Homosexuality In Oklahoma

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Marriage is defined as “any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities”. (“Marriage”) In Oklahoma, we think of it as some form for only a male and female to become unified. We Oklahomans are the 9th in the Top Conservative States in the United States. Being so conservative and being in the heart of the Bible Belt we fail to respect most of the Homosexual Unions in our states. In Oklahoma, Sane-Sex should be viewed as normal marriage and accepted, because Homosexuality has and will be around for a long time, and we have bigger issues to worry about …show more content…
A year after, on June 28, 1970, the first pride parade was held on Christopher Street. It was a 51 block long parade which led to Central Park. By 1972, the phenomenon caught on and many cities around the world began to show their pride around the world. Soon in 2000, Bill Clinton would declare June as Pride Month. People today are so proud of who they are. Even in Oklahoma, the pride parade here has been around since 1988. Going on for so long and so strong for almost 28 years. Bringing in thousands of people for the equality of love. Also having an organization called “Freedom Oklahoma” which helps LGBT people from all over the state. Many of people advocating on social media, proudly posting pictures with their partners on Instagram, and fighting on twitter for the right of equality. It is amazing to live in such a time as this, where everyone is proud of being themselves. Yes there are plenty who love and respect homosexuals, but they 're some who are homophobic. Homophobia is defined as "irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals". Living in Oklahoma, we live in the middle of the bible belt. The Bible Belt is the states in the south who are the most religious. Therefore they read the bible, and the bible says in Leviticus 18:22 "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is …show more content…
Also in the Old Testament it was wrong to eat meat, cutting the hair on the sides of your head, and planting more than one seed in a field. Most of these are goofy silly rules that we christians do all the time with no regrets. Christianity constantly ridicules homosexuals and recently you cannot be accepted into the mormon church if your parents are homosexuals. I honestly think even if the bible is completely accurate, you should still promote love and acceptance of christ. Most people here in Oklahoma also have the complaint of that it is not natural, and you can’t naturally conceive in a same sex relationship. Even if that was completely true, 11.9% or 7.4 million of women have received infertility treatment in their lifetime. Does that mean that those 7.4 million of those women in couples are not in natural couples? Exactly. Nowadays, in-vitro fertilization makes it to where one of the spouses in the homosexual relationship can be the actual parent of the

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