Gay Rights

Essay by antenagirlJunior High, 8th gradeA, March 2006

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Should gays be allowed to marry? Should gays adopt? Many people would have different ways of thinking. Some think gays are people too and others believe they're sub-humans and do not deserve equal rights. All people deserve rights. Gays deserve rights as much as you and I. Denying that right is discrimination. It's worse than discrimination, its fear, but really, there's nothing to be afraid of.

The problem with today's society is discrimination. Discrimination is something that's been going on for thousands of years. People are destroyed, families turn on one another and friends have been torn a part. All that just for fear of someone who's different. Discrimination, it's all around us and all of us are guilty of it. Why do we enjoy crushing the lives of those who are different from us? We do this because we are afraid of what we cannot understand, and one of these things is homosexuality.

Really, there is nothing to be afraid of. Even the Bible says "Do not be afraid of any man, for judgment belongs to God."

When did we start taking God's job of judging people? We still judge gays even if we know that the God most of us worship says either ways. I think everything begins with us not understanding the fact that someone is not like us. From not understanding it keeps turning into fear, disgust or even hate. All this results in a kid pushing another into the mud or something worse. A good example of discrimination is when the Nazi's blamed the Jews for many things they would never even dream of doing. The same way gays are blamed for countless crimes they would never do. It's not right to give a human less rights just because of homosexuality, it's just...