Kaila Thompson
LA 3rd
18 March 2013
The topic of discrimination can be a very sensitive one to discuss. Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or gender or sexuality. America has always had its share of problems when it comes to discrimination. It seems like every time the television is turned on another law suit is being filed against some corporation or person for discrimation. The world has always, and probably will always be faced with this problem because sadly discrimination does occur. This can be proven using news articles and court cases.
About 9 out of 10 LGBT teens have reported being discriminated at school within the past year because of their sexual orientation (Gay bullying). Does it matter if someone is gay or straight?   What determines whether you are worthy of a friend? There are about 9 million Americans that are gay, bisexual, or transgender. Many of these teenagers will experience bullying to the extent where it resorts to suicide. On January 1, 2012 Jeffrey Fehr, 18, of Granite Bay, California, hung himself in the front entry of his home (Gay teens). On April 15 Kenneth Weishuhn, 14, of Primghar, Iowa, committed suicide approximately one month after coming out as a gay teen to his family and friends(Gay Teens) , and on April 22nd Jack Reese, 17, of Mountain Green, Utah, was found after taking his own life(Gay Teens). None of these three boys knew each other but, they had one thing in common. They all go discriminated until the point where they wanted kill themselves. They all had the same mindset that “If you're gay or thought to be gay, life just is not worth living”. Discrimination towards Homosexuality has become extremely bad. Discrimination does exist and it can be proven using news articles and court cases.
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