We Are All Equal

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We are all born the same way: as humans, and therefore deserve the same rights and acceptance as long as we all follow the laws and comply with the norms set to protect all individuals. But throughout history certain groups of people have faced discrimination, segregation, and injustice because they are of a specific race, skin color and/or culture that some of us consider to be part of a lower category of human beings, as well as the fact of holding different beliefs and ideals along with preferences when it comes to things such as gender and choice of lifestyle. My only wonder is how an individual or a society as a whole reaches the point of producing enmity towards others who do not hold the same sexual orientation as they do and how they can reject and fail to agree with changes defining gender identity that take place throughout time. Acceptance towards individuals whom have been labeled as gay or lesbian tends to be denied and excused as immoral and religiously sinful. These beings face many hardships throughout their life in what concerns being recognized as “equal” to the rest of society and are often denied certain rights including matrimony, adopting children, living in certain communities, and being allowed other benefits such as acknowledgement by the government when it comes to civil unions between same sex couples. Often they are faced with attacks whether verbal, psychological, or physical that has led to many blood baths in which many of their lives are taken. Usually when they are physically injured with adhering wounds that lodge not only in their soul but their psyche as well, it tends to lead them to attempt to harm themselves sometimes even to the point of taking their own lives. This controversial issue is n... ... middle of paper ... ...h they are not able to associate with others who hold different beliefs as them like Scott James explains in his article “Graying and Gay, and Finding a Home.” We are all equal and therefore we should all be treated as so. Works Cited Badgett, M.V. Lee. “What Obama Should Do About Workplace Discrimination.”The New York Times. 6 Feb. 2012. Web. 6 Feb. 2012. Blow, Charles M. “Real Men and Pink Suits.” The New York Times. 10 Feb. 2012. Web. 12 Feb. 2012. Bruni, Frank. “Value Our Families.” The New York Times. 20 Jan. 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2012. James, Scott. “Graying and Gay, and Finding a Home.” The New York Times.23 Feb. 2012. Web. 25 Feb. 2012. Scalia, Elizabeth. Photo. “Gay Marriage, Eden & Our Constant Illusion.” 28 Jun. 2011. Web. 7 Feb. 2012.
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