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Discrimination Against Gay Adoption

- Note: This paper has a very long Annotated Bibliography. In recent years, same-sex relationships have become more encompassing in US society. State legislation is changing such as accepting gay marriages, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and legal gay adoptions; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is becoming public. Gay-headed families, like heterosexuals, are diverse and varying in different forms. Whether a created family is from previous heterosexual relationships, artificial insemination, or adoption, it deserves the same legal rights heterosexual families enjoy....   [tags: adoption by same-sex couples]

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Homosexuality, Discrimination, And Violence Among Young Gay And Bisexual Men

- What is normal for one person is not so normal for another person. Homosexuality is one of the most polemical issues in the world today. Homosexuality defines as one’s desire of being attracted to a person of the same gender. The discussion of homosexuality in today’s society is not an easy topic to discuss because so many different opinions arise from the subject. Three effects of being homosexual are discrimination, family issues, and suicide . Discrimination against homosexuals has been a common thing from people in society for years....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Gender, Gay]

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Discrimination

- In a period of time when homosexuality is becoming more common and more accepted, it’s hard to hide yourself from this sexual minority. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual minorities can be found everywhere, so it’s no doubt one might see a gay couple in a business. However, many business owners find homosexual couples immoral and wrong based on religious beliefs, and they might even ask the couple to leave. Do they really have the right to do so. When people refuse service to a homosexual couple, whether it be based on religious grounds or not, is complete discrimination towards the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Lesbian]

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Discrimination

- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Discrimination Discriminating against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and its consequences is something that people maybe never seriously think about, although many people get affected by it. The show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” elaborates on the issue of LGBT discrimination. The Equality Act of 2015 is a bill passed by the House of Representatives and Senate, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009—Ensuring Equality in the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Workers

- For 29 States in the US, it is legal to fire an employee for being gay, lesbian or bisexual. 38 States in the Union have no laws on record preventing discrimination against gender identity or expression—commonly known as transgender. While these statistics may be disheartening for many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals, it is not all doom and gloom. Employment protections and rights for GLBTs have grown exponentially in the past two decades. Fortune 500 companies have helped lead the charge for securing equality for gays and lesbians in the workplace....   [tags: Discrimination, argumentative, persuasive]

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Discrimination Against Gay Marriage is the Voice of Ignorance

- Discrimination Against Gay Marriage is the Voice of Ignorance Marriage is one of the fundamental establishments of the United States. As a young person, one looks forward to many goals in their lifetime: career success, a good life, and very often marriage to the person they love and a family together. This is one of the biggest parts of our "American life" and culture. Very few heterosexuals would be willing to put their right to marry on a ballot for voter approval, or even in their wildest dreams [nightmares?] have to consider doing that....   [tags: Papers]

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Homosexuality and the Prevention of Homophobia

- Homophobia in schools has taken on a different shade in recent years. There is evident bullying of homosexuals in the school system; however, there is also a lack of acknowledgement of the triumphs within the homosexual population, failing to accurately portray historical events. Thus, a lack of appropriate care in schools creates an unnecessary stigma around homosexuality that perpetuates homosexual members of society failing to amount to anything. Homophobia is defined as “irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals” (Merriam-Webster Online)....   [tags: discrimination, gay, culture]

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Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

- American society encounters many different forms of discrimination on a daily basis. There is age discrimination in which an underage minor will not be able to purchase alcoholic beverages or tobacco products. There is also racial discrimination where a black youth is denied a job in a labor union even though that is illegal. Then also another form is gender discrimination which a woman is paid less than that of a man for the same job. Yet a particularly unfair form is sexual discrimination which a same sex couple is not able to be married like a heterosexual couple....   [tags: discrimination, gay rights]

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Marry the One You Love

- Introduction Gay is defined as “pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex.” Or in other words; a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, loving each other like a man and a woman typically would. Naturally, as a man and a woman would want to do when they love each other, gay couples have been getting married. However, not everyone agrees with the gay’s lifestyle; in both government and religions, the gay lifestyle has been banned. As a matter of fact, the gay community has seen a lot of discrimination over the past few years during their “equal rights” campaign, such as hate crimes, and a lack of equal employment opportunities....   [tags: gay, sex, discrimination]

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Same-Sex Marriage

- The legality of gay marriage is a hot topic for many reasons. Traditionally marriage has been known as a legal bond between a man and a woman. Times have changed since those days. More and more people are coming out of the closet everyday. There are more gay people today than there ever have been and that number is only increasing. Marriage is a way for two people to show their commitment towards each other, so it should not matter what their gender or sexual orientation is. Marriage is just one way for two people to show their love for another....   [tags: gay marriage, discrimination, sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality and the Existence of Discrimination

