Gay Rights Movement

  • Benefits of Animal Rights Movements

    Animal rights movements benefit the environment as it maintains the biodiversity of the environment. It is important to note that animals are part of the nature and so to kill or harm them is to harm nature itself. Thousands of animals have become extinct due to human abuse, either by directly killing them or destroying their habitat. for eg. sharks. Each year, humans kill more than 100 million sharks worldwide.Over the last 50 years, numbers of some shark species have dropped as much as 80%

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  • Civil Rights Movement Paper

    Civil Rights Movement Parminder Singh History 145 September 20th, 2011 Christopher Jackson Civil Rights Movement In the early 1960s the American nation was struggling with anxiety in many different ways. The position of America in the world was sinking with the Soviet Union bringing competition to the table with their space programs that intimidated the American government. The public, itself, was concerned about the ‘visibility of Poverty, the rising frustrations of women,’ and most

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement Since 1845, African Americans have struggled to find equal rights in America. Thus, African Americas have a long history of activism in America, from fighting for the right to vote to pushing for integration in public places. Activists like Stokley Carmichael organized the freedom rides, James Meredith fought to integrate blacks and whites at the University of Mississippi, and Rosa Parks instigated the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Although these protests were often legal and

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  • Gay Rights

    GAY MARRIAGE SPEECH Intro * Society is evolving – We elected our first black President, in fact, a woman was even a real Presidential contender as well – the traditional roles of the working family do not look so traditional anymore * I am going to discuss the subject of gay marriage – while we as a society have made great strides we are still far from an acceptable solution * Whether you believe in same-sex marriage or not, I ask that you keep your mind open and listen to my points

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  • Politics and Civil Rights Movement

    these infrapolitics, we are able to identify with the oppressed people in political history and find motives in their actions, specifically in the events of the Civil Rights Movement. However, when considering the Civil Rights Movement, we must think of it not as a single event in history, but as a mass of small-scale movements. Instead of associating with the idolized figures in history such as Martin Luther King Jr, Kelly opens our minds to the political effect of the everyday oppressed African

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  • Gay Rights

    Brown September 16, 2012 U.S. Should Accept Gay Marriage As Americans, homosexual couples deserve the same rights as heterosexual couples. We should legalize gay marriage because everyone deserves the basic constitutional rights. The first thing that should come to mind when you think of America, is a nation of peace and equality, not hate and disgust. We live in a nation of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Homosexuals have been fighting for rights since the 1960s, and yet here in 2012, their

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  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement The civil rights movement is a very diverse subject. There are many different opinions on this subject and many political changing events follow this movement. Some of the struggles during the civil rights movement were covered through the media in such a fashion that it could have gone either way. I found an article stating, and I quote “Majority Queried In Times Survey Say, Negro Movement Has Gone Too Far, But Few Intend To Change Votes.” –New York Times (Sept. 21st 1964)

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement 1 The Civil Rights Movement Reche Clark Albany High School The civil rights movement was the time in America in which Blacks and other minorities started getting more independence

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Definition Civil rights are defined as "the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially those guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the 13 th and 14 th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress" (Merriam-Webster Online). The 13 th amendment of the Constitution abolished slavery in the U.S., and the 14 th amendment insured African Americans of their legal citizenship and equal protection under the law (National Archives Experience). Movement is defined in part as "a series of organized activities

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  • Gay Rights

    jmc The gay rights movement continue to be a hot-button topic as we push our way into 2013. I find it difficult to believe that the United States is lagging behind in its equality laws. Slowly but surely, acceptance for people of all sexual orientations is becoming a reality across our country; unfortunately however, there is still strong opposition to the inevitable force of equal rights. I believe that gay equality, especially in our nation, should be not a question. The founding principles

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  • Gay Movement

    ayGay Liberation & the African American Civil Rights Movement:  Exploring the Connections  Kelly Arruda Equality  is  a  good  start,  but  it  is  not  sufficient.  Equality  for  queers  inevitably  means  equal  rights  on  straight terms, since they are the ones who determine the existing legal framework. We conform—  albeit equally—with their screwed­up system. That is not liberation. It is capitulation. —Peter Thatchell  Recent developments in same­sex marriage have raised emotions, awareness and many 

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  • The Importance of the Civil Rights Movement

    American History II Per: 4 The civil rights movement had a big impact on racial equality. It made the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act possible. In this essay, I will be discussing the factors which contributed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I will also discuss the shift in the civil rights movement towards “black power” and the results of the shift. There were many factors that contributed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In early 1960 a group of

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  • Gay Marriages: Right or Wrong

    Gay Marriages: Right or Wrong? SOC 120: Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Instructor: Danielle Ely May 19, 2013 Gay Marriages: Right or Wrong? Gay marriage has been a touchy topic in society for many years now. It is an ethical issue because it goes against most people norms and this alone causes many problems. Deciding whether it is right or wrong is the issue at hand. Many people believe that two people of the same sex should not be allowed to get married, while others

