How New Laws Have Effected the LGBT Population

LGBT rights are something that have been debated for years. Now a day, some states are giving this population more rights, but who has it really helped?

It has been rumored that the laws passed to help the LGBT populating only help the L and G part of it. But what is left for the B and T side of it? There are people that say that they are being neglected and that they are being forgotten.  The laws that are effective that give this population the same rights as everyone else have been shown to neglect the bi sexual and transgender population.

They have been denied employment, housing, even proper health care. These people are constantly being verbally abused, and they can’t do anything about it, except let it happen. There have been cases that state that some LGBT couples lose their children because of the sexual orientation of the parents. For example, if a woman has a baby with a man and later marries another woman, there is a chance that full custody goes to the father due to unstable living environments.

Another problem being that lesbian women have been raped in acts of discrimination and hatred. The LGBT population have had to get used to horrible things such as death threats, especially when campaigning for the same human rights everyone else is entitled to. There have been cases, rarely, that show that they are executed by the state due to their sexual orientation.

So at the end of all these campaigns and movements, who has really been effected by the laws that are supposed to “humanize” the LGBT population. In some states it does benefit them, but in most states they are neglected and shown hatred for loving who they want.

LGBT rights are something that have been debated for years. Now a day, some states are giving this population more rights, but who has it really helped?

It has been rumored that the laws passed to help the LGBT populating only help the L and G part of it. But what is left for the B and T side of it? There are people that say that they are being neglected and that they are being forgotten.  The laws that are effective that give this population the same rights as everyone else have been shown to neglect the bi sexual and transgender population.

They have been denied employment, housing, even proper health care. These people are constantly being verbally abused, and they can’t do anything about it, except let it happen. There have been cases that state that some LGBT couples lose their children because of the sexual orientation of the parents. For example, if a woman has a baby with a man and later marries another woman, there is a chance that full custody goes to the father due to unstable living environments.

Another problem being that lesbian women have been raped in acts of discrimination and hatred. The LGBT population have had to get used to horrible things such as death threats, especially when campaigning for the same human rights everyone else is entitled to. There have been cases, rarely, that show that they are executed by the state due to their sexual orientation.

So at the end of all these campaigns and movements, who has really been effected by the laws that are supposed to “humanize” the LGBT population. In some states it does benefit them, but in most states they are neglected and shown hatred for loving who they want.

A Controversial School System

It has recently been brought to my attention that some schools in my district have a type of punishment called CSI (a rowdy classroom filled with students who came to school late, disrespected the teacher, etc.) However, what I was most shocked by was the fact that most of the students that are sent into that room were there due to getting to school late.

I was just speaking to a friend of mine who goes to American Senior High school and he was telling me how he was sent to CSI for being tardy to school. Now, I understand if a teacher wants to reprimand their student for being late; for example, my english teacher will give a student who is late an F for the day, but still wants them to be productive and participate in class. However, in my friends case, he has been sitting in this room for the past hour and a half for being two minutes late without any learning stimuli around him.

Now, I’m not saying that this CSI thing is a completely bad idea, if a student is disrupting the learning environment then yeah, they should be sent. But if the student bothered to get to class despite being late, they should be given the opportunity to participate in the class activity. Adding to that, it seems ridiculous to me that if the student is late, they are sent to this room, but if the student doesn’t show up at all they are reprimanded anyway. This would reduce any students strive to even try in school.

Even more than that, seeing as its the end of the year and EOC, AP, and AICE exams are around the corner, teachers should be even more encouraged to keep their students in the classroom preparing for these tests. Too, I understand that teachers want their students in class by 7:20, but in all honesty, how many teachers actually begin lecturing and working at exactly that time.

There are certain punishments that should be given based on the type of trouble the student cause, not every student should be given the same punishment. Teachers are in school to teach and students are there to learn, if both show up (despite bing late) then they should both be given the opportunity to do their job.

Our National Parks Are Slowly Dying Away

national parksNational parks are one of the few things left in our society keeping endangered species from going extinct.
These national parks provide a safe home for native plants and animals. Without them a great portion of the animals and plant lives we have today would be extinct.
Parks also bring direct economic benefits to local, regional, state and national economies. This is because these parks have turned into tourist attractions, so that brings in money to the state and city. These economic benefits are a key enabler for communities to function and prosper, allowing them to create social cohesion, social capital and healthy communities.
National parks may seem like a waste of space, but in reality they allow life to flourish. They help keep the air and water clean without all the terrible pollution of the city life. Without them, our air would be twice as polluted and our water would be contaminated.
Our atmosphere is the way it is due to the natural filtering occurring in these patches of land around the world. Over the years these parks have become increasingly drier due to the demand of water resulting from the population growth.
Due to the population growth, people want to expand and build into the parks, which causes a big threat to our environment. This would leave us with very little area to let the plant and animal life evolve.
In all actuality, national parks help us live in our modern-day society; without them, we would have to adapt to horrible and polluted living conditions; there are 1,000 or so different plant and animal species that would die without these parks.
So at the end of it all, parks should certainly be protected and remain untouched.