- Homosexuality is most commonly defined as a person who has a sexual attraction to someone of the same sex. To many gay men and lesbians it means much more than just a sexual attraction. It means being able to have a loving relationship with the person they choose based on their beliefs and for some the right to have this love legally acknowledged through the institution of marriage. As with many minority groups, the one thing they all have in common is to be able to live their life free from hatred and discrimination....   [tags: history and gay rights]

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Bullying And Discrimination Against Lgbtq Students

- Schools are crucial developmental spaces, tasked with educating individuals in a realm that operates as more than just an academic sphere. Educational settings function as incubators for socialization and the molding of other interpersonal skills between young, impressionable students. As such, there are often conversations and interactions over sensitive topics that students are grappling with for the first times. One such topic is homosexuality, leading to instances of homophobia, defined as an irrational hatred and fear of nonheterosexuals (Banks 2012)....   [tags: Abuse, Education, Bullying, Gay]

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Gay Adoption

- Gay Adoption One carefully thought over, unchangeable decision is adoption. The biggest question is who should be allowed to adopt. In the world today people think too much on who have rights to adopt. There are too many kids without homes to sit and pretend like there is no problem going on. It is finally time for someone in this world to take charge and enforce the rights of the human population. Now, Gay adoption is one of the most questioned adoptions. There are people for and against this sort of thing, and now it is time to just state the facts....   [tags: homosexuality, rights, discrimination, children]

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Society in Jordan

- ... In 1951, a revision of the Jordanian Criminal Code legalized private, adult, and consensual sodomy, with the age of consent set at 16. The Jordanian penal code no longer allows family members to beat or kill a member of their own family whose sexuality is interpreted as brining “dishonor” to the family. As of 2013, the newly revised penal code makes Honor killings, as a legal justification for murder, illegal. Honor killing are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by a male family members against female or male members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family....   [tags: discrimination, religion, family, judged]

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Gay Rights Movement

- Gay Rights Movement Have you ever thought how much progress the LGBT community has made and how it affects other people. The gay rights movement was and is currently a movement that “strives to end all discrimination towards the LGBT community” (Redlingshafer). As early as 1924, the Society for Human Rights in Chicago becomes United States’ earliest known gay rights organization (“Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement”). However, most people recognize the Stonewall riot in 1969 as being the beginning of the gay rights movement....   [tags: LGBT, discrimination, Hope Speech, Harvey Milk]

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Gay Rights in Huey Newton´s 1970 Speech

- “Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things--he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies” (Carter). Jimmy Carter took a religious route to support the Gay Rights Movement. The Gay Rights Movement started in the 1950s and is still a heated topic that is debated over. The Gay Rights Movement is believed to be started by the Stonewall riots. The Gay Rights Movement had no real leaders and its followers were homosexuals and people who sought for oppression towards gays to end....   [tags: Liberation, Discrimination, Homosexuality]

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Lgbt Discrimination Based On Sexuality And Gender Identity

- LGBT Discrimination in Schools and in the Workplace No federal laws exist to protect people from discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity in schools or at work (Caldwell). While individual states, companies, or schools may have protections against this kind of prejudice, there is currently no federal standard in place to prevent LGBT inequity. Until one is implemented, it is up to independent organizations and governments to bar the practice of discrimination in their jurisdiction. Before this is explored any further, it is important to understand what LGBT means....   [tags: LGBT, Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Gay]

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Discrimination And Prejudice : An Innate Quality Of Human Beings

- Homosexuals have been discriminated through out history and continue to deal with discrimination and prejudice. Its seems as if discrimination and prejudice is an innate quality of human beings. Whether its race, age, social class, religion, disability, or even gender or sexual preference, there is a need as human beings to categorize everyone and label them as worthy or unworthy of equal rights and respect. Humans have never limited the way they preform sexual pleasure to heterosexual intercourse (Ford)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Gay, LGBT]

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Gay Rights in Russia and Interview Analysis by Fareed Zakaria From CNN

- Gay rights in Russia Gay rights has always been a controversial issue in Russia. Russia has anti-gay laws that cause big conflict in the country. Some of the laws that were passed include the gay propaganda law which is against exposing children to any gay media. Another big law which is on its way to being passed is they law against gay people adopting children. Because of this big issue going on, Fareed Zakaria a CNN news reporter investigates the situation. Zakaria interviews Valery Gergiev, an artistic and general director of Mariinsky Theatre....   [tags: Discrimination, Equality]

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Sexual Orientation and Gay Marriage

- ... It seems that since the 60s people have been pushing for gay rights, not only in America, but in other countries as well. I think we’ve passed the point where people think it’s okay to use “gay” as an insult. There are still many reports of hate crimes against gays. 14% of all hate crimes reported nationally are against gays. Gay rights are starting to become more of a priority in America. Right now, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) is a current legislative effort to protect the civil rights of LGBT individuals....   [tags: discrimination, rights]

