Homosexuality Current Event

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Dan Keegan
Current Event
4-29-05

Lately, there has been a surge of bills throughout the nation regarding homosexual rights. In Texas and Alabama, either the House or the Senate decided to "narrow their rights." On the same day, Connecticut became the first state to approve "marriage-like civil unions" without a court order. Vermont and Washington State remain relatively torn, but the pending bill in Washington regarding equality for gays in housing, insurance, and employment was rejected by the Senate by a 25-24 vote.

There is a bill pending in Alabama intended towards, "keeping books tolerant of homosexuality out of public schools." If this bill were to pass it would mean that any book in an Alabama public school would either have to present homosexuality as something disgraceful, or would have to ignore it altogether. If these children in these schools grow up shielded from seeing homosexuality in any light other than negative, that's going to be how they perceive it for the rest of their lives. This is the kind of action that will eventually disintegrate this nation through pseudo-political disputes as to the equality, and even humanity of homosexuals. Gerald Allen is one of Alabama's strong supporters of this bill. In an interview he once suggested taking any kind of media that portrayed homosexuality in any way other than an unnatural sin and burying it in a hole. I personally would take great pleasure in beating Gerald Allen over the head with a blunt object until he had to relearn his ABC's had I the opportunity, but that's just a fantasy. Washington State apparently allows discrimination in housing, insurance, and employment based on a person's sexual preference. Who's going to discriminate against homosexuals except for those who were brought up to believe that it is wrong and immoral? This country is becoming more and more intolerant of nonconformity to the status-quo. Gerald Allen said, "This is about our culture being under...
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