Equal Rights for Everyone
Love is so big that it should not fit in any closet. It’s not about being all the same, it’s about respecting differences. The people don’t choose their sexual orientation, just as they can’t choose their height or their eye color. Being heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual is not something that a person can choose or choose to change. I read an article about a baker that refused to bake a cake for a couple of the same sex because his religion doesn’t permit it. The Supreme Court of Colorado it’s in favor of the baker. I do not agree with that decision and I have three reasons: because it’s open to the public, because it’s discrimination, and because everyone has to receive equal treatment.
Despite our sexuality and religion, we are all equally human. If a person has a business it means that it opens to the public, and the public means every single person in the world. And every person it’s different, each person likes different colors, uses different clothes and also has different religions and sexualities. I think that it isn’t fair for the client goes to a bakery and the person who works there refuse to do what he’s going to pay for. Even that he can go to another bakery. Basically, the baker refused to do his job. It’s acceptable if his religion doesn’t permit couples of the same sex, but if you’re working for the public you need to have an open mind. You have to accept other religion too. If you want the public of your business to be a certain type of people, it has to be clarified in the same sign where you have the name of the business. That way, there would be no conflicts or judicial problems.
Added to that you have to accept the likes, religion, and sexuality of others, this can be discrimination. The baker can be accused by the principles of equality and anti-discrimination.
He violated Colorado’s anti-discrimination law that prohibits businesses from failing to provide service based on race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation. If the baker accepts to do cakes for couples of different sexes, he has to be equal and does cakes for couples of different sexes too. He has to leave aside and separate the religion of his work. Make and a cake doesn’t mean that he has to agree with those persons, that he has to participate in other religion or be part of the celebration of the cake. In my opinion, he just has to do his work, and in the case that he only wants to work for people of his religion, he has to clear out what kind of public he’s going to work with. For example, there are unisex hairdressers and others that only serve men, which have the name barbershop. In this case, a woman can enter but she is not being discriminated against because she is not treated because there is a sign in the entrance that clarifies it.
Homosexual persons fight for their rights in Congress. It is a violation of human rights for governments to declare that it is illegal to be gay or to allow those who cause harm to gay people to be punished. No matter how we look, where we come from, or who we are, we all have the same right to our human rights and our dignity. “…these disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market”” (Kennedy). LGBT is a movement that was formed by the struggle for equal rights for these minority sexual communities. This movement seeks to recognize and equalize the rights of the people who represent that movement. Thanks to these movements and tolerance and recognition, there are already several countries that have modified their legal frameworks in order to include, preserve and respect the rights and duties that all human beings have.
In conclusion, every person has to have the same equalities leaving aside our sexuality, race, and religion. The person who has a business open to the public needs an open mind too. In this case, I’m totally on the side of the baker, even the client can go to another bakery. Nobody wants to fell discriminated about anything, I’m not just talking about gays. Everyone has to accept and respect others. I’m not homosexual, but I think they deserve the same treatment that any other person in the world. Love has to be free and there must be protection for couples, regardless of sex.”