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement Marilyn Hemingway History 300 May 08, 2013 Dr. Goldstein African Americans have experienced racial discrimination in virtually every single area of their lives. America has come a long way since the 1800’s when slavery was common, but that road certainly hasn’t been easy or short for Black American. Not long after the Civil War ended, African Americans experienced a form of racial segregation

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  • The Basic of the Civil Right Movement

    Basics on the Civil Right Movement Because large segments of the populace--particularly African-Americans, women, and men without property--have not always been accorded full citizenship rights in the American Republic, civil rights movements, or "freedom struggles," have been frequent features of the nation's history. In particular, movements to obtain civil rights for black Americans have had special historical significance. Such movements have not only secured citizenship rights for blacks but have

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  • Argumentative Essay on Gay Rights

    Gender Most people believe that they deserve the rights that they are granted by the government. An upstanding citizen who pays their taxes, serves their community and abides by the law should be afforded the rights of an American. However, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Gay and lesbians are consistently denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. Specifically, gay and lesbian couples are denied the right to marry even if they are upstanding citizens and

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Gianni LaRagione History 17B Prof. Coburn November 18, 2013 Civil Rights Movement The civil rights movement was the time in America in which Blacks and other minorities started getting more independence and more equal rights. This movement required several courageous leaders and many life changing events occurred in order for America to become the integrated nation that it is today. A lot of protests and boycotts took place but they were usually non-violent, which the minorities discovered

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  • Gay Rights

    Shepherd cut into their wedding cake at city hall in Cambridge after becoming the first same-sex couple in the U.S. Gay marriage has a short but heated history in the U.S. It first came to national attention in a 1993 Hawaii case, in which judges found that the state's constitution required a compelling reason not to extend to gay’s equal marriage rights. (Time Magazine: A Brief History of: Gay Marriage, Alex Altman Thursday, May 22, 2008). The ruling prompted Congress to push through the 1996 Defense of

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  • Gay Rights

    Gay rights is itself an important public policy issue, with strong elements of civil rights and equality. However, the political mobilization of the gay community has also raised a number of more immediate policy issues. Some of those have affected only the homosexual community, but others have had wider relevance such as AIDS research and treatment. As we noted earlier, the style of political activism invoked on gay rights issues has been less that of interest groups and more that of a movement

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  • Gay Rights

    'What?', these are just some of the comments made recently in the press regarding gay rights. Advancments in gay rights can be linked to many areas. While it is becoming a hot topic for debate, it is impossible to overestimate its impact on modern thought. Inevitably gay rights is often misunderstood by the easily lead, trapped by their infamous history. Relax, sit back and gasp as I display the rich tapestries of gay rights. Social Factors Society is our own everyday reality. When Thucictholous

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  • Gay Rights

    crimes based on sexual orientation By: Herek, Gregory M., Cogan, Jeanine C., Gillis, J. Roy2 Universities Affiliated: University of California, Davis., University of Toronto Abstract: Using interview data from a convenience sample of 450 lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults, the varieties of victim experiences in hate crimes based on sexual orientation are described. Most crimes were perpetrated in public settings by one or more strangers, but victimization also occurred in other locales, and perpetrators

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement Viviane Jean xxxx The Civil Rights Movement America’s Founding Fathers centered political responsibility in their citizens, with James Madison arguing against the ancient assumption that a populace needed controlling from some higher force. Instead, as the Constitution allowed, America would trust in the wisdom of its people, deciding at large, through the nonviolent means of elections, who was most fit to lead and how. Still, nobody expected that an ignored and despised

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  • Gay Rights

    Gay Rights GAY RIGHTS – RIGHT OR WRONG Discrimination is Never Right Strayer University Economics 405-003016 Dr. Shailesh Bhandari March 5, 2009 I. Human Rights a. Why are there differences? b. Constitutional rights II. Homosexuality in Religion c. Adoption d. Belief System / Congregation e. Church Credits III. Proposition 8 f. The Battle g. Tax Relief h. Medical Choices IV. Media i. Movies /

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  • Gay Rights

    Gay rights has a major impact on today’s society whether we choose to believe it or not; for or against. Gay rights are becoming one of the more controversial topics being discussed around the America today. Gay rights should be recognized, there are many factors of gay rights that Americans do not completely understand, while times are changing gay rights is evolving from state to state there are still issues yet to be resolved. Today I will discuss three key topics when it comes to gay rights;

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  • Gay Rights

    to provide government funded programs and services to the community, such as welfare and universal healthcare services. On a social level, most the Democratic Party is socially progressive, and most feel strongly about fighting for and preserving rights for all citizens of the United States. By definition conservative means; "believing in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society: relating to or supporting political conservatism." Conservatives believe in smaller

