Gay Marriage

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Gay marriage is a very talked about topic in are country that shouldn’t be ignored. I believe men and women should be able to love freely and not be shamed by it. Marriage is a great factor in the United States. To some people it’s what we live for; is to get married and start a family. To not give everyone the same opportunity to have a happy marriage and family is unlike us. This problem is bringing a lot of hate, the same hate that was used in racial discrimination so why not give gays equal rights like everyone else. Andrew Sullivan wrote a article that shares his experiences of coming out and being accepted. When puberty hit he started to realize he wasn’t the same. He knew that his marriage is not going to be the same as his parent’s marriage. This is when his future went black. Suicide stepped into his mind at some points because he knew he wasn’t going to be accepted by his family and country which he lived in England at the time. When he turned 21 he left England and came to the United States. He came here because it was the land of the free. If we discriminate against same-sex marriage and gays in overall we are not the true land of the free because they are not going to be able to love freely (Sullivan).
Discriminating against same-sex marriage can hurt people. I conducted an interview with my brother which who is gay. I asked him questions about how long he’s kept this secret to himself, if he suffered from bullying, did this affect your family members, and do you ever want to get married some day. His answers shocked me. He realized that he was gay in the sixth grade and he did suffer from bullying. He had people calling him cruel names and of course he denied it because he didn’t want words come into action. I e...

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... an outsider. It is about being an American (Sullivan).” America is about being free and having new beginnings let’s be the America I had grown to know.

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