What are specific rights gays and lesbians are fighting for?

 

In this post it is my intent on a ongoing collection of information dealing with mostly American gay rights according to their websites, blog posts and other media.

 

All present and future posts about this subject is to give a specific picture on what liberals and their politically leftist allies want, need or insist on, as neo-rights or additional rights / protections for those individuals who practice homosexual sex or lesbianism.

 

NO legal or copyright infractions are meant I am simply using pre-existing links to various websites in order to create a specialized listing of what the American left believe should be given to a neo-ethnic group…

 

All website information and links used in this post are the product of those authors. I take no credit for what they have publically posted online.

 

 

The term ‘gay rights’ is coined by American liberals and other secular groups to list supposed ‘human rights’ that the ‘gay movement’ are currently lacking. The following website examples are not a complete list of all the ‘rights’ such a movement want and as of this posting I know of NO SPECIFIC listing on a website or in print of all the legal or other rights popularized by pro gay propagandists and other allies.

 

 

UPDATE: Examples Recently found Sept 2014.

 

 

“About LGBT Human Rights”

 

 

“Human rights abuses based on sexual orientation or gender can include violation of the rights of the child; the infliction of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment (Article 5); arbitrary detention on grounds of identity or beliefs (Article 9); the restriction of freedom of association (Article 20) and the denial of the basic rights of due process.”

 

“Examples include:”

  • “Execution by the state”
  • “Denial of employment, housing or health services”
  • “Loss of custody of children”
  • “Denial of asylum”
  • “Rape and otherwise torture in detention”
  • “Threats for campaigning for LGBT human rights”
  • “Regular subjection to verbal abuse”

 

 

“In many countries, the refusal of governments to address violence committed against LGBT people creates a culture of impunity where such abuses can continue and escalate unmitigated. Often, such abuses are committed by the state authorities themselves, with or without legal sanction.”

 

“Issues:”

 

“Decriminalization”

 

“People detained or imprisoned solely because of their homosexuality – including those individuals prosecuted for having sex in circumstances which would not be criminal for heterosexuals, or for their gender identity – are considered to be prisoners of conscience and Amnesty International calls for their immediate and unconditional release.”

 

“Amnesty International calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality where such legislation remains, including a review of all legislation which could result in the discrimination, prosecution and punishment of people solely for their sexual orientation or gender identity. All such laws should be repealed or amended.”

 

“Marriage Equality”

 

“The right of adults to enter into consensual marriage is enshrined in international human rights standards.”

 

“Article 16, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)”

 

“Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.”

 

“Civil marriage between individuals of the same-sex is therefore an issue in which fundamental human rights are at stake. Amnesty International believes that the denial of equal civil recognition of same-sex relationships prevents many people from accessing a range of other rights, such as rights to housing and social security, and stigmatizes those relationships in ways that can fuel discrimination and other human rights abuses against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

 

“Amnesty International opposes discrimination in civil marriage laws on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and calls on states to recognize families of choice, across borders where necessary. States should not discriminate against minority groups based on identity.”

 

http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/lgbt-rights/about-lgbt-human-rights

 

 

————————————————–

 

“LGBT rights are considered human rights[1] and civil rights.[2] LGBT rights laws include, but are not limited to, the following:”

 

 

“allowing of men who have sex with men to donate blood,”

 

“government recognition of same-sex relationships (such as via same-sex marriage or similar unions),”

 

“allowing of LGBT adoption,”

 

“recognition of LGBT parenting,”

 

“anti-bullying legislation and student non-discrimination laws to protect LGBT children and/or students,”

 

“immigration equality laws,”

 

“anti-discrimination laws for employment and housing,”

 

“hate crime laws providing enhanced criminal penalties for prejudice-motivated violence against LGBT people,”

 

“equal age of consent laws,”

 

equal access to assisted reproductive technology”

 

“access to sex reassignment surgery and hormone replacement therapy

 

“legal recognition and accommodation of reassigned gender,”

 

“and laws related to sexual orientation and military service.”

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory

 

 

In my previous example this gay author suggests:

 

 

————————————–

 

 

” DOMA’s Destructive Impact”

 

 

“DOMA prevents legally married same-sex couples from accessing 1,138 federal rights and benefits associated with marriage. Listed below are five examples of the real-world impacts of DOMA and how the lives of same-sex married couples would be improved if the Supreme Court strikes down Section 3 of DOMA.”

 

“1) Immigration”

 

 

“One of the most devastating effects of Section 3 of DOMA is experienced by binational same-sex married couples. Immigration is governed by federal law and due to DOMA a U.S. citizen is not permitted to sponsor, for a green card, an international same-sex spouse. Through marriage, straight Americans are able to sponsor an opposite-sex spouse who does not have U.S. residency or citizenship.”

