Friday, December 11, 2009

Today's Topic: Gay Marriage

Alrighty folks!
Jessie here and as you can see, today's topic is Gay Marriage!
Now some people do not like to discuss this topic to avoid conflicts, but I feel the need to openly state my opinions about it. Same-Sex Marriage has been a political issue for (in my opinion) extremely long time. Senates in the U.S. are currently still voting and have finally considered to give this topic a thought or at least pretend to care about the subject. So far, there are sixth States in the U.S. that have legalized Same-Sex Marriage. Same-Sex Marriage is legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Sadly, gay marriage in New York has been denied. I personally was hoping that gay marriage would be legalized in NY.

Recently, in my Participation in Government class, we have briefly discussed this topic. Sadly, some were not mature enough to discuss this topic throughly which was quite dissapointing in the way they handled the subject. Some people believe that gay marriage should not be legalized because of their religion and beliefs. I believe that everyone should be able to get married to whomever they choose. Gay people should have the same rights in their love life as straight people. Homophobia is partly to blame here as many deem it acceptable to bash, criticizes, and verbally assault the gay community.

We have made advances in technologies rivaling that of science fiction however it seems our moral growth is severely lacking. Whether or not one agrees with homosexuality we should embrace and allow personal freedom, giving everyone the same chance as the next. I do not wish to have my children grow up in a world where they fear ridicule and isolation due to a personal matter that should not be the concern of others. I hope one day to find that we have learned to accept the lifestyles of others and go about living our lives not as categories or groups but as Human Beings.