Essay on The, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness

1367 Words Jul 27th, 2016 null Page
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights that are said to be guaranteed to all Americans, yet when it benefits some they choose to believe that it best not be given to everyone. Yes, people in America have the right to express their own religious beliefs based on the first amendment of the constitution, yet there is no religious right nor constitutional right that directly states that a person has the right to discriminate against another because the two beliefs or life styles clash. Religious freedoms are contradictory due to several factors. The first factor including the fact that everyone is entitled to the pursuit of happiness, even if that means being a part of the LGBTQ community or expressing a religion freely, another factor includes the idea that just because a person practices their religion freely it does not mean that that person is now entitled to discriminate against another human being, and lastly similar instances such as segregation have occurred where people chose to discriminate against others based on the color of the persons skin because some peoples religions taught them that slavery was correct. After these instances laws were created, such as The Civil Rights Act of 1964 to end segregation in public and private places. Even though many try to state that because being LGBTQ goes against personal religious beliefs and if denied the right to refuse to serve anyone apart of the LGBTQ community is a religious freedom that cannot be taken…

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