Gay and Lesbian

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Land of the free?
Now a day we live in the land of the free in which anyone is to freely choose the way they want to live, and who they want to share their lives with. Yet today regardless of our freedom some people choose to discriminate and judge those with a different style of life because they do not see those different groups equally compatible with their same values in life. One of the many reason that the gay and lesbian group grabbed my attention, is the fact that they are discriminated every day of their lives, which is something that a lot of people identify themselves with, such as myself. Discrimination has been a part of my life because this country is not my nationality and I have lived and experienced the hate and indifference from other people throughout my life. It is very common in life for people to discriminate others because they are taught at a very young age. Whether it is because of race, religion, sexuality, gender, age, personality or way of life, everyone pre-judges. One of the groups that are commonly experiencing uprising discrimination lately is homosexuals. Discrimination degrades people and makes them feel less of a person because they are not accepted as equal in their community, but at the end we are all human and we are all the same regardless of our differences of value and the way we choose to live.

Homosexuals are not different from any other group; they have the same values, dreams, goals and want to lead a happy and productive life as anyone else in this world. Many people think that homosexuals are not capable of having a normal life and family as everyone else because they might encounter emotional obstacles on the way due to their sexual orientation. However, despite of the discriminations toward same-sex relationships, research shows that many lesbians and gay men form durable relationships. For example, survey data indicate that between 18% and 28% of gay couples and between 8% and 21% of lesbian couples have...
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