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There are arguments for and against a National Civil Rights Act that would extend a protected status to homosexuals First I feel it is necessary to define what I think a protected status would encompass It would ensure that gays are not discriminated in any way because of their sexual practices This status would be enforced in all situations where the government can exercise its power to end such discrimination My personal feeling toward this topic opposes the National Civil Rights ActThere are several arguments that would justify legislation to create a National Civil Rights Act to protect gays from discrimination First homosexuals are American citizens Our democracy instills the belief that all citizens should enjoy equal opportunity under the law The keyword here is opportunity Without granting protected status gays do not have the same opportunity heterosexuals have For example it is hard for openly gay couples to find housing Some landowners prevent gays couples from getting a house or apartment just because of their discriminating views If a protected status were granted it would ensure that homosexuals at least have the same opportunity of receiving the type of housing that the heterosexuals majority has This leads to another point passing this type of National Civil Rights Act does not necessarily condone homosexuality it just makes sure that they are receiving the same opportunities they would if they were not gay A good way to view this is by thinking of homosexuals as vertically challenged people who cant reach food on the top shelf On the other hand heterosexuals can reach the food A Civil Rights Act would serve as a stool allowing them to get the food like everyone else Keep in mind that they government merely acts as a stool If they get u there and there is no food the government the stool in this case does not provide any It just allows the opportunity to get up thereAnother reason a
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