Defending the Rights of Homosexuals

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So Carly, what do you think must be done to defend the rights of homosexuals?

What we need is to change the attitude of the general Australian public towards same-sex relationships, and to increase society’s tolerance of the individuals, who for whatever reasons, choose to be homosexual. In doing so, I believe we will be in a better position to advocate for the legal rights of homosexuals. The right to marry those we love, the right to receive the superannuation of deceased partners, the right to be included under the same family law, taxation system, industrial relations, to receive the same government benefits and simply the fundamental right to have and raise children. I know that even though my biological instincts steer me to towards a sexuality that will never naturally conceive a child, I still desperately crave to be a mother some day. I am a woman, and should be entitled to the same rights as any other woman. I am in a committed relationship, and I believe that between the two of us, we have enough love, enough moral fibre, enough responsibility, and everything necessary to raise a child, and raise them well. It does not matter that we are both females; there are plenty of children out their being raised by single parents, who grow to become well-adjusted adults. Also, people need not be afraid that homosexuality will be contagious, infecting the minds of our children, because in the cases that a child has been raised by same-sex parents, its been found that there is no more likelihood of them being gay than any other child.

I believe that you have never been harassed or abused for your sexuality before, do you consider yourself lucky then, considering that 2/3rds of homosexual people have been harassed at some point in their lives?

Yes, I think that I am very lucky; I have known many other gay people who have experienced the prejudice, the abuse and harassment that have made their lives almost unbearable. I believe you said earlier that...
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