First Amendment

Topics: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual orientation Pages: 2 (607 words) Published: April 3, 2013
The First Amendment of the United States of America is composed of five freedoms. Those freedoms are freedom of assembly, petition, speech, religion, and press. All of them are violated everyday in an average American life. One Freedom in particular that is overlooked is the freedom of religion. Many people believe that it is a sin to be a homosexual, but in actuality it is a personal preference. Those who are homosexuals are beaten, killed, and threatened everyday because of their choice, which makes them want to hide their sexual orientation. Fricke v. Lynch was a court case in Rhode Island. Aaron Fricke was prevented from bringing his same-sex date to prom by his principal (Richard Lynch). He prevented him from bringing his date because he felt that the students would not approve. He felt that Fricke and his date would be harmed. The court ruled that students should not be prevented from participating in school events that are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). The staff was also told to protect the students from harassment. Even though the principal made his decision out of safety reason you cannot ban students from participating in events because their sexual orientation is with the people of same-sex. Still today schools around the world still have teens being harassed for being a homosexual. Benitez v. North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group was a court case about a California resident. Benitez went to get infertility from her doctors at North Coast Care Medical Group. They denied giving her treatment because Christians did not support LGBT people serving as parents. The physicians at this hospital violated her religious rights. This action was a violation against her rights because physicians or other people, in that matter, are not allowed to deny help to others because they, Christians, do not believe it is exceptional to be homosexuals. When some Christians are homosexuals. With this court case many people were able to receive the treatment...
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