Analysis Of Lawrence V. Texas Landmark Case Struck Down Statewide Laws Against Sodomey
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In 2003, Lawrence v. Texas landmark case struck down statewide laws against sodomey making it legal to be gay in all fifty states. In 2015, gay marriage and same sex adoption was made legal across all fifty states. “Don 't ask, don’t tell” was repealed in 2011 making it legal to openly serve in the military. America is funny in the sense that every state has its own laws for discrimination based on sexual orientation varies from state to state, some things are protected in some states and there are some that are not. Socially, it depends on the state you are in. For example, states like Mississippi and Louisiana which are more right wing, it would be more likely you could face discrimination for being LGBT whereas in more liberal states like California and Washington it would be easier to be openly LGBT.
Kuwait is a conservative muslim dominant country with laws which reflect this. Although it is unlikely one would would be arrested for being suspected or simply saying they are gay, being caught in this act is punishable under the law. Same sex “activities”are a punishable offence with fines or up to seven years in prison if men are caught in these activities. There are no laws to apply if females are found in these activities. There is no recognition for same sex couples and no allowance for LGBT persons to adopt children or openly serve in the military. Kuwait is not a LGBT friendly place for residents or tourists, there are no protections for members of the…