Laws Violate Gay Rights When I was in third grade, I learned that there are certain "inalienable rights"-- the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- all of which the United States government is committed to protecting for every human. Last week, I learned this government feels that these human rights are limited to some people, based on how they choose to practice sex. In two separate legislations last week, the United States Senate sanctioned discrimination against homosexual Americans. The issue recently surfaced in Hawaii when the state denied marriage privileges to a lesbian couple. In May 1993, the State Supreme Court ruled in a 3-1 decision that the state's exclusion of same-sex marriage was sexual discrimination and thus unconstitutional unless there was "compelling evidence" for it.
The U.S. should step in and act as an International police force before things get too out of hand because nobody should be put to death or spend lifetime in prison for being who they are. Uganda began to see gay rights as a problem. Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, is disgusted with the outbreak of homosexuality in his country and he wants LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) extinguished. Museveni believes that homosexuality was “provoked by arrogant and careless western groups that are fond of coming into our schools and recruiting young children into homosexuality” (Walker 30). Critics of the Legislation thought differently.
Homosexuals are often discriminated and prejudiced against. In an article that I read, Susadarn Raghavan discusses the recent anti-gay bill that the Ugandan President Yoweri-Museveni signed. This article stood out to show that gay rights and discrimination is not something that occurs strictly in the United States. It is often an issue pushed to the side and not recognized as a global issue. Prior to the anti-gay bill being signed, Obama, as well as other nations’ representatives, warned Musevini of their disapproval of the bill.
If Pg2 Democrats are in office during the duration of fall 2016 then this bill will be passed. Therefore, abstinence only programs will be banned and replaced by sex education programs in public schools all over the United States. Resulting in a positive way by decreasing teen pregnancy as well as helping to inform teenagers of risks they could be taking in their sexual lif... ... middle of paper ... ...orts/abstinence.pdf>. “Dan Abrams-Abstinence-Only Education Doesn’t work.” MSNBC. New york.18 Nov. 2011.Television.
Sexual discrimination continued after World War II due to laws that forbid any homosexuals from immigrating to another countr... ... middle of paper ... .... “Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.” Civil Rights Division Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar.
It unlike the high court which are established by the Federal Constitution. Instead, Syariah court has been equated to the session court and magistrates’ court. Based on Mohamad (2011) the law published within the respective state gazettes such as Kelantan and Terengganu. The matters that covered by Islamic laws included morality, inheritance, marriage and divorce (Hays, 2008). There are laws in Malaysia’s more Islamic such as Muslim will be punished by six months in jail when they have miss the Friday prayers three weeks in a row.