Emerging gay culture

Essay by yvj01College, Undergraduate December 2004

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According to Randall E. Majors, author of "America's Emerging Gay Culture", there is a vibrant and joyful gay culture emerging in America that is choosing more permanent relationships. In response to Bush's anti-gay marriage amendment, I believe that the gay community will oppose it, in that it is a violation of their civil rights.

Civil rights is defined as, rights belonging to an individual by virtue of citizenship, especially the fundamental freedoms as well as privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and by subsequent acts of congress including civil liberties, due process, equal protection of the laws, and freedom from discrimination. What good are these rights, if it prevents one from enforcing them just because it does not sit well with opposers, particularly--Bush? In addition to liberation, America is suppose to stand for freedom, and opportunity. By definition of civil rights, there is no reason why the government should step in and try to prevent the union of two people, the act of marriage, regardless of gender.

Clearly, these rights were established by the government to protect us from people like Bush, and now they are being breached because he does not think that gay people should marry.

Major states, "...gay people turn to developing more permanent relationships" (322). As a result of this, it is my understanding that gay community is looking to acquire the same privileges that heterosexuals contain. I recognize that since the beginning of time, unification has always been between a man and a woman but it is time that Bush and people who agree with him, acknowledge the existence of homosexuals. Like them, homosexuals that is, I believe that they should be given the opportunity to exercise their right to live their lives as pleased, as long no laws...