With every slight change of government, with every country, there is always “The Gay Issue”.
But before I get into that, I'm going to briefly remind you of the opportunities of where the law can discriminate against homosexuals.
- Disallowing gay individuals/couples from adopting children
- Disallowing parental rights to the non-genetic parent within gay couples
- Disallowing gay marriage (and therefore other marital privileges)
- Disallowing gay blood donations
- Disallowing pre-adulthood gay sex
In case it wasn't already apparent, all of these things are allowed to heterosexual people:
- Allowing straight individuals/couples from adopting children
- Allowing parental rights to the non-genetic parent within straight couples
- Allowing straight marriage (and therefore other marital privileges)
- Allowing straight blood donations
- Allowing pre-adulthood straight sex
So anyway, back to the start of this post: “The Gay Issue”
Politicians are so damn afraid to mention the word, as they're completely frightened of losing votes… yet in a twist of irony, because they aren't prepared to embrace gay equality, they lose gay votes. As gays account for 10% of any given population, the politicians are instantly sacrificing 10% of their possible votes.
But you see, they can't go on like this forever. The gays are not going away. The gays are here to stay. And until gay equality is made legal once and for all, they are going to continue pushing forth their legal propositions, and continue fighting for the rights granted to their heterosexual counterparts.
I can't believe how short-sighted governments are being with the gays. They seem to think that if they continue denying gay rights, that the gays will magically disappear and stop pleading for them?
No! They will never stop pleading! So get it over and done with — Once you grant the gays with their equal rights, they will never bother the government again.
Just like women — You grant them equal rights, and they stop bothering the government forever.
Just like black people — You grant them equal rights, and they stop bothering the government forever.
Just like Jewish people — You grant them equal rights, and they stop bothering the government forever.
And here's the best part: Once gays are granted with equal rights, then there will no longer be discrimination in government or the law1.
More and more governments across the world will realise this. I am confident that within the next 100 years, I will witness the end of the persecution of gay people, globally.
λ James Kanjo