Does the government have a right to prohibit homosexual
Resources used to support "no"
Individuals should not be denied of their rights based upon there sexual orientation. The Gay community has been persecuted throughout history. The government imposes laws at the expense of other rights. Our society will always believe that laws are th
ere to protect our best interest, if any gay community is forced to follow regulated behaviors, they are being deprived of their basic rights granted to them under the Constitution. The oppression of homosexuality is not only undemocratic, but also dange
rous since it may lead to violence. Therefore, by restricting homosexual behavior, the government is given a hand in oppressing other groups.
- Answers to your questions about sexual orientation and homosexuality. American
A description of commonly asked questions about homosexuality ranging from
heredity to social implications such as coming-out.
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Polls & Surveys.
A comprehensive collection of anti-discrimination civil and anti-gay initiatives in the United States.
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Polls & Surveys, Sodomy, "Should homosexual relationships between consenting adults be legal?"
A survey conducted in 1989 pertaining to homosexual relationships among adults. This survey is based on the opinion of those participating and not necessarily on
- The National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
A journal that is published in order to inform the public of new ideas
and laws regarding sexual orientation.
- Gay Rights
Advocates Providing Education Via Illinois Networking
There is a new clear vision in the air. It is the realization by many in
the business, political, education and clerical communities that we must
understand and accept our differences to appreciate life and its
Information about Gay Rights
An analysis leads to the conclusion that sexual orientation and gender
identity are of a personal nature and shoud therefore never be oppressed.
JOURNAL ARTICLES & PERIODICALS
- Melton, Gary B. (1989). Public policy and private prejudice: Psychology and law on gay rights. American Psychologist, 44, 933-940.
The law in regard to gay rights remains unsettler. Organized psychology
has important roles to play in refuting erroneous stereotypes of homosexuals.
- Stein, Edward (1994). The relevance of scientific research about sexual orientation to lesbian and gay rights. Journal of Homosexuality, 27, 203-259.
- Are Colorado gays demanding special rights, not just equal rights? (1995, October 13). Los Angeles Times, Valley Edition [Commentary], p. B11.
Opinions presented by George F. Will and Clarence Page arguing whether
homosexuals are demanding special treatment or merely equal rights.
- Colorado's anti-gay rights initiative questioned by supreme court justices. (1995, October 12). U.S. Law Week, Daily Edition [News and Analysis].
A summary of the Colorado Amendment 2 initiative hearing before the U.S.
- Michael J. Bowers, Attorney General of Georgia, v. Michael Hardwick, and John and Mary Doe, 478 U.S. 186, 92 L. Ed. 2nd 140, 106 S. Ct. 2841 (1986).
Opinion rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court on the right of the Georgia State
Government to enforce sodomy laws.