Continuing the quote he goes on to say, “In no way am I homophobic, but I really think y’all are trying to force this LGBT sh*t in everybody lifestyle.” end quote. A USC study found that in the top 100 films between 2007-2014, 0.1% of characters were bisexual. 0.2% of characters were gay men, 0.08% of characters were lesbians, and no characters were transgender. Those statistics speak for
“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. Both men and women took an average of more than three leisure trips in the past year.” (Forbes2011) The history of the LGBT community around the world dates back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality of ancient civilizations; and sexual relationships between soldiers due to lack of women. What survives of many centuries' persecution; resulting in shame, suppression, and secrecy; has only recently been pursued and interwoven into historical
government never imposed eugenics measures at a level on par with the Nazis, but, believe it or not, forced sterilization laws were actually upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court with Buck v Bell in 1927. By 1931, twenty-seven states had those laws on the books! In fact, these were hardly controversial policies as a survey in Fortune Magazine found that 66% of Americans agreed with compulsory sterilization in 1937. To sum up, about 6,000 people were forcibly sterilized before Buck v Bell. However, approximately another 30,000 people were sterilized or castrated after that case, meanwhile a large percentage of them were prostitutes who weren’t actually “mental defects.” But psychologists like Henry Goddard were the judge, jury, and executioner when determining the criteria for feeblemindedness.
In California alone, the number count of deaths from smoking has been increasing every single day and has not been going down at all.In reading a article I read that a Surgeon General stated that “ Approximately half of today’s 44.8 million smokers will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases.” Prop 56 will help California put the death toll lower than it is right now. The way Prop 56 will help save many lives is by adding a $2.00 increase in the tax revenue for a cigarette or anything that contain the ingredient of nicotine. When reading a map in Tobaccofreekids.com I saw that California was the 37th out of the 50 states that had the lowest taxes on cigarettes. If Proposition 56 is passed then California will be placed way higher than it already is at right now. As stated in the article made by Michael Hiltzik in the LA Times news website “The measure is expected to raise as much as $1.4 billion
After marrying the love of your life you would hope for happily ever after. Unfortunately, life isn’t always a fairytale and in America where the divorce rate is 40 to 50 percent, according to the American Psychological Association, many do not understand the reasoning behind matrimony. The average length of a marriage is eight years, and finding a couple who surpasses this time span is rare. That’s not to say that love is dead in America, in fact, when people remarry (whether a new spouse or the same one) the marriage tends to last. In the beginning of “Chelsea Does Marriage,” several couples sit
Lise and Sigismud have a stronger relationship because they both are married. They were both set on purpose for ten years. They have passed through hard times and have shown each other that no matter what they will still be together. The stronger couple between Lise and Sigimud from “The Ring” and Sobel and Miriam from “The First Seven Years” is Lise and Sigismud because they both married and live together. Sobel and Miriam did not stand a chance of a relationship because of Feld, who always wanted the best for his daughter without knowing that Sobel and Miriam have a connection between each other that really makes Sobel and Miriam the weaker couple between the two
Why do people have a problem with gay marriage? It is not all people who have a problem with gay marriage, but there are those who believe that gay marriage is an abomination and goes against God. Others however, believe that people are just people, and it does not matter if you are gay or not. Charles Colson believes that gay marriage is the end of the tradition of marriage; especially if gay couples are able to adopt children. Katha Pollitt however, believes that it does not matter if a couple is gay, straight, or elderly; as long as they are happy together and love one another.
Walter Thompson Innovation Group, only 48% percent of the teens asked to identify on the Kinsey scale identified as heterosexual. This means that the majority of teens are same gender attracted. They need to be educated on how they are being or will be treated because of homophobia, and what better way to do so than to be represented in TV shows and books? Even if they are the ones who are part of the LGBT+ community and have probably experienced homophobia first hand, it is still important to prepare them for the cruelty that will eventually come at them. They need to be the ones to adjust.
This proves the history of the gun law movement because it only lasted a week. To addd to that, according to Google Trends, the gun law interest rate after the Las Vegas shooting went from 100 on October 3rd to 23 on October 8th. Another example is Sandy Hook in 2012. According to Google Trends, The gun law interest rate after Sandy Hook went from a 100 on December 15 to a 52 the very next day and it slowly decreased after that. This ties to the tipping point because, “For younger kids, repetition is really valuable.
Along these lines, it is important to clarify that for the majority of Christian history, the word “homosexuality” was not used in the Bible. In fact, homosexuality first appeared in the Revised Standard Version of the Bible in 1946. This, however, does not mean that the Bible never mentioned same-sex acts, only that “homosexuality” had not existed to define these acts. This section and the next, “The Mass Legalization of Homosexual Marriage and Rights” do experience some overlap due to their similarity and
In my research, I’ve found that there happen to be more pros than cons to the act. With there being a lengthy list of them, I’ve dissected the list to two vital pros. One of those pros is that The Affordable Care Act helps to prevent illness among the youth in America through many law revisions. The Affordable Act allows youth to remain under their parent 's’ health insurance until the age of 26. Because of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured youths fell from 48% in 2010 to 21% in 2012 and continues to drop to this day.
As of 2002, Arizona and Iowa are the 6th and 36th ranked state in highest suicide rates in America. New York State however is ranked 50th with the state having 6.42% suicide rate. Arizona almost triples that with the state having a 17.65% rate. These numbers may just be statistics but, in reality they make sense. The United States of America has double of New York City’s suicide rate.
In the end they only seem to work against each other. Recently gay rights activists and the “Black Lives Matter” movement have been butting heads over media attention. Just a few months ago, homosexuals were given the right to marry and although this is a joyous moment and a victory for gay men and women (and everyone in-between) some have argued that it has caused a regression in the progress for the “Black Lives Matter” movement throughout the fight and victory for marriage equality. Timothy Stewart-Winter from the New York Times recognizes this regression and lack of attention for the other social movements that came from marriage equality in his op-ed piece, The Price of Gay Marriage. In the op-ed he states that, “Gays must now devote to the fight for protection from discrimination the same resourcefulness and energy with which we fought for the right to marry.
However, without the mandate or the reinforcement of law, many employers choose not to give health insurance to those who earn the low income. Additionally, Obama Care was responsible for bringing down the number of uninsured Americans from “41.3 million in 2013 [to] 28 million” (Jacobson par. 4), which is definitely a huge accomplishment. In other words, Obamacare was able to drastically bring down the number of uninsured people in a short period of time of 7 years. According to the Rand Corp, however, the repeal of the ACA could lead to “15.6 million uninsured people” (Jacobson 9), which could lead to a more disastrous setting in America.
In a span of seventeen years, from 1980 to 1997, the number of the incarcerated individuals imprisoned due to non-violent drug offenses increased from forty thousand to five hundred thousand (Drugpolicy.org, n.d.). At the start of the decade only 2% of Americans viewed drugs in America as a major issue, but after only nine years, that number grew to an astonishing 64%. The media and politicians contributed to this meteoric rise in such a short time. Television networks and news programs began to cover the negative side effects of drugs that were ignored during the two previous free living decades. Politicians viewed the “War on Drugs” as an opportunity to strengthen their name recognition since the majority of drug related legislature became front page news.