Homosexual Rights In The First Gay Rights Movement

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The first gay rights movement began in the late 1960’s, it has been a long journey. Since then gays have been fighting for their rights, such as their right to equal marriage. According to Kenneth J. Bartschi, a principal of Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C where he studies appalled law and was best lawyer in 2013, homosexual couples are entitle to discrimination in both the political and cultural side. The author mentions that same sex couples have been excluded from constitutional rights, and sexual discriminations. Homosexuals are being discriminated in employment, society, and housing (Bartschi). Bartschi emphasizes that Title VII is a constitutional act that bans all discrimination against gays but yet unfair discrimination is still going on. …show more content…
Gay rights are and will always be a debatable issue among religion. According to Brittney B. Bramlett who has a Ph.D. in political science, graduated for the University of Maryland in College Park projects that religious beliefs, closes relationships or no relationships with homosexuals are the result on how they accept, support or judge them. In other words, someone who has a close relationship with a homosexual views them differently or not at all (Bramlett 13). She proves, “Most religious traditions preach against homosexuality, suggesting that people do not hear fully supportive messages concerning gay couples from leaders and church members” (Bramlett 16). Bramlett also confirms that anyone who practices religious traditions influence the opinion on same sex marriage and if they have close friendship with a homosexuals they are most likely to neglect that opinion. In small words, a few religious people with gay friends and nonreligious people will fully support gay rights. While the other half with be in the middle or not supportive at all (19). In my personal experience, I’m catholic and I have a lesbian friend name Pamela. Well, my parents did not accept her so, when she would come over, my parents would not tell me anything until she would leave. Since my parents did not have a close relationship with Pamela, they did not accept her because she was a lesbian but since I did. I not only accept her, but I respect, and treat every other homosexual the same. Although my religion preaches against homosexuals, I still support them because there is nothing wrong with them. She and every other homosexuals and including me are all alike. In conclusion, we all have feelings, and happiness, we should let them be happy and respect their rights. Not only do gay rights contradict with religion but also in other factors as

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