 

“Binational same-sex couples are often forced to go to extraordinary lengths in their efforts to stay together. Some seek refuge in the nation of the international partner (if that is possible) while others relocate to third-party countries (which neither spouse is originally from). Many binational couples are forced to live apart indefinitely visiting each other whenever possible. Others have been forced apart permanently through deportation proceedings or the impracticality of sustaining long-distance relationships. If DOMA is struck down U.S. citizens would finally be able to sponsor, for immigration purposes, an international same-sex partner to whom they are married thereby helping these couples to physically stay together.”

 

 

 

“2) Social Security and Medicare

 

 

“DOMA impacts negatively on same-sex married couples in relation to Social Security and Medicare benefits, both of which are governed by federal law. Same-sex married couples are denied access to spousal benefit provisions which allow a spouse to supplement their income by drawing on the Social Security benefit of their spouse. When a spouse dies the surviving partner in a same-sex marriage is also prevented from claiming Social Security survivor benefits from the deceased spouse. Furthermore, a person in a same-sex marriage who does not have sufficient work history to qualify for Medicare cannot obtain Medicare coverage based on their same-sex spouse’s work history. ”

 

“Striking down Section 3 of DOMA would allow same-sex married couples to claim the same spousal and survivor benefits associated with Social Security that opposite-sex married couples currently have access to. It would also eliminate discrimination against same-sex married couples in relation to Medicare coverage which can be obtained through marriage when one of the spouses does not have a qualifying work history.”

 

 

“3) Federal Taxes”

 

 

“Although same-sex married couples have access to tax benefits associated with marriage in states that recognize their relationships they are denied access to such benefits at the federal level. Gay couples who are legally married cannot file joint federal tax returns. While being forced to file separate tax returns may financially benefit some couples, others suffer various financial penalties from not being able to file jointly. ”

 

“Additionally, as highlighted in the case of Edith Windsor, same-sex spouses are denied tax exemptions in relation to the transfer of assets to them from a deceased spouse. These estate taxes can amount to extremely large sums of money, none of which a spouse in a heterosexual marriage would be required to pay. If the Supreme Court overturns Section 3 of DOMA same-sex married couples would be legally able to file joint federal tax returns and would no longer be subjected to discrimination in the application of estate taxes.”

 

 

 

“4) Family Medical Leave”

 

 

“The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law which allows individuals to take unpaid leave from work for up to twelve weeks in order to care for a sick or injured spouse. Given that DOMA defines marriage as that between a man and a woman, same-sex married couples are denied rights associated with FMLA. Even though gay marriage is legal in twelve states employers in those states are not legally required to provide unpaid sick leave to a spouse in a same-sex marriage. ”

 

“Not being able to take time off work to care for a sick or injured spouse — without the threat of losing one’s job — can cause significant psychological distress. It also forces those impacted to continue to work when they may not be emotionally fit to do so, thereby risking their capacity to perform their job effectively. Striking down DOMA would allow those in same-sex marriages to access the full range of benefits associated with FMLA that people in oppose-sex marriages already have access to.”

 

 

“5) Military Benefits”

 

 

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has been overturned but discrimination against LGBT Americans in the military continues thanks to DOMA. In the last two years a number of LGBT personnel in the military have taken advantage of their new freedom by marrying long-term same-sex spouses. Various military benefits are tied to federal legislation and same-sex couples that include a member of the military are denied all such benefits. These include benefits that are typically afforded to opposite-sex military couples (e.g. housing allowances) and to the individual non-military spouses of military personnel (e.g. medical benefits). ”

 

“After already being denied the full range of federal benefits associated with marriage that non-military couples are, same-sex married couples which include a member of the military are subjected to an additional layer of discrimination through the non-provision of full military benefits. This shameful injustice would be eradicated by overturning Section 3 of DOMA.”

 

 

There previous paragraph Examples are from the article:

 

 

 

 

“Dear SCOTUS Its Time to Destroy DOMA the Defense of Heterosexual Marriage Act “

“Posted: 06/10/2013 5:22 pm”

“Murray Lipp, social Justice Activist

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/murray-lipp/dear-scotus-its-time-to-d_b_3405597.html

 

 

=================================

 

 

Next what are the legal and other rights that gays want in the USA and elsewhere?

 

According to:

 

 

“Gay and Lesbian Rights”

 

 

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Gay+and+Lesbian+Rights

 

 

The following bullet points are what they wanted and have gotten.

 

 

  • “Removal of “Criminal Prohibitions on (Homosexual) Sexual Activity”

Which makes sodomy a non criminal offense.

