Argumentative Essay About Two Parties

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are many different parties one can choose to be part of but the two major parties that are focused on are the Democratic and Republican parties. There are also many issues that each party agrees and disagrees about. Possibly one of the most controversial issues that are debated about by each party is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender rights. These rights pertain to marriage, adoption, the military, the employment non-discrimination act and the Matthew Shepard/ hate crimes act. Each party has a different opinion about each right and what should be done about those rights. LGBT want to have the same rights as heterosexual people and would love to be able to have same sex marriage recognized in every state. The Republican Party believes that states should be able to decide on as many issues as possible and that states should not be compelled to recognize a marriage from a…show more content…
The Matthew Shepard/Hate Crimes Act expands existing United States federal hate crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, and which would drop the prerequisite that the victim be engaging in a federally-protected activity. The Republican Party has voted against the proposal several times. Republicans to believe that no one should face violence because of who they are and that anyone who commits a violent crime should face tough penalties. However, Republicans do not believe that hate crimes is a federal issue or that there should be a longer sentence because of the views of the perpetrator or the identity of the victim. The Democratic Party feels that those who commit hate crimes should be punished no matter whether those crimes are committed on account of race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The Democrats believe that passing the bill with help Americans treat all citizens with dignity and

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