New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced, “Gay marriage had contributed $295 million to the city’s economy since the practice became legal there in July 2011” ( Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012). This is important because if the states have more money then the government can do more things like raise school funding, have better homeland security, etc. Furthermore, The money going to the states will help benefit the people living in them and the rest of the country. In addition the Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) stated “In the first five years after Massachusetts legalized gay marriage in 2004, same-sex wedding expenditures added $111 million to the state’s economy” (Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012). This shows that people who are a homosexual couple that marry they buy the same things as opposite-sex couples just their would be a lot more being bought.
Disputes over gay marriage, transgenders, immigrants, and race have preoccupied what is truly important to this country, freedom. Finally, we have a candidate who understands this, Bernie Sanders. This is our chance to start a political revolution by voting for Sanders, who wants freedom and equality for all American citizens. Over the seventy-four years of his life, Bernie Sanders has gained the appropriate knowledge to lead our country,
Even after all of those harsh struggles and events, the positives finally surfaced. The Supreme Court 's ruling changed the American Government forever. "It was therefore perhaps the single most important moment of the decade" (Tackach 9). The decision motivated citizens to reach equality. It also challenged those who greatly opposed the new changes, to be more open minded.
These three movements and the changes that occurred during them have helped change millions of people’s views on homosexuality in a positive way. Many Christian denominations have also changed their religious views on the idea of homosexuality. The Homophile movement was one of the first gay rights movements in America. The Homophile movement began in the 1950s, after World War Two, and ended in the 1960s. The movement was made up of organizations that demanded equality for everyone regardless of sexual orientation.
There are also superficial criticisms like those who claim that behind all this there are only some people who think they sound more interesting defining themselves as queer rather than as lesbian or gay. Nevertheless, what cannot be ignored is that queer people seek a world of equal rights between different people: it advocates that everyone can be who they are, as it is. People cannot be stereotyped because of their sexual preference. Nobody has to their life according to the stupid rules society once invented to give sense to something seen for the first time, like a gay man in the 60s. The word "queer" that began as a label or something very offensive and often used for discriminatory or offensive purposes, became a word for members of the gay community without offensive purposes.
As the war came to an end men witnessed the great contribution that women had during the war and because of this some men even changed their minds and supported the Woman Suffrage Movement. The movement reunited stronger than ever because after the Civil War they had support to allow them to fight for their rights with more ease. Women’s role in society changed because during the Civil War women took advantage that without the presence of men they would have to take their roles. When men returned from war it was very difficult to get the women out of what had been established in their
Everyone can go to rallies, become a safe place for LGBT people in their life, speak out against homophobia. These are all the steps that we can take to make sure that LGBT people know that we care for them and they are valued and important. Confront to the homophobic and transphobic people in your life, and talk to them. Don’t support things like gay jokes or calling people gay as a derogatory term. Make it clear that homophobia will not be tolerated.
What bothers me is the idea of governments tolerating the violence against the LGBT community. Most countries exhibit many contradictions Even though the routine themselves to be liberal democracies with the constitution to guarantee all human rights to every citizen, some citizens, government institutions, some human rights groups reject calls to respect the LGBT people. The liberal governments are supposed to be secular states inspired by the need to live free from discrimination based on religion, sex, tribe, country of origin, and others. In the secular liberal country, claiming that the LGBT community violates the moral precepts of the Bible and that these people deserve to be torn into pieces is a move that must be opposed by at least the reasoning citizens. If some members of the society think that LGBT people should be criminalize, then it would also be important to criminalize adultery—this is against the Ten Commandments in the same bible.
According to The Wall Street Journal 88; The LGBT Community is the “dream market” because of its patronship, economic adaptability and their discretionary income. LGBT Tourism exists years even before the community has advanced its rights as it is now. Even the simple Gay bar night-out and Lesbian secret gathering is part of the LGBT tourism. Considering growing populace of the LGBT community makes a remarkable market to sell countless tourist attractions and has aspects to contribute in making Philippine Tourism prosper. “Overall, the gay and lesbian community reported more trips in the past 12 months, while travel had been down in the past two years’ surveys.
However, in the past, people were not quite so accepting. Before the 21st century, gay people in the US were forced to live in shame, as they faced political and social discrimination. Ellen, being gay herself, refused to succumb to this injustice. In 1997, DeGeneres demonstrated incredible courage and self-confidence
The effects of this event can still be seen today, and have changed how our nation has developed. The March on Washington was an important moment in the Civil Rights Movement. In the March on Washington, people showed their support for the civil rights bill, ending segregation in school, and jobs for unemployed people. The people who planned the event believed that if it wasn’t well-organized and peaceful, it wouldn’t be for the original purpose. The March on Washington took place down Constitution and Independence avenues.
I agree with them on the subject of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage because I believe that all people deserve the federal benefits that come with it. I also agree with their stance on improving conditions for minorities and women. We also need to work harder to preserve our environment. I do not agree with the democrat’s stance on gun control. I believe that guns and other weapons (when used correctly) are what keep our country safe.