For Gay Rights

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Could you imagine the love of your life in the hospital fighting for their life and you not being granted permission to visit them? Or could you imagine watching all of your family and friends getting married, divorced, married again and divorced again and you’re not given even one opportunity to get married once. This is reality for many same sex couples. That is why I am for making same sex marriage legal nationwide. Instead of focusing on the genders of couples we should focus on the love that two should share. Not allowing a couple to get married based on sex is discrimination and furthermore allowing them to marry won’t ruin the sanctity of marriage. Not allowing same sex couples to marry is a form of discrimination. The definition of discrimination is unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things. So not allowing couples to get married contradicts the equality that this country supposedly stands for. According to the US supreme court it was declared in 1974′s Cleveland Board of Education v. Lafleur that the “freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by due clause.” Thus banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional. Banning an issue doesn't make it go away. The American Constitution states that everyone deserves the same, equal rights -- that includes gay people. So banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Making this issue illegal is also a form of discrimination. Homophobes ridicule and abuse gay citizens and gay teenagers. Most of those people are scared to go to school because of the excessive bullying and teasing. And they are just being themselves! We are all created equal, so why can't we all just try to get along? Many might say that allowing same sex couples to get married will ruin the sanctity of marriage but I disagree. But really that's already been quite shattered, and we only have ourselves to blame for that. We have long desacnatized marriage by...
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