 

  • “Inclusion on “Anti-discrimination Laws”

 

 

  • “Legal Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Relationships”

 

 

 

——————–

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: 6-9-2014

 

 

Another reason for specialized rights in the USA? MONEY! Here’s some articles that have been very helpful with the financial aspect of ‘gay marriage and gay rights’…

 

 

 

“What legalizing gay marriage means for our money”

 

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2012/12/11/same-sex-couples-marriage/index.html?iid=EL

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2012/12/11/same-sex-couples-marriage/2.html

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2012/12/11/same-sex-couples-marriage/3.html

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2012/12/11/same-sex-couples-marriage/4.html

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2012/12/11/same-sex-couples-marriage/5.html

 

 

 

 

——————————————————-

 

 

 

 

“Same sex couples: We just want equal benefits”

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/pf/1205/gallery.same-sex-couples/index.html?iid=EL

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/pf/1205/gallery.same-sex-couples/2.html

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/pf/1205/gallery.same-sex-couples/3.html

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/pf/1205/gallery.same-sex-couples/4.html

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/pf/1205/gallery.same-sex-couples/5.html

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/pf/1205/gallery.same-sex-couples/6.html

 

 

—————————-

 

 

 

 

“Same sex couples could see tax windfalls”

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/14/pf/taxes/doma-same-sex-couples/index.html?iid=EL

 

 

 

 

—————————

 

 

 

Next, Let’s look in this next article by a progay propagandist and why he wants gay marriage / gay rights. And how we as Christians we right with our reasoning and excuses not to accept the pro gay propaganda…

 

 

“Did Christians Get Gay Marriage Right?”

“5-27-2014”

“By Jay Michaelson “

“3 hours ago The Daily Beast”

 

http://news.yahoo.com/did-christians-gay-marriage-094500388–politics.html

 

 

 

PLEASE take note from this previous articles paragraphs…

 

 

 

“At the same time, there is some truth to the conservative claim that gay marriage is changing, not just expanding, marriage.  According to a 2013 study, about half of gay marriages surveyed (admittedly, the study was conducted in San Francisco) were not strictly monogamous.”

 

“This fact is well-known in the gay community – indeed, we assume it’s more like three-quarters. But it’s been fascinating to see how my straight friends react to it. Some feel they’ve been duped: they were fighting for marriage equality, not marriage redefinition. Others feel downright envious, as if gays are getting a better deal, one that wouldn’t work for straight couples. Maybe they’re right; women are from Venus, after all. Right?”…

 

… “Marriage will never set us free,” wrote academics Dean Spade and Craig Wilse last September, just as the current wave was getting going.  For them, as for thirty years of radical critics including Yasmin Nair, Michael Warner, Lisa Duggan, John D’Emilio, Katherine Franke, Kenyon Farrow, Gayle Rubin, Sally Kohn, and the ‘Against Equality’ collective, same-sex marriage is a step backward for LGBTQ people and others whose agenda is liberation rather than assimilation.”

 

“Why? Because marriage is a patriarchal, sexist institution that should be discarded rather than reformed. Because it is, as Spade and Wilse say, a “tool of social control used by governments to regulate sexuality and family formation.” Because it has, in the past, been a tool of racism and colonialism, and in the present, is a means of rationing healthcare. This is, as Warner named it, “the trouble with normal.”

 

 

“Perhaps most importantly, normalizing marriage is a narrowing, rather than an expanding, of sexual possibility. Radicals point out that gay liberation in the 1970s was, as the name implies, a liberation movement. It was about being free, questioning authority, rebellion. “2-4-6-8, smash the church and smash the state,” people shouted….”

 

…” But I do like the notion of same-sex marriage as a liberation gateway drug.  Inclusion of LGBT people within institutions like marriage will eventually transform those institutions, just as including women, non-whites, non-Anglos, and non-Christians has done.  The experiences and perspectives of LGBT people are different from those of straight people, and different in a good way. “

 

“So if I had to predict, I’d go with a gradual realization of the conservative nightmare – only it won’t be a nightmare, and plenty of straight people will thank us for it.  Maybe gays will preserve marriage precisely by redefining, expanding, and reforming it – and maybe then it can be palatable to progressives, as one of a multitude of options.”

 

“We can entertain these divergent visions of the future because same-sex marriage was really a campaign, not a movement. For a moment, it brought together liberals, progressives, and even some conservatives.  But now that its goal is within sight, the center cannot hold. “

 

“And then, things get interesting.”

 

 

==========================

 

 

 

As we have seen and read there are a multitude of reasons gays want ‘rights’ and it is not merely societal ‘respect’ or even pity. It is to change America into a ‘gay friendly’ fiasco where they get tax breaks, medical / insurance coverage for their chosen sexual fetishes, and more…  Legally the liberal left has created sodomy and lesbianism into a neo-ethnic group. It is only a matter of time what further changes and challenges the pro gay liberals throw out to ALL Americans not merely Conservatives or Christians…

 

As Christians , Conservatives the only remaining question is “How will these laws effect me and my business, home life, church and more?” Because if it negatively effects us then we will be forced to fight back legally and possibly worse. And frankly no one wants to go that route…


%d bloggers like this: