I am a fifteen year old heterosexual female. My cousin is a homosexual female, and got married on Saturday, April 7th
2012 to her fiance. Because of laws passed in the United States of America, apparently she is not good enough, or just
not supposed to have the same rights as heterosexual partners. This is just wrong. I also have many bisexual and
homosexual friends. Just because someone is gay, or bi, or straight... It doesn't make them a different person than
before whatever happened to make them what they are happened! Just because someone likes their own gender doesn't change
who they are inside! A great friend of mine, who I've known since preschool, is actually bisexual. She hasn't changed at
all, except for now she likes both men and women. There have been no other changes! Not in personality, a bit in looks,
but not drastic, and our friendship is still the same! Our friendship will never change over something as stupid as her
just deciding she likes girls and I don't. I also have a homosexual male friend, who is just the same as when he was
hiding it. When they came out, it was a little scary at first. My bisexual female friend was the hardest part, because
of a suppressed fear she might hit on me. After a while, I got used to it. Why would I want to lose a friend over that?
Let alone, my best friend? One I've known our whole school lives and stayed by the side of? I realized... It doesn't
matter. It does not matter what sex a person is into. As long as they're happy, who cares? Who cares what people
think? They are happy, leave them alone! They are not bothering you! If they bother you, let it go, tell them you aren't
interested! It's pathetic how people can discriminate against those who are just like them. How the government can name
it "unconstitutional" for a man and a man or a woman and a woman to marry.
"Marriage (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a social union or legal contract between people that creates
kinship. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but is usually an institution in which
interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged. Such a union is often formalized via a
wedding ceremony. Many cultures limit marriage to two persons of the opposite sex, but some allow forms of polygamous
marriage, and some recognize same-sex marriage. In some conservative cultures, marriage is recommended or compulsory
before pursuing any sexual activity.
People marry for many reasons, including one or more of the following: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, economic,
spiritual, and religious. These might include arranged marriages, family obligations, the legal establishment of a
nuclear family unit, the legal protection of children and public declaration of commitment. The act of marriage
usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved. Some cultures allow the dissolution of
marriage through divorce or annulment.
Marriage can be recognized by a state, an organization, a religious authority, a tribal group, a local community or
peers. It is often viewed as a contract. Civil marriage is the legal concept of marriage as a governmental institution
irrespective of religious affiliation, in accordance with marriage laws of the jurisdiction."
1 a (1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and
contractual relationship recognized by law (2) : the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a
relationship like that of a traditional marriage [same-sex marriage]
Now call it "unconstitutional". Same sex marriage may be frowned upon, but who cares? We. Are. People. We are citizens.
We, the generation below at least 30, are the future for this and other countries. Do you want us committing suicide
like we have been? Do you want us rising up against governments because of our beliefs? Do you want attacks on churches?
This is bound to happen. Bound to happen if nothing is done. And gay rights is something needed for this. Gay rights is
something that will start a whole new journey, a whole new love for the world. Same-sex marriage should be legal. No
matter what the Church says.
Not everyone is Christian. Not everyone is Jewish. Not everyone is Buddhist or Muslim or Atheist. But we all have our
beliefs. Doesn't that matter? Doesn't it matter what we think? Because our beliefs will be the ones that carry on. Our
beliefs, of the ones who choose to fight. The beliefs of the ones who want to make this world a better place for all to
So listen to yourselves. Same-sex marriage unconstitutional? Gay rights are just wrong?
You, of the population who say just that, could not be more wrong yourselves.