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We have no rights as straight people do and we deserve to be treated with the same respect.
Acceptance of LGBT persons in the Americas varies widely. Same-sex marriages have been recognized in Canada nationwide since 2005 and in Argentina since 2010. Same-sex marriage in Mexico City is recognized nationwide, while in the United States, same-sex marriages are recognized by several states, but not the federal government. Same-sex marriage in Brazil is recognized in one state and in many cities of the country.
Same-sex marriages performed in the Netherlands are recognized in Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. Furthermore, some other nations have laws recognizing other types of same-sex unions, as well as LGBT adoption and military service by LGBT people. However, eleven other nations, all of them in the former British West Indies, still have criminal punishment for buggery on their statute books. These eleven countries include Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.
See wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_the_Americas
In the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, it is stated:
Section 3. Definition of marriage
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
Yet, the Obama administration announced in 2011 that it had determined that Section 3 was unconstitutional and, though it would continue to enforce the law, it would no longer defend it in court.
Why should gay marriage be bound to a law that our own presidential administration states is unconstitutional? We fight for our freedoms. Some men and women in the military, and on our homefronts in the law enforcement, fire department, and EMS departments, are bi-sexual, lesbian, or gay.
In Australia the Australian Red Cross do not allow Gay/Bi Men to donate blood.
Every Blood Donation is tested so there should be no risk of any infection from Stright or Homosexual people.
For every blood donation made up to 3 peoples lives can be saved. There are thousands of Gay/Bi Men who are willing to donate blood. So if you multiply them (1000's) by 3 that is how many lives could by saved by allowing Gay/Bi Men to Donate Blood.
Or worse think of how many people may die/suffer without there donations.
Other countries already allow Gay/Bi Men to donate blood including Isreal, Switzerland & Spain.
Gay people have been around for longer than anyone alive today, why stop gay people to live a happy normal life, what makes gays so different to everyone else, THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY LIKE THE REAST OF US.
After the case of a Lesbian couple in a Civil Partnership who tried to adopt a baby as a couple, the European Court of human rights has deemed that same sex marriage is not a human right and “if gay couples are allowed to marry, any church that offers weddings will be guilty of discrimination if it declines to marry same-sex couples.”
I do however ask the European Court, is Equality not a human right? and are they not being discriminatory by issuing this statement? I would also suggest that as this does not affect the government as a whole, it should be up to the people to decide in the form of a referendum.
The Constitution clearly states everyone has the same rights. Also, people who get amnesia/alzheimers still know they are gay, so it's not s "choice".
For support of the gay rights in Slovenia!
Za sprejetje Družinskega zakonika v Sloveniji!
By signing this petition you appeal to the Slovenian government not to hold the referendum and to approve the proposal of the government 542-08/09-0008/ EPA: 0817-V, "Družinski zakonik" (Family Code), which extends civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples and puts heterosexual and homosexual partnerships on an equal legal footing, including extending the right of same-sex partners to adopt.
On 16 June 2011, Parliament endorsed in a 43:38 vote the family law bill defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman but abandoning the reference to family as the purpose of marriage [R1.3].
On 27 December 2011, the Slovenian Constitutional Court ruled that the holding referendum on the recently approved Family Code was constitutional. The Code is being challenged by conservative pro-family groups over the right of gay couples to adopt children. The referendum is expected to be held in March 2012.
There are many technical definitions of marriage:
1.) The social institution in which a man and a woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments.
2.) The legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple including the accompanying social festivities.
So, if their is a definition that excludes the joining of a man and women why aren't same genders allowed to get married? That blows my mind.
Currently there is a ban on homosexual males from donating blood. Not only is this discrimination but it is also completely irresponsible.
Canadian Blood Services need blood, and there is an entire community willing to donate but can't. They run extensive tests on the blood, there should be no reason they should eliminate an entire community from donating.
In recent years the homosexual community has been slowly getting some rights all except the one they all want.
Stop Cameroon From Attacking The Gay Community.
REPEAL HOMOPHOBIC LAWS.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JUST REPORTED THE CASE OF FRANCKY AND JONAH, 19 AND 20 YEAR OLD YOUNG MEN AWAITING TRIAL FOR HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT (THEY CROSS DRESS). ANOTHER YOUNG MAN MR. JEAN-CLAUDE ROGER MBEDE WAS JAILED FOR THREE YEARS FOR HOMOSEXUAL ACT AFTER HE WAS ENTRAPPED BY SECURITY FORCES.
FOR HOW LONG WILL THE WORLD BE SILENT ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF HOMOSEXUALS IN AFRICA AS A WHOLE? PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO BE FORWARDED TO BOTH THE HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE CAMEROONIAN GOVERNMENT. SILENCE IS COMPLICITY.
Despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, North Carolina still has laws against consensual sex between two adults, if they are gay. While not prosecuted in courts, as recently as 2008, gay adults found engaged in intercourse could be arrested under "crimes against nature" laws, a Class 1 felony, and could be forced into a stay in jail and a fine.
Using these same laws and by exploiting loopholes in the Supreme Court's ruling, heavier punishments are able to be levied on homosexual couples than they would be on heterosexual couples. To quote the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Legal Association: "a heterosexual couple "parking" at night in a deserted area or making love in the woods will most likely be ignored by law enforcement officers. At most, they will be charged with indecent exposure, a misdemeanor. Two men in an identical situation, however, will usually be charged with [crimes against nature]—a felony"
We, as North Carolinians, do not deserve to live in a state where Dark-Ages laws are still on the books and are used to discriminate against homosexual citizens. The Supreme Court of the United States has already decided that these kinds of laws are unconstitutional, so we should demand that our state government act in accordance and repeal the shameful sodomy laws.
Parents and teachers should have a say in what our kids learn in school.
I have never heard of any gay history that our kids need to learn. There is hardly enough money for our kids to learn what they need to in school why should we add to it.
We can't talk about GOD in schools and i feel that if you put gay history in our schools then you are looking at a problem with the church and state law.