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Discrimination, Inequality, And Justice For Few

- Minorities: Discrimination, Inequality, and Justice for Few According to minorities today, racism and discrimination are some of the major factors that are present in the workplace. In the labor force specifically, we see racism, discrimination, and inequality that deprive minorities of the opportunity to succeed in life. Research shows that African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women, lesbians, gays, and transgenders in the world suffer injustices that shouldn’t be taking place according to laws that were placed to defend these groups....   [tags: Discrimination]

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Support of Gay Marriage

- African Americans went through more than 100 years of mistreatment and prejudice before receiving their rights. Women had to fight for over seventy years to get the same rights as men. How long does the gay community have to wait for equality. Human rights are for humans, so acceptance is the key and discrimination is proving to be a huge lock. America is supposed to be the land of the free, yet we continue to bring the hammer down on people who are different. Your human rights should not be taken away because of skin color, gender, or how you identify yourself and who you choose to love....   [tags: Human Right, Discrimination, Privilege]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ban in the Military

- In September 2011, the United States lifted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which restricted gay, lesbian, and bisexuals from openly serving in the military. This was the first time in American history in which people of every sexual orientation could serve openly (“11 Facts About,” n.d.). This was a momentous occasion for some and not so much for others. Those that have served in the military years were products of the Former President Bill Clinton’s 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Many soldiers in the military today were privates or lieutenants and had this policy ingrained into them from their first day of military service....   [tags: Armed Forces, Gay]

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The Continuing Debate Over Gay Marriage

- It is the year 2014 and the debate whether gay marriage should be illegal or legal still continues in many states around our nation. Others know America as a “Free Country”, but is it really free. Why does the government continue to force laws against same-sex marriage when the number of homosexual couples continue to rise. The 14th amendment to the US Constitution applies equally to both homosexual and heterosexual citizens; therefore, the government does not have the right to enact any law that bans marriage between individuals based on their sexual orientation....   [tags: religion, rights, discrimination]

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The Fight for Gay Rights

- The fight to legalize gay marriage has won many battles in recent years. It has become available in Canada, England, New Zealand, and here in the United States it is now legal in 13 states (religioustolerence.org). Gay couples have become more prominently accepted in modern society, appearing in popular TV shows such as “Modern Family” and “The New Normal”. Gay marriage is even the inspiration for popular songs such as “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Even with same sex couples being more commonly accepted, there are still conservative and religious leaders that remain opposed....   [tags: Gay Marriage, Legalization]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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Legalizing Gay Marriage

- Gay marriage should be legal. What would you do if you couldn’t marry the one you love. How would you feel if the person you love is in hospital and the doctor cant tell you his/her condition because you are not considered by law to be a family member. The person you have been with for most of your life that knows you the best and cant make the final decisions with your life when you leave this world. These are just few of the obstacles that gay and lesbians couples face because they don’t have the same equal rights as straight couples do....   [tags: sexual orientation, discrimination, benefits]

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The Gay Marriage Debate

- Within this essay, the main focus will be to develop a thorough analysis and discussion in relation to the topic of gay marriage. In order to construct this, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. In reference to the position supporting gay marriage, the discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed contraty to gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legalizing Gay Marriage]

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The Rights Of Uganda Gay Rights

- Uganda gay rights are much more challenging and harsh than in the United States. Even though the United States has equal rights, Uganda gay community is suffering with trying to be who they are. Both countries still struggle with accepting the rights of the LBGT community. Uganda and the United States have a lot of differences as well as similarities when it comes to gay rights. Organizations, laws, government, hate crimes, suicide and crimes are things that will be discussed, when comparing and contrast this paper....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Sexual orientation]

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Gay Marriage

- Gay marriage is a very talked about topic in are country that shouldn’t be ignored. I believe men and women should be able to love freely and not be shamed by it. Marriage is a great factor in the United States. To some people it’s what we live for; is to get married and start a family. To not give everyone the same opportunity to have a happy marriage and family is unlike us. This problem is bringing a lot of hate, the same hate that was used in racial discrimination so why not give gays equal rights like everyone else....   [tags: marriage, United States, discrimination ]

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Gay Couples Attending the Prom

- A traditional prom setting is a dance attended by a couple of young teens: a male and female couple. But what would happen if an individual would like to take a prom date of the same sex. Fighting a battle of rejection or acceptant from family or the school board to approve that a lover or a causal date to the prom should not be determine by the same sex. Whether it is gay students, friends with gay parents, gay clubs in public schools has been a controversial issue for many years. Two teenagers, Constance McMillen and Derrick Martin are facing this battle as they try to bring their date to the senior prom....   [tags: Prom, Gay students, Legal Issues]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Marriage is a union between two individuals as recognized by the state and or the federal government. The union is not distinguished as being exclusively between a male and female. The underlying dissention on gay marriage is based on the moral factors that have been prevalent in society. The key stakeholders of this dissent impact socioeconomic and political realms. The proponents of gay marriage only seek acceptance of their choice in determining the participants of the union. Gay marriage has been a hard fought battle for the rights of a couple to share in the institution of what heterosexual couples have taken for granted since the dawn of history....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT, Gay]

