Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legal Everywhere

Ashley is a 16 year old from Torrance, CA with unique curly hair. She loves writing poetry, trying new experiences, eating spicy food, and socializing. Her dream job is to become a writer.

Throughout the world, gay and lesbian couples love each other so much that they would make their relationship official through marriage. Unfortunately, some gay and lesbian couples cannot get married in their state or country because it’s illegal.

To view the states and countries gay marriage is legal in, go to:

http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/wedding/a/wheremarriage.htm

http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16430

It’s ridiculous how these states and countries listed in these websites ONLY allow gay marriage throughout this world.

Some states and countries have a Civil Union and a Domestic Partnership for their state or country. A Civil Union is a legally recognized union similar to marriage. A Domestic Partnership is a committed relationship between 2 people who live together but are unmarried.

To view the states and countries that have a Domestic Partnership or a Civil Union, go to:

http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/wedding/a/wheremarriage.htm

http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16430

Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions are partially fair, but not completely because they’re not the real deal and are not the same true commitment every gay and lesbian couple would like to have.

The best thing we as a whole should do is drop Domestic Partnerships, Civil Unions, and banning of same sex marriage and replace it with marriage for all in every single state, country, province, island, and district in this world.

The one country’s law that should be passed everywhere is Spain’s marriage law, which is: “Marriage will have the same requirements and results when 2 people entering into the contract are of the same sex or of different sexes.” Every single state, country, province, island, and district in this world should recognize and see marriage the same way! Not all of us love the same way as someone else, why can’t people accept that already?

The question is: Why is gay marriage illegal? The answer is: Because the bible and the Federal Marriage Amendment in the U.S Constitution say marriage is only defined as being between a man and a woman. Marriage shouldn’t only be defined as being between a man and a woman, because some of us love differently.

One of the verses in the bible that states unification between the same sex is wrong is: “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. (NK), Levitcus 20:13 (English Standard Version).

The Federal Marriage Amendment in the U.S Constitution states: “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.”

It’s ridiculous how some laws, specifically bans on gay marriage, are made based on religion. It’s unfortunate how religion plays a negative role in controlling some of the population’s people so much that their daily rituals and beliefs are all affected by the bible and its teachings.

Gay marriage should be legal everywhere because:

  1. Love by all means is not based on what you see on the outside.
  2. It’s unfair gays and lesbians can’t marry just because they love differently.
  3. We as a whole shouldn’t choose who can marry who.
  4. We as a whole shouldn’t choose who can love who.
  5. We as a whole shouldn’t be punished for loving differently by not being allowed to marry the person we love.
  6. Not being able to marry the one we love is pure discrimination and is not right by all means.
  7. We as a whole are being unfair to those who love differently.
  8. The world would be a fairer place.
  9. Not all of us have the same lifestyle as everyone else.

10.  Love is love.

11.  Marriage between two people of the same sex is not physically harming anything or anyone.

12.  It’s no one’s duty to control who we can love and marry.

13.  It’s no one’s duty to control who can do what when rights are meant for all races, all colors, all genders, all people.

Those are reasons why gay marriage should be legal. It’s wrong that we choose who can love who and who can marry who by making it a law. Gays and lesbians are human beings just like everyone else, and all human beings are meant to have equal rights.

Gay discrimination is the same exact thing as racism because they both include judging.

Any form of judgment, that is, is considered racism because racism is judgment.

Think of this scenario: You love your boyfriend/ girlfriend so much that you would marry him/her but by law can’t because your boyfriend/girlfriend is a different race from you. How would this make you feel? Terrible, that it’s unfair, that you’re being discriminated? This is exactly how gay and lesbian couples feel when they can’t get married.  Think about it, loving the same sex is not a crime and is not harming anything or anyone physically.

My Last message is:  I, Ashley Jimenez, support gay rights and don’t care what the bible or constitution says about marriage only being between a man and a woman because love is love.

Gay marriage should be constitutionalized once and for all!

1 thought on “Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legal Everywhere”

  1. THANK GOD! Finally, someone who believes the same philosophy! I’m a straight female agnostic gay rights supporter who lives in a small dot of a town with conservative religious people and republicans totally against gay rights.

    I am NOT in any way against religious people, just how some religious people shove their opinions down others’ throats. I despise how religion and politics in the US is so combined now a days.

    But you are absolutely right and I back this article 100% Love is love! People should respect people for loving who they want to love.

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