The Oppression Of The LGBT Community

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The LGBT(lesbian gay bisexual and transgender) community has always faced oppression,Although same sex marriage is legal now in all states it was a very difficult process it took are country many years to pass a law where a male and a male can be married or a female and a female.Most LGBT people have experienced anything from mean comments to crazy stares and have to face being unaccepted from some of the closest people to them.Many LGBT people still get oppressed to this day,the problem isn't the fact that they love someone of the opposite sex the problem is their surroundings.Often people of religion are not accepting to the LGBTQ community the are driven to believe that being “Gay” is a sin and anyone who “chooses” to be gay should pray

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