The following pages describe the tangible, human impact of such discrimination—which will likely worsen as a result of religious exemption laws—on the people who bear the brunt of it. These religions are themselves immoral and evil in their attitude, causing hatred, bigotry, violence and oppression in the name of God. Several Hindu texts, such as Manu Smriti  and Sushruta Samhitaassert that some people are born with either mixed male and female natures, or sexually neuter, as a matter of natural biology. It is important to note that, while these initiatives can alleviate gaps in service, they are not a sufficient substitute for full equality under the law. Oaks and Elder Lance B.
Interviewees explained that, by enacting religious exemptions to blunt the advancement of LGBT equality, lawmakers sent a powerful signal that they were unequal or unvalued in their community.
Views about homosexuality
Retrieved 14 June Progress and Backlash II. Homosexuality is not unknown in Taoist history, such as during the Tang dynasty when Taoist nuns exchanged love poems. Even in small things—disapproving looks, hateful stares. Many interviewees indicated they altered their behavior because of these concerns. Clay Witt, Holy Redeemer M. The inheritability of homosexuality i.
Interviewees were given the option of using pseudonyms in published materials for the project; where pseudonyms are used in this report, that is reflected in the footnote citation. Retrieved 21 November This has led to a spiralling and confusion in terms of sexual orientation, . Believers are expected to abstain from sex outside matrimony. Already, LGBT people often face discrimination by service providers who deny them goods and services. Individuals may be denied services outright; have difficulty finding services of comparable quality, accessibility, or affordability; or avoid seeking services for fear of being turned away. New Hampshire and Wisconsin prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and publications based on sexual orientation, but do not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.