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  • Gay Rights and the Catholic Church

    Sochi, Gay Rights and the Catholic Church The Sochi Olympics like many Games that preceded it, is symbolic of human endurance and excellence, where thousands of athletes travel across the globe, to compete under the banner of their respective nations. While the Olympics are undoubtedly a showcase of individual pursuits of glory, the cultural significance of this event cannot and should never be underestimated. The Olympics could be described as a cataloged history of nations coming together under

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  • Gay Rights

    Gay Rights The controversy of gay rights has been an issue for many years and will more than likely be one for a long time. It is much like the issue of segregation; although most people have accepted the fact that we are all equal in the aspect of race. Maybe people could accept homosexuals in the aspect of their sexuality. When discussing gay rights it usually is about whether a state has laws that ban gay marriage or if they allow it. Most states have banned gay marriage. The result of having

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  • Gay Rights

    been doing broad research on the recognition of same sex relationships in the state of Georgia. It has come to my attention that same sex marriages are prohibited in Georgia. We live in America; Land of the free home of the brave, yet peoples civil rights are being stolen from beneath them solely due to their sexual orientation. A marriage is between two people that love each other and it is no one’s business but their own if two men or two women want to get married to each other. After all, who really

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  • Gay Rights

    Legalizing Gay Marriage throughout the U.S.A “According to the 2000 census 1.2 million people are in a relationship, not counting the LGBT community. The 2000 census also declared the Gay community to consist of 594,391 couples and growing” (Alper, G. 2013, January 1). This means that over 500,000 people are in a relationship. All of these people share multiple things. They all live in the United States, the land of the free. All of these people have committed themselves to someone else. All

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  • Gay Rights

    of time * Stimulates change with limited resources * Develops creative ideas INTRODUCTION: “Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake--you know, to send the right message to kids.”  ― Bill Maher, New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer LGBT rights are human rights and civil rights. It gives people the right to pick their sexual orientation. It has been discussed time and again on the Indian television. Same-sex relationships are

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  • Gay Rights

    22 October 2014 Pols 1101 Carter Gay marriage is a topic I am particularly fond of; gay marriage is a subject that is highly debated and appears to be unsolvable. Gay rights groups are fighting for rights and religious groups are fighting against gay marriage. I do not believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America is a free country and people should be able to be in a relationship with whomever they desire. Gay marriage is only legal in a few states. In some of

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  • Gay Rights

    22 October 2014 Pols 1101 Carter Gay marriage is a topic I am particularly fond of; gay marriage is a subject that is highly debated and appears to be unsolvable. Gay rights groups are fighting for rights and religious groups are fighting against gay marriage. I do not believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America is a free country and people should be able to be in a relationship with whomever they desire. Gay marriage is only legal in a few states. In some of

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  • Gay Marriage and There Rights

    Not many people are sure what to think about the new laws congress is passing allowing gay marriages. But who are we to say what is wrong or right? Who are we to decide if someone can be loved or not. When most kids were growing up with loving families were taught that they are to love everyone unconditionally. When the child grows up giving and accepting hugs and kisses from people you know or didn’t know, or same and or opposite sex. So when these individuals get older just because some book or

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement originated when the African American was tired of the ragged schools and unfair treatment they was getting from their own country. They wanted to be treated equally thus for exercise the 14th Amendment. The 8 year old girl from Kansas protested that they should end segregation. She wanted to go to the whites’ only school that was down on her block and not the African American school that was so far away. NAACP got involved along with its lawyer;

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  • Gay Rights

    for life, it now encompasses, gay and lesbians as well, as they pledge to love, honor, and trust each other all the days of their lives . Today same-sex marriage is one the biggest controversies and it seems like no one could ever come to a common agreement. Personal characteristics such as upbringing, culture, religion, ethnicity all play a major role in determining ones feelings on a given controversial issue. Although gays, just like any other human being have a right to a life of dignity, pursuit

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  • Gay Rights

    The bestowed rights of humans have been distorted throughout time. Regarding all who deserve the same privileges as others, compassion is not shown with respect. Given that times are changing, it is only right that everybody follows suit and makes the necessary alterations to equalize all humans. I believe, if individuals are more informed on Gay Rights such as marriage, adoption and the military discussion of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) maybe we can fight to give same-sex couples the opportunities

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Historically, the Civil Rights Movement was a time during the 1950’s and 60’s to eliminate segregation and gain equal rights. Looking back on all the events, and dynamic figures it produced, this description is very vague. In order to fully understand the Civil Rights Movement, you have to go back to its origin. Most people believe that Rosa Parks began the whole civil rights movement. She did in fact propel the Civil Rights Movement to unprecedented heights but, its origin began in 1954 with Brown

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  • Hate Groups in Civil Rights Movements

