The moment we talk about gay rights there are people who jump up in arms. Some say they are tired of hearing about gay rights, and yet it wouldn’t be such a popular theme if these rights weren’t so frequently denied. This article is one of a few in which I am going to look into the gay rights that are involved when gay activist shouts discrimination.
1. Showing affection in public:
I have heard the following more than I would like to remember: “I don’t mind what gay people do as long as I do not have to see it.” To some extent I agree with this, but fair is fair – what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. I’m not the public affection type, but if a man holds his girlfriend’s hand, it doesn’t offend me in the least. If a man kisses his wife goodbye in an airport, it doesn’t worry me a bit. If a girl gives her boyfriend a hug in a mall, I hardly notice it. A long endearing French kiss on the sidewalk may offend me a bit, but normally I ignore it. The question is whether it would be okay if the couple holding hands, kissing, hugging, or French kissing, happens to be gay.