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Gay Marriage in America

- Lately an extensive issue all around America is centered on gay rights. Does being gay or straight make you less of a person. The debate in the political world concerning this is over allowing or denying gay marriage to be legal. Even though this is an exceedingly controversial topic, Legalizing same-sex marriage will have a positive effect on society because it won’t harm the institution of marriage, it will uphold the constitution, and it will inevitably happen either way. What does marriage mean....   [tags: Gay Rights, Equal Rights, Institution of Marriage]

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The Issues of Gay and Same-Sex Marriage

- According to the OED online, "Bigot" is defined as a noun that refers to one who is a superstitious adherent of a religion or to any religious hypocrite. The origin of "Bigot" is unknown, but its first usage as a noun is traced back to fourth century, when it was a common name among Germanic people (Browman). At present, "begot" evolved as a belittling term used commonly by majority of Americans to indicate one who is narrow-minded person or one who is intolerant to the opinions or beliefs of others'....   [tags: bigot, religion, discrimination]

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The Spark That Lit the Gay Rights Movement

- As New York City was waking up on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. The raid led to riots and protests that lasted several days. Such police harassment was hardly uncommon at the time, but this particular raid proved to be the last straw. What could have been a quickly forgotten brawl instead became “the beginning of the modern struggle for gay civil rights” (Teal). The Stonewall Riots pushed the gay rights movement to the forefront of hot-button topics in the United States, where it has remained ever since (Teal)....   [tags: gay rights, stonewall riots, same sex couples]

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Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue

- The divorce rate among homosexual couples is nearly half the divorce rate of heterosexual couples, in states where homosexual marriage is already legal. This statistic makes it evident that homosexual marriage is as successful as heterosexual marriage. However, out of 49 states with laws regarding gay marriage, only 13 legally recognize the union of two same sex people. Some of the reasoning for this is because some people believe that homosexuality is against their religion and thus, homosexual couples should not have equal rights....   [tags: homosexual marriage, gay couples, equal protection]

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Discrimination Against Gays: My Story

- It was long since I realized that someone’s education doesn’t always correspond to his or her values, fortitude, or humanity principles, but I was still shocked about how unrecognizably the envy has deformed most of my colleagues at school. “I know many people with a PhD. My husband could also do it, if he wanted. But we rather invested in the new roof,” I heard Mara, and anger in her voice. I really thought that we were friends, and that she would be happy for me. Some colleagues were acting as if a PhD would be something very, very wrong, but they let me know that they could also have it, if only they would want it....   [tags: gay, education, prejudice ]

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Sexuality, Discrimination, Policies, And Sexual Rights

- Carrara, Sergio. “ Discrimination, policies, and sexual rights in Brazil.” Cadernos de Saúde Pública, vol.28. no.1, 2012, pp. 184-189.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2012000100020. This journal article addresses the process of trying to affirm sexual rights in Brazil for LGBT communities. The author goes through the advances that have helped the LGBT community and the challenges that have plagued them as well. Brazil’s new constitution in 1988 has failed to incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity, as types of hate crimes in which LGBT communities become vulnerable to violence....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Gay, Gender]

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The Effects of Sexual Orientation Discrimination

- “I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are, that’s where us gay people come from…you heterosexuals.” This is a quote from Ellen DeGeneres; an openly gay celebrity. Ellen, as well as thousands of other Americans are taking a stand to end homophobia. Homophobia refers to discriminatory remarks or actions directed towards a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) person. Homophobia has many damaging effects and for this purpose, should be stopped. Some major effects of homophobia are discrimination at work, the emotional impact it has on homosexuals, and the lack of family recognition....   [tags: lgbt, sexual discrimination, homophobia]

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Discrimination Against The Transgender Community

- 1. Did the employer discriminate in withdrawing the offer. Explain. Yes, the employer discriminated against “David” in withdrawing the job offer. It was evident that “David” was over qualified for this position based upon the unanimous recommendation he received from the selection committee. The fact that the hiring managers language and decision immediately changed soon as “David” began to explain his future transitions could exemplify discrimination against the transgender community. After reading this case question and researching on the topic, it is to my understanding that this perspective employee transitioning from “David” to “Diane”, will have zero effect on his work dedication or th...   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Sexual orientation]

