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How America should react to homosexualsHow America should react to homosexuals Many experts agree that homosexuality hasexisted as long as human beings themselves although the attitude towards them has undergonedramatic changes in some countries Accepted by many societies during Greek and Roman eramost of the time homosexuals were considered to be sinners against nature and even criminals InMedieval and modern periods homosexuals were prosecuted Enlightenment brought someliberation substituting death penalty by imprisonment In Nazi Germany so-called doctors tried to cure gays by the ways of castration andextreme intimidation Until 1973 attempts to find a cure against homosexuality what by majoritywas viewed as a disease were continued Today when research on twins suggests that sexualorientation is not a choice but our genetic predisposition homosexual acts are still considered tobe immoral and even illegal in majority of countries and in the eyes of most religious groupshomosexuals probably always will be the subjects of anathema As much as the future may lookgloomy for many gays and lesbians all over the world there are remarkable changes in publicopinion and officials attitudes toward homosexuals in some countries For example in 1989Denmark was the first to allow the same-sex marriage In the United States the subject ofhomosexuality remains controversial For example In Hawaii three homosexual couples askedthe court to recognize their right to get married and the court did However the state governmentrefused to legalize this marriage Consequently a new amendment was introduced to the stateConstitution At the same time majority of the states are not even considering this option andhomosexuality itself is still illegal there Still not only authorities try to determine the positionthey should take towards homosexuals many common Americans also have no clearunderstanding of how to react to homosexuality Why should we bother to find the answer to the questions who are the homosexuals andwhere do they belong in our society First of all it is important to realize that homosexuals arean integral part of our society Your
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