Gay Marriage?

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When you think of America, the first thing that should come to your mind is a nation of peace and equality. But in reality it's not, is it? We live in a nation of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Homosexuals get the worst of all the unfair treatment. Gays have been fighting for rights since the 1960's, maybe even before then, and yet today in 2012, those pleas for rights are heard, but ignored & lashed at. We should allow same-sex marriage because banning it is unfair, love is all that matters in marriage, & gay families have certain family values that some straight marriages lack. Banning an issue doesn't make it go away. The fact of the matter is, it'll always be there: gay people will always exist & so will their need for equal rights. As stated in '14th amendment' in the Constitution, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges...nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. ” In short, everyone deserves the same, equal rights: that includes gay people. In that case, banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Making this issue illegal is also a form of discrimination. Homophobes ridicule & abuse gay citizens, gays are just being themselves! We are all created equal, so why can't we all just try to get along? What's the reason people get married for? Love is. Who's to judge someone based & whom they love? No one has the rights to do so. Gays have feelings too, & them getting married isn't hurting anyone. In most, basically all, marriages, vows are said to one another. Some such as this one, “I, ____, take you, ____, to be my (husband/wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.” or in a different way depending on the couple. Vows explain the love & promise to a relationship which should be what is really important in a relationship, not an image considered ideal....
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