Obstacles Of Citizens In The LGBT Community

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Most people in society today do not know the acronym LGBT. This stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. All of these are categories that define ones’ sexual orientation other than straight. Within a clinical setting, it is best to use the pronouns that are best suited for the person you are working with. According to researchers Susan Cochran and Vickie Mays, “the term “gay” has traditionally been used to specify others who are attracted to either both someone of the same gender or both genders. If they are transitioning from male to female, you would use “her” and if they are transitioning from female to male, you would use the pronoun “him.” Gay and lesbian citizens are consistently denied rights that are used to be taken advantage …show more content…
There are many other hurdles that come their way. For example, one of these obstacles are being denied certain rights that “normal” citizens take for granted each day. One of these rights are protection from discrimination. In several states, LGBT citizens are not protected against emotional and sexual harassment. They are held at an unfair disadvantage solely because of their sexual orientation. For example, if you were to apply for a job and go in for an interview. You could be dressed in a fine suit or a fancy dress to impress the boss with presentation of yourself. The conversation could be going so well up until you were to mention your orientation or the word partner. You could be turned away for this position just because of your sexual preferences and or orientation. Some businesses do not even give a reason for this, they just say “they chose a different person for the job.” You can even be denied service from a business and some people are perfectly alright with this. For example, a poll done by the Associated Press asked the question of should businesses be able to turn down couples of the same sex. In all, the results said that 57% of people said that the religious views of …show more content…
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines gay marriage as “the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.” However, notice how the definition is compared to same sex marriage. I believe that it should be its own definition considering that it is a whole different subject. Other people, however, may think otherwise and may think that gay marriage is a problem because it contradicts traditional marriage. Most people who feel same-sex marriage threatens the sanctity of marriage also are the people who are most threatened by it. Some of the points that I have made in my annotated bibliography can be applied to the obstacles part of my paper. Many people have generally associated the “traditional” marriage with it being between one man and one woman. But like many other things, like women voting, tradition can always be altered. Marriage has gone from men objectifying women as their property and having them do everything that is asked of them, to now having women be the main source of income of the house and having men stay home and do the household chores such as cleaning, cooking and going for groceries. In other words, there is always room for change; people need to realize that gay marriage should be accepted and not demoralized as a sin against whatever God you believe in. I’ve been

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