It is too widespread in our country and around the world. Even though I am against homosexuality and same-sex marriage I will still love that person even if I do not support their lifestyle. I do not expect people to agree with what I say, but I believe that this is the wrong path and something can be done to turn everything around. I think homosexuality is a mental issue and that if the person got the right help they could be ‘cured’ of this. But my belief is that all of this is a big mess that is far from being resolved.
People’s different values and morals play a role in defining what they believe. Many people find homosexuality to be not natural, and it goes against many people’s views. However, there is also a lot of people who argue in favor of homosexuality and find nothing about it unnatural. For those people who do think it is not natural they normally use the argument that this kind of sex can not reproduce, therefore it is not right because the point of sex is to reproduce. Many times the Bible will also be used to refer to verses that condemn acts of homosexual sex.
Homosexuals are no different that ordinary people, they just have a different sexual preference. With all of the ridiculous rumors and people’s strong ignorance, the homosexual population is being looked down upon. Laws are forbidding homosexuals from being able to fully express their love through marriage. There are shared feelings between homosexual couples and heterosexual couples so it would be unfair to say that homosexual love is not true love. Donald DeMarco argues that love is something that is only meant for a man and a woman.
Marriage is seen as a religious sacrament, and a homosexual couples do not fit the specific criteria that had been put in place. On the other hand there are individuals who are all about gay marriage. I mean, why not? What harm would it do if it does not affect you directly? Many feel that not allowing homosexuals not to marry is a denial of a basic right.
What I think about that is that I think it’s very wrong and people do not realize that being gay is very hard, and they can’t be put in their shoes to see how it is. The whole problem is that people of different aspects or view have been discriminated because of what they believe in and what they want to act in. So what I want to say is that homosexuals should have the same equal rights and the same amount of freedom as straight people because in this world it does not matter who, what you are, but it does matter how you contribute to this world and how people make it a better place.
However, due to conservative traditional and religious beliefs, the integration of homosexuals in society is often met with resistance. It can therefore be said that societal conservative tendencies have led to the intolerance of homosexuality therefore causing the inequality of LGBT men and women. In order to challenge normative constructions on sexuality one must first acknowledge that discrimination is still evident and continues to be a reason behind socio-political exclusion. The operations behind social policies cause oppression and isolation, and only re-thinking our approach in delivering new policies can hopefully one day meet the needs for a diverse lifestyle or in the words of Macklemore “It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!”
Since these lifestyles are generally not acceptable, homophobia and discomfort of cross dressers exist. Hopkins suggests that educating heterosexuals about homosexuality results in a reduction of homophobia. The idea is to create awareness in the society; these issues just can’t be hid behind and forgotten about, if they are present we have to sit up and take notice. Mr. Hopkins rightly calls such an attitude totally biased. The bias against women is closely related to the bias against homosexuals.
The New Testament refers to male prostitution, molestation, and promiscuity (Gay Marriage Chart). The New Testament does not call out same sex marriage until Paul. Paul claims that homosexuality is immoral. That is not the only thing Paul spoke against. Paul also said that women are ignorant and that they should remain silent.
Religion is a major aspect on why society believes that homosexuality is wrong and should not be accepted. Individuals who are against the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community because of their religion believe that “homosexuality is a horrid transgression of God’s plan” (Bawer 74). They consider them sinners because they are going against God’s original intention; relationships should be between a man and a woman. Nia Augustin is a member of the Christian community and believes that supporting or being homosexual goes against her religion beliefs. In her interview, Augustin stated, “I have been told that the purpose of a man and woman being together is to reproduce, but a homosexual couple cannot do that, so that's not of God.” Homosexuality is sinful and wrong in the eyes of religious individuals because it involves sex that does not produce life.
Homophobic societies deny these differences and are strongly prohibited. The effects on homophobic bullying causes vicious attacks mentally and physically toward those of the gay community as well as straight people who "appears to be gay" or supporters of gay rights. Homophobia forces the ideology of stereotypes and that man are perceived to act "macho" and woman to be "feminine". Homophobia limits our individuality and self-expression to appreciate the diversity and unique traits within our society that are not viewed as the “norm”.