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Same-Sex Discrimination

- ... The court, in a 5-4 decision, said no, that the act of carrying a gun does not substantially effect commerce. Congress overstepped its bounds. Justice Breyer dissented claiming a three prong approach of which the court should consider "significant effect", the act as a whole, and whether Congress had a "rational basis." Morrison (2000) struck down, in a 5-4 decision, the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act claiming that the there is no activity regulated that can be argued under the Commerce Clause....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights]

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Lgbt, And The World

- Due to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in the world introduction wrote by Kelly Kollman and Matthew Waites, the world has been changed decades, and the LGBT movement is still continuing to develop. (2009) However, China has the highest population of the world, which also means it contains tremendous numbers of LGBT population. But compares to the western countries, the Chinese government seems to ignore this particular group spontaneously. The neglect of the LGBT group caused more problem for traditional heterosexual to understand and embrace the LGBT culture....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Gay, Sexual intercourse]

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The Controversy Surrounding the Anti-Gay Laws in Uganda

- The debate on gay has had a lot of social media coverage in the recent past. This is attributed to the fact that here have been a lot of controversial issues surrounding it. There are people who feel that gayism should be in the state constitution. On the other hand, there are those with the opinion that gayism is absurd and should not be enacted in the law. The recent happenings in Uganda, where the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed the antigay bill received diversity in terms of its coverage....   [tags: gayism, homosexual discrimination]

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Russia and Countries that Allow Discrimination to Freely Occur Should not be Given the Privilege to Host The Olympics.

- Within our focus group, we decided to choose homosexuals. Our main focus was on convincing The Olympic Committee that The Winter Olympics should not be held in Russia due to the anti-gay laws and prejudice that has recently come to light through the media. We decided that our main task was to highlight what sort of prejudices and discrimination homosexuals are facing. Due to these reasons, we choose Russia as an example. Our target audience was the Olympic Committee before the host of The Olympics would be decided....   [tags: gay, homosexual inequality]

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Lawrence v. Texas and the History of Gay Rights

- Gay rights have always faced an uphill battle in a country like America, one founded with Puritanical ideals rife with sexual repression. Viewed as sexual deviants and detrimental to society, the LGBT community has fought discrimination long before the acronym for the gay community ever even existed. The public fight for sexual equality goes all the way back to the 1920s, when “The Society for Human Rights in Chicago [became] the country's earliest known gay rights organization” (Infoplease 2013)....   [tags: LGBT rights, gay rights, alternative lifestyle]

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Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Homosexual Parents are Just as Qualified as Heterosexual Couples

- 134,000 children are waiting to be adopted, to have what the average child has, a family. In March 2007, there were 65,000 children adopted and being raised by homosexual parents in the United States (Gandossy, 2007). Equally important, more than 14,100 foster children are in loving homes with gay or lesbian couples (The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2007). There is an alarming rate of how many children are in need of parents in the United States, to where parenting should not be defined by sexuality, but instead determined by if he/she is fit to be a parent and if they should be allowed to adopt....   [tags: Gay rights, Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Workplace Discrimination Based On Different Factors

- Today in the twenty-first century, a person needs an occupation to survive. He or she needs this job to pay rent, bills, eat, and get to work. They’re many reasons a person doesn’t have a place of employment or gets low hours; this could include low availability, no way to reach the place of employment, no babysitter, or even a disability that keeps this person from working. However, the most common reason that most people are out of work is workplace discrimination based on different factors. Some examples are gender, sexuality, race, religion, and age....   [tags: Discrimination, Employment, Gender, Transgender]

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Pregnancy Discrimination Law

- Each state has some form of pregnancy discrimination law. “The federal law states that an employer with 15 or less employees should treat a pregnancy the same way they would treat a short term illness” (page 37). That is different from an employer with 50 or more employees. If there are 50 or more employees, a pregnant woman is entitled to 12 weeks of maternity/medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers should not discriminate against women who are pregnant or may eventually become pregnant....   [tags: Discrimination, Employment, Gender, Pregnancy]

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Discrimination Against the LGBT Community in Malaysia

- In Malaysia , discrimination against members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community reached new levels of intensity ; sodomy remained a crime. In fact, the Government maintained its refusal to consider repeal of article 377A-B of the penal code, which criminalises “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”and punishes it with the penalty of imprisonment for a term extendable to twenty years. Throughout 2013 a government-backed musical aiming to warn young people about the perils of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender sparked wide controversy over its potential to incite hatred ....   [tags: rights, civil liberties, violation, discrimination]

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Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity in the Public Sector

- Transgender individuals are disproportionately affected by discrimination in the workplace. In 2011, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality released the report “Injustice at Every Turn,” which details the discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The report revealed that across all employment sectors 90% of respondents reported experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job or took actions to avoid it, and 47% experienced some sort of adverse job outcome (did not get a job, were denied a promotion, or were fired), 26% of which lost a job due to being transgender (Grant et al....   [tags: Discrimination, Work, Transgender]

