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    but did not discuss their sexuality. It was believed that homosexuality was criminalized in U. S. military law. Prior to World War II, there was no written policy barring homosexuals from serving, although sodomy was considered a crime by military law ever since Revolutionary War times (Powers, 2012). One of the well-known homosexual of the Revolutionary War era was Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben; he was General George Washington's chief of staff. When Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben reported to George

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    Russians, Serbs, Socialists, Spanish Republicans, trade unionists, Ukrainians, Yugoslavians, prisoners of war of varying nations, homosexuals and still more whose graves may forever lay unmarked. Homosexual men had an especially difficult time after the war, shamed into silence, locked in Soviet prisons, and their names left off memorials. Even during the war homosexuals were given special treatment including, but not limited to, separate barracks and harsher punishments. Furthermore, many of these

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    individual because he or she is perceived to be homosexual (Cerny & Polyson, 1984). This “prejudicial affective” or “behavioral response” can be translated into the way individuals with homonegative attitudes treat other people they assume are homosexual. This implied negative treatment can be observed in everyday life settings; for example, an employment recruiter choosing one applicant over the other because the undesired candidate was thought to be homosexual, holistically unconcerned with whether or

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    Sexual Orientation

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    there reference to the Bible, but also to our mind to answer whether or not homosexuality is a moral issue. Psychological and Biological research is searching for an answer to this illustrious area of confusion. According to Shakuntala Delvi, “a homosexual experience is any physical arousal a person feels in response to someone of his or her own sex. This can range from just thinking about someone and being aroused to actually having physical contact and orgasm with that person” (Delvi 11). This definition

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    Senator Joseph McCarthy and Homophobia

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    overtaken by this Lavender Tide. Soon, fear of a homosexual presence in the government surpassed even fears of communism. Unlike its Red counterpart, however, the Lavender Scare is virtually unknown to the general public even though it eventually exceeded the Red Scare in scope. The Orientalizing rhetoric and propaganda directed at homosexuals during the Lavender Scare, however, reveals a notion that existed during the Lavender Scare of homosexuals as un-American. This “othering” of gays and lesbians

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    trait and a genetic trait. Finally I'll end be unveiling the truth behind the "homosexual gene." There are many things that the homosexual activists say are true, but those "truths" are merely myths in need of correction. The first of these myths says homosexuals are normal, healthy, everyday people, but on the contrary they are usually less psychologically healthy than the average person. Research shows that homosexuals are substantially higher risk for emotional problems like suicidal tendencies

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    The Double Life of Closeted Gays

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    psychic immune system, defining what is self and what is not-self”(325). They also believe that our shadows contain dark qualities. When a homosexual person passes as straight, they suppress a dark shadow that is hidden from the world. Although, having a double life is often seen having a primarily psychological origin there are also social reasons that homosexuals choose that lifestyle. Laws such as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and same-sex marriage laws are some social causes that contribute to self-concealment

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    Homosexuality is Genetics

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    to blame homosexual people, though science has proved that homosexuality is inherent in genetic foundation, but not personal choice therefore can not be denied, ignored moreover discriminated. The issue of homosexuality has been hotly debated since 1960 and scientific discipline, biology, has begun to ask the fundamental question about homosexuality. However, a few years ago, the issue was discussed mostly by people in the social sciences. Psychologists, such as Freud, studied homosexuals extensively

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    heterosexual marriage to be both moral and natural, while homosexual relations are deemed sexually immoral” (Chittom). The top three religions in America do not support gay marriage; does this mean that the United States’ whole legal system should change? Is it really necessary, however, to ‘unseperate’ church and state in order to cater to all theists in the United States; can theists handle interacting, associating, or even looking at homosexual individuals? It is, obviously, incorrect to completely

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    Conversion therapy is a treatment directed to change a persons sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. The American Psychiatric Association(APA) disapproves of the treatment given that people believe and see it as a mental disorder. They feel that trying to change a persons homosexual orientation is considered to be unethical. Debates are held on how it is highly likely for a homosexual to cause self harm giving that they are made to see themselves as being wrong. The APA feels as if

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