EQUAL RIGHTS PROPOSITION OUTLINE
Clarence Allen, Eric Bussey, Jacqueline Coleman, Jose Zazueta, Kimberly Futrell, Tiffany Lee
University of Phoenix
January 12, 2014
Equal Rights Proposition
Introduction: Team B
Homosexuality was been around since the dawn of time, beginning with the worship of phallic symbols during the Stone Ages. In Ancient Rome relations between the same-sex were commonplace, indeed most emperors had male lovers. In ancient Greece, same sex relationships were accepted and even expected in society; Plato compared it to democracy in Symposium (Plato, 400 B.C) The first homosexual couples documented was around 2400 BCE in Egypt. Sappho and her poems depict a sensual nature with other women, giving us lesbian from the island she was born on, Lesbos. The term homosexual and heterosexual became mainstream by Richard von Krafft-Ebing in his book, Psychopathia Sexualis, in 1886. Societal attitudes towards homosexuality have varied over time and place throughout history. Homosexuality in the workforce is a current social issue that is intertwined with equal rights, civil rights, employment rights, and discrimination laws. Issues faced by homosexuals in the workforce, society and homosexual identity, the legal framework, and solutions are components of this issued address.
I. The issues, challenges, and opportunities experienced by this group in the labor force: Clarence
A. Issues of homosexuality in the workplace challenges that homosexual people go through in the workplace, opportunities experienced by homosexual people even though their lifestyle preference may differ from someone else's
II. How society has constructed this group’s identity: Jackie
A. Society has constructed this group’s identity by supporting parades, same sex marriages.
B. Some churches have accepted it also.
C. Social and political identity, they hold offices, mayor and senator.