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A Brief Note On Stone Wall Riots And The Gay Bar New York City 's Greenwich Village

- Stone Wall Riots In 1969, a serious of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar New York City’s Greenwich Village, changed homosexuality society as a whole. Pros to this event it let the LGBT movement, organization of gay advocate groups, and inspirited media coverage on gay issues. Cons today’s youth do not realize how lucky they are to be able to express themselves more freely than in the pass, stonewall riots film portrayal is more negative than positive and it has also created anti-gay groups separating hatred throughout the country....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Gay]

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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

- Ethnic Groups and Discrimination According to the teaching of a young age my ancestry is of English descent. The surname Aycock comes from Anglo-Saxon origin. I was told by my grandmother that the original spelling of the family surname is Heycock. The earliest immigrants of my bloodline came from England aboard ships in the year 1682. Leaving England behind for economic, religious, and political reasons my ancestors set out to find new hope (V. Aycock, personal communication, 1976). Therefore, I am of the belief that my ethnic group both immigrated to and colonized the United States of America....   [tags: Discrimination ]

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Lesbian and Gay Couples Should be Allowed to Marry

- "The freedom to marry is a basic human right that belongs to each individual--not the state. The government should not be in the position of arranging our marriages,"(Matt Coles). Gay marriages are presently illegal in the United States. This prohibition is a blatant form of discrimination, carried forth through our legal system. No government should be able to prohibit anyone from legally declaring his or her love. Discrimination against a particular group of people because of race, color or religion is prohibited by our nation's constitution....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]

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The Attitude Toward Gay And Lesbian

- The attitude towards gay and lesbian has changed in many ways since the 1990’s. People’s attitude has changed in a positive way, but there are some where their attitude has changed in a negative way and develop some type of hatred towards them. How did people’s attitude change towards gays and lesbians over the years if they have been around for many years prior to the 1990s. Many people are looking more into that field because of the laws they have passed, which are the same sex marriage now that that is passed, I’ve noticed that there is more gay and lesbians coming out....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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Gay And Its Impact On Society

- Until recently coming out as gay has become a method to induce a political statement for a person, away to solidify their identity in their own unique way. Social climates were not as welcoming of an environment to promote the process of coming out, so by being open about themselves to the world was very powerful. It still is today, but the impact is not as great as it once was due a positive shift in public opinion. However, for those in rural areas who are not around much diversity, coming out is still a huge political statement....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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Traditional and Gay Marriage

- Although marriage is recognized legally, religiously, and socially by various groups of people, it has a central meaning. The widely accepted definition of marriage is the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman to each other, sanctioned by God and State, in order to bear children and obtain a companion. Traditional arguments state that the right to marry belongs to heterosexuals. Today, however, same-sex marriage has become a challenge to that theory and is positively redefining the way society views marriage....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]

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Gay Parenting

- Gay Parenting Steve Lofton and his partner, Roger Croteau live in fear each day of having their foster-son, Bert, taken away from them and placed with another family. Steve and Roger can not adopt Bert, who is 10 years old, because a Florida law banning gays from adopting prohibits it. Bert, along with four other children, has been in the care of Steve and Roger since he was an infant. If he is taken away from them, he will lose the only family he has ever known. Since June 1977, Florida has denied gays and lesbians from adopting children on the basis of morality and the supposed danger to the children (“Suit”)....   [tags: Expository Adoption Gay Adopting Essays]

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Gay And The Lgbt Society

- Throughout this course, the notion of gay and what it implies have been discussed many times. Whether or not the surroundings influenced it, in legal systems or everyday life, we tried to fully envisage its depth. First of all, in this essay, gay will refer both as homosexual men and women. Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals may be referred to as LGBT. A lot of progress was made lately to bring the notion to a concrete and legal or social definition without stigmatization. While it is still not accomplished, we can already witness the changes for the LGBT society....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Sexual orientation]

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Lgbt, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender

- LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people have been campaigning for the acknowledgement of their rights for so long. Various social movements in many parts of the world have been organized for the rights and equal status of LGBT people in society. Today, a number of associations are working worldwide, although there is no central or collective organization that represents LGPT people. In Africa, the LGBT rights are not very much recognized; however, South Africa has a liberal approach in this regard....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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Religion Discrimination Protects Employees From Being Discriminated Against Because Of Their Religion

- Religion discrimination protects employees from being discriminated against because of their religion. “An employer cannot discriminate against their employee based on their religion” (page 50). Robinson uses an example of the Muslim employee and a Jewish employee. The Muslim employee wants to cover her body where only her eyes, hands, and feet are showing due to her religion. Even though this may violate the dress code, a manager has to accommodate the religious belief as long as it is not hazardous to the employee’s safety and health....   [tags: Discrimination, Employment, Gender]

