The first amendment, which protects amongst other things our freedom of speech, is tantamount in “preventing the majority from imposing its views on [the minority]” (481). However, in this famous case the will of the majority, the Boy Scout of America leaders, leading to the exclusion of the minority, James Dale, from based on his openness about his sexual orientation which conflicted with the beliefs of the scouts at the time. Despite the fact that he was free to speak about his orientation with newspapers and whomever he wishes in general, the ideas were seen by the Scouts as an affront on their “morally straight” requirements which is also protected under the first amendment. This raises two integral questions about the nature of our fundamental
The popular democratic view on sexual orientation is that it should never be something that someone is discriminated or declined rights for. No matter how small the rights may seem nobody should be declined that right because of their natural attraction to the opposite sex or both sexes, the need to be the opposite gender, gender fluid, no gender identification, having no sexual attraction to either sex, and so on. Sexual orientation is not a thing that can be chosen and many conservative peoples argue this fact. The idea that conservatives base their defiance towards homosexuals is the idea that parents of the same sex cannot raise a child in the way that parents of opposite sex could. This conservative idea is rational, but simply not true as the American Psychological Association states the “psychological and social aspects” between homosexual and heterosexual relations are very similar and make both equally fit to care for a child.
Equality for all. Do the majority of coaches and parents really want equality for all athletes? The answer to this question is, surprisingly, under discrepancy. Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded educational activity and or program, is starting to be thought of as “over the top.” Title IX faces controversy as some think that it takes away from male sports.
We also wouldn’t have the same rights and freedom we do now if any of them didn’t insist on these rights. There are multiple grievances that improved our rights and the social contract. Grievance 1, “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” This shows, and explains that the
The right to marry is just one of
Also professional business could risk government sanctions because they don?t treat gays and straight couples the same because they believe it is wrong. The reason of marriage is to procreate and expand the population and with gay marriage you just can?t do that. Today I have tried to persuade you why I think gay marriage shouldn?t be allowed. Allowing it just wouldn?t set a good example for the next generation, why leave our kids with a mess we could fix for them. Work Cited
Our EMT refusing to perform the lifesaving procedures on the gay patient goes against our obligation to help mankind unselfishly. This case is a difficult one because there is no definite way to prove a person’s sexuality, especially if the person was unconscious. Even if the EMT was certain that the individual was gay, this act breaks the code of ethics of EMT’s which states that EMT’s will “provide services based on human need… unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, color, or status.” Although the EMT may claim that protection, there should be a form of disciplinary action taken by the EMT’s overseers, especially if his refusal was at the expense of a human life that relied on his
Furthermore, Derher confesses that with the hatred of the Christian opinion on homosexuality it will not end favorably and that “[w]ars of religion never do.” Derher is mistaken because he overlooks the fact that it is not a battle over religion, but a battle of equality. He neglects to see that people are not angry over the religion, they are angry about how the religious followers are treating other human being. The brutal treatment leads to a toxic environment for the gays everywhere. It cannot possibly be easy nor pleasant to live in such conditions where hateful words are constantly being spewed at oneself.
Gay rights has been a long protested issue by both sides, for it and against it. One of the most famous groups that go against is the Westboro Baptist Church, who have many protests against the LGBTQ+ community as well as other things, but that is besides the point. They are not the only people that do this as well, some do it presentations in school, some do it on online posts or videos. There are many ways you can show your voice now and protest, though many people, like WBC do still picket with signs and screaming and hate. Each side of this movement has their own protests and riots, a well known riot in the 60’s was the Stonewall Riots.
“Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice. suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals” (Martin Luther King, Jr.). Based on the Constitution, equality has the possibility of being achieved because amendments can be placed in order to get closer to it. Also the Constitution has shown no discrimination to a certain group of people, and instead has tried to push the idea of equality to the next level. Although people, in the past, have been through many harsh events, the Constitution has always made a way to repair its mistakes.
My topic is the Lyndon B Johnson Civil Rights Act. I choose this topic because civil rights continue to be a relevant topic years after President Johnson signed the bill. This topic is relevant to taking a stand in history because a lot of people did not agree with Lyndon B. Johnson when he signed the bill, but he was passionate about giving black people the same rights as white people. The civil rights bill was a project years in the making, and after John F. Kennedy’s term, LBJ continued the fight for civil rights.
People are different. People all around the world are different. Why do we as different people categorize others based on their skin color or their gender identity. We should all understand what it means to be different. We all have our rights so the LGBTQ community should also have their rights.