Niya B. Texas

LGBTQ Rights

Persuasive letter to the next President arguing for the protection of rights for LGBTQ persons.

Dear Mr/Madam,

The most important issue facing our nation today is the LGBT rights. You need to make the LGBT rights fair. The LGBT rights are currently not protected. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and equally, we should all be able to have the same rights.

In the real world, gays exist. Therefore it falls on society to teach our children that sexuality comes in many different forms and that it is not acceptable to discriminate against a minority simply because they are different. If we are going to have public schools, those schools must recognize the entire public and not pretend that homosexual or transgender minorities don't exist. Part of public education involves teaching kids how to accept and live alongside people in their society who differ from themselves.

There is currently no law protecting individuals from job discrimination. This means that at any time, someone can be discriminated against, fired or not hired simply because he/she is or is perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Unlike race, gender, age, ethnicity or religion, sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under current federal civil rights law. A key goal of the gay and lesbian political movement has been to win civil rights protection against discrimination in employment, housing, and elsewhere. Too often, gay men and lesbians face hostility, discrimination.

The struggle of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) people for equal rights has moved to center stage. LGBT people are battling for their civil rights in Congress, in courtrooms and in the streets. Every citizen deserves to be equal. It is a constitutional right for citizens to be treated as equals under the law, so how have these prejudiced people gotten away with their discrimination for so long? You would think that Americans would learn from their own history that prejudice just leads to violence, hatred, and a miserable existence.Gay individuals and couples deserve equality under the laws; they deserve to be treated just as every straight person is treated. Gay people should be allowed to get married and receive equal benefits, they are just as important and as much a part of today’s society as any straight person.

Works Cited

@ACLU. "The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People." American Civil Liberties Union. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

By Using the Word 'we', I'm Guessing You Might Be Straight. "Why Should We Support Equal Rights for Gay People?" - Quora. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

{, By. "Why You Should Care About LGBT Rights." The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.