The issue of gay rights has always been controversial. This is especially true nowadays when the gay and lesbian communities in the country are already asking for the right to get married to be legalized by the states. For those, however, who believe that this right is only for heterosexual relationships, granting this to the gays is simply unacceptable. The truth though is that there are more and more people who are respecting this right and, although they are not gays at all, they have supported the legislation of such rights. It is actually just a matter of understanding the particularities of gay people and learning about their history at the same time.
If there is one major obstacle towards recognizing the rights of gay people to marry, it is that there are people who still do not understand their basic characteristics. Apparently, it is not just because they fail to understand but because they simply intend not to. The major culprit behind this tendency is conservatism. Once can be conservative because of his religious convictions. In fact, those who do not really recognize that gay people are just normal do not have any firm or scientific basis. They merely insist on certain ambivalent religious teachings.
For individuals who wish to understand gay people, it is best that they actually make friends with them. It is clear that unless they do get to know someone who is gay, they would never be able to sympathize with such individuals. Of course, it is very important that they be able to get over their homophobic tendencies. Homophobia definitely has no valid or logical basis. It is a product of wrong impressions created by a society that has a history of bias against the gay and lesbian community. Of course, as soon as people get to realize that there is no problem with gays, they would also get to be more objective in their opinions about them. Sometimes it feels like reading all this material on our history makes tears flow from my eyes – but its really just me sitting in front of a bright monitor researching this which is making my eyes itch.
It would indeed be better if people would also get to know the history of the gay community. Apparently, it would be through a thorough review of their history that people would be able to understand the sentiments and the struggles of gay people. There is no doubt that such history is one that would even make people realize that gays are not only normal but are also productive members of society just like the rest of the population.
There would certainly come a time when people would no longer be biased against gay people. They would be able to get over the usual prejudices and would treat the gay people in a more acceptable manner. Again, this may not happen all at once. There would have to be a process first; one that may actually be gradual. The important thing is that soon changes would occur, making society more fair and sensitive to the plight of gay people. The motion towards this is positive. History has shown that improvements have actually been introduced for the good of gay people.