The LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights and Hereby, I Support That Right
by Abraham Khoureis, Ph.D., M.A.
Okay, okay, here I come out of the closet and support the right of the LGBT community of equal rights because simply, it is their civil right and it is their basic human right.
Since it is a beautiful Sunday, I feel it is time to confess my beautiful sins:
I desire women and have no interests in men.
Based on that, people in our society may label me as a heterosexual and a macho man. And proudly, humbly, and modestly I accept the label and live by its details.
However, I also have another sin and a desire: to defend the rights of the underrepresented citizens of our land.
As luck would have it, October is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) I wrote about that in another post, and will republish soon. Here, in this particular article, I write about the members of the LGBT community and their equal rights.
Let me begin (as a reminder) by declaring that Disability equal access and rights are civil and equal rights protected by law. And, so the LGBT community has the right under the constitution to advocate and attain its members’ civil and equal rights.
If we believe the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land, then, we all must work on protecting the equal rights of all citizens of this land, regardless of their race, religion, gender, color, disability, sexual orientation, and background.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence confirmed that when they declared in writing:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
These enlightened human beings opened the door and opportunity for us to think, behave and act as a civilized society that honor the presence of its most valuable commodity: the Human-being.
It becomes the responsibility of the citizens of this land through their centralized government, whether state or federal to make the unalienable rights available to all of their follow citizens.
The members of the LGBT community lawfully deserve this right, and hereby publicly I support that right.
PS: The LGBT community has two designated celebrations: June is their Pride month and October is their History month.
About the Author: Dr. Abraham Khoureis is a “Humanist-believer” who utilizes his writing to advocate for social justice and change. He is a Disability Rights Advocate.