Stand Up For Your Rights and Love Whomever You Please!
When you think of gays or lesbians does it really bother you? Think to yourself, what are they doing to affect your life? Most of you would most likely say nothing at all. There is not a single piece of history that determines whether or not same sex marriage is right or wrong. There is absolutely no legal, logical, or governing reason that same sex couples cannot be married and it's extremely unconstitutional in every way to tell them they can't. Same sex marriage should be legal for a number of reasons, a few being, it's no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married, not allowing them to marry makes them seem inferior, and it rids them of their civil rights. Everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. 1924 was the year the fight for gay’s and gay marriage began. It was only until 2000 when allowing gay marriage became a big controversy, not only in America but also around the entire world. Over 1,100 rights and responsibilities are afforded to heterosexual couples through marriage. Denying them is a violation of religious and the main reason for denying marriage to gay couples is that all major religions consider homosexuality a sin. Love is over powering and that is all that should matter in marriage weather you are gay or not. As stated in the bible, Song of Solomon 8:6,
”Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame (NIV).” When you think of America you should think of peace and equality, but instead we live in a nation of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Traditionally in this country marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and woman. Today, just because you are gay means you cannot enjoy the same freedoms that straight people enjoy in marriage. In the book...
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