The Consequences Of Homosexuality In Society

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Justice Owens
ENG-112-I03
10 April 2016 Homosexuality in Society Throughout history, even now in modern times, homosexuality has been thought to be ‘wrong’ and also legislated against. The law has prohibited any type of behavior outside of the heterosexual relationship. This deviant behavior has included not only homosexuality but also adultery, oral, and it seems fornication. Originally, religious laws prohibited these types of behavior; then civil laws followed suit. The reasoning for these prohibitions is that marriage between a man and a woman is the milestone of society. Homosexuality has been a source of an ongoing conflict among many organizations of today’s society, perhaps you’ll be interested to continue to read
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“Substantially higher proportions of homosexual people use alcohol, marijuana or cocaine than is the case in the general population.” (McKirnan & Peterson, 1989, as cited in “Today’s Gay Youth,” n.d., n.p.
In opposition to those societal comfort zones, homosexuals are like everyone else. They feel, breathe, walk, talk, eat, and do everything that heterosexuals do, they are, like it’s been stated just like everyone else.They can know that they are gay by the time they are 3 or 4 years old (Fecteau interview). According to the department of health and human services, “ Suicide is the leading cause of death among gay and lesbian youths. Gay and lesbian youths are 2 to 6 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth. Over 30% of all reported teen suicides each year are committed by gay and lesbian youths. Gays and lesbians are at much higher risk than the heterosexual population for alcohol and drug abuse. Approximately 30% of both the lesbian and gay male populations have problems with alcohol. Gay and lesbian youth are at greater risk for school failure than heterosexual children.” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989, as cited in “Today’s Gay Youth,” n.d., n.p.) “Educators cannot ignore the risks faced by homosexual students,
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Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest men among them (Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.). It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.... "If [your son] is unhappy, neurotic, torn by conflicts, inhibited in his social life, analysis may bring him harmony, peace of mind, full efficiency whether he remains a homosexual or gets changed...." (reprinted in Jones, 1957, pp. 208-209, from the American Journal of Psychiatry, 1951, 107,

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