The prevailing public opposition to homosexuality is especially relevant to how the Egyptian legal system deals with sexual orientation. Egyptian law does not explicitly criminalize homosexuality or cross-dressing , but it does have several provisions that criminalize any behavior or the expression of any idea that is deemed to be immoral, scandalous or offensive to the teachings of a recognized religious leader. In light of public opinion, shaped by cultural and religious traditions, these public morality and public order -based laws have been used against LGBT people as well as anyone who supports these attitudes, though public opinion on transgender people have improved in recent years and is mostly positive and supportive ever since Egyptians started to have a better understanding of mental health and gender dysphoria. According to common interpretations of the Torah, Leviticus alludes to the practice that ancient Egypt permitted two women or two men to marry each other.
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Being Against Gay Marriage Doesn't Make You a Homophobe - The Atlantic
The Irish vote totally changed my perception of what marriage equality could achieve for LGBT people. A s an Australian gay man, I must confess I was ambivalent for a long time on the issue of gay marriage. That ambivalence came from a concern that gays fighting for an old fashioned, conservative institution like marriage could somehow de-radicalise queer politics. I was worried that by placing gay marriage at the centre of our politics rather than other issues — such as the rights of gays in countries that still persecute them for their sexuality, or fighting against inequality of access to HIV medications in the developing world — that we were somehow indulging in the politics of privilege.
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Homophobia, stigma negative and usually unfair beliefs , and discrimination unfairly treating a person or group of people against gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men still exist in the United States and can negatively affect the health and well-being of this community. These negative beliefs and actions can affect the physical and mental health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, whether they seek and are able to get health services, and the quality of the services they may receive. Such barriers to health must be addressed at different levels of society, such as health care settings, work places, and schools to improve the health of gay and bisexual men throughout their lives. Some people may have negative attitudes toward gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.
A New York progressive braves the opprobrium of his peers by questioning same-sex marriage. While Obama is limited in what he can do to promote this cause, his announcement was of great symbolic importance, since he is the first president ever to endorse gay marriage. The growing clamour in favour of gay marriage has led me to recognise that it is important to speak out and be counted — against the gay-marriage campaign. This is not because I am a Christian or anti-gay, but because…. Well, they must see a nation of bigots, because about half of America opposes gay marriages according to polls, and even a majority of Californians in voted for Proposition 8, which restricted the recognition of marriage to opposite-sex couples.