Wednesday, March 22, 2017

German Cabinet OKs Plan to Erase Post-War Convictions of Gay Men

Image: GERMANY-POLITICS-GAY-HISTORY-JUSTICE


Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/german-cabinet-oks-plan-erase-post-war-convictions-gay-men-n737161

Summary: Germany passed a bill that got rid of the convictions on gay men during World War II. This was best expressed by one, Supreme Justice Haas who stated "The rehabilitation of men who ended up in court purely because of their homosexuality is long overdue." The comitee went on to say this is just one step to an equal country for every man and woman.  

Connection: This article shows how much we have expanded as a society since the Lavender Scare. The Lavender Scare was a time where gay people were considered unequal to others.

Question: Do you think there is still a stigma between gays and society? If so how would you fix it?

4 comments:

  1. I definitely think there is still a stigma surrounding being gay in society. Unfortunately in some parts of the country people are still very against it such as vice president Mike Pence who supports conversion therapy: “federal dollars were no longer being given to organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus.” “Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.”
    And in other parts of the world you can still be jailed or even killed for being gay. It's very unfortunate and something I really do hope changes in society in the near future, but until then people who support the LGBT community should stand up for any injustice and work to create less of a stigma.

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    1. I agree with all of Jayna's pints, I believe there are still negative feelings surrounding LGBT people around the world and America. Even though gay marriage is legal here in the US, gay people face discrimination here nonetheless. Like Jayna said, being gay in some other countries is punishable by death. This is an issue because people should not have to feel threatened or unsafe because of who they are.

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  2. I honestly don't understand why people resent people for being gay. Like you may not be but why do you have to hate someone for having different preferences. so many phobias are seriously detrimental to society especially in the one we live in today. So eventually just get over it. If you're not gay then you aren't. If you are then you are. Period that's all no need to be harsh and mean to others because of that.

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  3. There is a stigma abut gays in society, unfortunately you cant force someone to change their belief system, everyone has there own opinions, and as much as i disagree with those stigmas, they are very present.

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