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Homophobia and Gender Preference

Diversity

Historically, most societies have been intolerant of same sex couples.  Most recently, America experienced a storm of activity around the passing of Proposition 8 which prohibits same sex couples from marrying.  Why is this important?

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Kieth Olbermann on Proposition 8

The fact is, marriage is a respected institution which attributes a higher social value to a relationship than dating.  Marriage also affords some legal protections and benefits to a spouse which dating relationships do not have.

Explore some of these sites to find out more about issues related to diversity of choice in sexual expression.

Speakout

Gay Rights Organization

The American Civil Liberties web page on gay and lesbian rights

Gay Rights Watch

Thoughts are powerful.  Try turning the tables on some common thoughts about gay and lesbian people.
 
Consider some of the frequent questions asked of gay and lesbian people...as if they were instead posed to a heterosexual person...
 
1. When did you first realize you were a heterosexual?
 
2. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
 
3. Is this heterosexuality just a phase?
 
4. Why are heterosexuals so promiscuous?

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