GLSEN GLBTQprejudice

GLSEN GLBTQprejudice - Tolerance can be seen as the custom...

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Tolerance can be seen as the custom of recognizing and respecting the beliefs and practices of others. In a time and place that is supposedly very open-minded, many people have the tendency to act in a homophobic manner. There aught to be more tolerance and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. In the eyes of our government, people who are homosexual are not allowed to be married because it is not “morally correct.” Who is the government to define what is morally correct? In a time where people can have a 24 hour marriage; a time where it isn’t shocking if someone is unfaithful, marriage isn’t as sacred as it once was. Homosexual men and women face prejudice and stereotypes constantly. These ignorant views are unwarranted and greatly undeserved. In 2000 the Supreme Court ruled that homosexuals can be barred from serving as Boy Scout leaders. Under the Clinton administration a “don’t ask don’t tell” policy was established in the U.S. Military concerning sexual preference. If a person is in the military and states his or her sexual preference, or shows homosexual tendencies, that person will be discharged. The government has recently been fighting against gay marriage, and, as of right now, the only state that has legalized gay marriage is Massachusetts. Unfortunately the marriage license is only open to people able to prove
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