    Hate Groups and the Civil Rights Movement Hate groups have existed for centuries and transformed radically over the years. Hate groups have appeared in America at times of social liberation time and time again. After the emancipation of the slaves in America, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was formed. This hate group committed heinous murders and other acts of defiance against the equality with African Americans that threatened their social and economic standings. KKK membership has fluctuated since they

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  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement was a series of political movements for equality before the laws peaked in the 1960’s. During the period of 1954-1965, many gains were made in the progress of desegregation. In 1954, the landmark case of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas deemed that separate education facilities for the races were unconstitutional. Though the ruling was a significant victory in the movement, the process of overturning segregation was just beginning

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  • Civil Right Movement

    ------------------------------------------------- ASSIGNMENT July 15, 2015 sTUDENT NAME July 15, 2015 sTUDENT NAME Civil rights movement Primary Source- Staff, H. (2009, July 15). Civil Rights Movement. Retrieved from This source on Civil Rights Movement was created in 15th July, 2009 by staff which was published by A+E Networks. Social liberties developments are an overall arrangement

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  • Gay Rights and Religion

    Kelly Krause Research paper PO 102-02 Gay rights and Religion I choose to do my paper on gay rights and religion. I will be talking about Amendment 14. States that support gay marriage. Religious rights versus gay rights. Gay rights and religious freedom. Gay discrimination. Gay rights and the Constitution. In February of 2004 San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ordered the city clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. The issue that had simmered in the background for

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Jerrell Johnson 9/18/15 2B Social Issues Civil Rights Movement (1954-1972) 1960 Greensboro, NC Lunch Counter Sit-Ins In protest of local restaurants that refuse to serve African-American customers, a series of sit-ins is staged at lunch counters in Greensboro, North Carolina. 1. How did this impact the lives of Americans? How it impact a nation was it sparked a sit-in that movement that spread to colleges and, towns and many protesters were arrested for trespassing

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  • Gay Rights

    a couple feels standing at the altar giving themselves to one another, and saying those precious words “I do!” In America there is a growing population that is not granted the right to walk down the aisle or have their relationship legally recognized. Regardless of sexual orientation, everyone is entitled to the same rights. Yet in most states, the estimated 3.1 million same-sex couples in this country (Bernstein, 247) cannot legally marry. The controversial topic of legalizing same-sex marriages

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  • Struggles of the Civil Rights Movement

    The Struggles of the Civil Rights Movement Jason Mitchell Southern New Hampshire University The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was a powerful political movement that not only spurred for change for the people of the African American race, but for other minority races as well. This movement peaked in the 1950’s and lasted through the ending of the 1960s. Through the numerous arrests of individuals, protests, and sit-ins around the country, marchers for a better way of living marched on. The

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Americans: The Civil Rights Movement For African American’s life in the 1960’s proved itself to be a challenge amongst many other things. These challenges are what prompted the Civil Rights Movement, which actually began in 1954 and lasted until 1968. Because African Americans or Blacks, in the United States had virtually no equality or constitutional rights they began a nonviolent freedom movement in order to gain some quantity of value. Throughout the years of this movement, Blacks in America went

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  • Fighting for Gay Rights

    Michelle Torres PHIL 1320.032 J. W. Williams November 8, 2012 Fighting for Gay Rights Over the past few decades, homosexuality has started to become noticed in many cities, TV shows, and even movies. By noticeable, I mean less “closeted” individuals who are not afraid to show their true selves. More and more people are becoming socially accepting of homosexuals after realizing that their intentions and overall lifestyle follows the same as heterosexual people. We all face the same implications

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement was an introduction to what would be the nations’ most important effort to solve the racial issues. No longer to ignore the race problems; an effort to provide justice and equality to African Americans began. Leaders launched demonstrations and speeches were given. Organizations gathered to support litigations against the segregation laws. Pressure built, leading to a response to the Civil Rights Movement and through continuing efforts a breakthrough

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    of events raised Americans’ attention to the problem of race relation, these events finally led to achievements of the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement was a series of political movements to pursue equal rights and opportunity for the U.S. citizens. Civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks had contributed to the Civil Right Movement. In 1955, Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. Black leaders

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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Haller Eng-132 22 April 2016 Civil Rights Movement In history there have been many changes socially and physically. In the 1960’s the civil rights movement was significant for the equality of people. After the abolition of slavery in 1853, there had been a continuous conflict between the races of people who lived in the United States. In the United States there have been and still are many hate groups. Many think that after the civil rights movement African Americans and whites people got

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  • Gays Rights

    unalienable rights. These words were written over two-hundred years ago, and even then, the people believed in the importance of equality. All men are created equal, and therefore there should be no discrimination. History shows the discrimination of African-Americans and how our country has evolved regarding racism, but now there is a form of discrimination that is becoming more prevalent. This form of discrimination is towards those of other sexual orientations, such as those who are gay, lesbian

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