Dear next PREZ:
¨Every single American - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender- Every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society.¨ -President Obama our former President of the United States of America. We are the United States because we unite together as a country, how are we ¨united¨ as a country if only 30 States are together in the no-discrimination law for LGBT? I want the next President to make sure that the 20 states that don´t have the no-discrimination law that he or she will fix this issue. People in the lgbt community should not be discriminated for who they love or who they want to be. Humanrights.gov gives an important statment that needs to be fixed. ¨Almost half of all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people hide their sexual orientation or gender identity in public for fear of violence or discrimination.¨ This isnt right because from Dosomething.org it states that ¨Young people who are LGBT and who are “out” to their immediate families report feeling happier than those who aren’t.¨ How can those of lgbtq be happy if 50% are afraid to come out due to discrimination or violence.
Ellen Degeneres, she is one of the most successful woman in America. Ellen is not married to a man but married to a woman. She talks about LGBT rights and no-discrimination because she stands for the rights of everyone. Ellen has said a quote that makes you want to be kind to everyone. ¨I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.¨ -Ellen Degeneres. When she says ¨treat people the way you want to be treated¨ I know a lot of people don't comprehend this meaning when they approach people. That one phrase can change most people's perspective when they discriminate the lgbt community. They don't understand how difficult it can be. Ellen did not just become successful. She was put down, discriminated, she changed the things were by being confident in herself. www.hrc.org talks about the discrimination and how it needs to stop. ¨63 percent reported experiencing discrimination in their personal lives. 47 percent of these reported experiencing discrimination in the workplace, 19 percent reported experiencing discrimination while trying to access public spaces, 14 percent reported discrimination in housing and 8 percent reported discrimination while in the education system. Moreover, a 64 percent majority of LGBT Americans described discrimination as a major problem in this country.¨ hrc.org is correct. This is a major problem and it needs to stop now.
Being discriminated for who you are is not right . What's an even bigger dilemma is being fired from jobs, resturants, school. Hrc.org has made a list of just a few places lgbt members are being judged, discriminated, and put down for who they are. That list includes, “This new data again demonstrates that most Americans are shocked to discover that many LGBT Americans can be denied a job, a room in a hotel, a seat at a restaurant, a place in school, equal access to credit, or housing because they still lack explicit federal protections from discrimination -- and that once people learn that, they overwhelmingly support the basic idea that LGBT Americans should be judged only on their merits, just like everyone else. It’s time to act,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley.¨ Do you personally think people are gay or lesbian to be hurt? Of course not! If we stop discriminating the LGBT community now, that would be one huge problem of the plate.
Thank you for reading this letter. Because not only I care about this topic, all the others writing to you to fix this rotten difficulty that's hurting our country. I wouldn't be writing about LGBT and the rights they need if it wasn´t a major problem. People from all around the world support the topic. For the people that don't support LGBT need to understand that they are ruining, downsizing, destroying people's lives and how they live. The United States of America should be better than this, like I said before we aren't The United States if we all are united as a country.
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