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Janae Battles
University Succes-103
September 17, 2015
Alli Schilling

Lately, there have been a tremendous amount of discussions regarding the concept of gay marriage. In the past there has been many protest, court dates, letters to higher power, etc. just to fight for equality just as the colored folks fought for their equality and nothing was ever done about it, until decades later. The LGBTAQ+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Asexual Queer) community has been discriminated against for many decades, it’s recently that this community is starting to see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel and being accepted more by society as a whole but the real fight has just begun.

Back in the early 1900s people were ashamed and thought they were mentally sick because they liked the same sex or felt they were born in the wrong body. Back in those days people were still family oriented and believed men should be the provider and women should be a housewife and raise kids and that God gave you the body he wanted you to be born in. Also people at this time were still very conservative. In the early 1900’s there was not a lot of resources and technology as we have now to properly do research or properly diagnose someone with an illness. So most of the time when there was the slightest thing wrong with someone mentally, doctors would just put them in a mental facilitation. One of those mental illnesses was being homosexual, doctors brained washed people to believing that loving or being sexually aroused by the same sex meant you had a mental illness. Which at that time the doctors didn’t have enough knowledge on the subject to classify it as a mental disorder. That started the first problem when it came to homosexuals feeling they should come out or tell a loved one about their liking of the same sex knowing they would just be sent to a mental hospital. Once...

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