Freedom and Justice For All
Marriage is something people dream about from when they are young until the day they meet that special someone. It is more than just a union and much more than just a status; it is about being with the one you love most and sharing everything for the rest of your life. But could you imagine being told no, that you are not allowed to because of who you are? Imagine the felling of being denied a right supposedly given to everyone, but you. For a reason far from your control, because you were gay. This is an ongoing issue in the United States regarding the opposition of legalizing gay marriage.
Discrimination is nothing new in America, but for decades our country has prided itself on equality for all after abolishing slavery and creating laws equal for all. However, by denying basic rights to homosexuals, aren’t we going back on everything we have worked so hard to achieve? Our country made unforgettable advancements in the 1950’s and 1960’s with the Civil Rights movement in which we were able to break the walls of racial discrimination. The historical success Africa Americans had allowed them to gain the same legal rights as white people. Despite anyone’s personal feelings, blacks are now legally equivalent in virtually every aspect of life. So what is it that is keeping us from overcoming this exact injustice in recent times?
Similar to that of an individual’s skin color, being gay is something someone cannot control. Research has shown that it is not a lifestyle choice, but it is something that you are born with. In a report published Science Magazine regarding the genetic influences on sexual orientation, accredited researcher D.H. Hamer states that the “male sexual orientation is influenced by a gene in the X chromosome” (1993) that is directly inherited from their mother. This theory was...