LGBT rights opposition  

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LGBT rights opposition refers to active opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights. Organizations influential in LGBT rights opposition frequently oppose the enactment of LGBT rights laws, such as making same-sex marriage legal, the passage of anti-discrimination laws aimed at curtailing anti-LGBT discrimination in employment and housing, the passage of anti-bullying laws to protect LGBT minors, laws decriminalizing same-gender relationships, and other LGBT rights related laws. These groups are often affiliated with right-wing religious socially conservative political organizations.

Such opposition can be motivated by heterosexism, homophobia, sexualism, transphobia, bigotry, prejudice, extreme political ideologies, or other factors.

The human rights and civil rights that LGBT rights opponents actively work towards the denial of recognition for may include the right of same-gender couples to interpersonal romantic and sexual relationships, government recognition of gay rights and anti-discrimination laws, same-sex marriage, civil unions or partnerships, adoption by same-sex couples, LGBT parenting, military service, access to assisted reproductive technology, anti-bullying legislation and student non-discrimination laws intended to protect LGBT minors, and access to sex reassignment surgery.

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