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Discrimination against Homosexuals at Cracker Barrel

-      Equal Employment is giving the same employment opportunity to everyone without bias or discrimination because of race, religion, color or gender. Because of the importance of managing the practice of the federal government has established a Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This agency along with some others are responsible for ensuring organization abide by the law. What happens with the gray areas that organizations can finagle its way. In the case study of Cracker Barrel the gray area was found in the hiring of homosexuals....   [tags: Gay Lesbian EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity]

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Working While Brown : What Discrimination Looks Like Now

- In the article “Working while brown: What discrimination looks like now”, by Tanzina Vega from CNN Money, it discusses the story of Monica Harwell, an African American woman who worked as a utility specialist for Con Edison. Harwell was one of the rare females in Con Edison to work outdoors as a utility specialist, and obtained the skills and credentials to work outdoors. However, Harwell faced discrimination due to her gender, and race in the work field when countless of fellow employee’s questioned, and antagonized her abilities in the work field....   [tags: Employment, Discrimination, Homosexuality]

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Gay and Lesbian Same Sex Marriage is a Civil Right

- Interracial marriage is a topic that has been out of the national limelight for quite some time because most people in the United States have grown to accept it. When the Supreme Court ruled for the right for couples to marry interracially in 1967, they called the laws preventing interracial marriage nothing more than an attempt "to maintain white supremacy" (Stoddard 413). The conclusion of the United States Supreme court was that because laws against interracial marriage served no purpose other than discrimination, they should be eliminated....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage Must Be Legal]

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Workplace Discrimination Within Canada, The United States, And The Effects Of Workplace

- “We still have a lot of work to do,” says Faith Tull, Randstand Canada’s senior vice-president of human resources speaking about Canada’s workplace discrimination. Discrimination is a distinction, exclusion or preference based on one of the prohibited grounds that has the effect of nullifying or impairing the right of a person to full and equal recognition and exercise this individual’s human rights and freedoms. Discrimination is definitely still an issue in workplaces throughout the world, even though it has improved slightly through the years....   [tags: Discrimination, Employment, Gender, United States]

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A Critique of Thomas B. Stoddard’s Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal

- Thomas B. Stoddard’s “Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” is a successfully written argument with some minor flaws in technique. Stoddard uses this article to present his major claim, or central thesis, on the reasons gay marriage should be legalized. He presents his argument using minor claims. In a lecture on February 2, 2005, James McFadden stated a minor claim is the secondary claim in an argument. Stoddard uses minor claims in his discussion of homosexual people being denied their rights by the government and by others who discriminate against them....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]

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Harvey Milk: The Gay Rights Movement

- Harvey Milk-Research Paper In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected as the first openly gay individual to the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. Although, he was defeated in his first two campaigns, he was still persistent in his work. He aspired to change the way homosexuals were treated. Before the fight for gay rights that began in the late 20th century, the way the homosexuals were regarded was abominable (“Bringing People Hope”). Milk was a politician who defended his personal rights, beliefs, and faiths not only for himself, but the entire gay community as well....   [tags: biography, gay individual, san francisco]

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Gay Adoptions

- There are basically two types of adoption agencies: Public agencies that are usually supported by public funding and are run by the state and Private agencies that are licensed by the state, but run privately (Reference 99). Regardless of the type of agency, the state has some say in their operations, and if the state has a ban of gay adoptions, then the agencies will have to abide. In 1977, Florida passed a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. In response to the ordinance’s creation, a campaign themed “Save Our Children was created and led by the singer of the hit “Paper Roses” and former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Anita Bryant....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Studies]

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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption

- Families gather together in their backyards to celebrate America’s birth and get ready to light fireworks. Children chatter excitedly to themselves as their fathers bring out the cases of fireworks bought from the local grocery store. Mothers talk among themselves, stirring their glasses of lemonade absently. This picture, so common in society, will sound unfamiliar to very few. Every year, on July 4th, Americans commemorate the birth of their prestigious country; yet a question arises as to whether or not they remember what they are truly celebrating....   [tags: Gay Rights, Lesbian Rights]

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Liberty and Justice for All: The Pursuit for Gay Rights

- Historically defined as the union between a man and women the idea of marriage has been socially ingrained into the minds of Americans leaving any other possibilities of who love can happen between as unacceptable. These strong societal beliefs are far from the truth yet dictate the ability of homosexuals rights to marry one another. Avoiding defining what marriage entails in the constitution, the issue of whether or not gay people have the right to marry has become a state issue. The conservative idea of marriage is changing as society is undergoing a transformation in its beliefs to a more liberal stance....   [tags: gay rights, same sex]

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Discrimination Is Becoming A Bigger

