Gay Rights Essay

Submitted By tatumtebo
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Gay Rights

The Declaration of Independence says that we hold these facts to be ourselves, that everyone is equal, and that they are gifted by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. These words were written over two-hundred years ago and even back then, the people believed in the significance of equality. All people are created equal, and therefore there should not be any discrimination. History shows the discrimination of African-Americans and how our fellow countries have progressed regarding racism thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr. But now there is a form of judgement that is becoming more established. This form of discrimination is towards those who are gay or bisexual. Discrimination, under any circumstances, is fairly wrong, and discrimination based on sexual orientation needs to be spoken about in order to stop it.

Gays have rights just like every other straight person in the country, and one right that every person is entitled to is the right to marry even though an average of only 50% of Americans support the right of gays to marry legally. Some governments are violating individual freedoms that are in the Declaration of Human Rights, which gives everyone the right to privacy and to have or raise a family without any interference based on race, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. Many people in later generations have changed their minds about same-sex marriage due to generational trends. The number one reason cited from changing views on same-sex marriage was having friends, family, or acquaintances that are gay.

Along with the humiliating discrimination based on sexual orientation, comes the hopelessness of verbal or…