GAY RIGHTS: Essay Writing Topics

English_Master February 18, 2016 No Comments
GAY RIGHTS When people think of gay rights they think that homo­sexual people want to have special rights, rights that heterosexuals do not have, but this idea is entirely wrong. Homosexuals just want to have the same rights as heterosexuals, nothing more, and nothing less. Homosexuals are a growing minority with nearly a million gays and lesbi­ans identifying themselves as members of same-sex couples in the 2000 census. But the total gay population is much larger, since the census didn’t provide an opportunity for single homosexuals to identify their sexual orientation, and didn’t count gay couples who live apart (Mason 1). There are no legiti­mate reasons why homosexuals should not have the same rights as heterosexuals. Our country disgraces itself when it “ accepts homosexuality as a sufficient cause for depri­vation of normal civil rights ” (Nava, Dawidoff). If a ho­mosexual is United States citizen, they should receive the same rights as all other citizens, regardless of their sexual orienta­tion. Gay men and lesbians deserve the right to marry, to not be discriminated against, and to be in the military. Marriage is ever changing. Wives are now equal rather than subordinate partners; interracial marriage is now widely accepted; and marital failure itself, rather than the fault of one partner,...
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