- Discrimination Imagine being discriminated against because of a preference or something that is unable to be changed. What would that feel like. Discrimination is happening all around the world, with all different kinds of people. People can be discriminated against by all types of things, such as age, sex, race, religion, sexuality, height, etc. I believe that discrimination is becoming a bigger cause in other countries as the United States (US) and that it should be addressed more than it is being....   [tags: Discrimination, Racism, Gender, Homosexuality]

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Discrimination And Its Effects On Society

- College is often said to be the time to be whoever you want to be. However, when a student feels they need to make the choice to cover, they lose the opportunity to be themselves and learn more about their community. Covering is a person or group’s acts of censoring portions of their identity viewed as disadvantageous in an attempt to assimilate. Judicial and societal unwillingness to provide protection for marginalized communities furthers encouragement for individuals to cover. While some civil rights activists intertwine protective legislation with equality, requirements for covering in college settings shows a lack of equality and the need for creating a model of acceptance, an opportuni...   [tags: Law, Human rights, Protection, Discrimination]

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Gay and Christian

- Description Describe what you are recording about. Identify whether it was a journal paper, book chapter; practice observation; taught theory; lecture or other. In this recording I am going to discuss my thoughts from a panel discussion that I attended in the Belfast Bible College. The panel was made up from 3 people, Geraldine who works for the YMCA, Jamie who is from the Baha'i faith and Gail who has experience working in both faith based and secular youth provision. Understanding What was the main message....   [tags: Beliefs, Values, Faith, Youth Work]

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The Ethics of Sexual Orientation-Based Discrimination in the Workplace

- Tangibly speaking, discrimination occurring on the basis of sexual orientation, while small in aggregate numbers, reaches the same rates as gendered discrimination against women in the workplace, when measured at a per capita rate, and creates a situation in which homosexual and transgendered individuals typically earn 10 or more percent less income than their heterosexual peers (Croteau, 1996). With this, sexual orientation-based discrimination is a significant problem in American society. In a broad sense, the pervasiveness of this discrimination is facilitated by the significant permeation of religious bias into America's ostensibly secular democracy and civil society....   [tags: LGBT Discrimination ]

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Discrimination And Discrimination Against African Americans

- It has been seen all around the world, discrimination towards minorities of different kinds. Everywhere you go you will see or personally face some sort of discrimination for any little reason. As seen in US history there was always hate ad discrimination targeted towards African Americans. Although it has passed and society has learned to be accepting of them there still exists a slight bit of racism around the US. Unfortunately in today’s society the minority is homosexuals. About ten percent of the US is homosexual....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination....   [tags: Social Issues Gay Marriage Essays]

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Gay Rights in the United States

- United States is known to be one of the free countries in the world, and other nations look at it with awe and aspiration. America is a nation with multi – cultural backgrounds, and people with different identities and personalities. However, if two men or women walking on the street gradually start kissing each other or showing affection with the same sex, others would look at them with disgust. Even being an extremely modern country, homosexuality is looked down upon with much intolerance. Is there something wrong with what those people just did....   [tags: freedom, culture, intolerance, homosexuality]

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The Need for Gay Marriage Equality

- I think that gay marriages should be allowed in this country and that gay people should have the same exact rights as straight people. Gay marriage really has nothing to do with the bible or religion, all because it says something about it being wrong in the bible does not make it true. People’s rights should not be based on a book. Because the same book said that owning slaves is OK as long as you don’t kill them. People just seem to make it their business of what other people do, why do you care....   [tags: rights, prejudice, religion]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- We live in a very controversial time when it comes to same sex marriages. This issue is one of the most widely discussed controversies along with what rights they deserve and what rights they should be denied. Straight people have very opposing beliefs on this topic, some believe gays are given far too few rights and should be granted ultimate freedom while others believe gays already have enough rights and the debate should end now. This is why our nation is so at war with this issue. The research found explains if marital and family status influence same sex marriages, gay rights, laws on marriage, the strength of gay marriage, and how the government is working to expand gay marriage right...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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In Favor of Gay Marriage

- In the twentieth century, America has undergone vast changes in family styles. Because of the increase in many gays and lesbians speaking out, we see a new emphasis on the word family. "Many gays and lesbians have decided to come out of the closet shaking up an issue that has made a ruckus between Americans" (Carey 2). We find that the Defense of Marriage Act states that marriage should be between one man and one woman for federal purposes; but is this fair. The United States was founded on the belief of equality, loyalty, and justice for all....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Same Sex Ethics]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- A prevalent issue among individuals in today’s society is the idea of gay marriage. This is the idea that two males or two females can be married. Although many people accept this, there are people that try to argue that gay marriage will destroy the concept of marriage and the idea/concept of procreation. Gay marriage was legalized in 2015, but is still a prevalent issue because the opposing side is trying to get the law revoked. Not only is gay marriage a prevalent issue but so is discrimination against the LGBT community....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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