Tuesday, 4 November 2014
(Note: Since I am American the statistics used is American not British)
I don't have a stance about Homosexual marriage as to me love and marriage doesn't always correlate. But I focus myself more on the main civil-rights issues.
The Williams Institute finds that gay and bisexual men earn 10 percent to 32 percent less than similarly qualified heterosexual men, in a meta-analysis of 12 studies examining earnings and sexual orientation in the United States. This is true even when controlling for education, race, occupation, and years of work experience.
Hate crimes committed against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and/or transgendered individuals constitute the third-highest category of hate crimes reported to the FBI -- 14% of all hate crimes reported nationally, according to the Human Rights Campaign. And while violent crime rates have been declining generally, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reports that the number of actual or suspected anti-gay murders is on the rise: from 14 in 1997 to 33 in 1998 and 28 in 1999.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, has found after 21 different local surveys between 1980 and 1991, found widespread discrimination across the country against gay men and lesbians. According to the report, as many as 44 percent of respondents in some cities reported employment discrimination as a result of their sexual orientation. Thirty-two percent reported discrimination in renting a housing unit. The study also said that gay men and lesbians reported discrimination in public restaurants and in receiving health services, obtaining insurance and in education.
These are more important issues plaguing the LG community than the liberal focus on marriage and this isn't even looking at the pay gap for trans women or issues concerning pansexuals just homosexuality.
We also have the co-point of the LGBTQP pride by the Liberal class and our activists focus on marriage and ignoring the more important aspects of our struggle.