1 April 2014
On July 4, 1776 a Declaration of Independence was signed. This document stated that "we hold these truths to be self-evident", that "all men are created equal", and "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." However, we are still failing to abide by these guidelines set for equality. Among many of these battles lies one that stands out to me, this battle is gay rights. Gays and lesbians should not be banned from marriage because some believe it is an obstruction of religion. Gay couples should be able to share the same benefits as heterosexual couples, future generations would be affected for the better if gay rights were allowed, and also the concept of a traditional marriage and a traditional family is historically inaccurate.
Everyone falls in love, whether you are gay, straight, bisexual, white, black, or blue.
At some point, you will fall in love. So why is it that you cannot become united unless you are heterosexual? If someone was to tell a man and a woman that it was not right for them to be married because society seen them unfit, how do you think that would go over? Gay couples love without a hope that marriage is an option for them one day. Rauch helped describe the feeling of being able to truly love as a gay or lesbian. He states "erase marriage not just from your present but from your past. Imagine looking back on a childhood and youth without the prospect of marriage. From the dawn of adolescence, when you first felt the beat of love in your breast, you have known that you would never marry anyone you felt passion for. Your first kiss was a kiss without hope of...