Gay marriage

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I'm not normally one to be swept up in politics; all of the different economic and social issues make it too confusing for me to want to deal with. Now, with the upcoming election, people have become more vocal about current issues, and I am becoming more aware of them.

In the Monday, September 20, issue of "The Reveille," Sean Faulk's letter to the editor commented on a protest that occurred in Free Speech Alley that I happened to witness. On Friday, September 17, a certain issue was being shouted across Free Speech Alley: the issue of gay marriage. A band of red sash wearing men were crying out about how if we didn't preserve traditional marriage, America and society as we know it would crumble.

What is their reasoning for wanting to prevent two people who love each other from marrying? How will that cause society to crumble?

People are naturally afraid of change.

For thousands of years, marriage has always been between a man and a woman, but marriages also used to be arranged. Eventually, society realized that people had a right to choose who they were going to spend the rest of their life with. Was that the end of civilization? People who married outside of their social class or race used to be shunned by society, but this has now become part of the norm. If America survived after changes like this, why wouldn't it be okay after the legalization of gay marriage?

Just because a person is a homosexual doesn't mean that he is a bad person. Who a person is, is a very complex thing with many different aspects. Whether a person is homosexual or heterosexual is only a small part of who they are as a whole. You may meet a person...