Equality – The 14th Ammendment
The Equal Protection Clause is located at the end of Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. [emphasis added]”
“The bible does not state anywhere in its text “All men are created equal”. It does say clearly that “11- God shows no favoritism” (ROMANS 2:11) and to most that means the same thing. We know that all of us are not are the same but not being the same does not make us not equal.
For example; We know that some humans play baseball better than others but each person must have an equal chance to try baseball whether male or female, young or old, short or tall, or for whatever reason each of us is a little different. And some will be better than others that is just the way it is.
I 100% support equality for all as humans…period!
Man has found it necessary to define equality though rather than accept the fact that we are all born human equally. Sadly we have developed “protected classes” to protect equality for all. Each of us have a right to pursue our interests in life and make the best of them. That does not mean that each of us will be successful. Successful is not the same as equal. Success has different levels to it too. Not all of us will try as hard as others, have the same passions, nor have the same skills. But we remain equal as humans and thus must be treated equally. Success in a particular skill(s) is not bad or wrong.”
Women’s rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women’s rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys. (Wikipedia)
These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage. As the now-famous saying goes, “women’s rights are human rights.” That is to say, women are entitled to all of these rights.
“It is sad to me that this is even an issue. Women are humans just like men are and therefore should be equal at all times. That equality is not a question for me. That equality is to be fair and both men and women must compete equality, graded equality, reviewed equality and handled equality.
To me that means men and women must compete fairly for a job let’s say. No artificial government ruling should give one or the other an advantage.”
“ME TOO” The Me Too movement (or MeToo movement), with many local and international alternative names, is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Tarana Burke, an American social activist and community organizer, began using the phrase “Me Too” as early as 2006, and the phrase was later popularized by American actress Alyssa Milano, on Twitter in 2017. Milano encouraged victims of sexual harassment to tweet about it and “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. This was met with success that included but was not limited to high-profile posts from several American celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lawrence, and Uma Thurman. (Wikipedia)
“I strongly support an end to any type of sexual harassment or sexual abuse anywhere. Both men and women are sexually harassed or abused all across America and the world. Great care and personal responsibility must be accepted and taken in any claims of sexual harassment or abuse. Claims are often very emotional and embarrassing and require serious investigation and acceptance too.”
Minority rights are the normal individual rights as applied to members of racial, ethnic, class, religious, linguistic or gender and sexual minorities; and also the collective rights accorded to minority groups. Minority rights may also apply simply to individual rights of anyone who is not part of a majority decision.
Civil rights movements often seek to ensure that individual rights are not denied on the basis of membership in a minority group, such as global women’s rights and global LGBT rights movements, or the various racial minority rights movements around the world (such as the Civil Rights Movement in the United States). (Wikipedia)
As of July 2016, White Americans are the racial majority. African Americans are the largest racial minority, amounting to an estimated 12.7% of the population. Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to an estimated 17.8% of the total U.S. population, making up the largest ethnic minority. In the 1990s, the term “minority” usually refers to four major racial and ethnic groups: African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics.
“Being a minority is a number count of a particular type of human ‘class’ for a given area large or small. I believe that each ‘class’ of human is to be treated equality as a human; nothing more or nothing less. As a human we each must be given the same opportunities as any other human…period. What we make of those opportunities individually is up to each of us.”
LBGT Movement Issues & Rights
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movements are social movements that advocate for LGBT+ people in society. Social movements may focus on equal rights, such as the 2000s movement for marriage equality, or they may focus on liberation, as in the gay liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Earlier movements focused on self-help and self-acceptance, such as the homophile movement of the 1950s. Although there is not a primary or an overarching central organization that represents all LGBT+ people and their interests, numerous LGBT rights organizations are active worldwide. The earliest organizations to support LGBT+ rights were formed in the 19th century. (Wikipedia)
LGBT movements in the United States comprise an interwoven history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied movements in the United States of America, beginning in the early 20th century and influential in achieving social progress for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people.
“Every human on our planet has a bias in some form. Some like blue over red, apples over oranges, or dogs over cats. But when it comes to our fellow human the bias is larger, can be more obvious, and often much more emotional. Emotional in a positive and negative way.
Regardless of your sexual preference, a biological function, you are human and must be treated equally as a human. Equally does not mean that one human can force another human to be the same as they are; heterosexual or bisexual. They are just different.
Man has put lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied movements in another ‘protected minority class’ due to man’s clear bias. Sadly ‘protected classes’ have become necessary in today’s society. I remain firm on equal treatment for all humans.”
LBGT in the Military
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: the vast majority of industrialized, Western countries, in addition to Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Israel, and South Korea. The rights concerning intersex people are more vague. Source- Wikipedia
“This is a difficult issue for all humans. Laws, policies, and written practices can be required but we remain humans with bias in some form either seen or not seen. Humans must continue to evolve and better understand and respect each other. I believe it is a slow but necessary process for all of society and government, including the military, to adjust and adapt to the changing world. An issue as complex and emotional as this one will not change overnight either. Equality for all humans is required.”