Having to Stay Shut in That Closet for Life
by jessica.chouinard on September 15, 2013 - 12:09am
The purpose of this article was to shame with the anti-gay laws in Russia. The main point that the author used to support his idea was that Russia’s failure to honor the Olympic Charter’s requirement of non-discrimination. The author also used Putin denying discrimination against the LGBT people to support his main idea. What makes the issue chosen a social problem is that it affects a group of people. Not only does it affect the people that live in Russia, but with the winter Olympics of 2014 that are happening in Sochi, it affects worldwide athletes that are part of the LGBT. Another reason why this is a social issue is that there is a difference between the ideal situation, which is that the LGBT people have the right to not be discriminated upon, and the actual situation, where there is discrimination happening towards the LGBT people.
My opinion towards what is happening in Russia is that it is unfair for people to be discriminated upon because of the sexual orientation. It bothers me that people have such a strong reaction to things they do not comprehend or things that are unusual. There are always going to be roadblock for situations like these, it just takes one person to be against something and people start to join in. It hard to find a solution for this problem, basically I think the government with have to abolish the anti-gay law for the situation to be solved because in no way can there be no discrimination against the LBGT people with such a law.