Gay Rights Persuasive Speech

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When first hearing the word “equality” what comes to mind? Equality, in moral and definitive standards, is the equal status, rights, and opportunities that all citizens should have upon being born. Our basic human rights should not be abnegated upon the basis of someones race, religion, sex, or sexual preferences. Throughout history, homosexuals — one sexually attracted to people of one’s own gender — have always been discriminated upon. For the past century homosexuals have protested and stood together to fight for their equality. Homosexuals are one of the last groups of people to be unequal in the United States, considering, women and African americans have stood up and fought for their equality. The framers of the constitution lack the laws of discriminating upon people based on their sexual preferences or lifestyle; making hate crimes, discrimination, and inequality more common and accepted among citizens. By making anti-discrimination laws, legalizing gay marriage, allowing gays to serve in the military, allowing homosexuals to adopt and widely accepting the presence and equality of homosexuals, we set our future generations much more unbiased and accepting generation. …show more content…
In 1993, President Clinton passed a bill called the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy which although permitted homosexuals to serve in the military, it banned any homosexual activity and banned anyone from being openly homosexual in the armed forces (“The American Gay Rights”). The result being a discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces. Up until December 18, 2010 — the law prohibited extremely qualified men and women from serving in the armed forces, virtually sending a message to America stating that discrimination was acceptable. Many laws similar to this, and also the ban on same-sex marriage puts messages out there implying homosexuals don’t deserve the rights other American citizens

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