Some parents of children that are different in sexuality often discriminate them also. They cope with it by talking about it to other same-sex individuals. Some homos keep it to themselves, so no one will know their real sexuality. Often times, homosexuals will date someone of the opposite sex, so they can hide their true selves. Homos tend to cope with discrimination by not showing up to school.
It is kept a secret because in society, homosexuality is not considered normal. Therefore, to avoid being judged, ridiculed and belittled, homosexuality is conducted in secrecy. Over the years however, homosexuals have grown tired of not being able to do what they believe in, when and where they pleased. Many homosexuals began to fight for their rights to do as they pleased. What non-supporters of homosexuality thought or said about homosexuals no longer affected the homosexual community.
However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683). If gay marriage were legal, homosexuality would be legitimate. Thus, the number of "closet gays" would decrease, as acceptance of their sexual orientation increases. In short, society would be spared a lot of trouble--the breakup of a family or dissatisfaction with one's life, especially of the homosexual partner, as she or he tries to comply with society's standards. Same-sex marriage is just in that it provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
Legalization of gay marriage has been a major controversial topic for a long time. Although, many people do not know what it means to be homosexual, most people do not know the actual definition of homosexuality and they do not know how difficult it is to be gay in this society. There are many reasons why people are against gay marriage and homosexuals all together. Most of the reasons are based on religious bias another big reason is being afraid of the unknown. Some smaller reasons are that being heterosexual is such a social norm now a day’s people are not used to the change.
This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of homosexual rights oppose homosexuals on this one issue. This is because there is a lot of misunderstanding about what homosexuality really is, as well as the erroneous assumption that homosexual people enjoy the same civil rights protections as everyone else. For the reasons of ending social injustice, the economic and social benefits of allowing homosexuals to marry, and the constitution, homosexual marriages should be a legalized institution. Homosexuals are often treated unjustly socially. Homosexual people and couples are treated as inferior to that of heterosexuals.
There are always two sides for every issue, either for it, or against it. Gay marriage has no acceptation. The gay community has seemed too sprung up with larger numbers, and surprisingly with more acceptance. However, there are still individuals who believe is morally wrong. Many people seem to have a strong belief that homosexuality is wrong.
The odd thing is that many of these homosexual men feel more afraid to tell their fathers that they are gay. They feel like their father would be more ashamed of them. One homosexual told me that his father would feel like less of a man if he knew. When I asked a number of heterosexual men, ranging form the ages of 18 to 30, why they feel homosexuality is wrong, they all came up with basically the same answer. In one way or another they all said, “That it is just wrong, and... ... middle of paper ... ... should be able to look the mirror at themselves and not feel “gay” or not masculine, just as a female can.
Nobody should be afraid to express themselves. Especially if you have something in your life that you need to get off your chest. For example, coming out gay to friends and family. Gay people have such a hard time going out into the real world letting people know that they are gay because of all of the criticism in this world. Most gays have to hide behind their true selves because they don’t want to be rejected a home, job or receive dirty looks for.
Previously considered a forbidden subject and only discussed within the gay community, the issue of gay marriage has made it to the forefront of relevance. Many states are currently allowing the verdict of the issue to be decided on by the voters. Still, the gay community faces obstacles in their fight for equality. While the acceptance of gay marriages are increasing, homosexual couples who choose to marry still face issues unlike those of interracial couples in the past. Just like the interracial couples in the 1950s and 1960s, homosexuals have had to fight for their rights to marry the person of his or her choosing.
A lot of people judge each other by a different number of things. But the most discrimination next to racism is homosexuality. The reason a lot of people think it is wrong because they think it is sick and it is not normal for other people to see homosexuals kissing or engaging in sexual intercourse. Overall Homosexuals have it hard in the U.S. but not only here but around the world, some countries or religions kill people if they are gay. 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.