The Social Injustice Of Gay Rights

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Social injustice of the American Gay Rights Movement

Across the world the social injustice of homosexuality is a highly controversial issue. Over many years of persistent protesting and riots the attitude and opinions of society towards gay rights and same sex marriage has varied and created social change in not all but some countries, global wide, including the legalisation of gay marriage recently in the United States June 26, 2015 (BBC News, 2016). Social injustice is the violation or denial of human rights of a specific group or population. It consumes society and occurs constantly, whether globally or locally. It is caused by what society determines to be right or wrong and causes society to evolve by challenging these ideals. In this
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An example of religious views which were against gay rights was Christianity which argues that same sex marriage is immoral, they argue Gods word says it 's meant to be Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, they also argue that the bible states that homosexual behaviour is wrong. Furthermore, Christians argue that because marriage is a gift done in the presence of God that homosexuals should not be allowed to partake in ceremonies which contradict or mock the Bible. However the Bible also states, “Do not judge, for you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use it, will be measured to you,”(Matthew 7:1-2). This religious view of Christians contradicts their own beliefs and in the eyes of the God they too are committing sin by judging others. In the United States (2001) the result of a research poll demonstrated a large increase in religious followers who supported gay rights, for example, in 2001 among the American Catholic population, 58% were in favour of gay rights (Pew Research Centre,2016). This demonstrates another instance of social change by religious views towards the development of the gay rights …show more content…
This suggests a turn of opinion or a sway in the views of society. Based on research and pre gained knowledge of the American Gay Rights Movement the change in laws and treatment towards same sex couples developed over many years and though looking back now the change seems rapid the process was rather slow. In Australia gay rights are a controversial issue that 's discussed on social media, new and current affairs etc which suggest an effort towards social change. In the past Australia also seems to demonstrate a pattern of following other country 's especially when it comes to politics and

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