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.
These microaggressions are based on the over sexualization of these two groups, and the idea that one individual in the relationship must take the role of a male in order for it to work. This makes the lesbian or bisexual individual feel sexualized and disrespected, especially when their sex lives are compared to those of porn stars. Bisexual women find themselves being labelled as impulsive, easy and experimental despite their own personal morals. These two sexual orientations are viewed as a tease to men, rather than what they are – sexual orientations. Other the other hand, lesbian and bisexual women are dramatically more at risk of rape, physical violence or stalking by a former partner according to the Californian Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (Walters,
Homosexual is a romantic attraction that occurs between two people of the same sex. This is the endurance pattern with an aim of experiencing sexual, affection and romantic attractions which is exclusively between similar genders. This is one of the three major categories of sexual orientation in sex. There have been many issues and concerns regarding the issue of homosexuality. In any society, homosexual has always been considered as evil and ungodly (Connors 2007).
Gay’s are tied to their second-class status if they are denied equal rights of a traditional couple’s marriage. The conflict theorists suggest that citizens will continue to view homosexuals as underclass, or unworthy, if the law does not allow them equivalent marriage rights. Homosexual individuals will be connected to their inability to marry, and therefore, they will be assumed to have lesser power. Finally the symbolic-interactionist theorists have take the homosexual marriage debate into account. The
Homophobia has really affected all people in very negative ways regardless of their sexual orientation. As homophobia is based on someone disliking or being prejudice to another person targeted to people that are homosexual. There are many people that want to fight against homophobia and help protect and support the LGBTQ community. The different sexual orientations of all individuals they have the right to be who they identity them selves as. As homophobia not only affects the LGBTQ community but affects every sexual orientation, seeing that much hate and prejudice toward people it is just sad and disturbing that people still hate on something they have no control over.
One of the main reasons why people tend to be prejudice against gay, lesbian, and bisexual are based on inaccurate stereotypes and lack of information that is provided by society. Society portrays sexual minorities as sick, perverted, or nonexistent. There are quite a few people who are not aware that they may know healthy gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. Many people, fearing they might be gay, lesbian, and bisexual, prefer to attack individual who are as a way of avoiding self-identification. People tend to link homosexuality and bisexuality with sexual behavior.
As a culture, we put so much pressure on our other to conform to a certain mold. Society seems to be forcing other people to try to measure up in all areas of life, even trying to tell them how to act and how not to act. Those gays and bisexual people living within communities where anti-gay sentiments are not only common, but also accepted, have, on average, a shorter life expectancy in comparison to their peers who are fortunate enough to live in more open-minded communities. A common way of hurting these homosexuals emotionally is through stereotype which then leads to low self-esteem. Homophobia can be used to stigmatize, silence, and, on occasion, target people who are perceived or defined by others as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, but who are in fact heterosexual.
So the real question is, is gay marriage beneficial or detrimental to society. Well, there have been studies to show that gay marriage does in fact lower divorce rates, and it promotes equality and reduces homophobia. However, gay marriage has been proven to be beneficial and detrimental to children living in same-sex households, also, many people have argued that it’s leading to giving people in polygamous, incestuous, bestial, and other nontraditional relationships the right to marry. Finally, there are many people who believe that homosexuality and gay marriage goes against the laws ... ... middle of paper ... ... in States with Same-Sex Marriage." US News.
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