English 2H, Period 1
16 January 2012
In society, there have always been people treated unequally. Whether it was because of their race, sexuality, religion, or basically anything that could define them as a human being. As a society, we tend to pinpoint a certain quality or defining characteristic, and ostracize anyone who shows it. In recent times, we often see the suppression of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community. In the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, we see the groups of animals being treated unfairly, because they are not seen as good enough.
For some reason in our culture, gays have been shunned from the rest of the world. They have been beaten, teased, and killed, simply because of who they fall in love with. The ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, which was put out by the U.S. government in 1993 roughly states that if you want to join the military, you should keep your sexuality a secret; otherwise they can deny your application, because you “would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.” The government had denied people their right to serve their country, their right to protect our nation, because they happen to be a little bit different. In America, there are around seven states in which gays can get married. Forty-three states are denying people of their civil rights. Why? Because according to bible loving activists, gay marriage is an abomination. Two people getting married because they are in love is an abomination. There are many more ways that the LGBT community has been stomped on and smashed into the dirt. Too many to count, actually. In America, everyone is supposed to have equal rights, so why don’t they?
In the novel Animal Farm, the pigs, who are in charge, throw the other animals rights into the dirt. In the beginning of the book, there are seven commandments, outlining...
Cited: Orwell, George. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. New York, NY: Signet Classic 1996. Print.
"Maintain Military Gay Ban." The Washington Times. The Washington Times, 12 Jan. 2010. Web. 16 Jan. 2013.
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