Same Sex Marriage Legalization

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Recently, famous singer P!nk stated, “I think that the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight – it’s not a ‘gay wedding,’ it’s just a ‘wedding.’ It’s not a ‘gay marriage,’ it’s just a ‘marriage.’” She also mentioned how her heart went out to those who struggle for their rights in today’s society. She, herself, knows what it’s like to struggle for acceptance in a world that makes her feel like an outsider. In a way, I can relate to her and support her quote. There are multiple reasons why I believe same sex marriage should be legalized.

In America, only nine of the fifty states have legalized same sex marriage. Even though the U.S. Constitution states that “All men are created equal..,” the government still refuses the right for same sex couples to get married. I don’t understand how we can have the freedom of speech and religion, yet we don’t have the freedom to marry whomever they please. To me, making same sex marriage illegal is like making interracial marriage illegal. In all reality, there is no difference at all!

It’s not a crime to love someone of the same gender. And to those who think it is I would like to know who it is hurting and how it’s so bad. How would all of the straight folks feel if they couldn’t marry the love of their life? I would be greatly upset and angry, wouldn’t you? So tell me this, what’s next, denying gays, lesbians and bisexuals their right to go to college?!

People in the rural community have given me their thoughts on the subject. An RA from Scanlon Hall stated, “There is no difference between the love that two men/two women share for one another from the love that I will one day share with my husband..I think it should be legal, absolutely, because who are we to deny what love is to someone else, whether it be the same sex, or opposite.” My high school history teacher said, “I don’t agree with their lifestyle, but I am not going to discriminate or judge them. We are all created equal by God;...
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