The Social Justice Issue Of The United States Essay

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rejected by their families are six times more likely to be depressed, three times more likely to use illegal drugs and eight times more likely to have attempted suicide than adults who have experienced acceptance by their nuclear family (Friedman, 2014).
This social justice issue is further exacerbated at the macro level. Antigay and antitransgender social prejudice stems from the belief that being gay or transgender is somehow wrong, sinful or immoral. The subtleties of these prejudices can be cunning. For example, there are many public and private companies in South Florida who have created safety nets for their LGBT employees and offer them the same benefits that they offer their straight employees. This can lead to some confusion, leading the public to believe that employment discrimination is not real. However, the fact that the Employment Nondiscrimination Act has not yet been approved by congress means that an LGBT person can be fired from their job and not have the ultimate support at the highest levels of our justice system. Per the Human Rights Campaign “a couple who gets married at 10 a.m. remains at risk of being fired from their jobs by noon and evicted from their home by 2 p.m. simply for posting their wedding photos on Facebook (HRC, 2016).
Gay men report higher rates of substance use than others due to three main factors. First, many gay and transgender people live with a high level of stress that comes from social prejudice and discriminatory laws in…

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