“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” -John F. Kennedy.
This quote shows the basis of the generalized fundamental understanding that the people who inhabit the earth are amazingly diverse. Looking back on the history made by the human population, diversity has not been a celebrated thing as it should have been, but rather it has been scorned and mistreated. Those who were seen as inferior became the minorities of the people, and were (and are) treated as such.
I recently wrote about the battle for gay marriage that has been sweeping the nation. Up to this point, all the challenges made on existing bans against gay marriage have seen those bans overturned. However, on November 6, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to uphold the bans on same sex marriage being challenged by cases in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, the four states under its jurisdiction.
My last youth voices post was focused on the battle for the right for homosexual couples to get married. It's a battle which has been prolific in the media. In this discussion I'm going to update everyone on the current situation in the fight for marriage equality.
My political issue which I’m interested in is the fight for gay marriage rights which is still raging on after a court ruling which made it legal in a 32 states. I believe that marriage should be open to whomever wishes to become married; It should not be a privilege given only to heterosexual couples.
This week the unimaginable happened in Utah as well as many other states. Gay Marriage is now legal in 30 states out of our 50. Granted it's not legal in all 50 but it's a start and that's all we can hope for in our society today. Being a non-mormon, liberal from Utah I was ecstatic to hear this news. I thought Hell would freeze over before gay marriage would ever be legalized in Utah, this was just the thing our state needed.
Two issues that are gaining both publicity and momentum toward legalization are gay marriage and marijuana. With fifteen states deeming gay marriage legal and two states deeming marijuana legal, America is changing. However, the rate at which America is changing may be slowing down. According to an article on The American Prospect, a liberal bimonthly magazine, says that though sway toward gay marriage and marijuana has fluctuated, they are expecting a decrease in momentum, at least in marijuana legalization.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - Thomas Jefferson (Preamble to the Declaration of Independence)
I recently read some articles on gay marriage in the states. One article specifically, titled "Same Sex Marriage Leading in Washington". This article talked about gay marriage being legalized along with marijuana in Washington. Proposition 8 was introduced in California in 2008 to ban gay marriage. Gay marriage is becoming a very hot topic now before this election this upcoming week. Most people want to support gay marriage; however, the idea of it is being rejected in more than half the states. Other states are putting it on their ballots for the people to vote.
The possible legalization of gay marriage is an important issue in today’s society. People’s opinions on the matter will most certainly influence their vote in the fast-approaching election. Should homosexual couples be granted the same right to marriage (and all its legal benefits) as heterosexual couples?
There is a lot of debate in the 2012 elections about gay rights, marriage, and parents. Many people support gays and that they should be legally allowed to marry one another but others say they should not be able to. A huge factor that goes into gay rights is religious views. This year's election will play a huge impact on the gay community
Recently, I answerd a survey asking multiple questions on what my ideal candidate would stand for. One question brought up the contiversial topic of gay marriage. Personally, I think this should be a non-issue and I am hoping that after this election it will not be an issue anymore. Everyone should be given the right of equality. What do you think?
Gay Marriage and Abortion. Two topics that can cause a great deal of discussion and can have very heated arguments, but these topics aren't brought up as much as I think they should be. Many of the young voters today have such strong opinions regarding these topics. Many of them are for Gay Marriage, and many young teens are for Abortion. That doesn't speak for all people. That is just the general idea I have gotten from talking with my peers. Personally I am for Gay Marriage and am for Abortion (pro-choice).
The topic I’m recently researching is the argument between being born gay, or being raised gay. I found this extremely interesting. I found it interesting because I will like to know the answer to it. Who’s right, and who’s wrong, you know? I strongly hope to find the real answer to this. My argument for my paper is that there needs to be equality between us straight people, and people who are attracted to the same sex. Even both sexes. They shouldn’t be treated any differently from us.
Today, Monday the 13th, Christine Gregoire signed a bill therefore legalizing gay marriage in the state of Washington. This makes Washington now the seventh out of the fifty states to legalize gay marriage. However, this law does not go into effect until June. Until then, there will be many protestors trying to get rid of this new law. There is a challenge to take place on Monday and this could postpone everything until November. This intern could effect the outcome of the election and therefore the legalization of gay marriage. What seems like a done deal from the cover, isn't.
I have always supported the right for gay people to marry. After doing some research into the subject my views have only been strengthened. There are many reasons for this. The article below outlines a few of these reasons. First, banning same-sex marriage goes against the basic principles of democracy. The government claims they must preserve the “sanctity” of marriage, however same-sex marriage is a secular issue and the government has no place to hand out sacred trusts or define what is sacred.
Change. One of the most diverse and influential words in the English language. We Americans have gone from a colony , ruled by a tyrant, to one of the most proud and independent nations in the world. America has gone from a tortured-slave nation and now we have our first African American president. I personally believe we have continously changed for the better of our nation.
Some couples like the same sex. They deserve the same equality as everyone in this world has and we aren't giving them this right. We should stand up for these people and get them equal rights and make it so we can be a unified nation of one where people all have equal rights.
I totally disagree with your letter, "Gay Marriage," because you are being ignorant about the whole topic about Gay marriage. Everything that you say about it makes me angry. I am not gay or lesbian but i do have an open mind about it.