gay rights

My name is laurie fear and im from Brighton

i dont see how straight people are aloud to call it a marriage and gay people have to call it a civil partnership.

I'm 17 and i come from a town called hailsham, i got alot of abuse because of my sexuality and i have found it hard to except myself , i had to move to Brighton because i got so much abuse i could deal with it any-more.

I just don't see how we have to be treated differently ,, we are all human beings and we should have the same right ,, we r not aliens froma diffrent planet ,, we r human beings

We should have the same right as everyone other person in this country and in this world 

 

i think we should have the same rights as straight people , i get so angry when people just sit there and stair at me and my bf because we kiss in public , the law needs changing and needs changing for the good 

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My name is laurie fear and im from Brighton

i dont see how straight people are aloud to call it a marriage and gay people have to call it a civil partnership.

I'm 17 and i come from a town called hailsham, i got alot of abuse because of my sexuality and i have found it hard to except myself , i had to move to Brighton because i got so much abuse i could deal with it any-more.

I just don't see how we have to be treated differently ,, we are all human beings and we should have the same right ,, we r not aliens froma diffrent planet ,, we r human beings

We should have the same right as everyone other person in this country and in this world 

 

i think we should have the same rights as straight people , i get so angry when people just sit there and stair at me and my bf because we kiss in public , the law needs changing and needs changing for the good 

Scrap “Gay Rights”

Ah – that got your attention!

If you think you're going to read some sort of homophobic commentary here, you're completely wrong – nothing could be further from the truth! Let me explain….

Peter Tatchell is often described in the press as a prominent "gay rights campaigner." In fact, this is rather inaccurate. He sees himself more as a "human rights campaigner."

A "human rights campaigner" believes in everyone having the same basic rights regardless of their race, sex, sexual persuasion, religion or anything else. That's different from having specially-targeted laws for particular sections of society, such as gay people.

We have laws protecting people against prejudice on grounds of sex, race, religion, disability and sexual preference – but there are a million other forms of prejudice and we can't have laws for each of them individually!

Plus – it is discriminatory to have laws against some forms of prejudice, but not against others. Why should some people be protected against prejudice, but others not?

Why not just describe the "human rights" that apply to everyone equally?

Why is this idea important?

Ah – that got your attention!

If you think you're going to read some sort of homophobic commentary here, you're completely wrong – nothing could be further from the truth! Let me explain….

Peter Tatchell is often described in the press as a prominent "gay rights campaigner." In fact, this is rather inaccurate. He sees himself more as a "human rights campaigner."

A "human rights campaigner" believes in everyone having the same basic rights regardless of their race, sex, sexual persuasion, religion or anything else. That's different from having specially-targeted laws for particular sections of society, such as gay people.

We have laws protecting people against prejudice on grounds of sex, race, religion, disability and sexual preference – but there are a million other forms of prejudice and we can't have laws for each of them individually!

Plus – it is discriminatory to have laws against some forms of prejudice, but not against others. Why should some people be protected against prejudice, but others not?

Why not just describe the "human rights" that apply to everyone equally?

Equal not separate. Legalise same sex civil marriage

Legalise same sex marriage.  The current laws are both discriminatory against same sex couples, and heterosexuals.  (Heterosexuals of course cannot partake in a "civil partnership")

At least civil marriage should be available to those who wish to have a civil marriage ceremony, and describe their ceremony just as a heterosexual couple can also describe their ceremony as marriage.

Civil marriage is a civil matter, not a religious matter, and therefore it is at the discretion of our politicians to allow this to happen with a majority according to polls in support of such, without any necessity whatsoever to apply any same sex marriage laws to religious institutions unless they wish to perform such, as some indeed would be happy to do.

 

Why is this idea important?

Legalise same sex marriage.  The current laws are both discriminatory against same sex couples, and heterosexuals.  (Heterosexuals of course cannot partake in a "civil partnership")

At least civil marriage should be available to those who wish to have a civil marriage ceremony, and describe their ceremony just as a heterosexual couple can also describe their ceremony as marriage.

Civil marriage is a civil matter, not a religious matter, and therefore it is at the discretion of our politicians to allow this to happen with a majority according to polls in support of such, without any necessity whatsoever to apply any same sex marriage laws to religious institutions unless they wish to perform such, as some indeed would be happy to do.

 

Repeal Section 11(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973

This Section bans same sex marriage in this country. An item on the freedom bill repealing this section would there by allow equal marriage in this country. 

Why is this idea important?

This Section bans same sex marriage in this country. An item on the freedom bill repealing this section would there by allow equal marriage in this country.