Social Injustice Of The American Gay Rights Movement Essay

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Social injustice of the American Gay Rights Movement

Across the world the social injustice of homosexuality is a highly controversial issue. Over many years of persistent protesting and riots the attitude and opinions of society towards gay rights and same sex marriage has varied and created social change in not all but some countries, global wide, including the legalisation of gay marriage recently in the United States June 26, 2015 (BBC News, 2016). Social injustice is the violation or denial of human rights of a specific group or population. It consumes society and occurs constantly, whether globally or locally. It is caused by what society determines to be right or wrong and causes society to evolve by challenging these ideals. In this essay I aim to present the opinions of society about gay marriage and homosexuality as well as the concerns that society had or may have, and the social change that has occurred on the journey of the American Gay Rights Movement.

At the heart of social change are individuals and groups of individuals, who with similar beliefs form social movements in order to create social change. To understand the social change that is occurring a person must have an understanding of what motivates the behaviour of the group, for example the gay rights movement was motivated by the human right that one person be treated equal to another. In 1965 at the White House in the United States, ten gays and lesbians joined together and began what is thought to…

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