Dear President of the United States,
I’m Valentina Giraldo from Colombia but I am living now in Brooklyn,NY. I’m in 12th grade at Brooklyn International High School. Through this letter, I want to introduce to you a problem that urgently needs a solution. I believe that this group of people who are called LGBT should have the same rights that a heterosexual person has because we are all human beings, we all feel and we all have the same rights, no matter what your sexual preference.
North Carolina pass some law that is not really good and that is the law that does not allow transsexuals to use the bathrooms that do not match the gender listed on their birth certificates. In the article "U.S. government, North Carolina sue each other over "bathroom bill'" it says, "'This lawsuit is more important than a bath,' said Monday the Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. She is the director of the Department of Justice. Lynch said it was treated with dignity and respect for all citizens of the United States. She compared the bill to racist Jim Crow laws. These laws were laws of southern states that marked divisions by race.” Would you feel comfortable if you want to enter a bathroom and someone has to ask you for an identification of your sex so can you use the bathroom? Not really, I think this is an exaggeration.
The group called LGBT have had to suffer moments of discrimination and is not a problem that happened now this comes from many years ago. In 1977 Harvey Milk was a gay rights activist and community leader, he was one of the first openly gay officials in the United States. On November 27, 1978, Milk was murdered by a person named White. In the article "Gay Rights Activists: Harvey Milk" it says, “During his trial, his lawyers said that White had killed Milk and Moscone because he was mentally ill. He was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, which is considered a less serious crime than murder. White spent only six years in prison.” At the time homosexuality was considered a mental illness, and the U.S. government did little to protect gay people from unfair treatment. This needs to change because it is not expected to happen again repetitively the same for years. Beside homosexuals can be equal to heterosexual people as shown in the article “Tim Cook says he is gay and it does not matter as he leads Apple.” Tim Cook, the most important head of Apple, announced that he is gay. “Many technology companies, including Google and Apple, are treated very well to gay employees. Gay men working in these companies feel more comfortable talking about their homosexuality at work, but the situation is very different in other companies.”
For these reasons I believe that this group of people who are called LGBT should have the same rights that a heterosexual person has because we are all human beings, we all feel and we all have the same rights, no matter what your sexual preference. LGBT people can be equal, they are a good people, they need the same rights, they need the same protection or maybe more. Some possible solution can be is create some laws that protect these people like to protect all persons, and treat them as the human beings they are.
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B. (n.d.). Tim Cook says he is gay and it does not matter as he leads Apple. Retrieved November 04, 2016, from https://newsela.com/articles/cook-comingout/id/5904/