Love Sees No Gender
A husband, a wife, a son and daughter is the status quo for the typical American family. Being a part of this class and having our debate on where Lane smokers should or shouldn’t be able to smoke the topic of rights came up several times. How the smoker’s rights where taken away when Lane pushed the smoking areas to the parking lot. This debate made me thing about people’s rights in general. One example that I kept going back to was something that I believe is a big issue in today’s society; the right for same-sex couple’s being a loud to get married. This is a very controversial topic and people’s opinions vary from person to person. When I think about this issue I don’t understand why some people have so much of a problem with it.
When you think about all of the families that you know, how many are a part of the status quo? I think as years have passed the “typical” American family image has slowly been fading away. Fathers run away from a family, leaving a single mother. Or in my personal family case, it’s a single father raising the child. Some couple’s may not have any children, and some may have ten or more. Each family varies. Love varies. Why should one group of people tell another group that they can’t get married because they are of the same sex? It hardly, if at all, affects those disagreeing people in anyway shape or form. People should have that right to love who they want; to marry who they want. But instead gay couples have to fight for their rights to marry.
Sometimes I think this country, and more so the people in it, have gotten so used to that man-and-woman-only image that they don’t stop to take a moment and think about the rights that gay couples get taken away from them just because they wish to marry someone of the same sex. People have become so accustomed to using words like “that’s gay”, “homo”, “fag”, and “faggot”. They’re words rooted from hate and our country ignores it. It’s the...