When I was in high school, coming into contact with minority groups was an unusual occurence. Now that I’m in college, the classrooms have become more diverse and I’m not just talking about race. People are more likely to confess their sexual orientation when they go away to school because they don’t have to deal with the pressure of their parents or tight knit social groups. In fact, WVU has a BiGLTM organization, which supports bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender students, faculty, and staff.
An important issue relieved many gay individuals and their supporters today. The Proposition 8 was annulled in California due to its unconstitutional bearing. The 9th Circuit Court ruled that the ban on gay marriage violates the moralities of gay individuals. This is a valid ruling because no one is going to change his or her sexual preference no matter what the law governs. Thus, people that are voting against gay rights aren’t going to see fewer homosexuals just because marriage hasn’t been approved. Times have changed and that needs to be accepted. I will never understand why people think it’s okay to deprive homosexuals of their self-worth. After all, heterosexuals aren’t perfect. Look at the divorce rates.
Below is a video from YouTube on the ruling of gay marriage in California.
After spending a summer in Los Angeles, (with my gay brother) I know there are many individuals who aren’t ashamed of who they are or what they stand for. Although, it was a culture shock at first, it was a great experience because I got to see the world from a different perspective. Just because someone doesn’t fit the norm, doesn’t make it a bad thing. No matter who you are, you deserve to be loved and treated fairly. Homosexuals shouldn’t be degraded because not only is it unconstitutional, it’s mentally damaging. Shouldn’t they be able to live their lives without lasting psychological effects? People judge each other every day, but the frequency of discrimination is much more apparent among gay people. No one deserves to be singled out.