Examples Of Discrimination Among Orientation

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Discrimination among Orientation

"One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". If we are an equal, free and fair country, what makes gays and lesbians so different that they need to have bills and laws passed to just for them to do what a traditional family can do with no problem? Gays and lesbians are consistently denied their rights that are usually taken for granted by the average American. It 's unfair to categorize gay and lesbian couples when they are human beings just like everyone else. They have the right to be happy just like everyone else. All they want is to blend in with society without being looked down on. For several years, there has been hatred and discrimination towards people with a different
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There has been laws and bills that been passed to allow gays and lesbians to blend in without there being any restrictions, such as adoption and marriage. However there are some public places that will still discriminate towards the gay and lesbian community in spite of the new laws that were made. Since they cannot get blend in where they live they tend to leave their hometowns to move to more urban areas separating themselves from the heterosexual world. There they believe they can blend in more without having to isolate themselves from others. Author Dana G. Finnegan wrote in her book “Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Substance Abusers: Dual Identities” about how gays and lesbians isolate themselves from society. In her book she stated “… They immerse themselves in their relationships and social circle and simply isolate themselves from their families and larger societies” (Finnegan …show more content…
Many Christian and Catholics forbid homosexuality in the church. Their responses always refer to the bible of how their God punished those who commits such sin of homosexuality. Many people with a different sexual orientations who are in the church reminds themselves that his love in unconditional and that he loves everyone the same. Religious believer’s opinion on homosexuality is that their lifestyle is a “choice” and since it’s a choice they can somehow force their way back to becoming a heterosexual person. Sadly you cannot force a person to feel a certain way about the opposite sex because it wouldn’t change nothing, homosexuality will still be their lifestyle. Editor Edwards R. Gray wrote his own book called “Gay Religion” that shows conflicts over homosexuality and gay rights within their own religions. One chapter of his book discuss that people with a different sexual orientation do seek pastoral help but are often told to remain quiet about their sexual orientation. Gray stated “This attitude perpetuates social isolation of LBGT members within their religious community” (Gray 108). Later in his chapter he also states “This isolation exacerbates the problems of depression, fear of rejection, and even suicidal concerns” (Gray

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