GAY RIGHTS

In the US

Why Gay rights matter

Gay rights are a real issue because people are constantly being discriminated against. They aren't allowed to marry and in some places are even denied access to businesses. Not allowing gay marriage violates articles from the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, such as articles six,seven, twelve, and sixteen. And it is just wrong to deny people the right too be happy with the person they have chosen to love. Gay rights matter because if we are all equal then we should all have equal rights. Almost all the states in the United States have legalized gay marriage, 37 states in the US to be exact. 34 states legalize civil union. A civil union is having all the rights and privileges of being married but not actually being married. This isn't right, people are being treated as subhumans for their sexuality. They are giving all the benefits of being married but not the tittle. The states are afraid to make everyone equal when that's what they always say we are. they are treated like subhumans because the government wants their love to be in secret, that's what the civil union is doing. People are also being denied access into businesses because of their sexuality. it is a law that a business can refuse service to anyone they want but it is mostly used to discriminate, and in today's age it is used mostly to discriminate people for their sexuality.

Actions You Can Take

There are organizations that Fight for gay rights. The most commonly known are the LBGTQ, they have protest and movements and celebrations of sexuality. The protest and movements are most commonly done when a big issue like discrimination for a persons sexuality on a big scale. The GLAD equal justice under law specializes in cases that include being discriminated for sexuality but aren't that commonly known and they are lawyers that take action in the court room. The family equality council helps couples who want to start a family with everything they will also with anything else a family will need help with, even other legal issues.

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography


"The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 20 May 2015.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0761909.html

Timeline of gay rights big movements and leap forwards that they have accomplished. Found on infoplease. Starts at 1924 and continues to today and will continue.


Collins, Michael. "20 LGBT Organizations You Need to Know." Diversitybestpractices.com. Diversity Best Practice, 1 June 2011. Web. 20 May 2015.

http://www.diversitybestpractices.com/news-articles/20-lgbt-organizations-you-need-know

Where people can find different organizations that support same sex marriage and equality. Found on diversity best practice website. All are sponsored by the LGBT.


"Family Equality - Family Equality Council." Family Equality Council. Family Equality Council, n.d. Web. 20 May 2015

http://www.familyequality.org/

Talks about how they fight for same sex marriage rights to have a family. Also how they help the families with everything they can even legal issues like bankruptcy. can get help on annything a family will ever need in legal issues.

"Gay Marriage ProCon.org." ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2015.

http://gaymarriage.procon.org/

Names some of the pros and cons of gay marriage, mostly the most commonly known. found on prosansdcons.com. more pros than cons.


GARRETT, ROBERT T. "Dan Patrick Tweet on Gay Marriage Is Set Straight."The Dallas Morning News. The Dallas Morning News, 26 Feb. 2014. Web. 20 May 2015.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/elections/20140226-patrick-tweet-on-gay-marriage-is-set-straight.ece

Talks about Anti-gay senator tweet that ended up supporting Gay marriage. He tweeted that it was man and woman but messed up and put man twice. He capitalized the message to show he was being serious and supported gay marriage in the process.


"GLAD / Home." Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders. GLAD, n.d. Web. 20 May 2015.

http://www.glad.org/

Talks about how people who are being discriminated against for their sexuality can get legal help that will support them. Are lawyers and help in court cases while family equality doesn’t both benefit everyone mostly same sex couples. Can find a lawyer anywhere just look up the state you are in.


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http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/valr79&div=49&id=&page=

The words of an activist on gay marriage. They aren’t positive. Found on HeinOnline


Roberts, Amy, and Caitlin Stark. "By the Numbers: Same-sex Marriage - CNNPolitics.com." CNN. Cable News Network, 06 Oct. 2014. Web. 19 May 2015.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/11/politics/btn-same-sex-marriage/

This website talked about some statistics about gay marriage and gay rights in The United States of America. from cable news network. the statistics are from 2014 and might be outdated.